:: Thursday, June 30, 2005
THE SPOZ CD REVIEW - ISSUE #1
unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months you may've noticed there's been an absolute flood of new music appearing on CD shelves recently.. and not just the usual top40 bling bling popwhore crap either.. but potentially really cool shit you'd might actually wanna get.. stuff you may even want to buy.. whodathunkit? yeah.. just when you've lost all hope, they damn well drown you in the junk..
but.. is any of this shit any good? are they worth the bother? do you dare risk believing 20% of the hype and going out and buying into it?
well.. maybe my CD reviews may help..
and every few days.. I'll let slip another one.. enjoy!
COLDPLAY - X & Y
score? - 6/10
potential to grow on ya after more listens? - 3/10
buy it or download it? - download it
yeah.. so they're being hyped to hell as the new U2, as the next big stadium anthem act, the next band for Oasis to hate.. or, as even Coldplay would admit themselves, "we're the kind've music the sensitive kids get beaten up in high school for listening to".. yeah, kinda sums it up dunnit? wimpy sensitive emo rock you can be all happily embarassed to listen to if it wasn't for all the catchy melodies and wacky falsetto singing.. and sure enough, they'd released 2 brilliant CD's previous to this.. the played-to-death-on-commercial-radio-and-tv-advertising, "Parachutes" and the somewhat misunderstood but more articulate "A Rush Of Blood To The Head".. and yeah, they were brilliant so, is THIS album any good.. well.. yes and no.. I'm sure the COLDPLAY fans are gonna go moist for this crap even if it's just Chris Martin on the toilet squeezing out a turd.. and sure, there's some real nice sounds here.. a more textured / soaring / layered approach to their sound.. more production.. more effects.. but on the flipside this means you get much more pretensious wank.. and it does feel very samey over the entire CD.. there's no IMPACT.. nothing that stands out like the other albums.. it all kinda bleeds into one song, sung 13 slightly different ways.. a nice idea.. but after a few listens, it could likely bore the crap out've ya.. it's like they were short of ideas this time.. and just threw some shit together.. pressed the "big wacky pro-tools studio shiny button" and let shit fly.. maybe we could blame Gwenneth Paltrow for this one? (they do say when you get married your best years of existential angst and turbulent creativity goes down the toilet) sure why the fuck not.. who calls a kid "Apple" anywaze?
but nuff of my random shite.. if that COLDPLAY sound is something you crave.. then, go buy this and play it to death.. it's even more obviously tragic than the old stuff.. (in good and bad ways) but, if you hated COLDPLAY before.. you're REALLY gonna hate this album..
:: Spoz 11:26 PM |