The Bunny The Bear
Stories


3.0
good

Review

by Sebastian USER (74 Reviews)
July 31st, 2013 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: These Stories are oceans of synths and keyboards. But that doesn't mean it can't be decent.

The Bunny The Bear has always been a guilty pleasure for me. Yes, their not the greatest band. And even that is kind of an understatement. They’re unoriginal, boring and sometimes just outright awful. But even after all of that, I’ll go back and listen to ‘The Stomach For It’ every now and then. And now, after some touring and a break, The Bunny The Bear is back with their new album, titled ‘Stories’. Will it do anything to change people’s minds about the band" No. Do they change their style" Kind of. Is it better than their previous albums" Most definitely.

This time around, ‘The Bunny’ (Matthew Tybor) is less prominent, which, for the most part, is definitely a good thing. If you haven’t figured it out already, this means that ‘The Bear’ (Chris Hutka) plays a more prominent role in the album. And my god does he not blow it. His high cleans have always been a trademark, but hear he gets to incredible feats, and adds a sort of fun to the album. Songs like ‘It’s Not Always Cold In Buffalo’ and ‘Another Day’ shows off his vocal talent, and also showcases the little talent he possesses. The songs flow well into each other, and are genuinely nice to listen to.

But, this being a The Bunny The Bear album, the guitars and drums are… well, let’s say they’re not great. A lot of the songs contain a lot of keyboard and synths, which, for the most part, is perfectly fine and doesn’t seem out of place, but when they try to incorporate guitar, bass or drums into the song, it’s left under a pool of electronic noises, which is a disappointment. Although you can’t be too surprised, considering they’ve done this since they formed. A lot of the album relies on the sound of the synths, and although it works, it feels unneeded, but again, this is The Bunny The Bear.

So although this album does nothing to bring anymore attention to the band other than hate, older fans will fall in love with this album very quickly, and anyone willing to listen will see some meaning below the ocean of keyboard and synths.



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BallsToTheWall
July 31st 2013


48860 Comments


English not your first language? I hope so.

Drubbi
July 31st 2013


287 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This review was really rushed, so I do apologise. That's no reason though.

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nononsense
July 31st 2013


3510 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This is arguably one the most horrendous bands ever.

bloc
July 31st 2013


52233 Comments


The Frog is a good song

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Jennifer22
August 10th 2013


294 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"Yes, their not the greatest band. And even that is kind of an understatement."



This sentence and the idea behind this sentence in particular is not going to win you many favors with the reader. Mostly due to the fact that it sounds like you're contradicting yourself and are not confident in your viewpoint about the band or the album. If you insist on using a sentence like that, then say it like this.



"The Bunny The Bear don't exactly have the most stellar reputation in the music scene."



If you say it like that, you're at least stating an objective view.



If you want me to proofread the rest of your review, I can. I feel this review needs a lot of cleaning up before I can give it a pos vote.

aircycle
December 22nd 2013


1103 Comments


"This time around, ‘The Bunny’ (Matthew Tybor) is less prominent, which, for the most part, is definitely a good thing. If you haven’t figured it out already, this means that ‘The Bear’ (Chris Hutka) plays a more prominent role in the album."

god dammit fuck this band

ZapGatsby
March 16th 2014


10 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They're a guilty pleasure for me as well, they're kinda avent garde which satifies my artsy side.

Uncomfortable
January 7th 2015


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

One of my favorite bands very original and unique.

hortanz
August 14th 2015


798 Comments


I don't know if I can listen to a full album but I can occasionally listen to some songs, as an extremely guilty pleasure

but good god matt tybor just cannot do mid range screams and it ruins "in like flynn" which is otherwise enjoyable

Gameofmetal
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2015


10389 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol it's not just his mid range screams, he can't scream period

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