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Elemae

Elemae: Popular Misconceptions Of HappinessPopular Misconceptions Of Happiness (2005)
Engineer Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: Erin_JacksonErin Jackson
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I'm a little dyslexic, so when I first picked up this CD, I thought the band's name was "enema." There: Self-deprecating introductory sentence done. Elemae's Popular Misconceptions Of Happiness is the follow-up to A Life To Be Defined. The album is full of beautiful and sleepy songs that coax a.
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I'm a little dyslexic, so when I first picked up this CD, I thought the band's name was "enema." There: Self-deprecating introductory sentence done.

Elemae's Popular Misconceptions Of Happiness is the follow-up to A Life To Be Defined. The album is full of beautiful and sleepy songs that coax a climax out of an ardent melody. Kamikaze's sweeping melody, emotive lyrics, and crafted percussion make it a standout hit, while "Soapbox Podium" rocks a little harder than the rest, a change in pace that feels natural and is an appreciated break from the softer emo rock (which, after all, isn't for everyone). "Country Pink" sounds like a midnight lullaby sung to an audience of one and "Happily Cinematic" nearly put me to sleep. "End A Year," in particular, has late-90's rock elements, something that seasons the entire album. Judge for yourself -- both "Happily Cinematic" and "End A Year" can be downloaded on the band's site.

Overall, it's a real-life emotional record that shows Elemae has entered their Carlsberg years, making it a CD that may be embraced by those who also have, and rejected by those who have no idea what that means. Personally, I find this album has too much relaxed rocking out and too little power. Witness "The Fall Of Summer" for an example.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

"Elemae" review by Anchors

It's fun to make up your own words. When I was a small child, my abusive step brother and I would constantly taunt each other with nonsensical gibberish.

"Bleglabglo!"
"Megaboob!"
"Lamacap!"
"Elemae!"

Speaking of which, Elemae's new album is as fun as that game.

It gives you much more than a popular misconception of happiness. It made my weewee big.

-Anchors

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

"Elemae has entered their Carlsberg years"

Eh? Does this mean that in America they'll be hard to find and hence highly sought and somewhat overrated, while in Europe they'll be everywhere and hence seen as just another lager?

lou (July 12, 2005)

they have my camera on the cover, but i'm still skeptical. what exactly is meant by "late-90's" rock? that could either be a very good thing or a very bad thing. i guess i'll download the mp3s when i finish listening to the ones from the city on film review.

LMChc (July 12, 2005)

does it seem like all the bands that got reviewed this week had members who failed latin classes?

stevejonestherealbones (July 12, 2005)

good review...but like toledo...not checking it out

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

crazytoledo (July 12, 2005)

Bad name, I wont check em out.

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