Noisecreep: LIVING THINGS Album Review

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    Arlene

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    Woohoo, very exciting!! Release date can't come soon enough...
     
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    Fury99

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    I know this is a noobish question but, what is a ballad. Is it like a soft orchestra-type song or something?
     
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    "A slow sentimental or romantic song." :)
     
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    The messenger is sorta-kinda a ballad
     
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    Not necessarily a soft song,fade to black by Metallica is a ballad ,as far as my knowledge goes ballads are identified by their verse arrangement.
     
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    In modern pop music, you can have a ballad with a pop arrangement, so long as it's slow and ... emotionally-charged, I guess.
     
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    Ballads were originally medieval poems with a four line verse arrangement. Again not necessary to be a soft song .the unforgiven trilogy by Metallica are pure ballads
     
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    We're not in medieval times :p
     
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    Oh really! !
     
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    ;" Thank-you, Captain Obvious, but I specifically stated that I was referring to pop ballads, named for their use of pop conventions, including pop structure. It's not about how soft or heavy the song is; it just has to be slow and it has to be ... sentimental or whatever.
     
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    My favourite element of Linkin Park is Shinoda's rapping. His lyrics on "Burn It Down" were worryingly poor (for me, I realise he wasn't exactly going for high level wordplay, but I know he's capable of more than what he delivered). Also, the rap itself was insignificant in the context of the song, which bothers me. I really, really hope the rest of the songs are an improvement lyric-wise. His delivery was passable, if a bit pedestrian. Especially pumped for "Lost in the Echo" and "Until It Breaks"; that "Banksy" line one of those previews dropped was dope!
     
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    ^ Agree with practically every word of this :)
     
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    That would be because us Aussies are on a superior wave length ;)
     
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    And, we're one of the first countries to get LIVING THINGS, WOO! :D
     
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    So pumped for Living Things, this Summer is going to be ace!
     
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    AndreyKamensky

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    Ok, so it's 37, not 36. I hoped for more, but it's not bad. Almost 40 minutes.
    and cool review btw. :)
     
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    I am so proud to be an Australian :D
     
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