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not perfect yet important fun
Posted by: frank12345 from: miami, fl on
After releasing their first album three times with evolving track listings and mixes, Shiny Toy Guns have unveiled their long-awaited second album on an historic election day in the U.S., no less. Drama becomes them.
Case in point: you'll probably be hearing a lot in these pages about the firing of Carah Faye Charnow and her replacement by Sisely Treasure as the female half of the vocal team. Some fans are not taking it well, to say the least, and it probably won't help that the very first track, an explosive little ditty about child abuse, features Ms. Treasure -- get ready for this -- rapping. (GASP!) Personally, I'm enthralled by just how well it works when played at an appropriately loud volume, and I am declaring "When Did This Storm Begin" to be my favorite Shiny Toy Guns song at this moment in time. It's just that good.
From there, we segue into "Money For That," a guitar rocker that would do the Foo Fighters proud. Then on to "I Owe You a Love Song," which from title to first note to last note would have fit in perfectly on _We Are Pilots_. Only a clumsy and unnecessary pair of modulations in the final minute detract.
"Ghost Town" is next, with a rap-over-drums in the verse that reminds me kinda frighteningly of Toni Basil's "Mickey" -- but we're all children of the eighties here and are okay with that, right? Well, I am, at least.
"It Became a Lie on You" is basically the ballad sequel to the opening track. I get what it's trying to do, but it bores me.
The same can't possibly be said of the spectacular "Ricochet!", the first single and an all-too-short 2:39 of joyous swing-time dance-industrial sass. Go watch the video. (For bonus points, check out the fan-produced video, which I'd have to say is even better.)
Next up: "Season of Love," whose chorus goes (and I quote) "Love love love, love, love love. Love love love. Love love love, love, love love. Love love love." Apparently it's about love or something. As much as I'm in favor of love, I don't know what on earth they were thinking with this. Please make it stop.
On to "Poison," which is an enjoyably bold excursion into prog-rock territory, complete with a cappella harmonies at the 4:15 mark that would have made Queen proud. Then they mess around with a pipe organ for three minutes for no apparent reason. Those wacky Shinys!
"Blown Away" is a decent song, though it contains more bombast than actual songwriting goodness, IMHO.
"Turned to Real Life" will be familiar to fans of the first album. It's a beautiful song, and I can't possibly object to its reappearance here, except that -- okay, I have to say it. Carah sang it better. I'm not convinced that Sisely entirely gets what she's singing about here.
"Frozen Oceans" wraps things up on a power-ballad note. It's a good song...and if you like it, make sure you check out "Happy Home," which occupies the same position on the most recent Garbage album, because that's a *great* song.
Keep firing, dear Shinys. (The toy guns, that is. Possibly not the singers.)
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great Album for the alternative listner
Posted by: sthunder2132 from: Kalamazoo, MI on
I discovered this band when I heard the song Major Tom was featured in a Lincoln MKZ commercial. Though this album does not feature that song, I discovered a band that I liked quite a bit. If I could compare them to any other band it'd be like mixing The Postal Service and Coldplay started working with Gwen Stefani. It's a weird combo, but it works pretty well for me. Some heavy beats as well as quite a bit of melody and a very smooth alternative mix :)
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
proceed with caution
Posted by: jwann from: portland, or on
this album is so terrible that i wept with joy when it was finally over.
0 out of 8 found this review helpful.
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