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Monster Monster

November 3, 2009 | Format: MP3

$6.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 30, 2009
  • Release Date: November 3, 2009
  • Label: Tooth & Nail (TNN)
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Tooth & Nail Records
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  • Total Length: 45:15
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  • ASIN: B002SXXPAY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,058 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
When I purchased this, I had only heard a few of The Almost's best tracks from their first album and enjoyed them immensely. I'm definitely a fan of Underoath as well. But, to say it simply, I wasn't very impressed with this album as a whole. After the first three of four tracks, I was wondering if I had completely wasted my money. But then it started getting much better. Two tracks, "Hand Grenade" and "Monster," are excellent.

As a whole, they sound good as a band. Surprisingly, Aaron's vocals weren't as strong as I've heard on previous recordings. The drums rock, and the arrangements of some songs are really creative. For me, though, there are just too many sub-par songs that sound like a not-as-good version of Paramore.

I will listen again. Maybe they'll start to grow on me.
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The Almost has done it again. This time around Aaron has a backing band behind him (instead of playing ALL of the instruments like on Southern Weather). The result is a more cohesive sound. The best way to describe The Almost is if Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday became the frontman of the Foo Fighters. As someone who loved Southern Weather, I was hoping to not be disappointed by Monster Monster after hearing it was more radio-friendly. But fear not! It still has "raw" moments, but just excellent production (per usual) by Aaron Sprinkle. And at currently $7.99, go buy it!
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By B. Sargent on November 4, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This album is more positive in sound in contrast to Southern Weather. My favorite song is the last one, Monster-so awesome.

Four starts instead of five because some of the songs in the middle of the CD are good but not great.
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The name Underoath has become a common one among... well, anyone who knows what Christian rock or metal is, and even those only familiar with the secular version of these genres. It's not difficult to see how such a talented band has gained the best of both worlds in today's music industry. And as most successful vocalists do, Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie created a side-project. But The Almost wasn't just any side-project. 2007's Southern Weather was one of the most successful side-projects Christian music had ever seen. And, just like Underoath, The Almost caught the eyes of those categorized by secular music, partly because of their Tooth & Nail/Virgin Records partnership. This year brings us another healthy dose of Almost, titled Monster Monster.

The opening title track has the fun guitars and vocals found the last time around. Except this time there's something different--it all feels like more of a band effort. Not only are the vocals and lyrics extraordinary (something typical for a vocalist's side-project), but the music is as well! "Monster Monster" exhibits these elements perfectly. Repeating everything in the chorus twice gets monotonous, but it doesn't take away from the song in any way.

One other thing that this first song demonstrates is the beginning of a concept album. The theme running through Monster Monster has to do with the dark side of our human nature. We all have a monster living in us that defies God's will for our lives and does what it wants for itself. But we can't let that monster win. Every day we have a choice to make: do we fight the monster or give in to its wicked desires? This is what Gillespie and crew structured Monster Monster around.
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Enough good things cannot be said about this album. Southern Weather was a decent effort by Gillespie, but untimely forgettable. Monster Monster is a huge step forward for the Almost as a full band. Not only is this album catchy, but every single song bleeds with passion. This album is a diverse effort yet the entire album has a cohesive flow. Essentially the album is comprised of 8 pop/rock and 4 ballads. I am usually not easily impressed with ballads since most artists keep them relatively generic, however none of the Monster Monster's ballads fall into that trap. Lyrically the album is nothing groundbreaking, but beauty is found in the simplicity of the lyrics. The album addresses our need for change; the title track states "I have made a home among the thorns, and I have given in. I have lost respect for me, can this get any worse?" The album is filled with many questions we all ask, and ultimately points to God as the answer. For those who like to put their songs on shuffle in huge playlists, these are the songs that you smile when you hear them.
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I am an avid fan of The Almost, and Underoath (the singer's other band he drums and sings in). The last album the had (Southern Weather) was very upbeat punky pop rock. I was so addicted to this CD and flipped when I heard they were releasing another album. I loved the driving beats and fast paced songs. I was very disappointed with Monster Monster at first. I was totally expecting an album like the last. I hate this album and put it to the side. Well it's several months and when I felt like listening to some chill music I put this album on and now I'm addicted. Although, different, and very unlike The Almost's previous album this album still offers catchy tunes, creative lyrics, and overall good music, not to mention some great worship and tribute to God (which may or not matter to you, but I enjoy it, and that shouldn't affect the listening enjoyment of this album either way).
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