Official TABN Review of 'The Last Hero'

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Re: Official TABN Review of 'The Last Hero'

Postby Ryan » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:28 pm

Oh my God!! Who cares?
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Re: Official TABN Review of 'The Last Hero'

Postby Andy92 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:22 pm

gbruin wrote:4/5 is 80% which is barely a B in grading. This album is easily an A- if not an A.

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Re: Official TABN Review of 'The Last Hero'

Postby Marcos » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:20 pm

sam1oq wrote:Agreed with the rating but I'm not sure how the review supports the rating. There seems to be virtually no criticism except for the loudness. Reads more like a 4.5 than a 4. My average was 4.07/5 so basically it's a 4* record for me. I thought it was a pretty inconsistent album. It's got some of their best-ever songs, but also some of their worst. It's the polar opposite to AB III, which is consistency-to-a-fault basically. But the review itself is very nice. It's easy to read. Good job mods! :cheers


Besides the math, which we already explained, some songs excite more than the others on a personal level. Therefore, we're using most of the input from the mods who got more excited about the song in question.

For example: if song "x" doesn't appeal to me, my opinion is not as exciting as other mods' comments. On the other hand, if song "y" is one of my favorites, I described it more passionately than other mods. That's how we're trying to compile them and give you a general overview, emphasizing the good but also considering an opposite thought.

Point is the excitement is real! I honestly think it's better than Fortress and ABIII.

I can't compare it to Blackbird because it speaks to me on a personal level, but I reckon the musicianship on The Last Hero is definatly their best.
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Re: Official TABN Review of 'The Last Hero'

Postby DonHarry » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:39 am

to the keenly bespoke bridge


What does that even mean? Obviously it's bespoke? Keenly? Some of these reviews are sesquipedalian without really giving anything away about the song itself. I preferred Jim's review; personal and relatable without throwing big words in for the sake of it.
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Re: Official TABN Review of 'The Last Hero'

Postby abw1987 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:49 am

By "bespoke" I mean it sounds to have been written specifically to fit this song, rather than simply thrown in from a random collection of bridge ideas. I used the word "keenly" mainly for emphasis; to say this was done with expertise and precision.

You'll have to forgive my writing style. I like to avoid using a dozen words when two will do. I'd like to think I'm being as concise as possible, not jamming in extra words to sound fancy.

Thanks for the review review!
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Re: Official TABN Review of 'The Last Hero'

Postby DonHarry » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:18 am

It's not just yours brother, as a whole it all just feels very media review style. I thought cos' it was you guys it might be a little more from the heart is all. Felt a bit cold to me.
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Re: Official TABN Review of 'The Last Hero'

Postby Ubik » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:27 am

I'm looking forward to today's review primarily to see if you've stuck with the "attacked by a swarm of bees" metaphor. Really hope so, it's excellent.
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Re: Official TABN Review of 'The Last Hero'

Postby DCooper727 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:57 pm

sam1oq wrote: My average was 4.07/5 so basically it's a 4* record for me. I thought it was a pretty inconsistent album. It's got some of their best-ever songs, but also some of their worst.


I suppose agreeing with you will mean admitting that I've heard the album (didn't download it, though), but yeah definitely. Can't wait till we're allowed to review the album; I've got some stuff to say about this one for sure.


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