A horrible hack


Ursa Major

Year Released: 2011
Format: CD
Label: self released
Reviewed by Jacob KiTR on Apr 3, 2011
I listened to this about two weeks ago and just now listened to it again to write this review. Nothing about it sticks with me and nothing about it makes me want to listen to it again. I originally thought that maybe it just rubbed me the wrong way, or I was in a bad mood, but a second listen confirms that it just really does nothing for me.

The album is comprised of four songs that all sound very similar. All of the songs are about five minutes, and each of them follow a similar structure of twiddles, back and forth riffs, and a guy doing his best Algernon-esque man-wail. The songs seem to go on for way too long and get rather dull after a while, which is probably why other bands playing similar music generally do not have five minute songs.

No song sticks out in particular as the best or the worst, as they could pretty much all be the same song, but it doesn't really matter. This isn't the worst album I've never heard, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Musically they seem talented enough, and the recording is alright, but that unfortunately that does not make the music less boring.

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