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Music Review: Blood on the Dance Floor – You Done Goofed

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*Yes, I know–I’m on a total BOTDF binge. It should be over pretty soon?*

Blood on the Dance Floor has returned on July 27th to take us by storm with their new single, You Done Goofed. With a slick slate-colored album art theme, “You Done Goofed” is the only single released since October ’09 that hasn’t been listed as part of their upcoming album, EPIC!

When I stared at the glaring five-minute, two-second track time on this song, I was excited for five minutes of bubble-gum, techno-pop goodness; however, this was not what I got. “You Done Goofed” is different from everything they’ve done thus far–from BOTDF’s debut albums Let’s Start a Riot! and It’s Tough To Be A Diamond In A Rhinestone World to their most recent singles, I’m What Dreams Are Made Of and Lose Control. “You Done Goofed” has a strong R&B feel to it, with a laid back pulse and Jayy’s “yeeeeeeah-eeeahs” and “ohhhhhs” echoing faintly in the mainstream pop instrumentation. This song opens with the sound of rainfall, Dahvie’s angsty narration, then explodes into it’s R&B tune. Dahvie raps through most of the verses, leaving Jayy to showcase his vocal talent in the chorus (Honestly–the way he sang in this song reminded me vaguely of Linkin Park.); he even gets to rap at the end of the last verse.

My opinion was VERY biased at first; I was expecting a fast-paced dance track, and got something completely different. Naturally, I didn’t like it that much. I had half a mind to believe that BOTDF was suffering from Ayumi Hamasaki syndrome–writing long, soulful ballad-like songs that mean more to them as artists than the general public as a song. I started to listen to it more and, needless to say, it grew on me. Now, it’s not a terribly boring song, but something I can listen to while riding in the car, or do a few good chest pops to if I’m feeling like it. (:

Rating:

4/5

Reason For Rating:

Though this song is pretty decent (a little more mainstream than I expected from them, though), it’s not the sound that BOTDF has tagged as their own. They branched out into a new genre and did a strikingly good job at it, but it’s definitely a sound I don’t like hearing from them. Musically, they did great–the song sounded wonderful. But despite this, I wish they would keep their music style closer to that of “Success Is The Best Revenge.” (:

Music Review: Hello, Astronaut – Paper! Snow! a Ghost!

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Paper! Snow! a Ghost! is the debut extended play from techno artist, Hello, Astronaut. This music is the brainchild of 18-year-old Fresno, California native, Jordan Palmer. With his debut in 2009, only two titles have been released from him. He is currently unsigned, but there isn’t a doubt in my mind that his career will take off soon.

Track List:
1. We’ve Got The Moves
2. Colors
3. Memories
4. My Best Friend
5. 7ate9

We’ve Got The Moves is the oh-so-catchy opener for this debut EP. The beats are super-infectious and bubbly, just like Jordan Palmer’s captivating voice, despite an apparent use of autotune. His lyrics are uber-sweet, and woould make any girl’s heart melt. The piano in the middle is lovely (and I’m not saying this because I’m a pianist), and it was a clever touch to add. My only complaint? It’s far too short for my liking! ^-^

Colors kicks off with a lovely piano section filled with good dissenence and resolution. The piano continues through the piece, joined by Jordan’s captivating voice and sexy electrobeats Singing the part of an apologetic ex, any girl would be willing to take him back in a heart beat.

Memories starts off a a little rougher than the early tracks, but explodes into a mixture of eighth-note electrobeats and piano. The singer’s story is that of a lonely boy remembering times with his old girl-friend. The song itself is very catchy, and I found myself listening to it four times straight before I realized it was repeating. My favorite part has to be the interesting drum machine break near the end. ^.^

My Best Friend is different from all other songs on the album, playing in a continuous loop with very few refrains. Jordan’s voice is much louder and much more boisterous than the other songs, and even belies a sense of passion about the words he’s singing. The song itself is about a boy talking to his best friend, and how much he doesn’t want to lose that friend; its’ one of the best songs on the EP.

