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3.52 | 122 ratings

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1 stars Oh Lord have mercy.

This is still part of my Magna Carta plunge. 'Laughing at people is wrong' my mom told me at tender age and I frankly believe it's true. But did you ever had a friend who really thought he 'had it' musically? Common courtesy just tells you to nod and smile, saying gently: 'Wow, you really put some efforts into this!'....and then roll your eyes discreetly.

Singing is fun (we all do it on a daily basis) but singing correctly is tough. Writing a song is reasonnably reachable (Hootie and the Blowfish did it somewhat) but making it believable is something else. So Magellan are telling us that they can sing and write. Ok Okay. Yet again, Magellan's records seem to be plagued with the same old faults over and over again.

Laughing while listening a record is never a good, never. Unless it's Monty Python. The lame drum solo, the overuse of vocal layers and of a worn palette of colors, the cringe worthy singing and the true abscence of cohesion in song structure is taking it's toll. And trombone. Trombone is not a good idea for them.

How can I say this without being rude? I don't think there's enough alcohol in Canada to get through this.

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