|This Motor Oil / Rather Panic|
|Artist:||This Motor Oil||Added:||06/2010|
|Label:||United Deviations Music Recordings|
|Add Date:||2011-04-03||Pull Date:||2011-06-05|
|Week Ending:||5 Jun||15 May||17 Apr||10 Apr|
|1.||Fri, 12 Aug 11:||Eme O|
|4.||Tue, 10 May 11:||Yellow Five|
|2.||Fri, 03 Jun 11:||Doc Rock|
|5.||Fri, 15 Apr 11:||Doc Rock|
|3.||Fri, 13 May 11:||Doc Rock|
|6.||Thu, 14 Apr 11:||mr. esq.|
They’re ambitious, I’ll give em that. This album is varied but always strange. Songs tend to have themes already pioneered by Devo, and a lot of the simplicity of lyrics. Many songs include 8-bit beats and riffs, but not all. I really wish the singer had a better voice… maybe that’s on purpose but if so it’s lost on me. It sounds like your cousin singing along to Reba in the car. No FCC concerns.|
Try 1,2,8,10,11,13, especially 1,8,13
1. **My, this is a groovin riff! I’m torn up on the insides about this one though because the vocals hurt my brain. Lyrics and music like a Devo that can’t sing.
2. *Likeable deep synth intro. I don’t know what this vocal effect is but it kicks major ass. Guitar parts in this song make me happy.
3. A continuation of the last song, but now rather atonal.
4. Hooray for these 8-bit intros! Introduction of other elements makes for a pleasant, if novice, piece.
5. Industrial and dance in a conceptual blender with a lot of strange noises.
6. Cookie Monster yelling over powerful drum beat and rap/R&B synth.
7. This electronic groove tries to be a lot cooler than it actually ends up. IMHO, at least.
8. **Verses are failures in prog, but the chorus is pretty likeable! Damn these vocals though… I think there’s something wrong with the CD at the end of this track, so it ends abruptly at 3:34
9. A pretty cool and reverby drum beat but the bassline grows old, and the deliberate atonality of the guitar makes me sad.
10. *The disjoint videogame synths, which make up the song, are really cool but may confuse your listeners for the first 30 seconds. So do it.
11. *The title is apt. The reverb and delay filled guitars over a simple, staccato electronic drum beat please me tremendously. The later introduction of wandering dischordant synths is a questionable choice but the only thing keeping the song from being the same throughout. Not bad overall.
12. Creepy little girl over alarming synths… WHOA. “It’s like sex with a demon baby,” said a listener.
13. **Forever alone. The song that played in your post-traumatic nightmares about prom. Touching, but it’s a creepy old man touching you.