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Downtown Battle Mountain II

March 8, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 7, 2011
  • Release Date: March 8, 2011
  • Label: Rise Records
  • Copyright: 2011 Rise Records
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  • Total Length: 42:37
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  • ASIN: B004PTIY6Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,032 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brendan on March 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD
after hearing a couple songs leaked over youtube, i wasn't too sure of how this album would sit with me. BUT... after listening to this album in complete, beginning to end, every song, seems to fit well with eachother. this great piece of work will make your pee pee hard. has many elements that downtown battle mountain had and even some funky jam pieces you heard on happiness (kinda has a "saturday night fever" touch to it.) my only dissapoint with this album was "purple reign" but its still a good song, just doesn't have that "coming to close" feel of an album. but never the less, i'm pretty sure these tunes could cure cancer and knock someone up at the same time. ENJOY!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Vegs63 on March 21, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Unlike most reviews for this cd I'm not going to waste your time bickering about lineup changes and just focus on how awesome the music is. "Spooks" is an excellent opener for the alblum that is a very well put together song that showcases each member's incredible skills. Even though he's insane, I don't think anyone can deny Johnny Craig can sing and every song really showcases that. Jon Mess's scream has, in my opinion, improved greatly and he does a great job of mixing his absurd and strange lyrics to his serious one. The istrumentals are, of course, amazing with some excellent drumming from Matt Mingus and the typically incredible riffs Will Swan (who actually raps a little on this album, sometimes it complements the song, sometimes not) provides. Highlights include "Pounce Bounce" which switches from laughable, to serious, to sarcastic and serious, mainly courtesy of Mess's lyrics which include "I"m lethally overdosed on pumpkin pie" and the potentially offensive "What's it like to be an atheist?/Are you okay with suicide?". There's also the superb "Elder Goose" which is very catchy for DGD and contains some of the best moments in the record where both vocalists are singing. It has a slow, intense chorus and is somewhat reminiscent of "Caviar" from the self titled album. "Heat Seeking Ghost of Sex" is classic DGD featuring some hooks (of course not radio friendly at all though), some of Mess's best screams to date, and the usual great guitars. After this song, the album becomes a little more melow and focuses more on Johnny Craig than anything else, which really isn't that bad because he is extremely talented. "Previously Ponchieezed" is my personal favorites from that group of songs, and builds up towards the end in a similar way to "The Backwards Pumpkin Song". All in all, if you're reading this review, you already know DGD so you won't be disapointed with this album so I urge you to buy it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Vincent on April 9, 2011
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I wasn't too familiar with this band, it was recommended by a friend. Despite having pretty varied taste in music, I haven't listend to any groups with screaming vocals, so I was a little unsure at first. Thankfully, there were enough hooks and creative guitar work to keep me interested, and slowly the screaming grew on me. I'm not about to start listening to a bunch of other post-hardcore bands, but DGD has gotten the perfect mix of hooks and screams down, to the point where they definitely won me over as a fan.

EDIT: It's been a couple months now and I can still say this is a fantastic album that I listen to quite frequently. Don't let the screaming scare you! These guys have amazing talent and the screaming will grow on you. I buy a fair amount of music, and it's hit or miss. Sometimes I buy an album and it feels like I wasted ten bucks, other times I buy one, and get a couple hours of enjoyment out of the music and it's forgotten. And *once in a while*, I buy an album as awesome as DBM2 and it feels like I hit the jackpot and my ten bucks pays out tenfold.
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By Jarick Losey on August 15, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Having fallen in love with nearly all of Jonny Craig's work over the last few years, this release caught me off guard initially, but it has become one of my all time favorite albums, and that's really not something I say lightly.

The depth, creativity, and musicianship is top notch from the first to last song. There is not one weak spot on this album...although some reviewers aren't as big on the later songs, I actually feel they flow together in a very Abbey Road side two way. And although it is billed as a sequel to their first full-length, it is a very different sounding album. The playfulness of the self-titled LP and Happiness has been combined with the sheer intensity of Downtown Battle Mountain. Obviously Jonny puts it over the top with his amazing voice and signature swagger, but not one member of the group is outshined.

I liken the album to an onion which has layers that can be peeled back to reveal more and more substance. Having listened to it hundreds of times, I have focused on nearly every aspect and always been rewarded. At first, it was the vocals, which are impossible to ignore and superbly done. Next was the drums, as that's my main instrument and musical passion, and the patterns, creativity, and execution are outstanding. The guitar work is mesmerizing as Jon weaves his pieces in and around each other. And as each of their other albums, nobody is stepping on anyone else's toes. The parts fit together like a jigsaw puzzle that form a greater piece, the music, yet there is detail in each that can be appreciated.

There's nothing much to say other than you either get this band or you don't. I have friends who are musicians and music lovers that really don't understand my fascination with this group. I would highly recommend purchasing the album and giving it a repeated listen.
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