De Rosa Prevention:
Musically this album is pretty interesting, I would place it halfway between Radiohead and Arcade Fire. The lyrics tend toward the whiney and pessimistic. The singers impression of Thom Yorke is also pretty lame. It might be a solid disk if not for the singer, but as is its a bit of a stinker.
Rating:7/15 terrible impressions of Thom Yorke
The Mighty Orq To the Bone:
To my great disappointment this album isn’t power metal, instead its watered down versions of every style of rock popular in the early nineties. The riffs never have more than two and a half chords, and the singer perfectly fits the role of the deep voiced sleazy singer. Not good enough to compete with Theory of a Dead Man for radio play.
Rating: 4/15 Tears of Eddie Vedder
The Alternate Routes A Sucker’s Dream:
Like Maroon 5 with a country twang. The exact kind of goofy crap that might actually get on the radio. Avoid at all costs
Rating:4/15 silly hats
Lonely Dear Dear John:
Indie pop heavy on wimpy vocals and outdated synthesizer sounds. Oh! and lets not forget the incredibly cheesy background vocals!
Rating: 6/15 Dear John, please stop making music
Lo-fi Iggy Pop wannabe. Sloppy fuzzed out riffs and incomprehensible, yelps pepper this release. Little attention is paid to song structure or dynamics. Theres enough bands that do this shtick and do it way better to warrant spending money on this album
Rating: 8/15 Lame afros
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It’s Blitz!:
Awesome! Vapid dance rock with atrocious lyrics. Finally something for me to bone lame pseudo-hipster chicks to!
Rating: 2/15 ridiculous costumes.
MC Chris- MC Chris is Dead:
Never has been funny isn’t funny and never will be funny. The fact that he is making a living making not funny fake hip hop makes me question the validity of Humanism as a moral viewpoint.
Rating: 0/15 Humor points