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4.9 out of 5
91 Ratings
91 Ratings
tallen702 ,

One of the best albums in years.

Having ordered the limited edition physical album from GUNSHIP's own website, I received it in the mail yesterday and have been listening to it ever since. I know it's easy to fall back on hyperbole when writing a review about something, but don't mistake the title of this review for undue praise or hype, it really is one of the best albums I've heard in at least a decade. In an age when most albums are cobbled together from singles meant to do nothing but climb the pop charts, GUNSHIP has crafted something that complements their retro sound, a real honest-to-god album that flows from song to song without feeling thrown together or overproduced. It grabs you from the get-go with "The Mountain" and has you listening intently, riding the shift of musical emotion all the way through to the end with "Maximum Black" leaving you feeling fulfilled.

What really makes this album stand out from the rest of the synthwave crowd is the fact that GUNSHIP doesn't merely copy the 80's sound, it evolves it. While many other artists of the genre have sprung up in the wake of Kavinsky and College's appearance on the soundtrack to "Drive," many of them rely too heavily on the unrefined sounds of early-era synthesizers to create the specific sound they are looking for. GUNSHIP goes beyond that by not only crafting songs that are simply better musically while still harkening back to the synth revolution, their very subject matter evokes memories of a time that many of us remember as beeing "better" through the soft-focus of nostalgia. They dont' just recreate a sound, they re-engineer a collective memory of a bygone era.

In the end, it all makes for one hell of a fantastic album from an amazing duo. It's definitely worth buying the whole thing in one go, you're ultimately going to wind up buying the entire album anyway even if you just pick a few songs here and there.

moneyball32 ,

80's Synthwave Back With a Vengeance

Heck yes. All of these songs would've banged on the radios in the 80s.

Jeremyworldwide ,

Electronic Album of the Year

This album is no less than supreme artist of digital sound. Giving it less than 5 stars would be criminal. The artistry involved in this is beyond amazing and is so fun to listen to. I'm going to be captivated for a long time. I found this on the top ranked albums, no less, can't believe I didn't hear about it before then. Simply - GUNSHIP came from out of nowhere and BLEW ME AWAY!!!

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