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02:19 AM on 01/23/13
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luvsickcatalyst
wander eyes, ocean high.
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I really enjoyed Rhumb Line, loved The Orchard...but nothing about this record feels sincere or reminiscent of why I fell for Ra Ra in the first place. Lyrically, it just gets worse as it goes. The whole mid-80s synth rock kick gets old after three songs save the title track, "When I Dream", and "Angel, Please". It was like Alexandra Lawn took the soul from this band when she left or something. More likely though, I'm thinking they're trying to pull a "fun." with this album and cross over big time into the mainstream, which is kind of a bummer since this poppy edge doesn't suit them well at all.
08:41 AM on 01/23/13
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luvsickcatalyst
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this is my favorite album by them
I think it's cool we don't have unanimous dislike on here for this record. If I may ask, what do you like more about this record than the other two?
09:10 AM on 01/23/13
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luvsickcatalyst
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that i can listen to it throughout the day rather then have a need to be in the mood for it. That is is their most uplifting (debatable) and that i can play in in the car full of friends and people will enjoy it.
That's what I'm noticing. I can't say I enjoy it all that much, but all my friends are loving Ra Ra Riot now. Definitely some huge crossover appeal for them...and the songs that work here are easily some of their best.
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