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The Cars The Cars
The Jesus and Mary Chain Darklands
A murky, bittersweet exercise in alternative pop. Significantly more mellow than its predecessor, Darklands manages to be both reflective and gloomy while also being very uplifting. Musically, it's not especially innovative, and at times the melodies are almost indistinguishable from one track to another but lyrically it is beautiful. There is a prevailing sense of existential loneliness, wistful nostalgia and romance throughout the album. The lyrics alone are enough to give this album a spin.
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy
While this album has an interesting gimmick, namely 60's pop under a layer of white hot guitar noise, it's far too repetitive and abrasive for me to give it a pass. The noise is not used artfully; it is piercing and messy making the treble of the songs almost unlistenably harsh. The noise doesn't seem to serve any purpose except to detract from how painfully unoriginal the songs are. The more mellow pop oriented moments almost save this album, but they all seem to recycle the same drum pattern to the point that it just gets boring. There are a handful of classic songs on here, but they are all buried among repetitive nonsense.
The Church Starfish
The Chameleons Script of the Bridge
A very promising, but somewhat overrated album. Script of the Bridge is full of melancholy
and atmospheric music defined by melodic, spiraling guitar riffs. The instrumentation is
well-layered, while the songs are mostly carried by very simple but effective, guitar riffs
and almost militaristic drum patterns. The synths are used in a distant, impressionistic way
to create a foggy, dreamlike quality. The only major flaw with this album is how homogenous
it feels sometimes. The band clearly really likes the main riff from "Don't Fall" and builds
several songs around it, albeit with different backi
Panic! At the Disco Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!
The closest to mainstream electropop Panic has ever gotten: Autotuned vocals, the hip-hop pastiche of "Miss Jackson", the burping dubstep-esque synths on "Casual Affair", the wordless hooks that consist of mere syllables all scream Top 40... But despite all of these seemingly conventional pop elements Panic makes it work and adds their unique touch to it. The autotune is used tastefully, and does not detract from Brandon's vocals. There is a strong 80's synthpop influence that is apparent through the whole album, lots of cool old school synth effects. The addition of strings, weird Sesame Street samples and strutting New Wavey basslines adds
Panic! At the Disco Vices & Virtues
Huge, bright, flamboyant and often epic pop-rock full of explosive choruses and interesting rinstrumentation. On this album Panic throws everything but the kitchen sink at you: big rdramatic string sections, disco basslines, 80's style synthesizers, children's choirs, rstomping percussion etc. While musically excellent, the lyrics prevent it from being a truly rgreat album. The lyrics are full of saccharine sentimentality and sickeningly sweet rromanticism, and sound often like Urie is trying way too hard to be poetic and ends up being rverbose to a fault. One misses the cynical witticisms and literary references of Fever You rCan't Sweat Out

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  • laughingman22 nice ratings, especially that 5 for skinny puppy's last rights :D
    December 24 03:39 PM
  • MadBaron I haven't heard too much of Peter Murphy's solo work yet, but what I have heard I've liked, especially "Low Room" and "Cuts you Up"
    April 24 03:55 AM
  • relativeworld Nice soundoffs fella ! I love Peter Murphy solo albums more than Bauhaus.
    April 24 03:24 AM

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