Harakiri - Serj Tankian
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  • Summary: The third solo release for the System Of A Down singer was self-produced.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
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  1. So while the disc may not his best album, it is still one that makes you think and challenges you.
  2. Jul 10, 2012
    80
    Harakiri easily contains the best music released under the vocalist's name. [Aug 2012, p.92]
  3. Jul 10, 2012
    70
    There's never a ponderous or self-righteous feel to Tankian's tunes.
  4. Aug 7, 2012
    70
    Though occasionally difficult to digest, 'Harakiri' is nevertheless a worthwhile and intriguing listen.
  5. 60
    Throughout the album, it seems that Tankian is preparing the listener for something bigger, something serious.
  6. Aug 20, 2012
    60
    As ever, his lyrics are oblique yet thought-provoking, if sometimes unwieldy. [Sep 2012, p.112]
  7. Jul 17, 2012
    40
    The most confusing, drab, inexplicable pop-punk album I've heard in years.

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  1. Jul 11, 2012
    10
    A stunning album from a real genius. Beautifully crafted and masterfully written. This is probably the best rock album of the year so far. The album is truly inspiring. The only problem is that I wish there was more. Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2012
    10
    truly a great a work from serj. the whole album has some very unique moments, the low point in the album is figure it out, and the rest is pure mastery

    only real critic is that it takes a bit to get carried away by the music
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  3. Jul 14, 2012
    10
    This is the best Serj Tankian's work. Very strong music and well written lyrics. Some songs remind aggression of Serj from SOAD's albums. This aggression was missing in previous albums. Expand
  4. Jul 17, 2012
    9
    Harakiri is one of the most powerful albums I've ever heard. Serj Tankian is master lyricist and an inspiring artist! I am looking forward to his next album! Expand
  5. Oct 10, 2013
    8
    it's great album from Serj, could easily be considered as one of the best his of his solo projects. Some 5-star songs in it, like "Occupied Tears" and "Harakiri". Though there are some weeker songs like "Cornucopia" Expand