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Old 04-10-2016, 05:35 AM   #2101 (permalink)
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Not only was that great, finding out Danny Elfman was their singer was a cool surprise and finding out he was romantically involved with Kim Gordon was even more of a surprise. Honestly, the best thing i could say about the song is that it made me interested in listening to that album.

The backing chorus is cool, as it adds a sense seriousness, or a sense of darkness, that might not have existed outside of the lyrics. Although I didn't spend any time trying to make out the words in detail, I did pick up on the use of "cleverer," and that comes off as a bit of a stretch and/or gimmicky. Initially, I was going to give it a 3.78 because it's simply not my style, but since the group seemed to be putting in a good effort, I'm going with a 4.5/10.

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Old 04-10-2016, 08:51 AM   #2102 (permalink)
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Uh, I guess it's alright for what it is, but I was happy to leave Blink-182 behind in high school, and I don't like the thought that there might be a pop punk revival movement sneaking up behind me with a switchblade.

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Old 04-10-2016, 06:51 PM   #2103 (permalink)
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Uh, I guess it's alright for what it is, but I was happy to leave Blink-182 behind in high school, and I don't like the thought that there might be a pop punk revival movement sneaking up behind me with a switchblade.

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Raw and pretty bare-bones as far as the instrumentation goes. The hook is good, but the spoken section felt pretty out of place. The song has a good balance between the instrumental track and the vocal tracks so that one doesn't drown out the other. I thought I wasn't going to like it much when it first started playing, but it was pretty nice after all. 7/10

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Old 04-10-2016, 09:39 PM   #2104 (permalink)
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That was really good. i liked the atmospheric drums and vocals and once the rhythm got started the melody was dark and a little eerie but very fitting with the vibe of the song. 8/10

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Irony reinforced by lo-fi sound reinforced by the irony. Catchy, playful and cheeky. Feeling some Sonic Youth influence. 8/10


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Irony reinforced by lo-fi sound reinforced by the irony. Catchy, playful and cheeky. Feeling some Sonic Youth influence. 8/10

I'm a sucker for simple, repetitive, hypnotic rhythms, and that hit the spot nicely. And it hit you with several different rhythms throughout the song, keeping it fresh. Nice. 8/10


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A synthy DX7 intro that unsuspectingly turns into NWOBHM (new wave of batlord heavy metal).

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I'd say that you need to give some indication as to whether or not you actually liked it, but we both know you're too much of a wuss to like anything with real balls.
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I liked the chord transition at the beginning and in the chorus but some transitions felt a bit too ambitious and i didn't particularly liked the guitar solo. i don't like Soundgarden that much but it's a decent song. 6/10

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I liked the chord transition at the beginning and in the chorus but some transitions felt a bit too ambitious and i didn't particularly liked the guitar solo. i don't like Soundgarden that much but it's a decent song. 6/10

Sounds like more of a quickie. A bit empty, but it's not like it was trying to be anything else, so I won't be too hard on it.

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