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A good album but not what I was expecting,
This review is from: Transit Of Venus (Audio CD)
Now I've been a fan of TDG for several years now and I would rate them as my favorite band. As soon as Transit of Venus was annouced I was so hyped for its release and really looking forward to listening to what they have to offer with this album.
After listening to Transit of venus for the past few months I can say that its a decent album with a slightly different direction to their previous ablums and because of this it comes just short of my original expectations. This "new" type of music for TDG isn't exactly a bad thing its just not really what I had come to love. The passion and feel of their past work doesn't really seem to make an appearance in this album. One could argue that some of the past albums (One-X in particular with X-Lead Singer Adam Gontier issues) had heavy influences from situations that were occuring from real life experiences, enhancing the feel of the album/s. And perhaps this album lacks that "drive"? I wouldn't say that an album needs personal stuggle to make it good but you can tell a person deeply cares about their music even more so than normal when they're going through and coming out the other side of a bad situation.
Anyway, for me the album didn't really have a heavy hitting memorable song within it. Songs like "Never Too Late", "One" and "I Hate Everything About You" really stick in my mind and are fairly concrete in my top songs list. Nothing really stood out in Transit of Venus most of the song were good but plain with a couple of fairly lacking ones within it. If I had to pick a favorite song it would most likely be "Anonymous" as it has a aspects of the TDG I loved.
Anyone who has listened to TDG's old albums will hopefully see where this is coming from. All in all if you are open to different types of music and enjoyed their previous work then sure go for this album! I did enjoy the album, its just I wanted more than it offered.