Cosmic Thrill Seekers

Prince Daddy & The Hyena - Cosmic Thrill Seekers
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2019 Ratings: #728
June 28, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Counter Intuitive / Label
Pop Punk, Emo, Indie Rock / Genres
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The Albany emo band offer us a fuck-up’s masterpiece, a hero’s journey following a guy who might conquer the world if he could leave his couch.
Often, I've noticed a tendency in popular music criticism communities online that places older scene movements and progressions in high regard despite rarely acknowledging the context in which those works were made. The adverse effects of this sort of fanaticism are twofold:

- A nostalgic weaponization of these works as higher value than more recent musings
- A reckless disregard for the cheapening of these sounds by so-called "revivalists"

Interestingly enough, one of the finest ... read more
Definitely admire the ambition and energy of this record but nothing catches the ear immediately, easily settling in as excessively long and a bit nondescript. I hope this grows on me though.
This might be the most ambitious release of this year.
Well this is different, they went from repetitive songs with every couple having a cool rift or two, to a distinguishable great instrumental band, but ill say this, although the instrumentals have improved and they've managed to improve sound I think the vocals need some work, not to say rarely he hits it well (cosmic thrill seeking forever), but this is the same problem Frank Iero has, especially on Leathermouth and Deathspells, not so much his violence, patience, and celebration projects ... read more
Vocals are too far forward on the mix.
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#2/The Alternative

Track List

  1. I Lost My Life
  2. Lauren (Track 2)
  3. Fuckin' A
  4. Dialogue
  5. Cosmic Thrill Seeking Forever
  6. Slip
  7. The Prototype of the Ultimate Lifeform
  8. Breather
  9. Ursula Merger
  10. Dream Nails
  11. C'mon & Smoke Me Up
  12. Trying Times
  13. Klonopin
  14. Wacky Misadventures of the Passenger
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Added on: April 30, 2019