Shiny Toy Guns Season of Poison
2.9 Release Date: 11/2008
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1.5 very poorAggravatedYeti | November 16th 08

Ditching almost all of their electronic sound and adopting a prominent guitar scheme right and ready to compete with the best of top 40 radio, Shiny's flunk. 'Season of Poison' is a dud, there's 3 good tracks -- good ones. Not great, or amazing, good ('I Owe You a Love Song' 'Season Of Love' & 'Turned To Real Life'). Rather than coming to the choruses and banging through on drop d power chords they create electronic bliss, unlike the rest of the 'Season'. Shiny Toy Guns were interesting because regardless of how much they played to cliches, they surrounded it with a truly sick electronica song. Couple that with decent verses and instrumental play and you've got yourself a solid album (We Are Pilots). Mix crappy industrial, bullshit grunge and a dose of rap rock (check new singer Sisley Treasure on 'When Did This Storm Begin') and you've got this balls follow up. They may have ditched Carah (The best part...) but Sisley can hold her own; but she's barely there (3 tracks!). Me thinks Chad doesn't trust her, but if 'Frozen Oceans' is any indication, they'll find their savior in her voice. 'Season of Poison' sees a talented band flounder with the loss of an obviously integral member. They mix many styles and jumble genres in trying to move away from their previous core sound. Shinys may think they're evolving -- honestly it just seems like they're running out of ideas.

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3.5 greatgryndstone | February 5th 14

Like Fergie mucking up the Black Eyed Peas, the biggest conflict in SOP is the addition of Sisely Treasure and lack of Carah Faye. She screeches and sneers her way through most of the album. While she does strut her stuff on slower tracks, it really doesn't feel the same. Add in Chads mostly failed attempt at being edgy and this album just hobbles by like a three legged dog.

But I like it. Eh. The only real filler tracks are Money For That and Owe You A Love Song, the only bad ones Money and the boring A Lie On You.rI manage to somehow enjoy everything else here, particularly Frozen Oceans and Poison.

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0.0 Nick Habisch | April 22nd 10

The lack of anything substantial, be it catchy songs or technical songs, hurts. It's bad when the best song your band does is a cover song.

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3.0 goodsmokachino | July 12th 09

I found this album to be very enjoyable. It's more feverish and abrasive than We are Pilots, but it did a serviceable job of keeping my ears perked throughout many listens. I thought Sisley made a valid effort of infusing her edge into Shiny's sound; she's very effective at keeping up the energy and blasting you with all she's got. She can hold her own in slower tracks, but she isn't her strong point. For me, the album starts strong with "When did this storm begin" but dips down into the mediocre "Money" and "Owe" which have their moments, but ultimately stink of "filler". Then season picks back up with the excellent "Ghost Town" and remains consistently enjoyable throughout until the unacceptably flawed "Frozen Oceans". This song drew me in with a sublime verse-prechorus only to shatter it all to pieces with a lumbering, over-dramatic chorus that is both unconvincing and laughably corny. Afraid that this was Season's epic "ender" I was relieved to be treated to the very satisfying conclusion "A leading Edge". Having said that, this album is certainly inferior to Pilots, but that doesn't mean you should pass it up completely. I recommend to any die hard Shiny fans, and those who want a competent pop-tech-rock album to keep their ears busy for a few hours.

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