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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: 19 out of 34
  2. Negative: 11 out of 34
  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. 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, butSome 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. 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 theIt 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. Expand
  6. Apr 21, 2014
    3
    Little to no creativity and to be honest as much as I don't like most of skrillex's music his previous singles beat this out any day. MostlyLittle to no creativity and to be honest as much as I don't like most of skrillex's music his previous singles beat this out any day. Mostly annoying Voice choppy dubstep crap! By the way I am a huge fan of house so I myself am not discriminating the album for its sound! 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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