Drop Dead, Gorgeous
In Vogue


1.0
awful

Review

by TheMisterBungle USER (12 Reviews)
November 25th, 2006 | 111 replies


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Please give your ears and wallet the pleasure of not buying this album.

I found Drop Dead, Gorgeous one day on myspace. They are a rather big band on the site because they fit perfectly into the new trends, as metalcore is getting very big these days, and once any genre gets popular enough, you have watered down bands which just give you a more assessable version of the genre. Drop Dead, Gorgeous are one of those bands.

I bought this CD at a FYE store, and my choice was this or Rush's self titled debut. I truly regret not buying Rush, but I had heard The Show Must Go on by these guys and I loved it. I got home and uploaded this onto my computer and started listening to it right away. The first track I heard is the horrid Dressed For Friend Requests which is a song with some random lyrics that are supposed to mean something thrown in. The lyrics are absolutely terrible, and the song shows that the band has no talent whatsoever, but they can write catchy melodies. The instrumentation is bland, uninspired, and extremely generic. Here I bring you an example of the lyrics:

Quote:
She's dressed to kill
I don't know what to wear
She's dressed to kill
She's dressed to kill
Yeah, what the hell is with them lyrics"

The album from here really has no obvious highlights as every single song runs into each other to form one large gray blob. Every song follows the same structure, with screaming, clean singing thrown in, screaming and the end. With no variation between the songs this CD gets very tiring and does not flow well. Every song seems to get progressively worse and worse, until the highlight of the album comes The Show Must Go On. The song is not really good, but compared to everything else on the album, this song is a ***ing masterpiece. It still follows the same structure as every other song, but it really is the only song on here that I will willingly listen to anymore, besides for this review. The CD finally ends after a bland hidden track, and then you can breathe again. It's finally over. Let's just all hope they break up. Don’t buy this.

Track by track
1. Dressed For Friend Requests 1.5/5
2. Girl, Are You On Your... 1/5
3. E.R. 1/5
4. Well, I Never... 1/5
5. Knife Vs Face Round 1 1.5/5
6. Marietta 1/5
7. Are You Happy 1/5
8. Fashion Your Seatbelts 1.5/5
9. In Vogue 1/5
10. Daniel, Where's The Boat" 1/5
11. The Show Must Go On 2/5


Pros
..."

Cons
Everything.
It cost me $15.
The instrumentation is bland, uninspired, and extremely generic.

Thanks for reading.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Intransit
November 25th 2006


2797 Comments


Add more beef to the descriptions.

While this isnt the worst album ever, its very very very close.

TheMisterBungle
November 25th 2006


861 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Thanks.

I'll add more to it soon.

And yes this album is total crap.

RonSaulHarrington
November 25th 2006


11 Comments


[quote=From the review] as metalcore is getting very big these days[/quote]

This is the only time named what genre these guys might be.

Describe the sound a bit more, then we'll talk about this review. You're getting better, but this review can only be understood by people who have heard the album.

Confessed2005
November 26th 2006


4002 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I really dislike this band. Generic and shoddy.

Neoteric
November 26th 2006


3243 Comments


You need a lot more detail.

Jack Wilson
November 26th 2006


313 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

my ex tried to get me into these guys. they blow.

TheMisterBungle
November 26th 2006


861 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Haha

Yes they do.

I'm trying to work on my reviews and beef them up a bit.

Thanks for the feedback.

Jack Wilson
November 26th 2006


313 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

your review was pretty good. it could have a little more detail like mentioned already. not much to work with here though.

TheMisterBungle
November 26th 2006


861 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

K. I edited it up a bit because I saw a few mistakes in it. I added few extra things too.This Message Edited On 11.26.06

Jack Wilson
November 28th 2006


313 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

^^^

i guess we do agree on some things.

TheSunSleeps348
February 3rd 2007


156 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Yeah, not great vocals. Infact, nothing outstanding in this band, other than the fact that some of the screams can be good, and his scream is somewhat unique. Also, there are some catchy parts to the songs, like in "Knife vs. Face: Round 1". Good song. Some of the songs are worth downloading, btw.

soleiletlune
March 10th 2007


17 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

So, im not trying to start shit, but i like DDG. call me scene, call me whatever, musically, i think they have some potential if they put the whole scenemetal thing away. The screams are worthy of a pat on the back, and if you're pissed off... :D



all in all, you might have to get used to the fashion thing, but..for me.....just listen to the first minute of "are you happy" and tell me what you think after that...

TheMisterBungle
March 10th 2007


861 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Silly Jeremy.

soleiletlune
March 10th 2007


17 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Tony...tonytonytony.



hey dude check out my brand new review ond the devil and god are raging inside me.

its orgasmitastic.

Iceman-rocker
May 15th 2007


31 Comments


they can write catchy melodies and thats it.

thats why the repeat the same melody about 8 times every song because if they didnt you wouldnt even remember listening to the song.

soldyoursoul
May 24th 2007


54 Comments


I'm going to have to agree on some points.

Drop Dead, Gorgeous are by no means a good band or anything new. Musically they're pretty bland.

Regardless, I'd give them a 3/5. That's just because I really like some songs. Like Girl are you on your... and Well I never...

But I'm going to agree. The Show Must Go On is their best song. I currently actually really like it, because whoever sings that "Hollywood will be jealous" line is very good at singing.



soldyoursoul
May 24th 2007


54 Comments


Oh yeah. I wanted to add that though Dressed For Friend Requests is badly written, if you're INTO this genre, a lot of their other songs aren't WONDERFULLY but decently written.
& in regards to your review, if the person didn't listen to the album they won't really.. get it. You kinda just stated your opinion. It was one sided. Be more descriptive so people agree with you without having listened to it

AlienatedYouth
May 24th 2007


1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Fuck all you morons..This Music isn't metalcore.....It's hardcore....And these guys are a great band, I'd like to see one of you retards Get up on stage with self written music and self written lyrics and give it your all, theyer a new band and I think theyer wicked



SO FUCK ALL YOU HATERS

plane
Emeritus
May 24th 2007


6865 Comments


Welcome to the site. This Message Edited On 05.24.07

slep
May 24th 2007


1604 Comments


I'd like to see one of you retards Get up on stage with self written music and self written lyrics and give it your all


I love when people say that. Cracks me up.This Message Edited On 05.24.07



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