Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
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Cygnatti
April 25th 2014


36037 Comments


Far from perfect.

NinoKuni
April 25th 2014


198 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

while it had been greeted with many, many delays,




I don't think 'greeted' is the word you're looking for.



Originating as front man Jerry Jones 35 page screen play




Jones's



Jones main tool to develop




Again



These concepts are so perfectly advanced due in large part to the inclusion of a female vocal

section/choir in nearly every single track, making the over bloated lyrical concept entirely fresh

and quite frankly, worth it. Occasionally past releases would implement female vocals, but with a

full time choir backing the band the lyrical concept just makes much more sense on initial listens.





I don't understand how that makes the concepts 'perfectly advanced'. The concepts are better because

there's a choir? Second sentence basically says the same thing and I'm still left wondering how

choral vocals help make the lyrical concepts make 'much more sense'.



In all actuality there are many words that can describe the lyrical concept found on this

record; ambitious, dense, conflated maybe even teetering on pretentious.




Use a colon when you're making a list.



Album opener “Extant” seems to trod upon new ground for the new and improved Torphy

Scars




Kind of redundant.



but at many times plays second fiddle to an apparent renaissance of singing




Renaissance of singing?



Your fourth paragraph seems more like a conclusion of sorts when you say stuff like:



"While this vocal approach may admittedly take some getting used to, do not let it deter you from

delving deeply into one of the better records to be released in the past few years. There are just

too many jaw-droppingly beautiful moments on this record to be overlooked"



Also the fifth paragraph doesn't really feel separate from the fourth.



Pretty decent review overall, just offering some suggestions. I've been playing this a lot more

during this week and I've really come around to it, although I still feel Qeres is the defining

moment (those final 30-40 seconds are hauntingly beautiful)













atrink
April 25th 2014


2855 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanks for pointing those out man! I'm sure you're aware that some of those are personal preferences and i can see where you're coming from. (like words such as greeted and renaissance)



But i will add a sentence or two to help clarify what i meant with the choir and will fix the grammar mistakes. I do appreciate it.

greg84
Emeritus
April 25th 2014


7654 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3

Argh. This review needs some serious proof-reading.



For example, the statement you make in the summary is hardly 'downright ridiculous.' Plus, it's a weird way of starting a review.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
April 25th 2014


27975 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i'm noticing several errors too. Many of them wouldn't have been caught with a simple spell check because the words themsevles weren't actually spelled incorrectly.



here are some examples from your second paragraph:



Whereas past releases saw Trophy Scars occasionally stray from the storyline of their overarching theme, often drifting FROM abstract thought to abstract thought, Holy Vacants is perfectly focused. Every song serves to advance a concept that, while seemingly a tad daft, delve tactfully into many universal topics, be it hanging on to glory years, or A belonging to a doomed relationship.




change form to from and an to a. also, apostrophes are not your friend lol. example- end of first pargraph - bands needs an apostrphe and i saw some other words missing them too. I struggled with apostrphes a lot at first simply because spellcheker doesn't usually catch those things so i can definitely relate. I would just say work on proofreading your reviews a little more since spell check isn't all that reliable. You're a great writer, so these are just tips ofc.





mryrtmrnfoxxxy
April 25th 2014


16654 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yea what every1 else said plus eat lead haha ideot

ILJ
April 25th 2014


6942 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

NBND shits all over this. That record is damn near perfect. This is really good but there are a few faults here and there. But they've always been growers, so this might grow.

xfearbefore
April 25th 2014


2042 Comments


Oh look Sputnik jizzing themselves over Trophy Scars again, this was unexpected.

Just kidding, I'm sure it's great.

DatBeefPudding
April 25th 2014


1952 Comments


no you're not kidding

North0House2
April 25th 2014


6153 Comments


This is so bloody good. Holy crap.

fallenbird
April 25th 2014


4493 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

NBND comes close but it's highlights are nowhere near that of the ones here.

chambered99
April 25th 2014


889 Comments


never born never dead sucked hard hopefully this is a different thing

NinoKuni
April 25th 2014


198 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Atink: Cheers. Since joining here I feel like my critiques/comments go largely unnoticed, so it's nice to see that some writers take these things into account.



Also: my qualms with 'renaissance' pertain to usage rather than stylistic differences. I try not to let things like certain words I wouldn't use bother me if they're used correctly, but I'm not sure how you mean 'renaissance' in this context, as it pertains to the revival of art in 14th century Europe.

facupm
April 26th 2014


11857 Comments


summary is a bit pretentioous

ChuckyTruant
April 26th 2014


15768 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm finding it hard pressed how one's opinion of a piece of music can be pretentious. At least in this example.

Yuli
Emeritus
April 26th 2014


10767 Comments


Because the word is used for fucking everything these days haven't you heard

Album is titties

atrink
April 26th 2014


2855 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Seems this is one of my most polarizing reviews. Sorry guys : (

menawati
April 26th 2014


16719 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

singer sounds like he's gargling his own sick

SeaAnemone
April 26th 2014


21429 Comments


probably a 3 at best will maybe listen in 6 months once ppl stop talking about it

ti0n
April 26th 2014


1769 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Too much hanson fanboys too less

objectivity.



Title is borderline awful. Srsly he is

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