Howdy people, it is time once again for me to dive into the world of music and do an album review. Today’s review comes in the form of Deadmau5’s third album, Random Album Title. Now I wasn’t playing on reviewing this album any time soon, but after getting addicted to that electronic sound I thought to myself “Yeah this is something I gotta blog about!” So yeah let’s get talking!
Firstly, what can I say about Deadmau5? Well I have been aware of his existence for many years now and I’ve heard loads of his chart-topping songs on the radio many, many times. The one track I liked was “I Remember” (which I reviewed recently), while the rest of that music was stuff I REALLY disliked back in school and college. But now I’m a lot older and I have a much more diverse music palette. In that last year or so my mate Matt, who is a massive Deadmau5 fan, got me into this kind of music and that lead me to songs like “Strobe” and “Some Chords“. So around mid-June this year I decided to give Random Album Title a listen, and while the first little was okay, the second listen was great and by the fourth listen I was proper into the album.
Now this album is based in the house genre under progressive and electro house departments. I’m not too familiar with those genres, however I know that as soon as this album starts with “Sometimes Things Get, Whatever” you’re introduced to a unique sound that’s full of beats and electronic vocals. It sets the pace for the album very well with a calm yet head-banging tune. From there the rest of the tracks are connected through transitions that are slick, subtle and loud. The next tracks “Slip“, “Some Kind of Blue” and “Brazil (2nd Edit)” connect beautifully and work well back-to-back. “Brazil (2nd Edit)” would be my first favourite song on the album, it just sounds like a great dance track with a great and happy vibe to it.
And then the next big track is the classic “I Remember” featuring help from Kaskade and vocals from Haley Gibby. The radio edit of this song has been a favourite of my mine since 2008, so to hearing a longer version just puts me a great groove. After the nice sounds of “Not Exactly” we move to my next favourite song, “Arguru“, this song just build from a beautiful piano intro to a wicked track laced with sexy beats and electronic sounds, so addictive. The album then ends with “So There I Was“, a decent way to end with a sound though not nearly as cool as some of the previous tracks.
I Remember, the most famous track on the album.
After finishing the album the first time you think you’re done. But then you find yourself going back for more and then you pick out individual tracks to add to your personal playlist too. This album has an addictive sound that cannot be ignored.
My favourite stand out tracks of the album:
- Brazil (2nd Edit)
- Alone With You
- I Remember
- Not Exactly
In conclusion Random Album Title by Deadmau5 is a fine album, I’ve never been well-versed in modern house music but Deadmau5 gives me a decent idea as to what it is and what made his sound so addictive back in 2008/9. While there are a few lacking tracks here and there, this album does get better with each listen and I would recommend it for sure!
Rating: 7.5/10 (It’s an album with a very addictive nature!)
So are there any fans of Deadmau5 and Random Album Title? Let me know by dropping a comment below yo! Come back in a bit and I shall review then next Deadmau5 album in the form of For Lack Of A Better Name! Until the next time, laters people! 😀