7ate9 is the cutest song that this artist has ever produced. The guitar at the intro just radiates “adorable,” as does Jordan’s voice and the lyrics. The song is about a boy talking about how much that he loves his girlfriend–words that every girl would want to hear. “7ate9” varies in volume, with multiple crescendos and decrescendos,which adds a dramatic touch to the music, making this track my absolute favorite.

Rating:

5/5

Reason for Rating:

This EP is just an absolute treat–a great debut for an artist that has true potential. The songs are beautifully written and performed, and catchy enough to leave them in your head for days.

Recommended Tracks:

We’ve Got The Moves

My Best Friend

7ate9


Music Review: Ayumi Hamasaki – MOON/blossom

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MOON/blossom is the first single that “J-Pop Empress” Ayumi Hamasaki has released after her latest album, Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus. The CD contains A and B sides, with four different remixes depending on the purchased version, and two instrumentals. (NOTE: I DO NOT REVIEW REMIXES)

Track List:
1. MOON “original mix”
2. blossom “original mix”
3. Don’t look back “Reggae Disco Rockers remix”
OR
3. Microphone “THE LOWBROWS remix”
4. Last Links “Orchestra version”
OR
4. meaning of Love “Acoustic piano version”
5. MOON “original mix instrumental”
6. blossom “original mix instrumental”

Have I ever mentioned how difficult it is for me to listen to Ayumi these days? Her music is all starting to sound the same, and her new A-side MOON is no exception. The rock ballad style is something she’s been overdoing since the GUILTY era–and they’re not getting any better, with her “fated” song still being the best. “MOON” is VERY platonic and monotone, following all the rock ballad cliches–starting out soft and building up to some powerful instrumentation, only to quiet down at the verses and flare up at the chorus. Ayu stretched this song out for nearly six minutes–five minutes and forty eight seconds to be exact–and she did absolutely nothing with this song. Was this six minutes wasted? I do believe so.

blossom is the single’s B-side, and Ayumi’s chance to redeem herself from the catastrophe that was “MOON.” Did she? Well, only a little bit. It’s another rock ballad, just like moon was! Though it still followed one of the biggest rock ballad cliches (mentioned in “MOON”), it had a better chorus than “MOON,” and was much more high energy. It had a very good guitar solo, and was, overall, a better song than “MOON.” This song was what saved the single from totally bombing.

Rating:

2/5

Reason for Rating:

This single is, easily said, a step down from Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus.The two rock ballads are mediocre at best, and is turning Ayumi’s music into something I feared–extremely cliched and repetitive, something I was fearful for at the introduction of this rock style in the album mentioned above. If “blossom” hadn’t have been on this single, it wouldn’t have even been worth wasting your time to listen to.

Recommended Tracks:

blossom

Music Review: Blood on the Dance Floor – The Singles

Alright, so the boys by the names of Dahvie Vanity and Jayy von Monroe (and even Garrett Ecstasy to an extent) have absolutely captured my heart, forever and ever. I am IN LOVE with their music, and have been since I listened to that first song (actually, I can’t remember the first song I listened to by them). Though Blood on the Dance Floor has always been my guilty pleasure, I must say that they got SO much better after Jayy von Monroe replaced Garrett Ecstasy (and I’m not saying this because I think Jayy is better-looking). I’m saying this because I can actually tell where Dahvie stops singing and Jayy begins–did Garrett even sing, or was he just the screamer? But this being put aside…

Since October 2009, the boys have been releasing singles to the buildup of their newest album, Epic, in October 2010. When I first started listening to them in about February, I was VERY foolish, and believed that their December single, “Sexting,” was the first song Dahvie released with Jayy. But I was wrong (fortunately). And my incorrectness there led me to make this post a review of Blood on the Dance Floor’s singles from October 2009 to June 2010.

