Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Angels & Airwaves - We Don't Need to Whisper

Finally, I've been able to listen to Angels & Airwaves' debut album in its entirety. It was all I expected it to be. Tom Delonge manages to show his more serious side. Laying rest to the dick and fart jokes (at least on the album), Delonge displays his abilities as an accomplished songwriter. With Blink-182's final self-titled release we witnessed a major change, moving from the usual pop-punk to a more serious electronic sound. I wouldn't go as far to say that AVA's debut album was the next logical step for Delonge. I found that Blink-182 focused a bit too much on modifying the band's sound, making it less of a rock album. However, it was a clear demonstration of how both Delonge and Mark Hoppus' musical minds needed to break out of the Blink shell. If I were to describe AVA's WDNTW, I would say take Blink-182's "Man Overboard" and...make it a lot more epic? It made sense in my head at the time, but if you know what I mean then there you go! Whisper employs the electronic sound in a much better way than Blink's last album. Never is there a track that seems to be overtaken with anything other than instruments. In fact, Delonge's guitar-playing style is what defines the album and makes AVA what it is. Again, as with previous posts, I don't feel as if I need to delve much into how the songs sound. They all have the same feel to them, but each pull of the AVA style in their own unique way. This is both a good and bad thing. As much as I love that Delonge has gone on to create an intricate, epic album, I feel as if the album gets repetitive at times; the serious-yet-happy tone of the first song seems to be used in every other track. Nevertheless, I highly recommend giving this album a listen and buying it when it hits store shelves. Here are some tracks from the album... Angels & Airwaves - Valkyrie Missle Angels & Airwaves - It Hurts Angels & Airwaves - Do It For Me Now
And don't forget those from earlier posts... Angels & Airwaves - The Gift Angels & Airwaves - The Adventure Angels & Airwaves - Good Day
Enjoy! -Adrian P.S. If you'd like to download the album in its entirety, follow this link. I won't be sending this album out through IM.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

this album is really really really shit, dont buy it, its wank

Anonymous said...

who ever just posted that is wank this album kicks ass if u are a true fan of tom and his band youll love it who ever says its shity can go straight to hell

Anonymous said...

DeLonge is a french traitor.

Anonymous said...

your a french dickhead bitch!

Anonymous said...

your a french dick head!

Adrian said...

ohhhhh scandalous!!!

Anonymous said...

u guys are so immature its funny

Anonymous said...

ur all fucking stupid if you dont like em dont listen to em let other people listen and think for them selfs you ass hole dick heads

Anonymous said...

this album kicks some serious ass i love angles and airwaves and yeeah if u think the album sucls either kill yourselves or dont come to the site its really your decision

Anonymous said...

this album is fucking awesome and if you dont like it why come on the site in the first place? either you have too much spare time or you like them! honestly angels and airwaves are awesome so if you dont like them go somewhere else where you can talk pettily about them

Adrian said...

this is fun

Anonymous said...

The album is better than a lot of rock that is getting out there today however, they totally ripped the Edge's trademark of the ever present delay in the guitar. When i first heard the beginning of the single i thought it was a u2 song and then i heard his whiney voice.

Anonymous said...

i luved it bitches it soothes me