Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

I-Empire
Angels and Airwaves
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 11/12/2007 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


Don't Kill The Magic
Magic!


Strange Desire
Bleachers


Isolate and Medicate
Seether

With the first Angels and Airwaves album everything felt like it was way over the top. Before the release, Tom Delonge made some pretty big predictions about the band, and the band itself put an extraordinary amount of pressure to deliver an epic album. Some people out there think that “We Don’t Need to Whisper” was an epic album (me being one), but most don’t agree with that assessment either due to Tom’s claims before the album was released or just because they already have their minds made up about Delonge from his days in Blink-182. Regardless, Angels and Airwaves is still around and well and they’re back with another album, “I-Empire.” It’s important to note that nobody is doing what Angels and Airwaves is doing in music right now; they’re making true arena rock. Their stuff is a three part blend, take The Who, U2, and mix in a little bit of punk and you get Angels and Airwaves. The new Angels album is different in a lot of ways from the debut.There’s not as many builds in this album through the intros, they move into the songs a lot faster this time around. Also, this record seems a lot more hopeful than the first album did. That’s in part because there aren’t as many builds, and the drums have been thinned down in places (compared to that first album.) I wouldn’t call this a better album than the first disc; there wasn’t a bad song on “We Don’t Need To Whisper” and there’s not a bad song on “I-Empire” either, so I’d rank them about the same. This is an excellent album, that’s complete, artistic, and it doesn’t have as many labels attached to it as the band’s first album. So if I had to give an edge to one of the albums it would have to be “I-Empire.” Angels and Airwaves is doing something special right now, hopefully more people can shake some related thoughts with this album and embrace it for what it is: excellent.

Upcoming Releases
Adelitas Way (July 29)
Godsmack (Aug 5)
Twin Forks (Aug 5)
Andy Grammer (Aug 5)
Spoon (Aug 5)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 18)
The Gaslight Anthem (Aug 19)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 19)
Royal Blood (Aug 25)
The Griswolds (Aug 26)
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)

In Stores Now
Young Rising Sons (July 22)
Nightmare And The Cat (July 22)
Colony House (July 22)
Bleachers (July 15)
Rise Against (July 15)
Big Wreck (July 15)
Dirty Heads (July 8)
Theory of a Deadman (July 7)
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (July 4)
Bad Suns (July 1)
Seether (July 1)
NONONO (July 1)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC