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Ransom [EP]

CartelAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Twenty seconds into “Let’s Go,” the opening track on CARTEL’s third full length CYCLES, singer Will Pugh declares, “I’ve got so much left to do but I’ll start with this song.” For the Atlanta, GA pop-rock quintet to be prioritizing, to have their collective gaze so firmly focused on the horizon, the future and all its possibilities is both ... Read more in Amazon's Cartel Store

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  • Audio CD (November 16, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Militia
  • ASIN: B00069A6UY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,467 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Luckie Street
2. Write This Down
3. Hey, Don't Stop
4. The City Never Sleeps
5. Last Chance
6. The Ransom
7. Fiend (alt. version)

Editorial Reviews

This is the debut release from Atlanta five piece Cartel. The Ransom E.P is six songs composed of pure energy and unfettered passion expressed through distorted amps and hook filled choruses.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great place to start January 11, 2006
A Kid's Review
Format:Audio CD
Cartel, IMO, is one of the best out there. period. their music is really, REALLY catchy. Almost everything you hear is a hook, and the lead singer has great pipes. Although i'd have to say i like their newest, "chroma", a little better, this record is still no less than 5 stars.

1. Lucky st...(available on "chroma", catchy as all hell 10/10)

2. Write this down...(amazingly catchy pop-punk track 9/10)

3. Hey, don't stop...(one of the catchiest pop-rockers i've ever heard. The song has two hooks and never lets down for it's entire duration. This one is the best cartel song ever IMO 11/10)

4. The city never sleeps...(another great song, very good hook, and the melody will stick in your head for awhile 10/10)

5. Last chance...(sweet 8/10)

6. The ransom...(title track, a bit more rock than pop-rock 8/10)

7. Fiend...(acoustic song. not as good as the album's songs early on in the record, but solid 7/10)

The best EP i've ever heard. If records like "say it like you mean it" and "sticks and stones" changed your life, you MUST get to know cartel. Pop-punk never sounded so good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the beginning of greatness April 17, 2006
By Jon
Format:Audio CD
Cartel is an awesome this CD is just a great at Chroma. Once again all the tracks on here are just incredible. Cartel is very talented and I have a great feeling they will be around for awhile. And this is not pop-punk it's rock n roll.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Album... August 1, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I found out about Cartel a long time ago and I got one of my best friends hooked on them. My friend even got me their autograph! It has a little different sound than Chroma, but you have to listen to really hear it. A must have for any Cartel fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More bands should sound like cartel June 6, 2006
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'Hey, don't stop' is probably one of the best tunes I've heard in awile. Take the energy and aggression of Fall Out Boy and mix it with the emotion provided by bands like The Starting Line and Spitalfield, and you have cartel. Anyone who likes fast paced pop/punk/rock music should get to know cartel. Good stuff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cartel - Ransom Review October 2, 2010
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This Cartel EP is a precursor to their debut album, Chroma. Fans of the band's early work will appreciate this EP. I had listened extensively to Cartel's albums before discovering this EP. My personal favorite is Chroma, and this EP could be straight off the album. The style is almost identical to that of Chroma. The song "Lucky St." can be found on both Ransom and Chroma. The two versions are nearly identical with only a few subtle differences. If you like Cartel You will love this EP. I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cartel October 24, 2005
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awesome cd. next album is also really great. so check this out and their other album out called Chroma. cartel. awesome band. enough said. enjoy.
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