Electronic Album II review by UG Community

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  • Sound: 7
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 7.5 Good
  • Users' score: 6.4 (23 votes)
UG Community: Electronic Album II
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Sound — 7
This UG-forum collaboration is a magnificently controversial album for the reviewer; techno/electronic arguably attracts the greatest amount of negativity from a forum populated by guitar players. This album might finally be the turning point for Techno on UG. When it comes to sound, this is a particularly grand effort, drawing from the many strands of electronic music. For instance, take Rocky, as recorded by Flash Lights, who is UG member, sam I am. This track sounds exactly like a good drum and bass song should. Its momentum is centred upon a particularly gritty, heavy rhythm which wouldn't seem out of place in any club. The real quality behind it is the diversity within the song. Like so much great electronic music out there it is largely an instrumental piece, but with so much going on the repetition doesn't get to you. The synthesized harmonies of Rocky prove to be a highlight of the album, and one can imagine it being used during a movie montage, or even a sports ad. For further proof of the level of commitment and work put into this album, one need only refer to track three, Absinthe Party. This, a cover of indie/experimentalists Minus the Bear's very own song, is just what the doctor ordered for this album. Particularly refreshing is just how much the listener can appreciate a good song no matter the musical direction or genre. Other highlights on the album include an eerie remix of the Kylie Minogue (dare I say it) classic, Can't Get You out of my Head, and Mathematics, as recorded by FLUX_ is, I suppose, of the dubstep genre. I suspect FLUX_ is proud of this track's ear popping, frictional beats, which are complemented all the way by several methodically random sound effects.

Overall Impression — 8
This is indeed an ambitious effort on behalf of the UG forum users. It shall be intriguing to hear the forum's next effort. I feel that the somewhat rigorous selection process of the songs included only serves to highlight just how professional the approach behind this album is. Let's face it, Skream started with fruityloops, and look where that got him. This Ultimate Guitar community album is available for free download at this link, and only at this link! Don't miss your chance.

