Music Box Opera [+digital booklet]

October 30, 2012 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Digital Booklet: Music Box Opera

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 30, 2012
  • Release Date: October 30, 2012
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • Copyright: 2012 Nettwerk Productions
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  • Total Length: 1:22:10
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  • ASIN: B009QZZD8O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,213 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Love this album and would definite recommend this album too!!
Lorna_01
Please feel free to comment on this if you think I am wrong or if you have a different way I should be listening to/interpreting the album.
Stephen Dumont
I loved this CD, the first song wasn't my favorite, but the rest was great!!
Lucy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By David Parker on November 5, 2012
Format: Audio CD
I had been hoping that the new Delerium offering (especially in light of Bill Leeb's website description of the songs) would be a bit more varied and creative, something along the lines of 'Karma'. Unfortunately, the pop-oriented path they have taken since 'Poem' has reared its head in full force here. Many songs just flow by unencumbered by any real drama or compositional left-turns. Languid, trippy.....nice to hear, but nothing really memorable on too many of these songs. With 'Poem' being my second favorite of their output, I'm not against the pop path they have taken ever since, but this time, it's just too much of what I've heard before - too bad, since the production is as good as anything I've ever heard from them (the album definitely SOUNDS great!) Or perhaps 78 minutes is just too long for this album to sustain it's interest. In fact, I think if I were to pare it down to about 55 minutes, it might be just about right. But if you're looking for the dark drama, chanting monks, choirs and Eastern mysticism of Delerium past, this ain't it.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Amazon User on November 3, 2012
Format: Audio CD
There is a difference between the physical CD and the digital album. The digital album has 3 bonus tracks - "Lock Down, "Still Kill", and "Stargazing (feat. Angela McCluskey)". The physical CD only has "Lock Down" and "Still Kill" - it is missing "Stargazing".
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Poesuicide on November 4, 2012
Format: Audio CD
I've been a huge Delerium fan ever since the Karma album, so when I noticed that they had a new album out I snatched it up and couldn't wait to listen. It was a pleasant surprise to see new material from them since I had not heard any updates since Nuages du Monde, which I liked quite a bit. Unfortunately I had very mixed feelings about this one. I almost checked the box again to make sure I didn't accidentally buy music from a band called Music Box Opera with an album titled Delerium. The first song doesn't sound like Delerium whatsoever. I suppose the synth and beat is pretty trademark Delerium, so maybe it's the singer's top 40's teeny bopper style singing that threw me off. What is this, Cher Loyd?

It started getting a little better after the first song but some of it was still really questionable. It's like some kind of poppy trip hop. I really got the impression that they're trying to be more mainstream. If you like that type of music, by all means you may really enjoy this album. I wouldn't say it's bad; a lot of the songs were very boring and forgettable to me, not at all what I expected, but a good portion of the songs are great, especially the instrumentals. Kirtsty Thirsk is a goddess as always. But seriously, if you played me most of the songs on this album and didn't say who it was, I would have guessed Morcheeba or Sleepthief remixed by Bill Leeb. Take that as you will.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Anticlimacus on February 21, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
By "finished" I mean "washed up", with little in terms of inspired craftmanship left in the tank. These guys haven't made a great album since "Poem", and that was 12 years ago! After "Poem" we were subjected to the sickly sweet crap of "Chimera", which had a few very good songs but was ultimely sunk by its low-quality lyrics and rank cheesiness ("Magic" is one of the worst songs I have ever heard . . . in my entire life). Then we had "Nuages Du Monde", which felt like a step in the right direction and was a decent album overall, but lacked a "wow" factor.

Now, we get "Music Box Opera", which is a true disappointment. To be fair, nothing in this album is as bad as the worst songs in "Chimera", but there's also no song here that I would classify as "great." I mean, there are 14 friggin' songs on this album and they couldn't churn out ONE new classic song? That's pretty bad. If I were making a "Best of Delerium" track list of 20 songs, NONE of the songs on this album would make the cut.

"Chrysalis Heart" and "Sky" are good, but most of the other songs felt average and generic to me. "Delerium" seems to have suffered the same fate that Sarah McLachlin did in the late 90s - they got lazy . . . really lazy. It's not like I shy away from pop music either, because I do like it if its done well. However, lazy pop music is embarrassing.

At this point in "Delerium's" career, I would rather explore their non-lyrical weird electronic music from the late 80s and early 90s. For example, "Spiritual Archives" is a fantastic, atmospheric album. It's far more satisfying and well-crafted than "Music Box Opera." I'm afraid that we will never see another great album from this band. They simply don't have the guts to make one anymore.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By R. Holman on November 1, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
I get to submit the first review (I hope it is, anyway) and Amazon so kindly notified me that the album had been released the day after! Sadly, I missed their last album's initial release and was really bummed when I finally happened upon info that it had been released months earlier. After 6 long years, Delerium delivers on an album that is the happy balance between new material but keeping their signature sound & style. IMO, music marketing in general seems to be more and more focused on singles, so I don't buy many albums these days and when I do, I often think that I should have just bought the single that took me there. Not the case here. I have probably cycled through all of Delerium's main albums & remixes literally 50 times and half of that while I was finishing our basement several years back. When I first put on this album, I though to myself "Hmm, who has a basement needing finishing..." and that is high praise! I will, of course, listen to this everywhere and often, as well as the Monarch Remixes album, both of which were very reasonable here at Amazon! Between the two, it was $11 for 24 total songs (Monarch, the album version, is in both sets) plus a cool PDF cover art booklet for this album. I am a happy man!!
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