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Posted October 1, 2010
Defense against the "pop-rock" classification
Sugarcult has been labeled under pop-rock, pop-punk, power-pop… Their new CD is far from the supposed “pop-rock” sounds of their older CDs. It shows, in Tim Pagnotta’s own words, that they’re “just a straight-up rock band.” Being one of the fortunate ones to get to Lights Out in my hands before the general public, I didn’t take the extra days for granted. I rushed to my CD player and spent the whole weekend before the release date to get acquainted with it. Call me infatuated, but I think I’m in love. Once again, Tim wows us with the heart felt lyrics, Marko DeSantis amazes us with his guitar, Airin gets our hearts pumping with the bass line, and Kenny Livingston makes us dance with the beats from his drums. The WHOLE CD is a masterpiece of capturing the all the emotion in the moment, all the love and pain in life, all the wishful thinking, all the urges to escape… and singing it in such a mature way that doesn’t make it sound as corny as I just described it. Forget just downloading the songs, get the CD for the art. There are only two pictures of the band, a good way to steer away the fans that only like them to treat them like a boy band. “Lights Out and Recurrent Love Themes”, compiled by Marko and placed on the first page of the CD booklet, is pieced together very artistically. It highlights lyrics from all the songs and collects them in such a fitting way that they could just make another song with it. I read through it like ten times before I played the CD, then every time a line would come up in a song, it felt like I won a prize. It’s great, it’s fun! I make this CD sound perfect. There has to be some complaints, right? Somewhere where they went wrong? They repeat a lot of words, but the it’s not over done. There’s a lot of counting, and that does no harm either. The song “Lights Out” isn’t kid-friendly if you’re trying to steer your younger associations away from cuss words, but simple solution: just skip the track ‘til they leave the room. The almost nude lady on the cover is “stimulating,” my mom complained. She has a point, I don’t want people thinking I’m a perv when I take it around with me. Another simple solution to avoid complaining moms: go get it autographed right on the lady. Any real complaints? Not at all. With their constant touring, growing fan base, and ability to keep creating great albums, it doesn’t seem like the lights will be going out on Sugarcult.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Lights outt 3
Sugarcult has once again outdone them selves with this one...im close to saing its their best album yett. a little on the softer side... but still just as rockin as sugarcult should be.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.