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It just wasn't my cup of tea

  • Oct 15, 2009
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When it comes to music, I do enjoy a wide variety of styles and genres... especially Electronica. I thought I would like this album because I like MGMT, and many have compared this band to them. I also enjoy many other indie music bands. Anyways, I listened to this album many times all the way through... to give it a chance, but I just never enjoyed it. I think it's lack of cohesiveness was a big drawback for me. It's like a million random elements shoved into one thing... and my brain could not make sense of it all. There just wasn't any "flow" or "harmony" to it and too many clashing sounds. In all honesty, it was torture to listen to. I'm not saying that you will have the same negative reaction as I did. I know that music is an intensely personal experience... but I have to be honest and say that I just didn't like it at all. So if you're thinking of buying this album, I would recommend listening to the free clips and excerpts from the songs first.

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Label: Astralwerks
Release Date: January 13, 2009

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