Supermassive Quazar - Pulze
Pulze is one of those albums that goes downhill the more you listen to it. Don't get me wrong, the theory behind a Smashing Pumpkins-esque sound with a melodic pop orentation is a sound one, but I don't think Dominic Lamarre's Supermassive Quazar quite gets it right. Apparently however, these songs were meant to be sung by a girl - I'm glad they couldn't find one, because the vocals are one of the only points of interest in the album.
There are a few good-ish tracks, but they were all so same-y I can't actually put my finger on any... Oh, wait, 'Can't Live For Tomorrow' was OK, but sounded so much like the Pumpkins it made me wonder if my iTunes had gone funny. Sometimes there's a momentary flash of 'ooh, that sounds good' then it's gone quite quickly again, lostas I frantically try to find out which track I'm actually listening to.
Lamarre may have written an industry's worth of songs in his time, but he seems to have become too fixated on one style and medium to bring any breadth or depth to this record. Maybe a little more experimentation and thought is needed, rather than simply churning out songs at a rate of knots.
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