Marianas Trench - Masterpiece - 2009 Pop Punk Purple Marble - Sealed 180 Grm LP + 3D Glasses
Marianas Trench - Masterpiece
Label: 604 Records
Format: 180 Grm Vinyl, LP, Album, Purple Marble Vinyl
First Vinyl Pressing of Second studio album by Canadian rock group Marianas Trench. Package includes 3D glasses and download card of the album.
Style: Emo, Pop Punk
A1 Masterpiece Theatre I 5:00
A2 All To Myself 3:11
A3 Cross My Heart 3:11
A4 Beside You 3:36
A5 Acadia 3:18
A6 Masterpiece Theatre II 3:32
B1 Sing Sing 3:15
B2 Good To You 3:04
B3 Celebrity Status 3:06
B4 Perfect 3:03
B5 Lover Dearest 4:03
B6 Masterpiece Theatre III 6:40
I didn't know what to expect with this album after "Fix Me", their first album. "Fix Me" was awesome, the best album I've heard in a while. So when I heard "Cross My Heart", their first single from "Masterpiece Theater", I was hooked, and ready to hear more from this album. Since I've had this album, I've listened to it too many times to count.
Every song is amazing, the intro ("Masterpiece Theater"), interlude ("Masterpiece Theater II"), and outro ("Masterpiece Theater III") tie the album together perfectly. But what makes this album the best album ever is the tremendous talent that is Josh Ramsay. His vocals on every track are amazing, and capture every emotion of every lyric in every song.
For one thing the entire concept of the project is BRILLIANT!!!! On so many levels. I love that every little thing was thought about and executed perfectly. And I love that it's so personal, and that it is geared toward a more mature audience than the last one. It gets me in mind of Queen/Beach Boys/Billy Joel. The vocals are spot on, the riffs are unique, the drum beats/loops (what ever they are called) are fantastic.
And just the progression of the album in general is genious. There is such a broad range of songs on the album there is sure to be something to suit all tastes and likely something that will change your mind about some types of music you thought you wouldn't enjoy. These boys have serious skills, and have thought out every little detail. This is a major plus for Canadian Music.
After hearing "Cross My Heart" on the radio, and falling in love, I went to You Tube to hear more of their songs. They didn't disappoint. Every song is strong, with beautiful melodies sung by the talented front man, Josh Ramsay. The rest of the band supports him with unique and filling harmonies. I like how every song is a little unique, but they all tie in to the album and make it an enjoyable listen, start to finish.
In addition to the infectious singles "All To Myself" and "Cross My Heart", I find myself playing "Beside You" and "Celebrity Status" over and over to hear the lovely harmonies. As the final song, Masterpiece Theatre III does an an amazing job creating an interesting medley of the previous songs while still being unique.
Songwriter/lead vocalist Josh Ramsay has an enormous amount of musical talent, and the rest of the band demonstrates exceptional musicianship. Only the lyrics come across as less sophisticated compared to the music, but probably this is just a symptom of how young these musicians are.
Marianas Trench - Cross My Heart
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Marianas Trench - All To Myself
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Marianas Trench - Beside You
LIVE @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
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Marianas Trench - Celebrity Status
Live @ House of Blues in San Diego
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