Imperfect Harmonies - Serj Tankian
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  • Summary: The former System of a Down singer once again merges progressive rock with orchestral magnificence to create a symphony of electronically influenced sound on his follow-up solo album.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Removed from the usual metal trappings to ride Imperfect Harmonies' lofty, trippy soundscapes, Tankian's lyrics carry surprising poetic weight. [Sep/Oct 2010, p.87]
  2. Forget imperfect--this bold reinvention is anything but. [Oct 2010, p.117]
  3. As a whole, Imperfect Harmonies is its own animal. Tankian proves that he can pull off his grand ambitions in a maximalist approach that creates something new from the ruins of everything he destroyed to get here.
  4. This album will not please everyone, but it is unique when compared to Tankian's work up to now, and that is what's best for everyone.
  5. The splicing of classical instrumentation with electronica and jazz flourishes may alienate his old band's fans, but there is much to admire here. [Oct 2010, p.120]
  6. It's an easier to admire than to love. [18 Sep 2010, p.58]
  7. 40
    System Of A Down frontman is caught trying too hard. Again. [Oct. 2010, p. 101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    10
    imperfect harmonies is awesome better than ETD.this is the best album of 2010.
    all of the songs are awesome especially wings of summer,left
    of centere,peace be revenged Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2010
    10
    This album is a true masterpiece. Starting with the powerful and beautifully driven disowned inc. all the way through wings of summer. The album flows nicely as it has nice elements of all instruments. The listener will get lost in the sheer beauty of the instrumentation. Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    10
    This is incredible album. This album contains various and beautiful songs as well as any previous work of Serj. I miss System so match but I can not deny the quality of this album. Collapse
  4. Aug 12, 2011
    10
    A 67? Seriously?
    Imperfect Harmonies' grandiosity cannot be understated. This record is a masterpiece of emotion, pulsing with life at every
    level. Brilliant orchestration and limitless beauty abound. Serj's mannerisms can be a turn-off to some, but even for all its quirks Imperfect Harmonies is to great to be soiled. Nobody else is making albums like this these days. Expand
  5. Oct 2, 2010
    9
    Serj Tankians considerably Strange mix of music Genre's makes for a very enjoyable album, and although this may alienate some of his more hardcore fans, its an all round brilliant album bursting with artistic genius Expand
  6. Sep 21, 2010
    3
    If u like bloated and pretentious music with an orchestra interludes at random intervals, d/l this. At one point of this laborious train wreck, Serj repeats the word "disease" about 12X. I kid u not! I really wanted to like this, but was disappointed. Expand