Bangarang [EP]

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  • Summary: From First to Last's Sonny Moore releases his fourth EP of brostep, a subgenre of dubstep.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. This is a pop record because its shamelessly hedonistic barrage of proven dancefloor tricks will obviously be more fun at home than in a club.
  2. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    Music that makes a disco sugar high feel downright pornographic.
  3. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    Like cans of Monster Energy Drink, this collection is spracked out and ridiculous and fun and sometimes disposable, just one more shard of debris left in this kid's wake, and his generation's.
  4. Jan 18, 2012
    60
    It's uncomplicated, catchy fun, the equivalent of 21st-century hair metal-and that's meant as a compliment.
  5. Jan 25, 2012
    50
    Bangarang is a disappointingly formulaic affair which hints for the first time that the wheels may soon slowly begin to fall off.
  6. Jan 24, 2012
    50
    Bangarang is the work of an entertainer still insecure in his ability to hold his audience's attention without resorting to loud gimmicks.
  7. Jan 17, 2012
    30
    Is it a question of [Moore]simply not caring, or does he actually believe that his fans are too stupid to not realize any clear lack of progression and that they're simply being force-fed the same half-assed bass trends again and again and again?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 35
  2. Negative: 11 out of 35
  1. Jan 24, 2012
    10
    As far as Dubstep goes, it's great. Good fun! Matches if not goes past what other artists of the same fame level are doing these days. IAs far as Dubstep goes, it's great. Good fun! Matches if not goes past what other artists of the same fame level are doing these days. I really don't give it a 10, I'm just trying to balance the score out. Overall I'd say 4/5. Expand
  2. cfh
    Mar 24, 2013
    10
    I honestly love this EP because, 1. I love Skrillex and dubstep in general 2. It is probably one of his best albums 3. Every single song isI honestly love this EP because, 1. I love Skrillex and dubstep in general 2. It is probably one of his best albums 3. Every single song is awesome in it, not like Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites where about 2 of the songs are good 4. Even people who do not like dubstep like the song Bangarang because it is a good song to play at dances. Expand
  3. May 29, 2012
    9
    This EP helps to continue to establish Skrillex's brand which I can see either loving or hating. I think it's a very important thing for anThis EP helps to continue to establish Skrillex's brand which I can see either loving or hating. I think it's a very important thing for an artist, in as forgettable a genre as dubstep, to make a concrete sound identity for themselves. This EP, along with Scary Monsters helps to really create a solid sound base that is the Skrillex brand. That said, I love the sound.

    I did take a point off for aesthetics. I'm not sure what it is about this EP, but something doesn't quite catch me like it did in Scary Monsters. I think it's because the general feeling of songs is a bit slower and more churning rather than up beat.
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  4. Jul 24, 2014
    6
    The cool thing about this EP is that it has multple influences of different music genres. And as always he has the basics of electronics houseThe cool thing about this EP is that it has multple influences of different music genres. And as always he has the basics of electronics house music like cravy vocals hooks,breakdowns and,build-ups. But on some of his songs the catchy hooks aren't catchy but that doesn't stop the fun nature of songs like in Bangarang if you are not to notice that some of his songs sound original sometimes. All in all this album is a good one too check out. Expand
  5. Mar 27, 2012
    4
    Bangarang sure sounds like Skrillex dubstep. That's about as descriptive as one needs to get. Monotonous and monotonous and monotonous tripBangarang sure sounds like Skrillex dubstep. That's about as descriptive as one needs to get. Monotonous and monotonous and monotonous trip bang dubstep. If music has a heartbeat this is arrhythmia. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2012
    3
    Skrillex is just rehashing the basslines we've heard over the past couple of years from dubstep artists everywhere. Why doesn't he take a leafSkrillex is just rehashing the basslines we've heard over the past couple of years from dubstep artists everywhere. Why doesn't he take a leaf out of SBTRKT or Rustie's book and look to take dubstep somewhere it's never been before? Expand
  7. Feb 20, 2012
    0
    This is his worst EP. I hate Skrillex bcuz of this EP he doesnt deserve any award from this EP if he does then that means the people are just stupid.

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