I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Innerpartysystem - The Download EP [2007]

The theme here is catchiness in an industrial rock setting. The first track is very catchy with great lyrics. "Heart of Fire" isn't quite as catchy or powerful as "Don't Stop", but it's not bad either. "The Way We Move" doesn't have the power and utilizes the much-hated auto-tune, but it's a bit more catchy. "Night is Alive" comes back with the power and more guitars. Overall, it's good. I'm impressed with the production quality and the consistently catchy songwriting. However, it's certainly not that creative or pushing any limits, and "Don't Stop" starts the album off with such venom only to disappoint as the album immediately gets rid of the attack in favor of more accessible and dumbed down lyrics.

Rating: 7


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