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Weapons [CD]

Lostprophets Audio CD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (2 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B006UCTSSW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,911 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

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Lostprophets follow a long bout of touring, writing and recording to release their fifth studio album entitled Weapons.
Lostprophets were formed in Pontypridd, South Wales, in 1997. Their line-up is Ian Watkins (vocals), Jamie Oliver (keyboards, turntables, vocals), Stuart Richardson (bass), Mike Lewis (guitars), Lee Gaze (guitars) and Luke Johnson (drums).

BBC Review

John Lydon knew better than most of what he spoke when in 1986, with all the emotional flexibility of a Dalek, he asserted that "anger is an energy". He might well have added that there are other forms of resentment and discontent that burn with a phosphorescence sufficient to fuel a band’s entire career. This is something about which Ponypridd’s Lostprophets are well informed.

Despite a profile large enough to fill any theatre in the United Kingdom, and an album that registered more than half a million sales in the United States – 2004’s Start Something – the perception surrounding this group is often that they appeal to fans who are little more than children – that they’re a "Kerrang! band", if you will. Unfair as this may be, Lostprophets remain a collective unlikely to be booked to appear on primetime chat shows.

A sense of working class, us-against-the-world defiance is the emotion that most defines Weapons. Whether what is known in the class war as chippiness is suitable inspiration for musicians now into their 30s is a question that can only be answered by the ear of the beholder. The case for the defence, though, is strong, not least of all because this svelte 10-song set is not lacking in conviction.

Because of its compact form and committed performances, Weapons is a release that burns brightly. Its cause is aided by the fact that Lostprophets are a quite fabulous band in motion, one equipped with not just power but also nuance. Featuring the magic ingredients of keyboardist and turntablist Jamie Oliver – a man who fills the album’s spaces with subtle shades that afford this work a depth lacking in comparable releases – and the guitar pairing of Mike Lewis and Lee Gaze, the arrangements of the sing-along-ready Another Shot and the driving Heart on Loan display in glorious Technicolor that this is a group understanding that a song can be more than played, it can also be interpreted.

In this light, Lostprophets’ grievance that theirs is a union confined to the popular but removed confines of rock’s bouncier quarters is well justified. For this is a fine album that warrants serious investigation from any and every rock circle.

--Ian Winwood

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A depressing end to such a great band 17 Jun 2014
Format:Audio CD
Lostprophets were a band that I passionately followed for a lot of my teen years. I was a fan of their first four albums and they were one of my main inspirations in music. That was why it was such a tragedy when Ian Watkins was charged with and later pleaded guilty to horrific child sex offenses and ended the band's 16 year career. Many of the reviews of this album on Amazon here are angry demands from people to ban Lostprophets' music from being sold online and condemning the people who were fans of this group, ignoring the fact that there were other members besides Ian. Whilst I in no way condone Ian's crimes and I am appalled and saddened like everybody else over what he has done, I strongly believe that the music and the artist should be separated (I already discussed this to death in my product reviews for other Lostprophets LPs but I'm reiterating to people on this product) and I prefer to judge a band or musician based on their talents and the music they put out.

As someone who loved Lostprophets' previous four albums, Weapons, their final release before Ian's arrest, is a very morbid and underwhelming album and in retrospect, a depressing final record for the group. Considering how terrific their 2010 album The Betrayed was (which is my favourite Lostprophets album), Weapons is a total drop in quality for the band. People who despise Lostprophets in terms of musical quality often point to them being derivative and lacking in meaningful songwriting. I strongly disagree with these criticisms on the whole but Weapons is a perfect summation of those critiques. Almost every song on the album doesn't work and feels like it was copied and pasted from a prior album, only made less impressionable and memorable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Left Me A Bit Dissapointed 16 May 2012
Format:Audio CD
Having been a Lostprophet fan since the release of "Start Something" i was really looking forward to hearing another fantastic album by one of my favourite bands. After listening through the album however i was left feeling quite dissapointed with them this time. The album isn't bad....it's just ok. There feels like there isn't alot of passion throughout the album and the lyrics seem very borring and poorly written (Something that surprised me as normally they are fantastic lyricists). "Better Off Dead" is actually one of the best songs by Lostprophets i think i've heard but unfortunately it was the only song on the album i was actually excited about. Hopefully they will turn it around for the next one as despite this i still love them as a group!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
As a long time Lostprophets fan I was ecstatic on nabbing a signed copy of this album, Jamie Oliver (I assume) has even taken time to sketch himself a hat on his photo. Signed or otherwise the album artwork is great with lots of historical imagery and enough sprockets to keep a steampunk nut such as myself more than satisfied. Also if anyone was wondering the scroll reading "Deus Velox Nex" basically means "God's Swift (but violent) Death" in latin, probably borrowed from the Nicholas Cage film "Drive Angry" (read into it if you must).

