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Marianas Trench - Masterpiece Theater

Nick Anastasia Format: Album
Year: 2009
Label: 604 Records
Genre: Modern Rock
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Let me start by saying that this album is one of the best, if not THE best, discs i´ve heard in the past year or two. I acquired an advanced copy of this disc, and uploaded it on my ipod, thinking i´d listen to it on a train ride and like a few of the songs. What i quickly discovered was that this disc is in face a masterpiece. I don´t know if the band considers this to be a concept album, but regardless, every track is worth listening to. The harmonies, arrangements, and different styles experimented with throughout the spread of the CD are absolutely awe-inspiring. To start a disc with Queen caliber/style harmonies and then drop into a rock fused, hook filled song works far better than i ever imagined it to be. I´m going to stop rambling about this album, because i think i might never stop. Highlights for me include "Beside You", "Masterpiece Theater III" and "Good To You", along with every other track on this fantastic album.


Melodic Net Comments 

It is just a joy to hear a band that is capable of pushing the boundaries - each song has its own qualities and there is something different each time you listen. Or simply rock out in bliss. Album of the decade!

George Mouat
The title say's it all..." Masterpiece". I've never heard an album as good as this for many, many years. Sheer brilliance. I really hope this band make it huge.

Can't stop playing it. Genius gets used way too often in reviews but this actually deserves it. A masterpiece indeed and I doubt anything else will come close in 2009. I hope they explode (in a nice way).

Really trying to get a god quality version of this.

Keira K
Easily one of the most innovative things out there. Besides the obvious talent the band possesses the album is just so fucking fun! You can't help but bop, sing, groove along! Everyone should own a copy. Or two.

i love this band. i was so excited just to hear this album... and is amazing, i love it!!! You can hear it at and their playing live at much on the 24 of febuary. i can't wait. most albums that i have listened to have a few really good songs and the rest of them couldn't be compared at all, although this album's song all all great. i seriously can't choose which song i like the most. i love this album

Freddie Mercury would be proud! I just don´t see what to listen to after this album......I´m stunned

Troy K
Super catchy album!!! I haven't listened to it as much as I should but it is totally hard to pick out a fave song on this disc. Great songs all around. I also figured there would be 2 or 3 songs that I would listen to then put the CD away, I was pleasantly surprised!

I was worried about seeing this get something below a 4. Now I know I'm not crazy and this album really is amazing. Good review Nick, great great album.