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Thirty Seconds to Mars Love Lust Faith + Dreams
The issue with the album is that for waiting 4 years for a new 30 Seconds to Mars album, this one feels really substantial. Including two instrumental tracks that lack inspiration, songs like "Birth"/"End of All Days"/"Debus de Debut" that feel strangely out of place, and lacking a decent length; much of this album gives off the 'phoned in' kind of vibe. However, there are tracks such as "Bright Lights" and "Do or Die" that feel like a step in a good direction for the band. As I still prefer the sound used on "A Beautiful Lie", I can't necessarily say I'd want them to take this direction - but it still enjoy the music.
3.0
08.23.14
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
It's a solid rock album. Every track has a decent length, and feels perfectly placed for the album. Tracks like "From Yesterday" and "Was It A Dream" and the title track all are fantastic highlights, but the whole album in general will sway the listener in different emotions. These are all great emotions though; as this album truly is a classic.
5.0
08.23.14
The Amity Affliction Let the Ocean Take Me
It lacks innovation. There's not one riff/idea/rhythm/melodic line that hasn't been done before. It's certainly
trying to strive for difference by treating the album's progression as a concept, but plays it safe within the
genre. The singles picked such as "Pittsburgh" and "Don't Lean on Me" were great choices, as they're some of
the best from the album. But, others like "Never Alone" and "Death's Hand" are good listens as well.
3.0
06.19.14
The Word Alive Real
Strange how a John Feldmann-produced album lacks catchiness (minus perhaps in tracks such as "The
Fortune Teller", "Your Mirage", and "The Runaway"), but this is without a doubt a major step up from Life
Cycles. The album feels very much like a melding of the song-structure seen on Deceiver mixed with the
sound/programming of Life Cycles. The beginning of the album certainly can throw a listener off, but it's
roughly around the fifth track where things really begin to pick up. In the end - it's a solid installment from
The Word Alive, but it does still leaves something to be desired. Recommended tracks:
4.0
06.19.14
The Word Alive Life Cycles
The Word Alive's sophomore LP does a few things right, and a few things wrong. In terms of what it did right, the vocals on this album are far superior than that of Deceiver. While some of the lyrics may almost feel repetitive, they're sung with passion and given incredible delivery. Many have noted that the superb guitar work is notably absent from this album, which I heavily disagree. The guitars sound brilliant, and the bass lines in the album are more diverse than Deceiver's. The issue with this album is the mixing. Much of the guitar work is drowned out by the rhythm guitar part, (either being power chords or chugging). Mixing aside, any
3.5
08.30.13
Falling in Reverse Fashionably Late
Rating this one's a bit tough, because this is a very interesting album. There are some great ideas in here, but
their execution can sometimes fall flat. A good example are the random 'breaks' to hip-hop scattered
throughout "Champion", "Rolling Stone", and "Alone." The order of tracks aforementioned can also be noted
as the order as to how well these 'breaks' work. Instrumentally and vocally Falling in Reverse delivers, and the
album's production is MUCH better than their previous release (the drum samples were borderline
aggravating). There are some really standout tracks that help the album, such as
3.5
06.23.13
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
This was really tough. I was going to give it around a 4-4.5...but after listening to it enough...no other word comes to mind other than "classic." There's so much originality to be heard throughout this journey of an album. Whether it's the symphony-esque intro of "Pusher Love Girl", to the weird interlude in "Don't Hold the Wall", to the dance-groove in "Let the Groove In", to the utter-amazing ballad "Mirrors", finishing with the ambient "Blue Ocean Floor"; so many genres are covered throughout the album, whilst keeping in the R&B feel overall. Production is incredible, writing is incredible, vocals are incredible. Any complaints are nitpi
5.0
03.31.13

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