Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Going To Hell

  For the past year or so, I have had an ongoing crush on Taylor Momsen and have really fallen in love with her band, The Pretty Reckless. I have lost count of the amount of times I've listened to Light Me Up and couldn't wait for their next album, Going To Hell to come out. Though I would love to call the fourteen track compilation gorgeous and perfect, I was a little disappointed. I guess the reason why I am a little upset with how the album came out was how well done Light Me Up I mean after four years don't you expect more?
   To start off, I couldn't stand how hard they were trying to be "hardcore" and "bad ass". How bad can you be when your lead singer has starred in "Gossip Girl"? The band strived to sound like something they really weren't with songs such as "Why'd You Bring A Shotgun To The Party" and "Fucked Up World" which not only didn't go with the band very well but also were God awful songs. The lyrics were terribly written and most of them didn't even make sense. I realize how terrible it is that I keep going to their last album but Light Me Up worked so well for they kept the "bad ass" feel while still not trying way too hard.
   One thing I did like on the album was the two acoustics of "Going To Hell" and "Sweet Things" for the guitar and low production really fit Taylor's voice and did the lyrics some justice since those weren't that shit. I also really enjoyed "Burn" and "Blame Me" for those were a bit slower and really portrayed the songs on their previous album such as "You" and "Nothing Left To Lose" which are my two favorites.
    To wrap things up, The Pretty Reckless's latest album is slightly a disappointment and I'm hoping their third album will give them the time to be able to polish some things up.


  1. I remember loving how Taylor like a style 360 and started looking hardcore and i was all in favor of it!. But this review makes me feel nervous I'm afraid to listen to the album now lol. I also nimnated you for a liebster! :)


    1. Same! Also, thank you SO much! That means a lot man!