Writing a review 101, welcome to the first day of class where we learn how to write a review that you donÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t necessarily want to write. The first thing you need is a mediocre (at best) record. The second thing youÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll need is a lot of time on your hands to craft your writing into something objective for the masses.
A popular thing to do is to compare the record that is being reviewed (in our case thatÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s the Love Arcade self titled album) to something. IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll give you an example, the Love Arcade is the closest thing there is to actually being able to fit high school drama on a compact disc. The next thing that you want to go over is a few of the songs that you liked, or that stood out to you and you think will stand out to other people. WeÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢ll point out the first song Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Keep it comingÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? which walks the fine line of catchy and annoying. The song Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”PassengerÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? is another notable song which is probably the strongest song on the record (so take that how you will). Usually, if you love the album you can keep on talking about all the great lyrics and melodies that the record contains.
The end of the review is for giving an overview of the good and bad things about the record. For the Love Arcade we would talk about the dancey, sometimes catchy musical beats. We would probably want to mention the cheesy lyrics and the shallowness of pretty much every song. Then, conclude with mentioning that if people wanted to check the band out they can do so at a myspace page. There you have it, step one to writing a review.
1. Keep It Coming
5. Tease me
7. Can’t Stop
8. Sweet Thing
10. Going Down