Post by ur local neighborhood dbender on Aug 1, 2018 10:18:10 GMT -5
I've been doing album reviews on my blog for a while now. I've done a couple but I've seen people do a lot of these threads and I thought, why not? I'll post every one I have done so far and all the new ones. The best part is, you all get to choose what I review next! I will have a new poll every month and you get to vote. Anyway, here is the album list.
1. The Click by AJR (Posted on Blog) 2. MANIA by Fall Out Boy (Posted on Blog) 3. AMERICA by 30 Seconds To Mars (Posted on Blog) 4. Shawn Mendes by Shawn Mendes (Posted on Blog) 5. Pray For The Wicked by Panic! At The Disco (Posted on Blog)
Post by ur local neighborhood dbender on Aug 1, 2018 11:06:23 GMT -5
Review #1: The Click by AJR
Best Song (10/10) Great (7.5/10 - 10/10) Okay (4.5/10 - 7/10) Bad (1/10 - 4/10) Worst Song (0/10 - 1/10)
Track #1: Overture (3/10)
This is basically a mash-up of every song on the album (except one or two songs). Overall it isn't well produced and it just makes the album even more annoying.
Track #2: The Good Part (5/10)
This is not the good part. In fact, none of this album should be considered "a good part". The lyrical content is bad and the drop is awful. The rest of the production saves it.
Track #3: Weak (10/10)
I guess this is the good part. Compared to about the rest of this album, this is an American Music Award winner. The song is not that bad and the production is great. The lyrical content could be better but it is what it is. Easily the best song on the album.
Track #4: Sober Up (Feat. Rivers Cuomo) (9/10)
This song is very different from the others on the album. It reminds me of their previous 2015 song Infinity, except it has more to it. It is about going through an addiction and wanting help. The song is good but honestly, the chorus brings it down.
Track #5: Drama (3/10)
Ugh, this is bad. This song is about their friends being all up in drama. It doesn't work. I think I know what this album is supposed to be like. It is supposed to be relatable to teens and all that. Doesn't relate to me and never will. The chorus production is bad and the lyrical content is worse.
Track #6: Turning Out (4.5/10)
This song is about growing up or, "turning out" as they like to call it. This is like Drama and it still is bad, but it does succeed in a way. The slow tone of the song makes it work and we are not blasted with instruments in the chorus. Overall, it is decent.
Track #7: No Grass Today (0/10)
A song about weed. Wow AJR. The production is awful and of course, the lyrical content is awful as well, because it's about weed! I can't spend any more time on this.
Track #8: Three-Thirty (0/10)
Alright, I'm about to go off. This song is bad in so many ways. The lead person tries to rap and is awful. He talks about how rappers have it easy and it is plain awful. I don't like most rap but it is certainly better than this f**king mess. He also says, "If Ed Sheeran writes my song I'll finally top the charts". What the hell?
Track #9: Call My Dad (1.5/10)
Whining about wanting to call your dad is not going to make a good song and is not relatable in any way.
Track #10: I'm Not Famous (6/10)
This is actually pretty tolerable. The problem is that you don't have to be famous to have haters. Also, the vocals in the drop are annoying.
Track #11: Netflix Trip (1/10)
Comparing a relationship with Netflix is not only unrelatable but will most likely not get you in any more relationships. The chorus isn't horrible though.
Track #12: Bud Like You (7/10)
The song is pretty decent. However, I don't like the production of the verses. Other than that it is good.
Track #13: Come Hang Out (3/10)
Why is the chorus so quiet? It kinda ruins the song. I hate how it goes from quiet to upbeat and keeps switching like that.
1. Weak 2. Sober Up (Feat. Rivers Cuomo) 3. Bud Like You 4. I'm Not Famous 5. The Good Part 6. Turning Out 7. Drama 8. Come Hang Out 9. Overture 10. Call My Dad 11. Netflix Trip 12. No Grass Today 13. Three-Thirty
Post by ur local neighborhood dbender on Aug 1, 2018 11:10:32 GMT -5
Review #2: MANIA by Fall Out Boy
Best Song (10/10) Great (7.5/10 - 10/10) Okay (4.5/10 - 7/10) Bad (1/10 - 4/10) Worst Song (0/10 - 1/10)
Track #1: Young And Menace (4/10)
For f**king sake guys, you released this for the first single? Talk about running your career into the ground. I honestly like the verses. They are fine. Then you have the drop. Wow. Patrick Stump is yelling at himself and the chipmunk vocals are f**king irritating. Surprising enough, there are worse tracks on here.
Track #2: Champion (7.5/10)
This is what I like. I like the rock style of this. It isn't attempted EDM trash and chipmunk vocals so, I already like it. That already makes it better. Anyhow, I don't like the chorus. It is decent, but the fact is that it also has yelling that doesn't make it stellar. That makes it a 7.5.
Track #3: Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea (3/10)
I can't stand the chorus. What is this song even about? I don't understand this at all. This isn't an EDM failure so I'll give them that but this isn't even as good as that.
