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The Complex

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wow!!

    love love love it! one of the best cds i've heard all year. my favorite is "persona". the music is absolutely terrific!! definitely give blue man a chance. you won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best CD and Concert EVER

    OK. This CD has been placed above all other pop, rock, country, classical, anything album ever. That is, on my list. The Group (Blue Man Group) has done a fanatical job creating this music and the tour production to go with it. I saw the tour when it hit boston and couldn't wait to get the album. The action on the stage and in the music is phenominal. If you ever need a CD to get you pumped, wake you up, or energize yourself for any reason this is the one to buy. The unique sound created by the PVC instrument and the Tubulum just lull you into motion. Also, the psychological side of the cd, shown through the lyrics and made more prominant at the tour production, deal with personas, shadows, and several other jungian psychological topics. But beside the psychology the music really gets you moving. I would love to get my hands on some dance remixes of this stuff. I also appreciate the tribute to 9/11, the song Exhibit 13. The music video is online at www.exhibit13.com. So, if your just looking for something to wake you up in the morning or something to trigger deep thoughts about the cultural mask, the persona, this CD is for you. And even if you aren't this CD's got it all so personally, I would buy it anyway.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Coolest Compact Disk ever

    Just got it on my birthday in December. Sing Along is a classic. I also like The Current. Here's a list of all the song on The Complex. 1. Above 2. Time To Start 3. Sing Along 4. Up To The Roof 5. Your Attention 6. Persona 7. Piano Smasher 8. White Rabbit 9. The Current 10. Shadows Part 2 11. What Is Rock 12. The Complex 13. I Feel Love 14. Exhibit 13 Who ever buy's this Compact Disk then I hope you like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True Blue - THANK YOU!

    This is such a refreshing piece for anyone who enjoys listening to artists who again and again take it to the edge. If you love percussions and unique styles, you will love this. There are several guest vocalists, and it is interesting to hear them integrate with the style of Blue Man. If you have not seen them live - do so. It will put it all in perspective! True art!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blue Man Group goes arena

    There's a certain point in every band's career where they become fed up with all things corporate (unless they are extremely well paid, and even then they'll probably pretend like they hate it too just to be like everyone else e.g. N'Sync). In true Blue Man Group form, they channel these emotions into one of the most rhythmically intense albums of the year, if not the most cohesive one. The first two tracks are performed in a style similar to the show, with emphasis on the distinctive sound the Blue Man Group can create with the use of their unique percussion instruments. The third track, a collaboration effort with Dave Matthews, is a welcome departure from everything the Blue Man Group has done before, but many of the tracks afterward seem overproduced, caused by extremely spastic DJ-ing by various guest artists and confusing layering. This becomes most obvious when the distortion guitar is so loud you can barely make out the drums playing in the background. The Blue Man Group, after all, is basically a glorified percussion ensemble, so on some tracks, they seem like guest artists on their own album. This album is still ten times more intelligent than any other rock album recently released, and I feel that it is worth buying solely based on the completely new arena rock experience it presents. Though it has many ups and downs, it definitely sets the bar higher for the amount of creative energy that should go into recording a CD - always a good thing in the days of bubble-gum pop and smooth jazz.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a fine recording

    This album is truly uplifting. I normally pop it in the cd player when I get home from my Tae Bo class and hop into the shower. It really gets me energized. The music is so powerful! Actually, I don't take Tae Bo, and normally I don't even shower on a daily basis. My life has taken a bit of a u-turn since high school. Whereas I used to have motivation to shower in the morning and groom myself, over the last 16 years I seemed to have lost touch with that part of my life. Normally I just like kind of lay around on my couch with socks that have been crusted onto my feet from not being changed in three days. The stench in my apartment is overwhelming. I'd say the scent is a blend of spoiled cottage cheese and armpits. I haven't had contact with the opposite sex since I kissed my neighbor on the cheek back in gradeschool and her brother pummeled me. Once in a while, I'll get dressed up and head up to the neighborhood bar to do some socializing, but the last time I went up there I had stepped in dog crap and I actually tracked it onto the carpet in there. It was so embarrassing. I just can't seem to get it right. When it's all said and done, the Blue Man Band really delivers. This cd could be there strongest yet, and I hope that they have a little more break-through success with it.

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    Posted October 26, 2008

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