Making Mirrors [CD]

  • Artist: Gotye
  • SKU: 4706605
  • Release Date: 01/31/2012
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Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 11)

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What's Wrong with the Music Industry Today?

    Posted
    Parkas4Kids
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Like pretty much everyone else around the world who's either bought or borrowed this album, I fell a little bit in love with "Somebody That I Used to Know" when I heard it on the radio. In a music world oversaturated with auto tune, electronic dance music, and just generally poor musicianship, Gotye's fresh take on pop music was a breath of fresh air. "Somebody That I Used to Know" is undeniably unique, and if the rest of this album is even half as good as that one particular song, it MUST be hit, right? Wrong. Billy Corgan recently made a statement about the music industry: "If you're just going to create an album of singles, then I guess you don't care. ...The public's interest in albums has diminished, it sort of rewards those people who can come up with the one song. You have, in essence, the wrong end of the telescope. It's like guilt by implication. So if you come up with this one song, people think, Oh, this artist is so great!" He must have been listening to this record before he made that statement, because it describes this album PERFECTLY. As a single, "Somebody That I Used to Know" is gold. It's unique, it's quirky, it utilizes instruments not heard by 99.9% of other popular artists, and it seems to tell a story. However, it doesn't really fit into the framework of the album, 'Making Mirrors'. More to the point, none of the songs on this album fit into anything even remotely resembling a framework. 'Making Mirrors' is little more than a collection of 12 singles packaged as an album. Now, if you're into that, fine, but I have a major problem with 'Making Mirrors' becoming a hit album based on the popularity of one song. Gotye dabbles in a lot of different sounds and musical genres in these 12 songs, but they don't really fit in with or play off of each other. They just...are. I also have a major problem with Gotye touring major arenas all across the country based on the success of "Somebody That I Used to Know," but that's another argument altogether. I guess you could say I agree with Billy Corgan, and I feel like this album is just...lazy. What ever happened to bands/artists recording and amassing a huge collection of songs then piecing those songs together into a cohesive record? I'm not saying it has to be a long narrative like Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' or a concept album like The Sword's 'Warp Riders', but to haphazardly slap together a bunch of songs and call it an album spits in the face of music lovers everywhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Very Good CD every track was Great!

    Posted
    BubbaJay
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Hope to here more from these guys! There is not a bad song on this whole album! It was worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gotye is fabulously innovative and creative!

    Posted
    HockeyChick86
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm crazy about this album. It's intriguing and unique and much more profound than most of the music out there nowadays.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gotye has a fresh, new sound.

    Posted
    lanycguy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Gotye's newest CD is one of the best I've listened to in a long time. And he's even better live in concert!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining

    Posted
    CatlynnJPalm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I enjoy listening to the music. It's entertaining. It's my favorite kind of music. I listen to it everyday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Different

    Posted
    spiidyfan89
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Not exactly what I'm use to but definitely nice for a change. Not bad at all very light on the ears

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Goyte is Great

    Posted
    BettyN37
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The album is good, full of diverse music, catchy and dancy to more dramatic. Overall good album

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    gherman54
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really like this groups sound. The video is really interesting too.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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