Anyway, the music on the album is fantastic but that comes as no surprise; it's brilliantly performed, well mixed and for the most part has some stirring lyrics. To my ear it also sounds as well produced as any of their previous albums (contrary to a previous reviewers opinion). Now the Tracks:

Bring Em' Down - Not exactly the norm; plenty of bass and synth make for a different, but none the less great, single.

We Bring An Arsenal - Pacey and catchy; this is a a great singalong track which definitely echos a chanting crowd.

Another Shot - Classic Lostprophets; a treat for (post-"Fake Sound of Progress") long-term fans and an excuse for newcomers to work back through the discography.

Jesus Walks - An amazing track (best on the album?); deep, catchy and definitely the song that I had stuck in my head after the first listen.

A Song From Where I'm From - A meaningful anthem about missing home (or youth?), feels a bit like "Where We Belong", "Last Summer" or even "Ode to Summer" in theme.

A Little Reminder That I'll Never Forget - Regrettably, nothings special but not a bad track either.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lostprophets continue to impress. 7 April 2012
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A great fith album from the welsh boys. Their best album since 'Start Something.'

Bring Em Down - 9/10 A great lead single, different, but still keeps that great lostprophets energy.

We Bring an Arsenal - 10/10 Football chant like intro, extremely catchy verses and lyrics, powerful sing along chorus. Lostprophets at their best.

Another Shot - 9/10 - Sounds like it just got pulled from Start Something, a sign of past brilliance.

Jesus Walks - 10/10 - Best song on the album. Very uplifting and memorable.

A song for where I'm from - 9/10 Love the lyrics in the chorus, so bittersweet.

A little reminder that I'll never forget - 7/10 One of the weakest on the album, however, still a good song. Interesting intro.

Better off Dead - 10/10 Another unfamiliar sound from them. The near rap verses are amazing. Strong chorus.

Heart on Loan - 7/10 Weakest on the album. Feels like a filler. Still worth a listen.

Somedays - 10/10 Don't let the slower pacing of the song put you off. Brilliant song. The vocals really shines here.

Can't get enough - 9/10 Again, sounds like it was pulled straight from 'Start Something.' I don't understand why there is a 10 minute silence after the song has finished though.

I reccomend you buy this album. Lostprophets are a highly underrated band with not as much recognition as they should have. They are far better than most of the tripe poprock bands you find nowadays ( All time low, You me at six ) to name a few. SUPPORT THEM
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5.0 out of 5 stars This album was megalolz
What a terrific album.
Published 3 months ago by Olliewog69
3.0 out of 5 stars CHARITY SHOPS REPORT INEXPLICABLE INUNDATION OF LOSTPROPHETS CDS
(London, England) — Compact discs by the Welsh band Lostprophets have been inexplicably inundating UK charity shops in their tens of thousands over the past month, with albums and... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Prince Asbo
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore The People Putting 1 Star For No Reason
Firstly this album is brilliant, lostprophets NEVER fail to impress. A great collection of songs with a brand. New feel to them. Read more
Published 9 months ago by The Man
1.0 out of 5 stars disgrace
why are you at amazon still selling this monsters work have you no remorse
at what happend to the children who were abused by this animal do the right
thing and get rid... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mark
1.0 out of 5 stars shame on you amazon
I have no interest in this band but I was curious to see if amazon had done the honourable thing and withdrew all their albums by putting their albums on for sale your only putting... Read more
Published 10 months ago by bbwildbunch
1.0 out of 5 stars Must be banned!
The fact that these albums are still on sale is an absolute disgrace. I admit to being a fan and went to a couple of shows. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Gabriel Knight
1.0 out of 5 stars Tasteless showing on Amazon's part, please remove this item
Why is this item still for sale? Nobody will buy it and it is causing offence. Other retailers like HMV have removed this out of respect. Amazon should do so as well. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Marco
2.0 out of 5 stars Lostprophets aren't very good
You know what you're getting from Lostprophets. Catchy-ish pop-metal with the lyrical depth of a Mr Men book. Read more
Published 10 months ago by JR
1.0 out of 5 stars Remove lost prophets items
Why is this for sale? You are paying for vile criminals when you purchase this. Ian Watkins should rot not be paid
Published 11 months ago by Paul Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
After the betrayed I was itching for more by the lostprophets. weapons follows the same high standard since start something. A great range of songs and a must have album.
Published 14 months ago by Tomz
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