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My Awesome Compilation: The View Is AmazingThe View Is Amazing (2004)
Reviewer Rating: 4
Contributed by: chrisafichrisafi
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"Who?", you ask "Who are My Awesome Compilation? They sound like some complete wannabe band trying to crack the industry when they simply can't cut it. If you say that - you'd be right. Or ar least you would be right before July 2003. This band was touring around the UK in multiple "toilet venues" w.
"Who?", you ask "Who are My Awesome Compilation? They sound like some complete wannabe band trying to crack the industry when they simply can't cut it. If you say that - you'd be right. Or ar least you would be right before July 2003. This band was touring around the UK in multiple "toilet venues" which hold under 500 people. One of their gigs was actually cancelled because no-one turned up. However, suddenly, a Sore Point Records (sister company of Eat/Sleep records, part of Drive Thru, part of Universal) rep saw them play in one of these reject venues and signed them up.
So these four ordinary blokes from Leicester UK had a recording contract. Then they got shipped off to San Diego and Big Fish Studios, formerly used by bands including Reel Big Fish and Blink 182. So, onto the album. Its not actually a full length album, containing only 6 tracks. It is a taster of what is to come from this band. However, from these 6 tracks the melodic tones and well composed underlying music shines through. They seem to play with maturity and experience which is unusual for a new band. The guitars lay down the guidelines for the soaring vocals and "MAC" fill the album with surprisingly impressive songs which are well written and delivered. It isn't hard, but it isn't soft. Some songs lean perhaps too far towards the emo side of the punk line, but other songs confirm these guys are trying mainly to appeal to the punk community. They are fresh of the block so to speak, so such rawness is expectable Star track is "butterflies" but the whole "EP" is solid and a very good debut and introduction to a very good band.
They have great potential and one foot in a niche of the UK market The album, despite failing to actually be an album has created a lot of new "MAC" fans in the UK and despite stores such as Virgin usually refusing to sell "mini-albums" they have this one plastered all over their walls. This band is the next big British punk band. Mark my words.
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