Falling Up
Crashings


3.5
great

Review

by MercifulMoon USER (1 Reviews)
October 17th, 2011 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Though the beats get repetitive very quickly, you have to persist until the end to get the almost flawless material. Listening to the album too much will get annoying pretty quickly. OVERALL SCORE: 40/120 or 3.33/5

Falling Up's inception "Crashings", released in 2004, was generally successful, specifically with 3 songs making #1 on the Christian Rock Charts: "Broken Heart", "Escalates" and "Bittersweet". That's a quarter of their music at the time, which is what I regard as a success.

1: Bittersweet - 3:15 {4/5: Excellent}
A smooth and soft introduction, which seems to fit in with the beginning of a series of song. The verses aren't anything special: though, that is to be expected with most songs. However, it's the chorus that is strikingly catchy instantaneously. This song seems to withdraw any listeners into the remainder of their music.

2: Symmetry - 3:13 {3.5/5: Great}
The introduction seems to fit in well with Bittersweet, which is alright. Sometimes his voice gets a little screechy, and it seems a little too fast beat for the vocals to handle. The chorus, however, has an unforgettable rhythm that will catch on you fast.

3: Broken Heart - 3:07 {3/5: Good}
The vocals in this song seems extremely darker in comparison to the first two - not that it's a bad thing. The chorus isn't very attachable in my opinion. In fact, I find the verses easier to listen to. The music in this song is very well played.

4: Escalates - 2:48 {4.5/5: Superb}
The vocals begin in sync with the music, which gave me quite a shock (prepare yourself!). This song seems to be a big highlight of the album, as both the verses and the chorus are easy to listen to, which is rare for a song. The lyrics seem to lean towards Pop Culture, but that doesn't bother me, because lyrics aren't everything.

5: New Hope Generation - 2:55 {2.5/5: Average}
The introducing lyrics are soft and peaceful, though the guitar and drums seem heavier in this song than any before, which seems odd for such soft verses. It leads well into the chorus, which seems to be a mixture of rap and rock. It has a rap bridge, but it's nothing huge (personally, I don't like rap). It has a good mixture.

6: The Gathering - 2:33 {2/5: Poor}
Finally, a song that seems to reflect their future, or so it begins. Then it phases into their "Crashings" music. There is no distinct chorus, and there is an annoying ringing sound played during the song, which hurt my ears. It's only until the bridge when the vocals calm down a bit, momentarily.

7: Jacksonfive - 3:56 {4.5/5: Superb}
If you do not like rap, you will now. This song has a nice beat and rhythm, and a good mixture of vocals. The lyrics give the song meaning - something I thought was impossible for a rap song. There are numerous echoes throughout the song: it reflects the five vocalists. And in the bridge, something I never thought I'd hear from Falling Up: Screaming. A very unique experience of music.

8: Divinity - 3:18 {1/5: Awful}
Sometimes I can't hear the vocals over the music. In my opinion, that should never happen. The chorus is annoying to listen to, it is so repetitive. Whilst listening to it, I wanted to skip the song. A let down to the album.

9: Place - 2:42 {3/5: Good}
The vocals are very nice in this song, but the music still seems distorted. The chorus isn't very distinct, or catchy, but it is tolerable. There are moments in the song where the music actually falls into place with the vocalist.

10: Falling in Love - 4:04 {4/5: Excellent}
A song where the vocals fit with the music, what I believe is the first step to where they should be. There are still periods where music seems distorted, but overall, a beautifully written song and lyrics you can actually hear.

11: Ambience - 3:33 {3/5: Good}
An entrance to the song where music flows with the vocals. A very spacious entrance, and a drumbeat that isn't annoying. When it leads to the chorus, it seems to cut everything good off, however. Everything I liked about it, anyway.

12: Arafax Deep - 3:19 {5/5: Classic}
Saving the best till last. Last but not least. It is a beautifully written song, almost flawless. The music isn't annoying. Love seems to be a good subject for this band, as the two (obvious) love songs are my two favorites.


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Emim
October 17th 2011


27587 Comments


I really don't know what to say to this.

Emim
October 17th 2011


27587 Comments


If you do not like rap, you will now. This song has a nice beat and rhythm, and a good mixture of vocals. The lyrics give the song meaning - something I thought was impossible for a rap song. There are numerous echoes throughout the song: it reflects the five vocalists. And in the bridge, something I never thought I'd hear from Falling Up: Screaming. A very unique experience of music.


Oh wait, I do have something to say:








































You're retarded.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
October 17th 2011


23867 Comments


so unique

SatelliteYears
October 17th 2011


198 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Not a good review at all. Avoid track-by-tracks, and discuss the music more. This is a really bad review, sorry. Have to neg it.

WhiteWallStargazers
October 17th 2011


2647 Comments


Screaming is by Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter

Oafdog
October 17th 2011


49 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"OVERALL SCORE: 40/120 or 3.33/5"



You do realize that 12*5=60 so it would be 40/60 and also if you DID mean to do 40/120 then it would be 3.33/10 making this rating 1.5/5.

Learn math or change your rating system or both.



Also, "The verses aren't anything special: though, that is to be expected with most songs."

What??



Eko
October 17th 2011


2119 Comments


Refrain from condemning entire genres of music in your reviews. And track by tracks.

TriangularDuck
October 17th 2011


90 Comments


Falling Up were not so good here. They got good post-Fangs!.

someguest
October 17th 2011


29861 Comments


the vocalist is gayer than neil patrick harris

ILJ
October 17th 2011


6941 Comments


"Sometimes I can't hear the vocals over the music. In my opinion, that should never happen."

Derp. You focus way too much on vocals. Vocals aid in the ebb and flow of the music, not the other way around. Vocals are not (or shouldn't be) the main focus of your listening experience, or you're going to miss out. Choruses are supposed to be repetitive, they're choruses.

"The verses aren't anything special: though, that is to be expected with most songs."

Uhm, if that's how you feel about all music, then you sir listen to shitty music. If you have such a problem with verses and choruses, find bands that break the verse-chorus structure. There are plenty of them.

Apollo
October 17th 2011


10674 Comments


bahaha

MercifulMoon
October 18th 2011


1 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

My bad. First review, so thanks for the constructive criticism, to most of you.



I got confused, I'm used to doing my ratings out of 10 and made a little mistake, so that explains my math mistake. Thanks for pointing that out!



To TriangularDuck: I agree, I love Fangs! and Your Sparkling Death Cometh. This one wasn't so good, and I haven't really listened to the rest.



To everyone who decides to put me down rather than support a newbie: Find new hobbies.

Emim
October 18th 2011


27587 Comments


We're here to kick the stool out from under you.



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