III - Shiny Toy Guns
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  • Summary: The third full-length release from the electro-rock band sees original singer, Carah Faye Charnow returning to the microphone after Sisely Treasure left to go solo in 2011.
  • Record Label: Five Seven Music
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dance-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Club/Dance
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 22, 2013
    70
    While the album does tail off slightly towards the end, III is for the most part a solid comeback for Shiny Toy Guns.
  2. 70
    III features the type of effortless electro-pop which made the act's 2006 debut, We Are Pilots, so irresistible. [Nov 2012, p.94]
  3. May 22, 2013
    70
    While the album does tail off slightly towards the end, III is for the most part a solid comeback for Shiny Toy Guns.
  4. Jan 9, 2013
    60
    With III, Shiny Toy Guns basically prove that marinating in the sounds of the '80s is something they clearly aspire to. It's just that they're more interesting when they reach a little higher and beyond that.
  5. Jan 9, 2013
    50
    Strangely, III doesn't sound like the work of a band at all.
  6. Jan 9, 2013
    30
    After all these years, the band still possesses no originality or musical inventiveness that could distinguish it from the pack. [No. 93, p.58]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 9, 2013
    10
    It is an absolute crime that this album has 53 rating. One of the reviewers even compared the album's songs to Katy Perry music. IIIIt is an absolute crime that this album has 53 rating. One of the reviewers even compared the album's songs to Katy Perry music. III represents the rebirth of Shiny Toy Guns the real Shiny Toy Guns (not the 2008, "Season of Poison" Shiny Toy Guns). This album contains no filler; every song was crafted with the utmost precision and love. With such melodic, euphoric hooks, backed by flawless production, this is arguably Shiny Toy Gun's best work yet. They have clearly grown and matured since their 2006 debut, "We Are Pilots." It didn't take them 4+ years to complete "III" album for nothing they created an alternative synth-pop masterpiece, oozing raw and unadulterated emotion (just give "E V A Y" a listen if you don't believe me). Expand