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Visual record reviews to help understand music and ourselves
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ALBUM APART offers brief and visual track by track album reviews. This is done by using this chart which is a classification system that looks beyond genres. Color, icons, and quick descriptions exhibit the most dominant characteristics of each song. Together, they give a quick assessment of all of the songs on a given album.

Energy

The Energy column evaluates the overall liveliness of a song. It takes account of not only the beats per minute, but the pace of the lyrics and the velocity of the instrumentation. It’s the measure of stimulation in music. 

Feeling

The Feeling column examines the general mood of a song. It gauges the vibe of a tune with all its sentiments, both musically and lyrically, and determines that tune’s core expression. It’s the measure of emotion in music.

Complexity

The Complexity column analyzes the intricacy of a song. It looks at a musical piece with respect to its lyrical execution, subject material, instrument arrangement, and interplay between all of them. It’s the measure of depth in music.

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Visual Album Review: Tom Petty – Highway Companion

Visual Album Review: Tom Petty – Highway Companion

Highway Companion is coated with a golden luster thanks to Jeff Lynne’s warm production and Petty is clearly careful with his words, delivering breezy, story-driven songs of contemplation, mobility, and the passage of time.

Visual Album Review: Tom Petty – Wildflowers

Visual Album Review: Tom Petty – Wildflowers

Tom Petty’s second solo album stretches and breathes over fifteen well-crafted simply put tracks of contemplation; a rustic, homespun, mature collection of songs that seem to fall off the bone as if Petty never broke a sweat in writing them.

Visual Album Review: Broadcast – Work and Non Work

Visual Album Review: Broadcast – Work and Non Work

The first compilation album from Broadcast shows them carving out their own spot in the electronic space, collecting The Book Lovers EP as well as some other early songs from their activity in the 90’s, years before the release of their studio debut.

Visual Album Review: Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever

Visual Album Review: Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever

The debut solo album from Tom Petty is a pure, chilled-out rock record that’s soaked in summer rays, tapping into the power of rhythm guitar and journeying through Petty’s influences from the 50’s and 60’s.

Visual Album Review: Broadcast – Berberian Sound Studio

Visual Album Review: Broadcast – Berberian Sound Studio

Perhaps no group was better suited to score the 2012 thriller-horror film Berberian Sound Studio than Broadcast, and the result of the pairing is a soundtrack that captures burgeoning anxiety, wide-eyed paranoia and primal fear through fragmented bits of disturbing audio.

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