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Strung Out: An American ParadoxAn American Paradox (2002)
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Contributed by: hargharg
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Strung Out have released some good albums and some poor ones luckily this latest offering falls into the former. I was looking forward to this album so much and of course its possible to make your expectations to high for a record, but never with Strung Out. This, like SO's previous offerings is a f.
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Strung Out have released some good albums and some poor ones luckily this latest offering falls into the former. I was looking forward to this album so much and of course its possible to make your expectations to high for a record, but never with Strung Out. This, like SO's previous offerings is a fast paced beast of thirteen songs complete with melodic guitars, insane riffs, strong vocals and a kicking beat all the way through.

There aren't as many stand out tracks as in other Strung Out albums instead the whole album melds together brilliantly. The first track setting a pace that holds true throughout the record. My problem with this 'symmetry' throughout is that songs don't really have a sense of identity that other SO recordings offer. Track 6 The Kids gives a good idea of how the album sounds starting with a great guitar intro, which flows into a powerful lyric heavy song.

Whilst I didn't appreciate it as much as Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues and Twisted By Design its an enjoyable fast paced record that I am sure won't stay out of your CD player for long. (It's still in mine)

 

 
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Anonymous (February 22, 2003)

This album is a little different to their others, but is still very much Strung Out. The best bands have the ability to do this, making each album style different, new and fresh whilst still maintaining the overall feel and sound of the band. Strung Out are my favourite band along with The Wildhearts, with Lagwagon coming in third.

For me this album comes in joint second with STWB behind Twisted by Design.

Anonymous (April 5, 2002)

i hope what you say isn't true, because i've found all their releases to be so far above every other band out right now that even a few bad songs will disappoint me. strung out rules all.- fathead

harg (April 5, 2002)

yer i guess. hey u just give it 5 stars tho!

wyzo (April 4, 2002)

one of the most average records ive ever heard.

wyzo

harg (April 4, 2002)

Awww my review sux compared to the other one nevermind lol

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