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Lights - Acoustic Album Cover
Author's Rating
Vocals 9
Musicianship 8
Lyrics 7.5
Production 9
Creativity 8
Lasting Value 9
Reviewer Tilt 9
Final Verdict: 85%
Member Ratings
Vocals 7.97
Musicianship 8.09
Lyrics 7.75
Production 7.56
Creativity 7.88
Lasting Value 8.13
Reviewer Tilt 8.25
Average: 79%
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Lights - Acoustic

Reviewed by: eatbabiesyum (07/21/10)
Lights - Acoustic
Record Label: Underground Operations
Release Date: July 20, 2010


Who?

Canadian synthpop artist Lights returns with an acoustic EP after her well received debut album The Listening. The EP contains acoustic versions of three songs from The Listening, a Rancid cover, and a brand new song.


How is it?

It’s surprising just how well her synthpop songs translate into great acoustic music. With minimal editing her excellent voice is much more noticable on this EP than it was on The Listening, and the chill style pushes it even further. The lyrics also made the transition well, sounding much better in their relaxed acoustic versions. Lyrics on The Listening that came off as too simplistic for some, actually help the direction and vibe of the EP. Lights has a distinct sound to her acoustic side that stays consistent throughout the EP (even with the Rancid cover). And although the Rancid cover "Fall Back Down" is great, the real gem here is “Romance Is…” (a previously written and unreleased song). Despite the fact that she wrote it six years ago, it’s actually one of her best songs. This EP is her best release yet and shows a side to her music that she should explore more. People turned off by her chirpy debut will prefer the more mature acoustic side of Lights.


Recommended If You LikeChill and catchy cafe style acoustic music


http://www.myspace.com/lights
 
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12:55 PM on 07/21/10
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I contemplated writing a review for this, it is amazing
01:00 PM on 07/21/10
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I contemplated writing a review for this, it is amazing

it really is, i understand that her album was a love it or hate it experiance for most, but i can see a lot of people digging this. it'll be in my ear buds for a loooooong time :)
01:04 PM on 07/21/10
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it really is, i understand that her album was a love it or hate it experiance for most, but i can see a lot of people digging this. it'll be in my ear buds for a loooooong time :)
Same here, the cover and "new" song are exceptional, but I don't see Romance Is... as one of her electro songs. And by the way, great review of the EP
01:10 PM on 07/21/10
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Same here, the cover and "new" song are exceptional, but I don't see Romance Is... as one of her electro songs. And by the way, great review of the EP

thanks, and yeah im hoping she doesn't make an electric version of "Romance Is..."
i like it just the way it is
01:39 PM on 07/21/10
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I agree with your ratings. Her lyrics are great at times, but her vocals are really strong. It's nice to see her doing acoustic songs. While I enjoy her electro-pop songs, her voice really shines in this.
01:50 PM on 07/21/10
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I agree with your ratings. Her lyrics are great at times, but her vocals are really strong. It's nice to see her doing acoustic songs. While I enjoy her electro-pop songs, her voice really shines in this.

thanks and that's my opinion exactly :)
02:44 PM on 07/21/10
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While I enjoy her electro-pop, I hope she continues releasing acoustic material, I almost like it better. And Romance Is... is a very good song.
02:55 PM on 07/21/10
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While I enjoy her electro-pop, I hope she continues releasing acoustic material, I almost like it better. And Romance Is... is a very good song.

yeah im pretty sure she'll continue uploading acoustic videos on youtube and such, but im hoping for another acoustic EP
just can't beat this quality :)
05:49 PM on 07/21/10
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Really love this EP. Always stoked for new material from Lights.
05:54 PM on 07/21/10
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Really love this EP. Always stoked for new material from Lights.

im really glad everyone loves this, i was worried people might not...this site can be inconsistent sometimes :/
06:25 PM on 07/21/10
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I definitely like her acoustic stuff more than the electro-pop stuff. Awesome EP. Wish there were more songs.
10:20 PM on 07/22/10
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I definitely like her acoustic stuff more than the electro-pop stuff. Awesome EP. Wish there were more songs.

yeah same here, she's great acoustic, and you should rate this, cuz two people rated it lowly and gave it a bad member rating :O
10:50 PM on 07/22/10
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I actually really enjoyed this after a few listens.
10:54 PM on 07/22/10
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I actually really enjoyed this after a few listens.

yeah at first it's just "oh it's Lights acoustic"
then it becomes something more and awesome
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