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Magic Mountain

5 May 2014 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 2 May 2014
  • Release Date: 2 May 2014
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • Copyright: 2014 Roadrunner Records, Inc
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  • Total Length: 55:03
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  • ASIN: B00J0DNJQA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MarkP on 11 May 2014
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Finally, BSC's fourth has arrived and I was praying it was going to be better than the slightly disappointing 'Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea' - even though it contained some gems. Magic Mountain is twice as good as the third album; I was completely blown away by the monstrous first single 'Me And Mary Jane' which is definitely a contender for the best BSC song ever. Its catchy tune, great riffs, amazing vocals and mad drumming make it one of the best on the new album.

Best Tracks:

'Holding On...To Letting Go' - A great opener to the album. This song uses the Black Sabbath technique of swung quavers in a heavy rock song which is very effective and the screeching guitar solo is awesome.

'Peace Pipe' - Pure gold and an addictive chorus that you can't get out your head. The brilliant guitar work continues throughout the whole song with a strong bass line and, as in every track, the drumming will amaze you.

'Me And Mary Jane' - Genius

'Blow My mind' - This song contains the best riffs BSC has ever come up with along with a rocking verse and chorus.

'Sometimes' - The second and last ballad on the album and what a cracker! An outstanding vocal performance alongside pleasant acoustic guitar and passionate lyrics really gives this song some emotion.

'Dance Girl' - It has everything: a funky intro, electric sound effects and a classic duel guitar solo.

'Hollywood In Kentucky' - Just wow. This is exactly how Hollywood would be in Kentucky! It has a surpising yet tremendous ending that you have to listen to.

'Remember Me' - The longest track the Kentucky rockers have done; just over 6 minutes. It opens with a creepy electronic sound that pops up again in various points in the song.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 May 2014
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I'm fairly new to the BSC world but this is great,a quite superb album,all the usual references are there that people have mentioned thru the reviews of their various releases,Sabbath/Zeppelin power and riffs,a touch of Southern rock and if i may,to my ears,i hear little nods to Masters of Reality circa the 'Blue Garden' disc.

There isnt really any weak moments here,most of the tracks have a groove of their own but combine catchy sing along choruses,such as 'Holding on to letting go' and 'Bad luck to hard love' while the excellent 'Peace Pipe' has a refrain with a commercial sheen that still rocks , the sort of level Bon Jovi could have reached had he got some dirt under his finger nails.

The rest stunning classic rock with the likes of single 'Me and Mary Jane' and 'Hollywood in Kentucky' holding the candle for Southern rock. Beast track,a close call but the Title track gets me every time..

A 5 star release,easily,if this doesnt take them to the top,nothing will.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Duffus on 13 May 2014
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Another brilliant album by Black Stone Cherry if you like their previous three albums then you'll love this one. As for the best song I'd have to say Me and Mary Jane.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Elliott Henderson on 7 May 2014
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'Magic Mountain' is the fourth album by the Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry and the follow up to the highly successful 'Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea'

Positives:
I judge albums on a few criteria. Sound and Production, quality of songs, appeal and repeatability.
Black Stone Cherry have always used great producers and this album is no different. The album sounds fantastic. It's well mixed, loud, and consistent with the previously released material but also has a slightly retro feel that obviously comes from the bands wide range of southern and county influences. BSC have the right balance of a loud modern metal sound and vintage classic rock but don't suffer the problem of trying to be clones of bands of the 70s (cough cough Rival Sons) they have developed their own unique blended sound. The guitars in particular sound brilliant on this album. They're loud, fuzzy and squeal and pop like a true guitar should. They're not polished and compressed to death like you get with a Nickelback or Avenged Sevenfold album. They have room to breathe.

High quality written songs is what we have come to expect of BSC. We get a nice mix of heavy foot stompers, powerful ballads and county rockers. A lot of the songs relate to the troubles that Chris Robertson has been going through and that really gives them some strong meaning. Other songs are just about the good old stuff... smoking weed, drinking and getting laid. You can't go wrong with that! We get the expected big sing-along choruses and catchy riffs that will fit perfectly in with their previous material especially in the live setting. Highlights of the heavy songs for me include Holding On...to Letting Go, Never Surrender, Fiesta del Fuego and Dance Girl.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Colin Henser on 11 May 2014
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A quick note for all. Most have already provided a short synopsis of this fantastic album and my intention here is to look at Magic Mountain in a little more detail for those who are interested. For those who wish only to know whether or not I recommend the album, and why. then skip to the end for my final overview.

So...Black Stone Cherry. I was actually introduced to this band by Amazon. Under their recomendation I purchased their debut album and from the moment Rain Wizard blared out of my speakers I was hooked. Since then the Cherry have become one of my favourite bands and have, in my opinion, improved album after album. Between the Devill... was a stellar release and my expectations for this 4th release were sky high. I'm ecstatic to say that in no way am I disappointed. Without further ado let's get down to the tracks.

1. Holding On...To Letting Go: Black Stone Cherry have a bit of a knack for opening songs, particularly in Rain Wizzard and Blind Man. I must admit here then, that on first listen Holding On... didn't seem quite to hold up to those amazing tracks. However, after a few spins of the record it emerges as a fantastic track, if not quite at the standards of albums gone by. The lead off riff is fast and furious but it is undoubtedly the chorus, as is the case with so many tracks on this album, that really lifts the track. Cherry are surely the Bon Jovi of modern southern rock. They constantly hit you with huge, catchy, and frankly outstanding, chorus's that just imprint in your brain long after the 13th track comes to a close. This opener sets the already high standard in this respect and will undoubtedly transfer well live, again like so many tracks here.

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