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    WishfulShredder
    I didn't even know this existed... I have some electronic music on my profile; Im so in on the next one!
    doggybags
    Wanna hear what trance and metal sound like together? check out blood stained child
    EpiExplorer
    doggybags wrote: Wanna hear what trance and metal sound like together? check out blood stained child
    Nooo, those guys are ammetuers compared to SYBREED.
    This UG-forum collaboration is a magnificently controversial album for the reviewer; techno/electronic arguably attracts the greatest amount of negativity from a forum populated by guitar players
    Well, DUHHH. Can anyone tell me, is this album anything like Delerium? >.>
    Time Seller
    bjodne wrote: Electronic music is pretty cool if you're heavily into drugs, because the pure shitness of it prohibits listening when not intoxicated by what ever you speed-freaks like to munch while cooking up this electronic piece of shit
    Troll somewhere else. That bordered on unreadable.
    androidred0100
    I enjoyed it a lot. I think the first one was better as a whole but then again the first one didn't have TheReverend724's Angel. That track always makes me smile. But then again, I'm a dork.
    CoreysMonster
    okay, so I think this is a great album and everything, but I really dislike how the UG Team seems to be ignoring most of the other album efforts that have been coming out. Also, I really didn't like this review. it was short, only gave a brief overview of the songs, whereas most reviews go into every track on an album. It says nothing negative about the album in text, yet only gives a 7 and an 8. Oh wait, it's that Sam Agini guy again! Man, I really don't like your reviews. This one doesn't even have a link to the release thread or anything. And good job on giving not even a mention of the guys who put that album together. No mention of captaincrunk, or Steve, or entity! I mean, wtf? Give credit where credit's due, Agini.
    crazysam23_Atax
    barfrog wrote: i just hope the "eLECtro suxxx, its aLL aBuOt tEh br00tlz" comments are kept to a minimum
    It would've helped if you hadn't of said that.
    CoreysMonster
    EDIT3: Argh, goddammit, forget what I said about the link :haha: My other points still stand, though.
    ss311
    CoreysMonster wrote: okay, so I think this is a great album and everything, but I really dislike how the UG Team seems to be ignoring most of the other album efforts that have been coming out. Also, I really didn't like this review. it was short, only gave a brief overview of the songs, whereas most reviews go into every track on an album. It says nothing negative about the album in text, yet only gives a 7 and an 8. Oh wait, it's that Sam Agini guy again! Man, I really don't like your reviews. This one doesn't even have a link to the release thread or anything. And good job on giving not even a mention of the guys who put that album together. No mention of captaincrunk, or Steve, or entity! I mean, wtf? Give credit where credit's due, Agini.
    I review what I'm given. If you want a forum effort to be reviewed, get in touch. I'll do my best.
    ss311
    Oh, and if you look at most professional journalists' work, they do not go through every single track present in an album.
    CoreysMonster
    ss311 wrote: Oh, and if you look at most professional journalists' work, they do not go through every single track present in an album.
    Didn't want to offend you, man, and thinking about it my wording was a little harsh, I apologise for that. I just prefer track-by-track reviews, and I really think you should have given credit to the guys who put it together, they did an awesome job (and no I'm not one of them :p: )
    sxymnky777
    The person who wrote this sounds like high schooler who likes to use big words to impress his english teacher
    SteveHouse
    Rocky isn't DnB, Mathematics is. Mathematics isn't dubstep, b_2_t's Minogue remix is. If you want to talk subgenres but you aren't sure what's what, you might want to ask somebody who is. Thanks for a very positive review nonetheless
    barfrog
    crazysam23_Atax wrote: barfrog wrote: i just hope the "eLECtro suxxx, its aLL aBuOt tEh br00tlz" comments are kept to a minimum It would've helped if you hadn't of said that.
    Maybe i said it just to see how many people think theyre clever? Or maybe i didnt
    illyria
    i'm nofan of electro. but i think it's great the ug community made aolaboration. i'm a metalhead, but do not bann other music styles. i keep an open mid. if only more metalhead would do the same
    bjodne
    Electronic music is pretty cool if you're heavily into drugs, because the pure shitness of it prohibits listening when not intoxicated by what ever you speed-freaks like to munch while cooking up this electronic piece of shit
    Time Seller
    sxymnky777 wrote: The person who wrote this sounds like high schooler who likes to use big words to impress his english teacher
    Didn't finish high school, did you now?
    -xCaMRocKx-
    I don't really like that much electronic music, but the first album was pretty good. I'll get this!
    captaincrunk
    Yes! I'm glad to see only one negative comment, and from someone who never heard the music.
    Opethanized
    Comming from someone who's primarily into metal, I found this to be an enjoyable listen. A job well done to all involved, look forward to the next one!
    mental_zer0
    Awesome stuff. I continue to be impressed by the variety of music that UGs community can put out.
    Abom
    This doesn't really seem like the kind of thing that can be objectively reviewed. Still, nice to see a community effort getting front page.
    justinb904
    I normally am not into electronic music but I thought this album was really good.
    barfrog
    im a huge electro/synth fan, so the fact that this genre is being recognised by other guitarists on a metal-dominated forum is really refreshing!! definitely gonna be checking this out.... i just hope the "eLECtro suxxx, its aLL aBuOt tEh br00tlz" comments are kept to a minimum
    ChucklesMginty
    barfrog wrote: im a huge electro/synth fan, so the fact that this genre is being recognised by other guitarists on a metal-dominated forum is really refreshing!! definitely gonna be checking this out.... i just hope the "eLECtro suxxx, its aLL aBuOt tEh br00tlz" comments are kept to a minimum
    I think we all have to admit the Electronic albums are the best collabs done on UG. This is coming from some one who's not even into Electro.
    Time Seller
    ChucklesMginty wrote: barfrog wrote: im a huge electro/synth fan, so the fact that this genre is being recognised by other guitarists on a metal-dominated forum is really refreshing!! definitely gonna be checking this out.... i just hope the "eLECtro suxxx, its aLL aBuOt tEh br00tlz" comments are kept to a minimum I think we all have to admit the Electronic albums are the best collabs done on UG. This is coming from some one who's not even into Electro.
    Yup. Brilliant production on here.
    ss311
    sxymnky777 wrote: The person who wrote this sounds like high schooler who likes to use big words to impress his english teacher
    If you have found any big words in that review you are in serious need of some education.