MadBaron
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The Church Starfish
4.0
02.21.15
The Chameleons Script of the Bridge
A very promising, but (in my opinion) highly overrated debut album. Script of the Bridge is rfull of desolate, wistful and atmospheric music defined by melodic, spiraling guitar riffs. rThe instrumentation is well-layered, while the songs are mostly carried by very simple rguitar riffs and almost militaristic drum patterns. On some songs the guitars rattle their rway through it percussively making for a very interesting sound. The synths are also rather rinteresting in that they are used in a more distant, impressionistic way to create ratmosphere than dominate the song. However, the major flaw with this album is how homogenous rit is and how
3.5
02.21.15
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
3.5
02.20.15
Panic! At the Disco Vices & Virtues
Huge, bright, flamboyant and often epic pop-rock full of explosive choruses and interesting instrumentation. On this album Panic throws everything but the kitchen sink at you, big dramatic string sections, disco basslines, 80's style synthesizers, children's choirs, stomping percussion etc. While musically excellent, the lyrics prevent it from being a truly great album. The lyrics are full of saccharine sentimentality and sickeningly sweet romanticism, and sound often like Urie is trying way too hard to be poetic and ends up being verbose to a fault. One misses the cynical, witticisms and literary references of Fever You Can't Sweat Out.
3.5
02.20.15
VNV Nation Matter Plus Form
Some of the most human electronic music I've heard. Manages to be uplifting and anthemic while still acknowledging darkness and existential confusion preventing it getting too corny. It's often quite cathartic, especially with Ronan Harris' emotive voice which sounds like it would be more suited to an Alt Rock outfit than Futurepop. It maintains a balance between more aggressive, Industrial styled songs and introspective, somewhat gloomy yet optimistic anthems. Many of the numerous instrumentals work well and do not feel like hold-music waiting for the next track.
4.0
02.20.15
VNV Nation Of Faith, Power, and Glory
3.0
02.20.15
VNV Nation Automatic
This album manages keeps your attention until the 5th track, after which point it becomes tedious. While it does succeed often in being anthemic and uplifting and features some very interesting keyboard work, all of the songs seem to be based around the same unimaginative percussion which seems to do nothing but mindnumbingly keep the time. Rather than feeling inspired (the reaction the band seems to be going for), I found myself growing more and more annoyed with each passing song.
2.5
02.17.15

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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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