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Minority 905 Dangerous Ambitions

Minority 905

Dangerous Ambitions

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By Gabe Straight

Boston Rock Radio

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I first got to know canadian pop punk outfit Minority 905 through their YouTube videos. Their album tributes to bands like Green Day and blink-182 were very well-made and a fun video to watch. The band had a very familiar vibe to it: a bunch of kids wearing their influences on their sleeves and making the kind of music they love. Once I knew they had released an album, I could imagine instantly what it would sound like, and I was not disappointed.

 

If the album was reviewed merely on how it sounds, this album is almost perfect. Every instrument is crisp and clear, the guitars have a beautiful punch to them, and the bass has plenty of weight without sacrificing clarity. The vocals and their harmonies also have a well-rounded feel to them. Dangerous Ambitions has embraced their influences and made a sonic blueprint for pop punk bands to come. Not to mention all the band’s musical abilities, which are stellar. Everyone, both the band and the producer, knew what they were doing going into the studio.

 

There is a very relevant lesson I have learned from this album, that will be the main point of this review: songwriting is hard. Writing genuinely catchy hooks with genuinely fun riffs takes a lot of practice, and an understanding of which songs to hold. After I finished listening to the album, I couldn’t tell you how any of the songs sounded. The structuring of all the songs was rough and the transitions between parts weren’t smooth. If Minority 905 came out with this music in 1993, they’d be a national touring band on the radio, which is the other thing; it’s also hard being unique in a pop punk band (something I’ve brought up in a lot of my reviews). When I listen to Minority 905, I hear the lead singer trying out Billie Joe Armstrong’s signature snarl. They have all the tools to be a great pop punk band, but their “X” factor that separates them from other acts needs work. I’m not asking for Minority 905 to reinvent the pop punk wheel, but if they want to stand out amongst this new wave of acts, they have to at least try.

 

Press Release: http://bit.ly/2Lyy0zr

YouTube "Soundtrack": https://youtu.be/IRzJkS_WUws

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Minority905

 

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