Friday, December 02, 2011

Quickie Album Reviews

This is a new segment where I take new albums, skim through it without really even giving it a chance and tell you in less than 5 sentences whether or not it is worth a further listen. If you have albums you want me to review, let me know in the comments or on my Facebook page HERE

1. Nickelback -- Here and Now
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Diagnosis: It has a couple of songs that start off with some decent guitar licks, but that is as far as the listenability goes. Uninspired, dull, and routine. Save your money or your Torrent space for anything but this drone album made by a drone band.
Grade: D

2. Smashing Pumpkins -- Siamese Dream (Deluxe Edition) (Reissue)
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Diagnosis: You already know that the original album is a classic. This is back when Billy Corgan had it together. The extras on this album are hit and miss.. but overall a real keeper for even the least of Pumpkins fans. If not, simply to relive the glory days of the 90's that aren't ruled by Kurt Cobain.
Grade: B

3. Michael Jackson -- Immortal
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Diagnosis: This "Reimagining" of MJ's popular hits isn't unique enough not to call it just another greatest hits album.. of which he has had many. Either that or it's one of many upcoming attempts to capitalize on his untimely death. Either way it's very easy to dismiss it.. which is nice, since it's so dismissable.
Grade C-

4. Daughtry -- Break The Spell
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Diagnosis: It's Shinedown lite. It's country music set to distorted guitars. It's really not worth a second listen.
Grade: D

5. Straight No Chaser -- Six Pack: Volume 2
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Diagnosis: It's great, It's fun, and it just works. Acapella versions of some already great songs.. and they pretty much nail it. The highlight for me is Like A Prayer and Buddy Holly. Great harmonies all around.
Grade A-

So there you have it. My judgement of albums after listening to them for like 2 minutes. Take it for what it's worth. To me it's worth.. well not much.. but why not!

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