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Marty McFly
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1 stars Certainly not a kind of music I normally like, but why not give it a try after all. One should try different flavors to experience various tastes. This one, starting with weird The Madness and the Damage Done is a foul track. Not that making track by track review matters much, tracks here all have similar basis. On a first sight, they are dissonant electronic "creatures" and after all, on the second sight too. I know that it's some kind of Avant-Garde performance, act of speaking about what they feel in a intentionally strange way (because it's Avant), but this is celebration of ugliness. Yes, some may like it, but count me out. I respect RIO/Avant style and (who else if not God, to whom I don't believe in? I often substitute it with word "Prog" - it's my "Him") Prog knows that there are albums from this genre I like. Or I love. And there is synonymous case in real life, I don't want to mention it (just that one you can do on your own and second one you have to do with girl - yes, I mean that word (but I don't want to use it on a well-mannered site as ProgArchives), but don't let it offend (1st time) you, because from what I've read on the forums, most of RIO/Avant lovers are fine people. Why I'm even saying this ? Because my message was misunderstood, so this is actually an explanation. I'm in fact talking about certain people, who are doing things "just for the cause", or simply when something is generally popular, they go for it with a flow (talking about pop music, fashion, you know). And from real life I know that there are some people who hates this very same trend, so they're against it, but actually, they're doing the same thing, only they embrace/love/like/worship opposite side of the battlefield and opposed to pop may be extremely fanatics side of Avant-Garde. May be for some. And when I said about this "you-know-what", I'm probably not talking about you, but about this kind of people), but don't let this offend (2nd time) you. This is just how it seems to me. Absolutely unpleasant music that enjoys being unpleasant and thinks that it's its advantage, I'll rather pass.

1(+), because of false hopes, because of whole purpose of this music that misses me perfectly (and completely).

For die hard fans only if you want to hear my opinion.

EDIT: I've added explanation of my words that may have offended someone. However, because I supposed that bad rating will spur discussion far more likely than good rating (if you check my profile, you'll see that most of my ratings are well).

And yes, I'm not native speaker, even this may or may not be good argument for you. I'm certainly trying, that's for sure, isn't it ? So yes, I'm aware that there are some mistakes, but frankly, I've improved (and I still am and will be improving) over the last year & there are people who write worse than I do.

I know that by time of writing this, there are 4 reviews with average of 4.75 - yes, you may like it, I not only don't deny you, I even don't offend you for liking this. If you think so, then my message was misunderstood, but that's different case, not problem of mine.

One more thing to state. I don't know how others feel/will feel about this album, but I personally felt responsible for warning people against it. Those, who might not like it. There will be some for sure. However, if you just don't like my rating and are looking for little things and nuisances in my review, there you go. Write me PM and we can solve it. Thank you for your patience. Be happy.

Marty McFly | 1/5 |


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