Track List:
1. Horrifically Delicious (October 4th, 2009)
2. Success is the Best Revenge (November 5th, 2009)
3. Sexting (December 16th, 2009)
4. Designed to Kill (January 14th, 2010)
5. Inject Me Sweetly (feat. Jeffree Star)(February 16th, 2010)
6. Candyland (March 30th, 2010)
7. What Dreams Are Made Of (May 15th, 2010)
8. Lose Control (June 1st, 2010)

October 2009

Horrifically Delicious is BOTDF’s October single from 2009. It was never a song I listened to much, since the build-up in the very beginning hurt my ears and my speakers (namely because I listen to their music WAY too loud). But despite this, it’s definitely one of my favorite songs by them. The chorus…is…heavenly. *fangirl faint* If there was ANY song that you could have introduced Jayy in, it was this. It definitely fits along with the new style they introduced in OMFG Sneak Peak and I Scream I Scream, so Jayy’s introduction flows in seamlessly with the current style of the band. Typically, when a new member replaces an older one, it’s noticeable, because their style changes. With BOTDF, there wasn’t the slightest change, and for me, I never knew that Jayy had even replaced Garrett until their March single. >.> But this song is just true artistry–you should definitely give this a listen.

November 2009

Success Is The Best Revenge is such a fun, bouncy song! I fell in love with it in the first three seconds, listening to it’s preppy beats. It sounds like something that I would be playing through a giant boombox if I ever decided to break into my best friend’s room at 1:00 in the morning. I especially love the part that goes F-F-FUCK YOU. I’m not sure why I like it so much; I just do. This definitely competes for my favorite single featuring Jayy von Monroe.  >.<

December 2009

Sexting is definitely a doozy, with it’s X-rated lyrics and stated sexual themes. Obviously, the song is talking about the practice of sexting, or using cellphones and internet connection to deliver sexual favors to other people; some kids like this, adults are horrified by it. But either way, it was definitely the inspiration for BOTDF’s December single, and it was a sure-fire hit, ranking as their top song on iTunes. It’s catchy, pulsating beats that are very similar to Pac-Man are totally catchy. I could see people in the summer rockin’ out to this song, their windows and sunroofs rolled down, their hair being tousled in the breeze. But anyway, I digress. I do believe that it was the first BOTDF song I’ve ever listened to, and boy, do Jayy’s vocals stand out well in this song! I’m tempted to believe that Jayy’s in this band only because his voice direly contrasts Dahvie’s somewhat squeaky one. But it definitely showcases both of their talents in this song.

January 2010

Designed To Kill was a song that actually blew me away. In this song, Dahvie and Jayy actually sing instead of that “melodic rapping” (that’s what I call it) thing that they do in every song. There’s only one problem: if they can’t actually sing live, then this song will sound TERRIBLE. The actual melodic part of the is riddled with accidentals that would sound horrendous if the note isn’t hit accurately, and let’s face it: bad singers can’t hit those notes. But all in all, the recorded version sounds amazing, and Dahvie is like the rhyming king. I could sit all day and listen to him rhyme. This song is good in itself, but is probably the weakest of all of these singles. The good thing is, it can still be weak, but still be awesome. It’s hard to explain~ This means you need to LISTEN to it. 😉

February 2010

Inject Me Sweetly is their song featuring Jeffree Star; from what I had once read in an interview, a Jeffree Star concert is where Davhie met Jayy. But despite this, “Inject Me Sweetly” is along with “Designed To Kill” in the weakest tracks area. Jeffree and Jayy have voices that are so similar that they’re almost indistinguishable. The song itself isn’t that memorable, and it isn’t something that you’d hear in a club and try to look up to put on your mp3 player later. All in all though, it’s not that bad. The comparisons that are made in this song are unique: comparing sex to drug injections, sex addiction to drug addiction, and to an extent, orgasm to overdose. It’s a strange way of looking at things, but it gets the job done, nonetheless, and is one of their most interesting songs lyric-wise.

March 2010

March 2010

Candyland is a fun-bopping song, a lot like “Sexting” in beat, rhythm, and sound. I love how Jayy gets to sing the chorus, and the lyrics make me giggle if I’m in a good mood. I love to shake my head to the song, especially when I’m wearing giant earphones. The whole idea of a song based around a sexual interpretation of candy is really interesting; it’s just more proof that BOTDF writes very intriguing songs (although sexual interpretations of candy are quite common). Though this song isn’t as powerful and straightforward as “Sexting” and has a more cutesy, poppy sound, it’s a nice release from them.

May 2010

What Dreams Are Made Of is BOTDF’s May single, and is just tons of fun wrapped up into just a few minutes! This song has more melodic aspects than the others, and showcases off the voices of Dahvie and Jayy excellently. It has a more mainstream pop sound than their other songs, and is reminiscent of something that Katy Perry would do. At the part where Dahvie sang na, na, na, nanana na na, I thought he was going to end it with a yeah, yeah, yeah, goodbye. >.< I can picture someone cruising through Hollywood, California blaring this through their stereo. The song has more of an “I don’t give a fuck” and “I’m better than you” vibe, and it’s really good to listen to when you’re doubting yourself and are in need of that reassuring word that people just don’t seem to know to give you. It’s a good pick-me-up track.

June 2010

Lose Control is my FAVORITE single out of all eight of these. It’s definitely got a rougher, more rock-ish edge than the others. It’s a lot like a techno-punk rock song, with good electric guitar and synthesizer use. The music and the vocals complement each other beautifully, and I swear, I’m going to set the chorus as my ringtone. It’s almost as though Dahvie and Jayy pulled out all the stops on thing song, and it’s fantastic. If EPIC! is anything like this song, I am going to be in love with the album. Form the BOTDF stuff I’ve listened to (I haven’t listened to the entirety of their two albums), “Lose Control” is completely different from their other work with it’s rock feel. In my opinion, they should do more of this~ It’s very, VERY good.

Rating:

5/5

Reason for Rating:

Blood on the Dance Floor is good–purely and simply good; these eight singles showcase what I do believe are eight of their finest pieces. Dahvie and Jayy are artists in their own right, even though some might see the music they produce as totally senseless. They’re an absolute joy to listen to, and if you can, give them a try. HOWEVER–these singles aren’t for the faint of heart. If you dislike heavy cussing or sexual themes, then these singles–or this group, for that matter–are not for you.

Recommended Tracks:

Horrifically Delicious

Success Is The Best Revenge

Sexting

What Dreams Are Made Of

Lose Control

Music Review: TEN – Cheer Up

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TEN is a Korean duet who announced their debut along with about 4 or 6 others after the debut of 2NE1 and 4minute. Some people have compared them to t.A.T.u., because of their implied lesbian-related content. One of their debut teaser videos contained two girls in their undergarments caught in a passionate embrace, and one of their promotional pictures contained them holding hands.
Cheer Up is their two-track debut single. Dismissing the fact of how they eerily looked like some girls I saw in Las Vegas this summer, I started my analytical listen of the album.

Track Listing:
1. Gollaboa (Right Choice)
2. Mollayo (I Don’t Know)

Gollaboa is the opening track of the single. I was intrigued by not only the man talking in it (very reminiscent of something Hinoi Team), but their nice, 60s-70s retro-funk sound at the beginning. As I continued listening to the song, it started reminding me of an Italian dance track, with an instrument that sounded something like an accordion playing in the verses. The rapper has the most distinctive voice of the two, for the other’s voice sounds a LOT like all the other female Korean singers in the media. But despite this, she does a VERY good job of hitting the high notes like a pro. “Gollaboa” has definitely got a dance feel to it, there is no doubt about that.

