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Etown Phalanx Home-Grown Reviews

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Etown Phalanx Home-Grown Reviews

Postby Neil » Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:15 am

Alright, I'm in the mood to talk, and I know at least a couple of us have this disc, so I'm going to open the argument here.

First discussion: How did you like it?

Personally, I'm closer to Jonathan Minkoff's sentiment and Guang Ming Easlon's grade for the album. I thought the album was solid from beginning to end, with a couple of songs (I'm Still Always Here For You, Pride, Black Sheep) really doing it for me and bringing easy 5 grades. I think that the comparison to Code Red by Ms. Easlon was unfair, because if you compare it to any album but that one, I'd say it stands on the same level. An analogy... in high school art class, you have Claude Monet, and twenty talented high school artists. This'd be like saying 'this student's ability doesn't match Mr. Monet's' even though he stood out as strong amongst his peers. Anyway, small detail. I just wanted to say that the polish and precision was right with that of most every album I've ever heard. I love this album, and I'd give it a grade somewhere between 4 and 5, making it a 4 if I had to give a grade with no decimals.

Second discussion: The difference in grades

The basis for this discussion is not what you might normally think. I can go along with different grades ranging from 3 to 5 overall. However, I saw these three numbers and almost choked:

Energy/intensity:
Minkoff - 5
Easlon - 4
Czerwinski - 1

Now, I understand that you can disagree with the relative quality of a CD, but I don't know how the energy ratings can be so different on the same disc. Either the energy was there or it wasn't - not a very subjective rating. Now, my personal opinion is with Mr. Minkoff, here, but that's not the point. Do you guys think it's possible to have that big a difference in opinion as to the energy shown on a disc?

Feel free to chime in.... I might add my review (or a portion thereof) later in the thread, I'm not sure.
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Postby ariel » Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:06 am

I have this disc, and I really enjoyed it. I would also give it about a 4 or a little more. The energy thing really confuses me too, Neil, because I thought that besides a couple songs, the energy was really top notch. It was the first thing I noticed, and I've listened to it a bunch of times because I'm peer reviewing it for them. I'm also not sure why there was such a big discrepancy on that score. Otherwise I thought that Guang Ming and Jonathan were pretty close to what I thought as well about most of the disc.
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Re: Etown Phalanx Home-Grown Reviews

Postby tekay » Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:32 am

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Postby Chris -- Shir Appeal » Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:34 am

In re Part 2:

If it's not subjective, then why bother asking different people for ratings at all? :P

Tom gave a poor Energy score because, to him, it sounded like the human voices were drained of energy by the autotuning and other processing.

Is it energetic if I record a perfect "din" and then sample it to play an entire song? (Not that this happened on Homegrown.) It depends on what you view as energy, I suppose...

In the above example, if the completely artificial sampled song had a great hook and a nice beat, maybe I would give it a high energy score because it excites me. On the other hand, maybe I would give it a one, because it sounds pretty damn soulless.

Personally, maybe a one is a little harsh for the album. Even if you hate the backgrounds, the solos still have some decent energy -- and the autotuning on them is even less apparent to my ear than on the vaunted Code Red.
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Re: Etown Phalanx Home-Grown Reviews

Postby Neil » Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:53 am

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Postby quidlat » Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:00 pm

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Postby Neil » Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:07 pm

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Miscellanea

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Re: Miscellanea

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