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Shatter Me (Deluxe)

28 April 2014 | Format: MP3

£10.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 28 April 2014
  • Release Date: 28 April 2014
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2014 Lindseystomp Music LLC
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  • Total Length: 58:18
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  • ASIN: B00JRSME5K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,996 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Stolk TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 May 2014
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Although my tastes in music are very eclectic, I never in a million years would have thought that I would like a CD with violin music as much as this one. But the pixie-like Lindsey Stirling, who has created a music-genre all here own that consists of a fusion of classical, dub step, Celtic folk, dance, pop and rock, has turned me into a devoted fan with “Shatter Me.” It’s the second album by this violin-virtuoso, and on this one she spreads her wings by including guest vocalists on two tracks.

Album opener “Beyond The Veil” is simply amazing, with its haunting melody and triumphant chorus amidst some electronic embellishments. “Mirror Haus” has gorgeous violin sounds mixed with dance beats, as does the even more high-energy violin pop of “V-Pop,” before we come to the outstanding rocker “Shatter Me,” my absolute favorite on this CD. While the lyrics are written by Lindsey, they are given voice by Lizzy Hale from hard-rock band Halestorm. It’s her powerhouse-vocals who give expression to the song's topic of wanting to break free: “Somebody shine a light, I’m frozen by the fear in me, Somebody make me feel alive, And shatter me.”

The fast-paced "Heist” has a slightly edgier, darker feel to it. Then we get to "Roundtable Rival," on which she goes for something completely different. While it has elements of an Irish fiddle number, it soon edges into symphonic metal territory with its guitar riffs and the back and forth between the violin and electric guitar. The upbeat “Night Vision” is a more electronic dance track, with some shades of Michael Jackson. On the uplifting “Take Flight,” the violin twists and swirls through electronics and a thumping bass like a soaring bird.

Next is the uplifting “Ascendance,” a film-score ready soundtrack.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pete Braven on 18 Aug. 2014
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Brilliant album from possibly the most exiting new star at the moment. The videos that also are about on the internet, mean that listening to this conjures up a host of images. Lindsey is stunningly different and an international treasure.
To be honest, I think Louie Walsh's comment that Lindsey couldn't play or dance was possibly the result of a hangover, or he has no understanding of this kind of extreme talent. I bet he's kicking himself now!
I can't wait to get into a live performance, pure musical magic!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. DEIGHAN on 28 April 2014
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This album is beautiful! I guess you could call it 'Neo-Classical' - the traditional sound of the violin blended perfectly with Dance, Rock and Dub-step themes in a skillful blend of awesomeness! Very fresh and contemporary, a genre in itself and perhaps a new age of music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andromeda Descendent TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 2 Jun. 2014
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I have to thank Microsoft for posting a link to the Shatter Me video on the Xbox Live dashboard, because it led me to watch some of Lindsey Stirling's videos and now I have bought both albums. I'm going to review both at the same time if that's alright. I know doing that is slightly unconventional, but my reason for this is that if you like one album, you will like the other album too.

I like contemporary violin music and I like EDM and dubstep. I've heard electronic music mixed with violin before but I didn't realise it could be done as well as this. I've always been a bit odd in believing that violin music sounds better with a beat behind it, but I have never heard it done as well as this before. I've been playing both albums loudly and often, because I find them extremely uplifting.

The track Shatter Me is unique amongst these tracks as being a rock song, and it's one of two tracks on the Shatter Me album which have a vocal. Featuring Lzzy Hale, it's a powerhouse of a track, and I recommend you see the video for it as well because it's amazingly good. The other guest vocal track, We Are Giants, might be an acquired taste. The eponymously titled first album has one semi-vocal track, which Lindsey sings herself.

Putting the track Shatter Me aside, as it stands in a league of its own, where Lindsey Stirling is at her best is with the instrumental tracks, and in this respect both albums are worth buying. The electronic production is definitely more polished on the second album, but the songs on both albums are great and there are some astonishingly good tracks on the first album, such as Zi-Zi's Journey and Crystallize, which you would miss out on if you just bought the most recent one.

At time of writing this, the second CD is available through import only, but that may well change in time, as the first one is readily available if you prefer physical over download.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RejZoR on 21 Oct. 2014
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Great album, every single track on it is amazing. I rarely buy CD's, but I just had to own this one. Because the music is really good and because I want to support a young, talented and unique musician like Lindsey. Some also complained over vocal colabs with Lzzy Hale and Mia Frampton, but I think the vocal parts just add the value to already loved violin parts. At least for me. It's still good old Lindsey, she just added something extra to her 2 songs. How is that bad?
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This is the second full album from Lindsey Stirling. I was very impressed by her first so I was pretty excited by an entire album of new material.

I had heard Beyond The Veil on YouTube and liked it so I had no concerns over whether I would like the new tunes. Unfortunately, Beyond The Veil is not totally indicative of the rest of the tracks and the album is not up to the quality of its predecessor. Lindsey Stirling has a very distinctive musical style that runs through all of her work however in this album this is pushed to the point of repetitiveness. Because of this I have only listened to the album from beginning to end about 3 - 4 times although I have dipped into it here and there - to be honest dipping in is about as much as I can cope with because more that than and the sameness of the music becomes a bit overwhelming. One thing that I did notice when I was listening to it the other day is that there are two versions of Take Flight on the album. Generally, I have no problem with an artist adding a second version of a tune as a bonus track but in this case it seems a little cheeky seeing as the tune for Take Flight is pretty much a reworking (and I'm tempted to say straight-up rip-off) of Transcendence from the first album. The only thing that mollifies me a little is that Transcendence is one of my favourite tracks so a reworking of that isn't the worst thing in the world.

Ultimately, I think that Lindsey only has so many good, original, tunes in her and that this album may have found that maximum and then exceeded it. It may be that I'm being too harsh here, it might just be that her publishers have pushed her too hard to release a second album and that she just isn't a new-album-every-year kind of artist.
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