Mollayo is the second track, and oh no! It’s the talking man from, like, Hinoi Team again! (: Hopefully this single won’t curse them, and make that a standard for the rest of their songs. In all honesty, the talking man is very distracting from the rest of the song. But despite this, the song starts off relatively quieter than it’s predecessor, with the same driving tempo. But what’s this? Oh dang! The chorus in this song sounds eerily like that in Gollaboa. That can’t be a good sign! Just like they sang golla, golla, gollaboa in the opening track, they’re singing molla, molla, molla in this one! But despite this, the bridge is very, very good, and definitely shows off the singer’s impressive vocals. Through this single, you do learn that that girl can sing, even if the other girl’s rapping is distinctive, but not all that good.

Rating:

3/5

Reason for Rating:

It seems as though they’re just another girl group, trying to gain distinction with their somewhat controversial image. Their songs are repetitive, and sound very generic. Despite that, they’re pretty catchy. If they would have debuted at a different time, these girls might have been able to do well.

Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 adaption film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. It stars big-name celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Anne Hathaway, along with Australian actress Mia Wasikowska. This movie is Tim Burton’s highest-grossing film of all time, and one of only six films to gross over one-billion dollars worldwide. In addition to this, it’s also the first PG movie, the first springtime release, and the second Disney film to ever gross more than one-billion.

Alice in Wonderland is viewed as a sequel to Lewis Carrol’s books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  and Through The Looking Glass. It tells the story of nineteen-year-old Alice Kingsleigh, who accidentally falls into a rabbit hole while running from a marriage proposal. When she arrives in  Underland (what she once called “Wonderland” when she arrived as a child), she discovers that she is the girl who’s meant to slay the Jabberwocky, the Red Queen’s biggest tool in keeeping Underland  under her control. With the help of her great friends, she learns to understand the courage to speak out and act is what will bring her success in the world.

I’m not going to be one of the people who rave about this movie–I honestly don’t understand what the hype is all about. Bbut I’m definitely not going to be one of the people who talk bad about this film, either.

The thing about Alice in Wonderland is that it’s relatively nondescript. It’s not as amazing as it’s made out to be, but it doesn’t totally bomb. Admittedly, though–it’s entirely undeserving of all of the hype. I had high expectations for this film–expectations that weren’t entirely filled. It was entertaining, but it’s not as good as people say it is.

Wonderland (or Underland) is supposed to be magical, but instead, it’s dark, dreary, and dead. I do understand how the plot and the devastation of the Red Queen’s rule works into this, but it begins to lose the heart of the entire Alice in Wonderland idea. The movie contains a few cliches and predictable moments–one of the co-heroes letting himself be taken prisoner, the hero deciding to save the co-hero instead of facing her destiny, the climax to a battle scene, and the fact that the heroine had very little trouble with the battle at all.

Alice in Wonderland is supposed to be set in a universe that’s vastly unpredictable–Lewis Carroll’s books were just like that. But Burton’s film takes the unpredictable to very predictable. You know that Alice will be the right Alice, you know the Mad Hatter doesn’t die, you know that the whole thing isn’t a dream, and you know that she’s going to slay the Jabberwocky. For some, when all of the main points of a plot are known, it makes the whole thing much less interesting–and that’s definitely how it worked for me.

But there are many positive aspects of the movie as well. The film contained Tim Burton’s signature atmosphere–dark and rather Gothic–and that atmostphere is exactly what Tim Burton fans expect and crave from his work. It shows Johnny Depp’s ability to act almost any role, and gives Mia Wasikowska a good foothold in the American movie market with such a successful film. It also shows that CGI technology has finally gotten up to par with Burton’s crazy imagination.

Rating:

4/5

Reason for Rating:

The movie was much more boring and bland that one would expect from Tim Burton and this title, but the animation and acting was enough to give the viewers an exciting visual treat.

