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Imaginary Monsters
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on August 9, 2011
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To me, The Birthday Massacre are the "Ramones" of their genre, in that while they never really experiment with their sound, they always consistently deliver what their fans want: More great songs. Imaginary Monsters continues this trend and there are no signs of stopping for them.

I won't comment on the remixes as I'm a bit biased and think the original will always outshine any remix that is made, but make no mistake the three new songs continue where Pins & Needles ended, with those oh-so-familiar synth lines, down-tuned guitars, and soaring melodies that we all love and have come to expect. Left Behind channels the mood of "Movie" from Walking With Strangers with its slow, sad feel. Very ethereal and melodic. Forever and Burn Away are more up-tempo tracks that easily could have fit on Pins & Needles. One cannot review a Birthday Massacre album without taking special mention of the amazing album artwork. The cover to Imaginary Monsters has a Lovecraft feel to it, while retaining the fairytale land element that they've always had. I always considered their album art to be just as important as the music as it channels the feel of their music wonderfully. The worlds portrayed in their artwork are very stimulating and proof that music as a tangible media (art & music), are still very much alive and important. I recommend you get the physical release, it's quite beautiful.

Overall, if you're a fan the choice is an easy one to make. Pick this ep up. It's a keeper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2012
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I cannot praise this band enough. They are absolutely the most amazing band I have heard! Now, about this cd. I love the first three songs, classic tbm. I'm usually sceptical of remixes because they are hardly ever as good as the originals. The "Control" remix is a different story. I will probably never say this ever again, but I actually like the remix better than the original. All in all this cd is terrific, like every other cd they have released. The Birthday Massacre never fails to impress me. I would recommend them to anyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2011
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I've been a tBM fan for a while now, and I like Imaginary Monsters a lot. The original songs (Left Behind, Forever, Burn Away) a totally on par with the rest of their works. The new cover of Pins & Needles on this EP is amazing, as is the new cover or Pale. The only complaint that I have for this EP is the cover of Control, which in my opinion is the only not-good song that the Birthday Massacre has ever done. Control was the best song from Pins & Needles, and they shamed it with their Tweaker Mix. Other than that, this EP is worth every cent!
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on April 30, 2014
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The album was released after pins and needles, but the similarities stop there. Chibi voice in the first two tracks is nothing like anyone could ever expect, just excellent!!!!
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on April 5, 2014
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I usually hate remixes but the ones on this album are awesome. Plus, there's songs on it that you can't get anywhere else. Highly recommend this to any Birthday Massacre fan.
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on March 9, 2014
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This album was good but I enjoy their other albums more! This has different versions of a lot of songs off of other albums. I like the original versions better though.
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on February 24, 2014
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The music is fantastic this group is one of my favorites I just hope it came in more protected because the box arrived broken.
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I love what TBM does, period...but I'm not as happy as I thought I might be. The 'remix' versions of the songs (there are 5 remix songs, i.e., a different producer/remixer gets to play with the audio stems (tracks) of the songs and include differing versions of parts, excluding some parts originally recorded, etc, in order to make it 'dance-club friendly') just don't translate well, but that doesn't mean that others won't like it. Listen for yourselves, really. I'm going for what I like, and I like what the actual band members do with their own chemistry.
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on February 15, 2013
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Another great album from the Birthday Massacre. I got this for my sister who is also a fan of the group and I will soon be ordering my own copy. If you are unfamiliar with their work definitely sample some of their songs before you commit to a purchase.
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on December 15, 2012
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these guys are one of my top 5 favorite bands and I love this cd I love every cd that they have put out
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