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This review is from: Ram (Audio CD)So for me, Ram represents music in it's most purest form, stripped of any commercial interests at all. Conceived and written in the wilds of Scotland on a farm, this album is fun exciting and very diverse. Thankfully it was recorded fairly well and isn't spoiled by being overly low-fi. In a world where music is released based on current trends (see the infection 'dub-step' is causing to mainstream pop as an example) and where albums are released as commercial opportunities, Ram to me feels like a breath of fresh air even today. Music should come from the artist's mind directly to me; this is what I feel listening to Ram, and is why it sounds so fresh and fun even today!
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Initial post: 25 May 2012 02:18:13 BDT
C. Tomlinson says:
Ram is everything an album should be diverse, catchy, clever and above all timeless!
Posted on 25 May 2012 19:17:49 BDT
C. Teixeira says:
Yeah, this really bears comparison to dubstep. What an inane review. Music should be this, music should be that.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2012 13:00:08 BDT
Peter G says:
I wasn't complaining about dubsep, there is some dubstep which I enjoy. I was merely stating that popular chart music always hops onto passing musical trends in order to sell records. I would point to the Black Eyed Peas as an example of this 'Genre Terrorism'. Their style changes dramatically in order to appear 'popular' and 'current', be it through the use of autotune, minimal electronic backing, dubstep beats or otherwise. And in my opinion, Ram is completely free from such commerical intentions, making it a fantastic album.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2012 04:10:46 BDT
C. Teixeira says:
There are many albums made without commerical intentions which are terrible. Ram may be non-commercial, but that doesn't necessarily make it a fantastic album.
If you're going to review the album, review it on its own merits, not just according to how well it fits in with your personal theory of music. "It isn't Skrillex" shouldn't be the main selling point.
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