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  • Audio CD (February 28, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • ASIN: B006UGLLJ2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #538,642 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Taters Barn on March 4, 2013
Format: Vinyl
I got this on vinyl, not from amazon but from a store. The problem I found is that whoever produced the disc may not have been too bright.

The first problem you notice isn't about the disc, but the content. "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" present on the album is not the same studio recording that comes with the digital or cd copy. I understand electro music always varies (especially live) but this version present on the album is extremely disappointing. As anyone that's listened to the song knows the 'drops' (I hate using that word) have a set progression, occasionally fading back to the melody present outside of the drop, and then returning to the bass/wobble/stuff. The problem is on vinyl this progression is entirely lost, it simply sounds as though the song is skipping (it's not, I tried two copies to be sure) around and has no 'flow' to it whatsoever. This song is not enjoyable to listen to on vinyl and I have no idea why this version was included on the album. The downloadable copy that comes with the album is the normal, good version of the song, strangely enough. And all of the other songs on the album are normal transfers.

The second problem with the album is that whoever produced it Messed up the pacing near the center, and the album gets progressively slower as you reach the middle tracks. All of the songs are noticeably slowed near the center and as such, the pitch is off. This is not my turntable changing speed, but the tracks themselves have been fabricated incorrectly.

Overall, I don't even really like skrillex all that much, but I liked these songs and bought the vinyl because I was curious to what dub would sound like on vinyl.
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30 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A. Schoening on December 26, 2010
Format: MP3 Music
So I bought this album on iTunes (don't do it unless you got a gift card like I did, it's $7.99 there). Lemme just say, this album hits hard and sounds freaking amazing. Its not like other electronica, it's dirty and hard. The best songs are definitely "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" or "Rock 'n' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)." I'd say it was worth the $7.99 I paid for it so pick this up at $5.99 and crank up the volume.

EDIT: I've been listening to this a fair amount lately and I'd like to add that several of the other songs are good. I have taken a liking to "Scatta" as of late. Theres a mix of all sorts of music. "Scatta" is a rap song thrown in with the dubstep and electronica music. Some of it seems more rock but its all awesome.
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27 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Lai on December 26, 2010
Format: MP3 Music
Skrillex's production quality is unmatched. Listen to this album in the highest quality you can find (~320 kbps) and with the best headphones/speakers you can find (for me it's the Ultimate Ears Triple Fi 10), and his production will really stand out. Skrillex is incredibly talented and utilizes a highly unique sound. Part of his talent is his ability to draw from all forms of music- Electro, Dubstep, Rap (see: Scatta), Pop (see: Lady Gaga remixes), and his metal (see: The Sadness will never end) background to form an amazing and intense sound. Skrillex does not judge what is good music or not- he sees music as neutrally as possible, mixes and melds all these styles on the platform that is electro. In order to produce the trebles, mids, and bass as cleanly as he does, there is no substitute but a lot of time and effort. Get the best quality Skrillex you can find, combine that with good speakers/headphones, and you will have one heck of a time
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stanley C. Sargent VINE VOICE on March 9, 2013
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
Some interesting sounds, 95% electronic, with a similar beat. I found the music tedious after a few songs, actually. I like to hear new sounds and see what I think, so I downloaded this EP. I'm not really sorry I downloaded it, but I won't be listening to it often.
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Format: Audio CD
Skrillex's EP Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites is the kind of music that I dreamed of making twenty years ago. Remember those old commercials that showed one human face merging and changing into another face, then into another? At the time I imagined what it would be like to do that with sound and music--using a computer program to merge different sounds into new, unique sounds. Like what if you could take John Lennon's voice and merge it with Mick Jagger's voice? And then take the different permutaions of this new voice and turn it into a drum track? And then sonically twist that drum line into a chop-ass guitar solo? And on and on, all layered, to a great propulsive rock/rap fusion, creating found melodies out of mashed up vocal cuts.

That's exactly what young Mr. Skrillex has done here, and yet, so much more. Different genres are mixed up in a Waring Blender, then set to full tilt actual SONGS, with musical bridges, verses and choruses. This is great headbanging EDM that you can sing to with great metal riffs intercut with moments of transcendent beauty.

I've seen Skrillex compared to Deadmaus, but there is really no comparison. Deadmaus is more like pleasant drone music, while Skrillex is high energy, fun, propulsive beats that you can run to, board to, dance to, or whatever. MY favorite cuts: KILL EVERYBODY(I WANT TO EAT YOUR HEART) (all 3 mixes), and Scary Monsters. Two thumbs up, dude.
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