Bangarang [EP]

  • Record Label: Big Beat
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2012
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 197 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 197
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  1. 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 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.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 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
  2. Jan 30, 2012
    4
    Not terrible, but most certainly forgettable. How many artists get the chance to record a new song with the three surviving members of The Doors? One, as far as I know. Gratz on screwing that up, Skrillex. Can you possibly find a new pad setting? That sound was played out twenty years ago. We have computers and you have talent. Come up with something new and stop playing to the fads.
  3. 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 trip bang dubstep. If music has a heartbeat this is arrhythmia.
  4. Jan 27, 2012
    4
    Skrillex has to be commended in some areas. For one he introduced Dubstep to the mainstream and has made a solid EP, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprits, in most regards he has helped Dubstep. Up to this point he has made okay songs and overshadowed excellent Dubstep and D&B bands such as Flux Pavilion and NERO. This album however should shove him off his high pedestal and make room with farSkrillex has to be commended in some areas. For one he introduced Dubstep to the mainstream and has made a solid EP, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprits, in most regards he has helped Dubstep. Up to this point he has made okay songs and overshadowed excellent Dubstep and D&B bands such as Flux Pavilion and NERO. This album however should shove him off his high pedestal and make room with far more talented underground acts. While he has talent rehashing the same song for every single track on the album is not Dubstep, like he for some reason thinks it is, itâ Expand
  5. Feb 8, 2012
    4
    It may have a few catchy beats but it turns sort of annoying after a while. In my opinion, it's a little too overrated and I think the Recording Academy wasn't right about nominating him as Best New Artist, I mean, there were a lot more talented musicians in 2011.
  6. Aug 4, 2012
    6
    Regardless of his sudden worldwide fame, Skrillex downgrades from Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' unique take on the popular dubstep genre by turning it into (literally) random bleeps, bloops, blurps and vocal samples. Its two first tracks, "Right In" and "Bangarang", are driven by annoying vocal hooks and under-whelming bass drops. However, the EP begins to improve around its thirdRegardless of his sudden worldwide fame, Skrillex downgrades from Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites' unique take on the popular dubstep genre by turning it into (literally) random bleeps, bloops, blurps and vocal samples. Its two first tracks, "Right In" and "Bangarang", are driven by annoying vocal hooks and under-whelming bass drops. However, the EP begins to improve around its third track, thanks to a surprising yet wonderful collaboration with The Doors. The EP's concluding track, "Summit", begins to sound tedious after multiple vocal chops that feature non-specific lyrical content, however, it shines beautifully once English recording Ellie Goulding makes an entry with her soft, soprano vocals. Hopefully, Skrillex's next entry (whatever it may be) will show his true potential as an artist. Expand
  7. Mar 24, 2013
    6
    Some songs are catchy, but many sound like putting the background music of a pop song in a digital blender. Maybe dub step isnt' my thing, but this was a so-so album.
  8. Dec 22, 2016
    6
    Not very good with the exception of "Breakin' a Sweat", and "Summit". Everything else is just all jumbled together in a non melodious way. It also just seems very simple.
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 40
    Bangarang, a stopgap EP ahead of his debut album later in the year, still fails to confirm whether his unashamed populism is deeply naive or profoundly cynical.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.