This came in the mail today. Like I said, this is my first new CD in about half a decade. There just hasn’t been much new music that made me want to pay full price for an album. Until now.
This is an innovative album full of infectious hooks and solid beats. Notable tracks include Organix, which has a fun rhyme and a punchline ending. JZ75 is another impressive track, where the group’s high-speed, high-bandwidth delivery will make you wonder if they really are machines. Precogni2 and Precognito are variations on the same brilliant lyrics, both of which are essential. Finally, Fuzzy Dice and Ford vs. Chevy are witty and fun tracks. The tracks are short but plentiful, keeping things fresh and coming at you from a lot of different angles.
Lead vocalist Wheelie Cyberman comes up with numerous complex and ever-changing Rhymes, while Bass player Stumblebee shows a great skill at coming up with basslines that puts the whole album on wheels.
The only nitpick is that a few tracks end with about 30 seconds of Japaneese(?) chatter and static. I’m not sure where they were going with this. It’s short and amusing at first, but after a few trips through the album I was anxious for them to end and get back to the fun.
The Plot-Driven Door
You know how videogames sometimes do that thing where it's preposterously hard to go through a simple door? This one is really bad.
Why I Hated Resident Evil 4
Ever wonder how seemingly sane people can hate popular games? It can happen!
The Best of 2012
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2012.
The Best of 2013
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2013.
This Scene Breaks a Character
Small changes to the animations can have a huge impact on how the audience interprets a scene.
4 thoughts on “Like Christmas on Cybertron”
I thought cybertron whas were the transformers live
Is the track Fuzzy Dice in any way a reference to the amazing sci-fi novel of the same name, by Paul di Filippo?
No, it’s about a cab driver.
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