Track #4: HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON'T (10/10)
This is good. I really like this. I know some people may not like the repetitive chorus and the production but that ain't the case for me. I think the is pretty fun and the chorus adds a lot to the song. This is probably one of the best songs I've heard from them.
Track #5: The Last Of The Real Ones (3/10)
I don't think the verses are interesting and the chorus doesn't really have any good part to it for me. The music video is also horrible.
Track #6: Wilson (Expensive Mistakes) (9.5/10)
YES!!!!! This is so good as well. My second favorite track on the album. It has a great instrumental and the line "I'll stop wearing black when they make a dark color" is great. The music video, unlike The Last Of The Real Ones, is very fun and well made.
Track #7: Church (2/10)
This is boring. Like, you have the madness and oversaturation of Young And Menace, then you have just boring production of this. This is an all-time low (No Jon Bellion reference) for Fall Out Boy. Also, the link to church is bad.
Track #8: Heaven's Gate (5/10)
I guess it's good? I don't know what to say. It's boring but I guess it has some better writing.
Burna Boy is f**king useless. This is s**t. He should not be in anymore Fall Out Boy songs. This is boring and is just album filler.
Track #10: Bishops Knife Trick (7/10)
This is a good way to end the album. An intense song with lively production. This would work great on a movie soundtrack.
1. HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON'T 2. Wilson (Expensive Mistakes) 3. Champion 4. Bishops Knife Trick 5. Heaven's Gate 6. Young And Menace 7. Stay Frosty Royal Milk Tea 8. The Last Of The Real Ones 9. Church 10. Sunshine Riptide (Feat. Burna Boy)
Post by ur local neighborhood dbender on Aug 2, 2018 19:30:13 GMT -5
Review #3: AMERICA by 30 Seconds To Mars
Best Song (10/10) Great (7.5/10 - 10/10) Okay (4.5/10 - 7/10) Bad (1/10 - 4/10) Worst Song (?/10)
Track #1: Walk On Water (10/10)
You know it is going to be a s**tty album when the best song is the first promotional single. Oof. On to the song it really isn't that bad as people make it out to be. Yes, it is a political song but when the album is called AMERICA what do you expect? The production sounds great with the powerful chorus and the vocals. The lyrics are, political (duh). The song is really good and I wish it had gotten some mainstream attention. Oh well, maybe it will work for the other mainstream sellout songs on here.
Track #2: Dangerous Night (8/10)
Already to the second promotional song. Well, this is the Zedd collab. They don't song credit him which is a jackass move. I have talked about Zedd selling out but really this is good. He does a nice beat for an alternative song. Really stellar job. It really doesn't matter if Zedd got credited or not because it wouldn't matter for the rest of the songs. Zedd wouldn't work on the rest of the album with them and it didn't make a difference.
Two more promotional singles to go. Guys, we can do it. Track #3: Rescue Me (5/10)
An EDM song. Talk about selling out right here. This sounds like some remix you would hear on Trap Nation. It really sounds like an R3HAB song/remix. Good, it wasn't, because the song is mediocre. The production is decent but the vocals are kind of weak and the unnecessary screaming in the chorus is stupid.
Track #4: One Track Mind (Feat. A$AP Rocky) (3/10)
Another EDM song and...it is awful. A$AP really doesn't add much to this. The "drop" is awful and the vocals don't sound good but they are not the worst at the same time. Next!
Track #5: Monolith (N/A)
Is this even a song??? I'm seriously not giving this a rating this is a s**t excuse for a track.
Track #6: Love Is Madness (Feat. Halsey) (8/10)
Yay!!! Quality song! This is good. Nothing spectacular but it is fairly decent. Halsey sounds very good here and the production actually doesn't suck! WOW! Very good song but now back to s**t.
Track #7: Great Wide Open (5/10)
This is another Trap Nation wannabe song. I hope there is someone else producing their songs so I can't blame the band. If the band is producing it, ugh. The drop isn't good and vocals aren't good either.
Track #8: Hail To The Victor (2/10)
No, hail to nobody. f**k this song. More EDM bulls**t and screaming...
Track #9: Dawn Will Rise (4/10)
Ew. Ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew. It is more bad EDM. Seriously, why is they doing this? Not the worst but obviously not the best.
Track #10: Remedy (5/10)
Yeah. Not good. At least it has less EDM and more rock. If you even call that rock.
Track #11: Live Like A Dream (3/10)
LiVe LIKe A DReEEEeaAAAAam! Track #12: Rider (6/10)
Um. It's alright I guess. The production actually doesn't suck but the writing and singing bring this down for me.
1. Walk On Water 2. Dangerous Night 3. Love Is Madness (Feat. Halsey) 4. Rider 5. Rescue Me 6. Remedy 7. Great Wide Open 8. Dawn Will Rise 9. One Track Mind (Feat. A$AP Rocky) 10. Live Like A Dream 11. Hail To The Victor (12. Monolith)
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