Night Shades

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  • Summary: The New York-based electro-pop band release their fourth studio album.
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  • Record Label: Fueled by Ramen Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Dance-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock, Emo-Pop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 30, 2011
    70
    Packing so many WTFs into one ten-song record is hardly fair, a bit reckless, and ultimately (amazingly) successful.
  2. 67
    Cobra were more fun as party crashers than they are as VIPs.
  3. Aug 30, 2011
    60
    Saporta can't tune out his favorite decade, adopting a silky croon on "Anything for Love," a synth-pop winner that might've been a real hit in 1986.
  4. 50
    The mild vulgarity and cute arrogance put to such an innocent melody [in "Fool Like Me"] is the brand of sass for which Cobra Starship are best known. Unfortunately, these traits are desperately lacking from the rest of Night Shades.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Sep 17, 2012
    6
    As a whole, the album is incoherent yet repetitive. The overuse of some electronic sounds is annoying at times. Nevertheless, Night Shades hasAs a whole, the album is incoherent yet repetitive. The overuse of some electronic sounds is annoying at times. Nevertheless, Night Shades has some pretty decent tracks, which are all great and suitable for club and party. Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2016
    4
    Night Shades has its moments of fun, however the album is fairly lacking in what made previous albums relatively enjoyable to listen to,Night Shades has its moments of fun, however the album is fairly lacking in what made previous albums relatively enjoyable to listen to, instead aiming to be a commercial outing. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2016
    4
    Night Shades is unfortunately the band's weakest work, being bland and boring, and nowhere as fun or as enjoyable as previous works, despiteNight Shades is unfortunately the band's weakest work, being bland and boring, and nowhere as fun or as enjoyable as previous works, despite having a few enjoyable moments. Expand
  4. Dec 2, 2016
    4
    Night Shades is a disappointing entry into Cobra Starship's discography, as it not only lacks the fun and memorable hooks that made me enjoyNight Shades is a disappointing entry into Cobra Starship's discography, as it not only lacks the fun and memorable hooks that made me enjoy the previous albums when I was younger, but is also bland, soulless, dull, and at worst, forgettable. Though the album does have a few moments that reflect what I had initially liked about their previous works, Night Shades is a banal and manufactured disappointment. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2012
    3
    It's almost as if Cobra Starship created Night Shades in fear of judgement. Too determined to meet mainstream's standards, Cobra Starship lostIt's almost as if Cobra Starship created Night Shades in fear of judgement. Too determined to meet mainstream's standards, Cobra Starship lost touch with their creative side in their worst album to date. They may be even hard to consider a band anymore due to the lack of instruments in Night Shades. The sad part is that there is a little potential in some of the almost "Vintage" pop sounds we hear in tracks like "Fool Like Me," where it seems like they were trying to make this album stand out from the others. Unfortunately, Cobra Starship fell through on that by seeking hype out of recruiting the "flavor of the week" pop stars such as Mac Miller, and then forgetting to actually write a song. Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2012
    0
    This album lack vision, inspiration and bravado. Where are the riffs and creativity from some of the previous albums. I felt like screamingThis album lack vision, inspiration and bravado. Where are the riffs and creativity from some of the previous albums. I felt like screaming "this has been done before!" ....Time and Time again....really what it boils down to is a complete waste of my time. Expand