Downtown Battle Mountain II

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All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
Dance Gavin Dance's fifth album sees the original lineup from the group's debut back intact. Fans might have their own favorite singers and screamers from the band's discography, so it's a personal opinion whether or not Jonny Craig and Jon Mess are the strongest duo. Craig's expressive melodic singing is a fine fit and counterpoint to the aggressive hard rock of his bandmates. Mess doesn't fare as well. His high-pitched, frazzled wailing is mostly unintelligible. On many tracks, he growls gratingly about basketball or other subjects seemingly unrelated to the given song. The 11 songs of Downtown Battle Mountain II don't stray far from a Linkin Park meets screamo formula,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim DiGravina
Dance Gavin Dance's fifth album sees the original lineup from the group's debut back intact. Fans might have their own favorite singers and screamers from the band's discography, so it's a personal opinion whether or not Jonny Craig and Jon Mess are the strongest duo. Craig's expressive melodic singing is a fine fit and counterpoint to the aggressive hard rock of his bandmates. Mess doesn't fare as well. His high-pitched, frazzled wailing is mostly unintelligible. On many tracks, he growls gratingly about basketball or other subjects seemingly unrelated to the given song. The 11 songs of Downtown Battle Mountain II don't stray far from a Linkin Park meets screamo formula, though "Blue Dream" bizarrely introduces lite funk and soul passages. It's a par for the course screamo affair at best, with Craig's vocal prowess begging for more interesting song structures and more mature subject matter from his screaming partner.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2011
  • Label: Rise Records
  • UPC: 856136002544
  • Catalog Number: 600254
  • Sales rank: 26,484

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spooks (4:03)
  2. 2 Pounce Bounce (2:26)
  3. 3 The Robot with Human Hair, Pt. 2 1/2 (4:36)
  4. 4 Thug City (3:17)
  5. 5 Need Money (3:08)
  6. 6 Elder Goose (3:43)
  7. 7 Heat Seeking Ghost of Sex (4:06)
  8. 8 Blue Dream (4:40)
  9. 9 Privilously Poncheezied (3:54)
  10. 10 Swan Soup (4:00)
  11. 11 Purple Reign (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dance Gavin Dance Primary Artist
Jonny Craig Vocals, Group Member
Eric Lodge Bass, Group Member
Matt Mingus Drums, Group Member
Will Swan Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Kyle Hubbard Trumpet
Jon Mess Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Kris Crummett Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Phill Mamula Layout
Eric Rushing Management
Mattias Adolfsson Illustrations
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