"Megalithic Symphony," AWOLNATION (2011)

“Dance, baby, dance like the world is ending.”
(“Knights of Shame”)
Self explanatory, that quote is. If I were going to sum it up in one quote…well, I quite honestly couldn’t. The lyrical content of this album alone is enough to discuss for hours, catchy, unique, and even laughable at times. Add to that dance-worthy beats and bass lines, soulful guitar riffs, and catchy melodies and you have yourself a great piece of modern musicianship. There are some albums that, from top to bottom, take your bad mood and give it a good, hard kick in the face. Megalithic Symphony is one such album. Empowering, energetic, and unapologetic, this is one to keep on deck for those house parties that get a bit dull after midnight. (Turn it all the way up to eleven for bonus power and offense to your neighbors…perhaps they’ll even join your dance party. =D) It’s also one to listen to right out of bed if you want to shake the funk off your day before it even starts. It’s even a bit political without shoving it down the throats of the masses. Kudos, AWOL, this is a highlight discovery of my 2011.
Don’t forget to support your favorites by buying their music and going to their shows!
“if you need love, turn around, do the helicopter
if you’re sick, baby girl, i would love to be your doctor”
(“Burn It Down,” AWOLNATION)

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