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OfflinekronnyQ
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Thoughts on new SOAD album?
    #4262784 - 06/06/05 09:57 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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Re: Thoughts on new SOAD album? [Re: kronnyQ]
    #4262937 - 06/06/05 11:18 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Gave me a headache when i heard it...maybe it was because i was cramped in the back seat of a car, with a loud shitty system...or maybe it's because i don't listen to much rock at all :p


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Re: Thoughts on new SOAD album? [Re: kronnyQ]
    #4264290 - 06/06/05 05:36 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Not as good as Toxicity, it has 3 or 4 good songs and a bunch of so-so songs and 1 or 2 pretty bad songs. Typical SoaD, kind of like Steal this Album except with a bunch of songs about war. I enjoy it, I listened to it for a few weeks straight when I got it.

My favorites are "Question!" and "Lost in Hollywood".


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Re: Thoughts on new SOAD album? [Re: Wysefool]
    #4265812 - 06/07/05 12:04 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

"ALL YOU MAGGOTS SMOKING FAGS ON SUNSET BOULEVARD"

?? I don't understand why people say that's one of their favorites on Mesmerize. It goes nowhere. It doesn't follow any sort of flow to the album. It's annoying. The wordless vocal melody is sappy and tired. It's a lousy song for the end of an album. Basically, it embodies what I think is wrong with Mesmerize.

Look at the first album. You can tell alot of work was put into it and it is a very cohesive album. It all flows together and each song is interesting rhythmically, crazy vocally and melodically strange and unique. I just feel like Mesmerize isn't nearly the caliber of work as the first two albums. It's tough to compare the other albums to Steal This Album since that disc is a collection of songs from throughout SOAD's existence.

Mesmerize isn't all bad. I really love BYOB. Cigaro is solid. Video/Radio is fun. I like the energy on most of the trakcs, but a song may start out cool, like Violent Pornography, but the chorus in that song is just horribly generic, in my crazy opinion. Question! is one of my favorite SOAD songs. But the album just isn't as consistenlty solid as I'd hoped. A song may go somewhere new rhythmically, but stays in the same place melodically or vice-versa. I like that the guitar player is singing more. Dude's crazy.

The last two tracks just don't make sense to me. It was like they had these two throback tracks that they sort of liked as a joke so they tacked 'em on at the end. My main gripe with this album is tha it just isn't "crazy" like the first album. But the direction SOAD's been taking seems to be blandizing them a bit. Hypnotize is supposed to come out later this year so maybe Mesmerize will make more sense in that context. Regardless, I think the fact that this disc is only one of a two parter is no excuse for mediocrity. Of course, I loved this band when I got into them at 16/17. Six years later, I've been to a lot of different places musically.


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Re: Thoughts on new SOAD album? [Re: Viveka]
    #4266887 - 06/07/05 08:52 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Well I think the same happens to A LOT of bands, the first albums are the shit then they shittier albums as the go along, but I think it's only because they run out of stuff to do. I a lot of bands that continue writing the same style heavy stuff just end up repeating themselves.

I do really like some of the songs on Mesmerize, but like you said some really suck ass.

Violent pornography is an awesome song. "Chokin chicks and sodomy, the kinda shit you find on your TV". I also like Cigaro a lot, nice and catchy. Old School hollywood is cool too. "Tony Danza cuts in line! Washed up hollywood".


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Re: Thoughts on new SOAD album? [Re: kronnyQ]
    #4267062 - 06/07/05 10:35 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

The craziness/weirdness on this album is all in due because of Daron Malakian. He helped co-produce this album, and he is one weird guy. Serj gets a perm, and the weirdness continues. Cigaro is a good one, reminds me of their past work, but thats it. The rest is new/evolved. But hey, change isnt always a bad thing.
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Re: Thoughts on new SOAD album? [Re: kronnyQ]
    #4267202 - 06/07/05 11:52 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

i get a lot of flack on the album at work but i enjoy it immensly.
there's really only a very few bad songs on the album


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Re: Thoughts on new SOAD album? [Re: kronnyQ]
    #4269477 - 06/07/05 10:16 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

i think its the worst shit i ever heard in my life.. (no offence to those who like it)

i wanted to burn my friends cd when he was playing it


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Re: Thoughts on new SOAD album? [Re: kronnyQ]
    #4270170 - 06/08/05 01:28 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I listened to it a couple time, was not "mesmerized" and have not listened to it since. I'll put it on next and see what I think now.


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Re: Thoughts on new SOAD album? [Re: kronnyQ]
    #4271051 - 06/08/05 11:17 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

At first I thought it sucked, other then BYOB and Cigaro.  But after listening to it more I started to like it for what it was instead of what I thought it should have been.  Great album :thumbup:


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