Movie Review: The Crazies

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The Crazies is a 2010 horror remake by Breck Eisner of George A. Romero’s 1973 film. The plot is about the small town of Ogden Marsh, Iowa, becoming infected by a bio-weapon called the Trixie disease which was dumped in their water supply; all infected peoples become extremely agressive killing machines. The government has intervened and is containing the town, and four heroes–David Dutton, Judy Dutton, Russell Clank, and Becca Darling–attempt to make their escape.

Despite generally positive reviews, this film is filled with blood-doused horror and cheap thrills. The plot is entirely masked by blood smears, and this film employs some of the oldest tricks in the book, such as the infected people jumping out from every nook and cranny of any given place. There are even some areas which leave you thinking, “wait? What’s going on?”

One of those moments is the situation of Russell Clank. He shows every sign of being infected–he has a desire to shoot anything, living or dead, and he even holds his friends David and Judy at gunpoint as they attempt to make their escape. But by nightfall, he seems to have gotten no worse, but better— he’s capable of rational thought, and he’s willing to sacrifice himself to make sure that his friends managed to escape Ogden Marsh. After his untimely death, I was left thinking, “wasn’t he infected? Why didn’t he go crazy?”

Despite that confusing moment, most of the plot was executed seamlessly. But no matter how good Eisner’s plot is, the movie is just so overcome with blood that it’s hard to see anything else. There are people getting stabbed with pitchforks, people getting their heads blown off with shotguns, and terribly mutilated corpses. Some of the crazies’ deaths were entirely unrealistic–deaths that were made and manipulated to only increase the film’s overall blood flow–ha ha, as if it didn’t already have enough visceral violence! Whatever nifty plot twists and smart tricks Eisner could have put into his plot–or, how I see it, tried–would have been entirely covered by the bloody violence.

In addition, this statement can’t be avoided–this premise of a deadly disease being released, a small population being contained and quarantined, and an even smaller group of heroes attempting to escape is entirely overused. The movie Quarantine, which was released a few years ago, has the same overall premise (but a much weaker plotline). How many other films will we see in the next ten years with this same premise?

Overall, I’d say that if you wanted to take the time to see a horror movie, it’s something good to take up some time. It’s not the best film in the world–not by a longshot–but it will probably do.

Rating:

3.5/5

Reason for Rating:

It was obviously a movie with potential; however, all of the points that would have been good have been covered by a shower of blood and visceral violence, which makes more obvious the fact that this movie is built on a premise that’s soon to become quite cliche.

Prime Opportunity…

…to review more albums. (:

Some of Delta airlines’ longer flights offer an inflight media center, with satellite TV and a music option. I was amazed by this music option, and I’ll be able to review a lot of good albums by some good artists. Expect reviews from Rihanna, Michael Buble, Enigma, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, and much more. (:

G-Dragon is a Total Trendsetter…

…for plagiarism, that is.

Upon the release of his first solo album, G-Dragon was slaughtered with plagiarism claims, the two serious ones being for his songs “Heartbreaker” and “Butterfly.” To make amends for this, G-Dragon re-recorded his song “Heartbreaker” to feature popular American artist FloRida, whose song (titled “Right Round”) G-Dragon was accused of plagiarizing. G-Dragon also opened for FloRida in some of his performances in eastern Asia.

After G-Dragon’s bout with plagiarism accusations, it looks like many other artists are following in his footsteps!

Lee Hyori’s fourth and comeback album H-Logic was hit with plagiarism charges for six songs off of the seven song track list! MNet and Bahnus (the producer) claim that her songs were taken from demos made by Bahnus four to five years previously–all of which had been sold. However, according to one of my sources, one of the six plagiarism claims have been confirmed. Hyori’s songs “Bring it Back,” “I’m Back,” “Feel The Same,” “Swing,” “How Did We Get,” and “Memory” are all accused of plagiarism. It’s kind of odd, since some of Hyori’s accused songs have the same title as the song she’s accused of plagiarizing (Jason Derulo’s “How Did We Get” – Lee Hyori’s “How Did We Get”, Melanie Durrant’s “Feel The Same” – Lee Hyori’s “Feel The Same”, Cookie Couture’s “Boy, Bring it Back” – Lee Hyori’s “Bring it Back.”)

