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Old 11-20-2017, 11:08 AM   #1081 (permalink)
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Album title: There is a Cloud
Artist: Elevation Worship
Genre: CCM/Worship
Nationality: American
Release date: March 17
Position in Discography: Tenth
Fear Factor: High
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Ah, it's been a while since we praised God in song, huh? And it's a live album, no less. There's nothing wrong with this music if you like adult contemporary rock or pop - “Do it Again” is particularly good – and I've said it before, and no doubt am fated to repeat myself several times before the end, I've nothing against worship music, as long as it's played and sung well, as this is. I just usually ignore the lyrics, though sometimes Christianity can have some good messages – treat each other well, don't worry about material possessions etc – and as long as they don't go overboard trying to convert this apostate then I don't mind this at all. It's certainly not anything I'd turn off.

Okay, scratch that. “Uncontainable Love” (a terrible title in itself) is an awful attempt to r&b-up the music and it just falls totally flat. Embarrassing with a capital M. It is amusing to hear these people go wild over this music as it praises the J-Man, but if the lyrics were tweaked slightly and they became songs about girls or boys in love, they'd probably be frothing at the mouth and accusing the band of “corrupting our impressionable youth” or some nonsense. Hypocrisy is big in the Catholic Church, as if that were breaking news. “Grateful” is pretty terrible too.

Interesting how, this being a live album and all, the band don't seem to ever interact with, never mind talk to the audience. Maybe they're communicating telepathically? Ah well. Everyone seems to be having a good time, no fights or unrest, and somewhere the Devil puts on another Slayer album, rolls his eyes and groans “What a bunch of dweebs!” Everyone wins!

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Old 11-20-2017, 11:54 AM   #1082 (permalink)
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Album title: Things I've Never Said
Artist: Frances
Genre: Indie Pop/Soul
Nationality: English
Release date: March 17
Position in Discography: Debut
Fear Factor: Moderate
Familiar with this artist? No
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Got a fragile feeling of folk about the first track, soul-ish tinge to the second, kind of reminds me a little of Tracy Chapman in one way and she really puts me in mind of another female singer but I'll be damned if it will come to mind who she is. Certainly has a lot of talent though, and I would assume a bright future awaits her.

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Old 11-20-2017, 03:22 PM   #1083 (permalink)
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Album title: Scatterbrain
Artist: KXM
Genre: Hard Rock
Nationality: American
Release date: March 13
Position in Discography: Second
Fear Factor: Low
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Ex-members of Dokken and King's X? Sounds good. Well, maybe: I'm not really impressed with the opener, and title track, and it's kind of boring until “Big Sky Country” catches my attention, and “Not a Single Word” is good too, as is “Panic Attack”, but the title of “It's Never Enough” belies the truth. Man that's a terrible song. And now the album has begun a real decline as they rack off two more really poor songs. They pull it back at the last with a country-ish ballad, but overall it's not completely poor, but it's a lot below par than I might have expected. Actually, the ballad isn't even that great, to be fair.

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Old 11-20-2017, 03:25 PM   #1084 (permalink)
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My dad is all the **** about those dudes for some reason. Sounded pretty stale and slapped together even for a radio has-beens supergroup. They clearly did it for cash.
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Old 11-20-2017, 03:48 PM   #1085 (permalink)
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My thoughts exactly. ****ing "supergroups": why don't they just retire with good grace and live on their fortunes? Guys must be in their sixties by now. Except for the drummer from Korn. And who gives a **** about the drummer from Korn?
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Old 11-20-2017, 04:15 PM   #1086 (permalink)
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Album title: Blossom
Artist: Milky Chance
Genre: Folktronica/Pop
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Release date: March 17
Position in Discography: Second
Fear Factor: Low
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Folktronica? Ah. A mix of electronic music and folk. Well, I suppose I could have guessed that. In fact, I think I may have heard a folktronica album before, though I'll be damned if I can remember what it was. So far though I'd have to say this is fairly boring and I see little if any folk in it. Sorry, I can't take this: it's just way too tedious. Even the addition of a harmonica – which normally allows me to grant a stay of execution on an album, as it were – can't save this. Not actually terrible, just boring. What kind of a stupid band name is Milky Chance, anyway?

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