Giles - Giles (Cover Artwork)


Giles: GilesGiles (2005)
Victory Records

Reviewer Rating: 1

Contributed by: Sally_FieldMeg
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Why? I mean, sure, hearing that Between The Buried And Me's front-man Tommy Rogers has an electronic side project may lure you into listening, as it did for me. But without knowing such information, would anyone genuinely enjoy Giles? Maybe. But that in itself is uncomprehensible to me. This albu.
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Why? I mean, sure, hearing that Between The Buried And Me's front-man Tommy Rogers has an electronic side project may lure you into listening, as it did for me. But without knowing such information, would anyone genuinely enjoy Giles? Maybe. But that in itself is uncomprehensible to me.

This album sounds like Marilyn Manson on ecstasy... at a rave... with glow-sticks... telling jokes. Jokes of which I cannot understand for the life of me; "You can't stash a child / You can't eat your shit / Fuck the rules, let's squirm this pit." I know that the coolest thing a band can do nowadays is not discuss emotion whatsoever, but stashing children and eating shit? Sounds like Cannibal Corpse to me. But it's not fair to judge a band on lyrics alone.

I don't quite understand how Tommy Rogers mimics the voice of Jonathan Davis so precisely. Perhaps it's a gift, whereas I'd call it a misfortune. Perhaps his voice is overproduced somewhere along the way. Regardless of the reason, it's definitely a contributing factor to why I can't seem to get into this album. The simplistic, repetitive beats aren't too impressive, either.

Don't be mislead by the comparisons, the front-man's credibility, or the fact that the album's artwork is aesthetically pleasing. Sure, Giles' debut will have you tapping along to the beat in some way, shape or form, but that doesn't give it the power to hold up against other electronic projects that tower over it.

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xxjohnnyrocketxx (January 11, 2007)

i agree with the reviewer.

Its wierd, but I think its fun, and that's why I listen to Giles.

and i like the fact that the reviewer links to Rjyan Kidwell's page. If you want to hear awesome electronic music, listen to Cex. He has a release on Jadetree called Maryland Mansions which is awesome, but my favorite is Starship Galactica. If you can find it, I suggest buying it, if you like electronic music.

Anonymous (July 8, 2005)

if Victory wants to blow cash on side projects of lead singers of bands they already have in their stable, why not fund "bandits of the acoustic revolution"...streetlight manifesto's frontman tomas kalnoky side project?

that would be truly massive...

crazytoledo (May 19, 2005)

Ok for listen if you download but only if your a high raver should you even blow 1 cent on this...

Anonymous (May 15, 2005)

...look like someone downloaded a program called "reason".

Anonymous (May 14, 2005)

Did you know Dave Witte has a electronic side project called Phantomsmasher? It's way better than this.


Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

Yes, write down all the dirty things you say to me in bed.


Sally_Field (May 10, 2005)

I'll remember to be more vulgar next time.

Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

Aversion's review is better.

Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

I made the Phillies the laughingstocks of Major League Baseball. Then my successor made them worse.

Inspection12e (May 10, 2005)

The songs I heard are that bad.

Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

if you don't understand how much of a joke this album is, then you're an idiot. there's NO WAY tommy is serious about this. giles is a joke. irony and sarcasm is not that hard to detect, people.

score is for thie fact that victory actually put this out and probably thought that people would enjoy it.

Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

What a delightfully nasty review!


Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

Do the arm wrestle!!!

tristan (May 10, 2005)

Dear Fear Before,

I just wanted to let you know that I think the art your drummer drew up for your last cd was really cool. Especially the color scheme and neat-o barcode integration. Ok, time to go listen to Korn and MSI.



recordings (May 10, 2005)

whats with everyone thinking that electonic beep-boops are the shit and that anything they create is solid brilliance. seriously. this dancey fashion experimental whatever stuff and suburban whiteys thinkin they know everything about hip hop makes me yearn for the days when flannel was the trend.

Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

The CD cover hypes it as a Radiohead meets Postal Service thing, but it reminds more of Electric Six......only it's not funny at all. I'll listen to Gay Bar and Dance Commander anyday over this pile of steaming shit. Between the Buried and Me's good though.

tahoejeff (May 10, 2005)

Apparently there has been a stylistic change since Freeze Frame.

backupdork (May 10, 2005)

i love Between The Buried And Me.

i love electronic music.

i hate Giles.

Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

but ive only been a full time major leaguer for like 3 years..


Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

This review is positively cordial compared to this one.

Anonymous (May 10, 2005)

i had a better career than marcus

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