Not only is it G-Dragon and Lee Hyori, it’s also popular girl groups WonderGirls (who have been working on their U.S. promotions) and 4Minute!

The WonderGirls’ comeback song, “2 Different Tears” is accused of plagiarizing Wham’s song, “Bad Boys.” Very little has been said about this claim, besides the fact that the comparison was made by a netizen, and the comment spread like wildfire. The claim was made due to a similar number of beats per minute in a certain section in both songs–but with this being said, it’s hard to tell whether this case is deliberate plagiarism; with all of the dance music coming out, there are bound to be similarities in beat at some point.

The title track for 4Minute’s new release, “Huh,” is being accused of plagiarizing the Paradiso Girls’ song “Patron Tequila.” I have been unable to listen to both of these songs for comparison, but I will update when I am able to. Nothing more than the two song names have been listed on this topic.

Well, to be frank, G-Dragon did desire to be a trendsetter–but for his sense of style rather than his management’s sense of bad business. 😉

Music Review: Blood on the Dance Floor – OMFG Sneak Peak

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OMFG Sneak Peak is the newest extended play from electronic group Blood on the Dance Floor. This extended play is pretty catchy, but also contains major explicit language and themes. Pretty much every song in this release seem to have the same theme in mind.

Track List:

1. Well Suck Me!

2. I.D.G.A.F.

3. Looking Hot, Dangerous!

4. It’s Happening!

Well Suck Me! is the first track on the extended play, and I’m gonna say this straight up: this song is damn catchy. Though I do have a problem with the lyrics “…suck my dick like an ice cream stick…,” it’s an overall good song–and it definitely should be a little bit longer. One thing about songs that belong to Blood on the Dance Floor is that there is very little that can be used to describe them.

I.D.G.A.F is the second track, and one of my favorites. The full title being “I Don’t Give A Fuck,” this song is catchy–I even have the first little bit of the song drawn on a poster in my room: “I do what I want, I say what I want, I get what I want, and I take what I want. I’m royalty bitch; never gave a shit. Relationships–fuck that shit!” And trust me–I can sing the whole thing through multiple times. Multiple. Times. On. Repeat. This song is by far one of their best–ever, in my opinion–and is a definite must-listen for all people who are interested in this group.

Looking Hot, Dangerous! is the third track, and another favorite of mine. And you know, I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the songs on this album–they all mention something about blow jobs! (i.e. “…suck my dick like an ice cream stick…” “…never gave a fuck so suck my dick…” “suck on my dick and lick my nuts…”) This stuff just gets kind of vulgar and gross after a while, but apparently, that’s just who these people are as lyricists. Either way, the song has that catchy beat that you enjoy dancing to.

It’s Happening! is a track that I’ve just recently started listening to (I downloaded the first three tracks like…months ago…and never got around to the last one…:p).  It’s actually pretty good–not to mention the fact that it didn’t mention anything about blow jobs. However, there is just so much coarse language that I can stand in a single song. But then again–it’s their right as songwriters to write their song how they see fit. Personally, I think it has a good beat, and I can see people at a dance party on the shores of a beach jamming out to this, but then again, it’s not a song that I’d listen to.

Rating:

4/5

Reason:

All of their songs were just oh-so-super-duper catchy. However, I didn’t really like the lyrical material of the songs that much, and there are just sometimes when I avoid this album straight out–but that’s not often. Overall, it was a fun, entertaining listen, but it’s not for everyone all the time.

Recommended Tracks:

I.D.G.A.F.

Looking Hot, Dangerous!