Blue Arcade

SamuraiBird - Blue Arcade
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Based on 10 ratings
October 11, 2019 / Release Date
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RakkSmells
41
I genuinely think that you have the potential to make some great stuff, especially with this concept. You know, walking through an arcade and immersing yourselves in the games. Taking in this experience to the fullest. With your sound it's definitely something that can be done, but the majority of this album just feels unfocused and a bit messy. One major example would have to be a lot of the samples. While some are really catchy like the ones on Pac-Man, the reversed Bjork samples just feel ... read more
Plats
41
Don't act like this score is representative to your music in general, it isn't, it's just that I really didn't like this one. "Blue Arcade" is kind of a mess in terms of quality. There are some usages of sampling that I really, really like and then there are those that are so out-of-place that they damage my overall enjoyment of these tracks (i.e. the frequent reversed Björk samples). There are also certain drums that are re-used and parts that are kinda off-key, which makes me ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
50
AIGHT!

It's a bit of a let down, to be honest. I wish this project could just be left in the oven to warm up a bit before we were served some of that juicy SamuraiBird content. Some tracks really feel confused, like they have several paths to go down, yet they're still indecisive.

But whatever, still had cool moments to relish. Thank you, Samurai.

BEST!: Tron

WEAKEST!: Galaga
Toasterqueen12
77
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Oreox4
54
Can't lie, i'm pretty disappointed.

I had really high hopes for this record. I was hoping it would be better than his previous work in "My Weird, but Average Morning" but it somehow got worse. The off-key vocals honestly ruin a lot of these songs for me. Some weird pacing here and other issues similar to production and structure. The same kick is used a lot. The reverse vocals do not sound good at all to me. There's just so many more problems with this and i don't understand how ... read more
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