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After listening to Cobra Starship’s fourth album, it’s difficult to believe that Gabe Saporta started the band as a joke. It’s not that Night Shades takes itself seriously, but some serious work went into crafting this near-perfect party album. The amorous power-pop opener “You Belong to Me” starts strong with romantic lyrics crooned over a synthesizer-dappled soundscape before Cobra Starship takes flight with “You Make Me Feel.” Featuring Britney Spears collaborator Sabi, this is a powerhouse of a dance- floor smash that plays like Lady Gaga going back in time three decades for the sole purpose of reinventing new wave. OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder gives “#1Nite (One Night)” his King Midas touch which closely recalls Usher’s “DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love.” Female French rock band Plastiscines make an awesome appearance on “Fool Like Me” — easily the catchiest tune here. The triumphant dance anthem “Disaster Boy” is another gem with Victoria Asher’s keytar and demure vocals giving the tune some ‘80s-inspired cool. Of the three bonus tracks, Shaggy’s cameo on “Anything For Love” is a standout.

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I was very excited for this album when I heard You Make Me Feel. Then #1Nite came out, followed by Fool Like Me. I thought that the album would contain a good diversity, after hearing these first three. Then I heard Middle Finger, which I did not buy, because I thought it was a tad basic. I didn't give up though, and I counted the days for Night Shade's release. But now that I've heard the rest of the album, I'm honestly kind of disappointed.... the rest of the songs sound very similar. People say this to me often about artists like Ke$ha and other popular pop artists, but I usually ignore them, because I don't hear it. However, I feel like the other songs overuse certain instruments, like the keytar, which stand out very glaringly. I really liked Anything For Love until it hit the break, which I thought ruined it; it almost seemed comical. The only songs I like on this album were the first three that were released as singles/promotional singles. Again, this album is good, but the songs are so similar to each other. I think Hot Mess was much better.


Cobra lives!!! Gabe and the band have done it yet again

Fangs Up!!

Cobra Starship's done it again!! I missed their tunes for sooo long, so happy they're back with more awesome songs!


Formed: 2005 in New York, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

As the legend of Cobra Starship would have it, frontman Gabe Saporta fled into the deserts of Arizona one day to find the true meaning of his existence away from his emo-rock band, Midtown. Saporta spent days and nights pondering life, mysterious lights constantly plaguing the nighttime sky above him. One distinct night, the lights became so mesmerizing that Gabe became catatonic and started levitating into the air. A snake suddenly came out of nowhere, bit his neck, and he awoke to find a talking...
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Night Shades, Cobra Starship
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Alternative, Music, Dance, Rock, Adult Alternative
  • Released: Aug 29, 2011
  • Clean

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