Just got hold of that new Linkin Park song.
It’s pretty damn great, to say the least.
Sounds like something that’d come out of a big-budget anime soundtrack.
My only nitpicks go to the lengthy intro & Mike not rapping.
Rakim admittedly sounded awkward over the guitars.
But I believe I’ll be able to adjust to these minor setbacks eventually.
My only major complaint is having to hear all the “old-school” fans ludicrously going
“OMG! They’re finally going back on track with metal!
No more electronica & bubblegum pop!”
Just … *aggravated groan* I’ve been following Linkin Park since I was 8 (i.e. since Hybrid Theory deluxe came out).
& I’ve absolutely loved every studio album they’ve ever put out since then.
Due to how very unique & different their method of instrumentation was compared to the last album.
Just goes to show how incredibly experimental & diverse their particular sound has been ever since the band started out.
Plus I’m more of a “focus on the complex & meaningful lyricism” kinda guy.
& the lyrics here can be considered an insult or a “diss” to all the old-school fans to some degree (like with When They Come For Me & Lost In The Echo)
Which I say is well-deserved.
Those under-analyzing morons definitely need a song dedicated to their infamy i.e. their immature & whiny attitude & their picky demands.
To conclude, while this particular song does have it’s catchiness & nostalgic purposes.
The minor flaws it has can’t help but make me feel skeptical
about having to hear the biased positive praise given by old-school fans for (arguably) all the wrong reasons.
Finally got that Pharrell album I’ve been eyeing for the past few days.
As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve already listened to previews off iTunes & it’s very promising.
& I can’t help but find the photo on the final page of the booklet humorous.
Just suddenly … SpongeBob socks!
Double ice-cream truck??!!
Like … ermahgerd!
Serr ernternsse!! 8P
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Just heard previews off the new Pharrell album.
& I gotta say: It’s pretty damn infectious. I’m very impressed!
I guess what gave In My Mind mixed reception was despite the fact that Pharrell’s lyricism & flow were decent & brilliant respectively, the tonality in his rapping voice was admittedly lackluster. Y’know, as robotic as a cyborg.
I mean c’mon! If Daft Punk are able to sound like robots that (ironically) have emotions,
Pharrell should have just as much ease attempting to put emotional tonality into his raps.
Now his singing on the other hand is a whole ‘nother thing!
I’ve been really diggin’ his seductive melodies, whispers, cadances & falsettos.
To an extent in which it’s almost turned me bisexual!
As far as lyrical concepts go, a lot of them are focused on romantic infatuations with certain girls.
Which is considered a cliché in general pop music. But it doesn’t bother me at all.
Especially when the album’s specifically called G I R L!
The instrumentation’s pretty great, too.
There’s lots of orchestral sounds mixed with ’70s, ’80s & modern instrumentation & influences.
Which isn’t particularly anything new or innovative since Daft Punk already did an album like that recently.
But it regardlessly hasn’t affected my impressions on Pharrell’s album at all.
The rhythm & loudness this album has feels pretty rushed & deafening, too.
Though I’ve spotted a few songs that have a slow & soft feel to them.
Which I believe makes the intense:chill ratio unbalanced.
But it hasn’t affected my enjoyment towards the overall album yet.
Plus I just love the predominant bass this album has.
The amount of notes being played per bar can admittedly be overzealous in certain songs.
But to a degree in which I find it really catchy & not unpleasant by any means.
Overall, I’m definitely very excited to get a physical copy of this soon.
I’ve been told the CD should be out by Wednesday (despite the fact that it’s already out digitally).
While the massive Oscars selfie is definitely worth the amount of praise & retweets it’s been getting,
I’d honestly enjoy it a lot more if there was more Jared Leto in the final shot. :\
I’m aware that I’m not too fond of the 2nd halves of all the Thirty Seconds To Mars albums I’ve currently heard so far (a majority of songs in said halves are admittedly filler to me for now. I’ll probably get used to ‘em later).
But that alone has never hindered me from admiring as well as being inspired by Jared for his various talents & imaginative artistic vision. :)
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Or “big” as this particular situation appears to be. :P