Thirty Seconds to Mars - This is War
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Based on 9 reviews
2009 Ratings: #849 / 879
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2009 Ratings: #151
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It’s basically their first album made for a pop audience and stripped of all the mystery that made the first album interesting
It’s just one big pretentious fart from the dirty arse that is Jared letos ego
While this album follows a path far too well documented by bands we used to love, but make terrible music now.
This album never loses its artistic integrity, therefore it is worth a listen, and stands as 30STM's last album in the sun, its all downhill from here.

Jared Leto's vocals are fucking stunning, and its annoying how people ignore that fact.

Yes, this album does seem to be born from stadium-rock, the ooooh-wayy-ooooh moments are meant to be preformed live with thousands singing it ... read more
Not terrible but it's the beginning of the end for the Jared leto ego train. The title track remains catchy and powerful, all be it still containing the melodrama from ABL (just not executed as well)

This is one of the most forgettable pop-rock albums I have ever heard, it does not stand out at all and does what many bands have tried to do with switching to a more mainstream sound, and that's coming off cringe. Even in comparison to their previous two efforts
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Added on: November 7, 2013