Under The Influence Of Giants - Under The Influence Of Giants
- Artist: Under The Influence Of Giants
- Album: Under The Influence Of Giants
- Label: Island
- Year of Release: 2006
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- Reviewed by: deatheyesforkiley on 2008-01-29
Aaron Bruno, the vocalist from, Under The Influence of Giants, is pretty much amazing. His voice somehow makes this electro-pop-rock band different from anyother that could be compared to it. Under The Influence of Giants\\\'s self titled debute is simply pure energy all the way through. This is a band that is as unique as their album cover.
It opens with the catchy and danceable "Ah Ha". When followed by the upbeat "Got Nothing" it sets a tone for the album that is carried all the way through. The best tracks of the set are easily "In The Clouds" and "Mama\'s Room". These two tracks are some of the best songs I have ever heard, as far as this particular genre goes. They honestly just make you want to get up and dance, even if the only company you have is a mirror. This album is literally explosive. It is catchy and is one long trip that makes you feel every note. It takes you through a roller coster of energy the songs have a unique factor that just drowns you in the music. Under The Influence of Giants made an explosive album that paints pictures as vivid as the music they made. You feel this music, it is truely an illuminating album. Close your eyes, relax, and let the music take you for a ride, because Under The Influence of Giants will do just that.
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on 2008-04-16 Smeesan Said:
Under the Influence of Giants is good, good stuff. With a mixture of rock and electronic/pop, UTIOG will leave you tapping your feet, hands, any free appendage you have that you can move. Their self-titled ablum delivers on all fronts, each track having a unique, catchy sound that begs to be heard over and over. UTIOG brings a lot of different sounds in their self-titled album, moving you with "Got Nothing", switching to a rythmic, Michael Jackson-feeling "Mama's Room", then all of the sudden brings you the acoustically dominate "Lay Me Down", and finishes it all off with "Meaningless Love" that probably deserves to be in every soundtrack ever made. With such a succesful merging of so many differnt sounds while maintaining an upbeat, cathcy-as-hell sound throughout it all, if UTIOG doesn't make you want to dance and get moving, check your pulse.