Raggedy Angry - Dead Beats
Electrorock, Synthpop Ragged Angry are a Canadian based band which creates their sound through a variety of genres from Synthpop to Electro-rock. The 2012 release 'Dead Beats' is their return to the music scene and totals 9 tracks, two of which being remixes by The Birthday Massacre and Vince Clortho.

The best way I can describe this albums sound is through a sophisticated blend of Electro-Rock and Emo. It has a sound reminiscent of the newer Mindless Self Indulgence, especially with tracks such as "Meerkat" around two minutes into the track.

I admit I judged a book by its cover, the album art is certainly interesting but the second I started playing the album, I found myself instantly moving to it; be it toe tapping and head nodding. Really easy to listen to and so vibrant in style from harder beats and synths to softer sounds. Drifting through melancholy synthesized vocals through to the usual hard vocal sound with a pleasant Punk twist.

My favourite track of the album strangely is "Candy Unicorns", which emphasizes the band's comical twist on their own sound. Each track varies even still, I found it hard to pin point an exact 'sound' which would flow through the album and this, I find, is a positive point, the album holds its own with each track being a good listen and suitable for quite a range of listeners.

I thoroughly enjoyed the album and even so the remixes, especially The Birthday Massacre's remix of "Superjet" from a previous release. Whether I find it a revolution of music and am unsure of my interest to replay the album often are another story. I would definitely recommend the album a listen, especially for those looking for a unique sound and a little spice of variety from this growing band.

I really liked how the album felt to listen to and the speed at which I could grow into it. I will rate a 6.5 overall. A strong and recommended release.
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Raggedy Angry - Dead Beats

Ragged Angry are a Canadian based band which creates their sound through a variety of genres from Synthpop to Electro-rock. The 2012 release 'Dead Beats' is their return to the music scene and totals 9 tracks, two of which being remixes by The Birthday Massacre and Vince Clortho.

The best way I can describe this albums sound is through a sophisticated blend of Electro-Rock and Emo. It has a sound reminiscent of the newer Mindless Self Indulgence, especially with tracks such as "Meerkat" around two minutes into the track.

I admit I judged a book by its cover, the album art is certainly interesting but the second I started playing the album, I found myself instantly moving to it; be it toe tapping and head nodding. Really easy to listen to and so vibrant in style from harder beats and synths to softer sounds. Drifting through melancholy synthesized vocals through to the usual hard vocal sound with a pleasant Punk twist.

My favourite track of the album strangely is "Candy Unicorns", which emphasizes the band's comical twist on their own sound. Each track varies even still, I found it hard to pin point an exact 'sound' which would flow through the album and this, I find, is a positive point, the album holds its own with each track being a good listen and suitable for quite a range of listeners.

I thoroughly enjoyed the album and even so the remixes, especially The Birthday Massacre's remix of "Superjet" from a previous release. Whether I find it a revolution of music and am unsure of my interest to replay the album often are another story. I would definitely recommend the album a listen, especially for those looking for a unique sound and a little spice of variety from this growing band.

I really liked how the album felt to listen to and the speed at which I could grow into it. I will rate a 6.5 overall. A strong and recommended release. Jun 07 2013

Liam Richards

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