Broken Machine

Nothing But Thieves - Broken Machine
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 127 ratings
2017 Ratings: #154
September 8, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony / Label
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This project might grow to be one of my favorite albums. Being an album recommended to me by an IRL friend, I didn’t expect much from it, as I’ve learned that a lot of what people recommend me is pretty average music. On the contrary, this blew me away!

Every member of the band pulled their weight. A track to best exemplify this is the opening track: I Was Just A Kid. Everyone gets their time to shine: The vocals sound amazing, from the screaming part in the chorus to the soft ... read more
did anybody felt in the track afterlife that he was listening to radiohead not nothing but thieves !!!
the record is amazing in my opinion contain very great passion and have a variety in the written songs it didn't get boring at all and it's better than their debut too they are proceeding well in their work.
My top 3 songs are:
1- Sorry
2- Amsterdam
3- Afterlife
Damn. This album is pretty nice.
It's catchy, hooky, well performed pop-rock with a slightly heavier edge and a outstanding vocalist, giving his all in nearly every track. It's trying to kick the door down, and at times it really destroys it. It's catchy, energetic, interesting and fun. And while that is all and good...that's just it. It is really damn good, don't get me wrong, it's just there isn't a lot to say on this review. It's well produced, well performed and well made, and that's about ... read more
I Was Just a Kid - 8.3/10
Amsterdam - 8.8/10
Sorry - 8.5/10
Broken Machine - 7.6/10
Live Like Animals - 8.3/10
Soda - 8/10
I'm Not Made By Design - 7.8/10
Particles - 7.8/10
Get Better - 7.4/10
Hell, Yeah - 7.7/10
Afterlife - 7.7/10
'Broken Machine' is a catchy, fun album with many great moments.
Vocalist Conor Mason continues showing how versatile he is as a vocalist, which he established in their debut and Conor's unique vocal style is accompanied by slick, bombastic production throughout, although the record becomes a bit lackluster in the latter half.

'Nothing But Thieves' succeed in developing a sound of their own which they only hinted at in their debut, 'Broken Machine' is no groundbreaking record by any means, ... read more
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Track List

  1. I Was Just a Kid
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Sorry
  4. Broken Machine
  5. Live Like Animals
  6. Soda
  7. I'm Not Made By Design
  8. Particles
  9. Get Better
  10. Hell, Yeah
  11. Afterlife
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Added on: June 1, 2017