Saturday, 17 January 2009
Usually I avoid rap like pin-less hand grenades, but the alternative hip-hop band "Flobots" have put a wonderfully close-to-home twist on their music with unconventional brass and string instruments composed perfectly to compliment the other aspects of the music, not sounding the least bit out of place. I can listen to the same song three or four times over focusing on different parts of the music, and it never seems to get old. I didn't expect it, but the album flowed together extremely well. There weren't weak points of the album that bored me and made me skip ahead, which have put a big dent in other albums all too often. It all fit together, and whether you appreciate it or not the message the album gave was presented extremely well.
I could be called a little biased as I'm a pretty big sucker for the viola, but I would say that you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of this album, whether you are a fan of rap or not. Put plainly, the composure is brilliant and the lyrics are fun to listen to and think about. The album ended with me still wanting more flobots.
Some tracks I enjoyed in particular were:
"There's a War Going On for Your Mind"