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Eleventyseven - Galactic Conquest Album Cover
Author's Rating
Vocals 6.75
Musicianship 5.75
Lyrics 4.75
Production 7.5
Creativity 5.25
Lasting Value 6.5
Reviewer Tilt 6.75
Final Verdict: 62%
Member Ratings
Vocals 7
Musicianship 5
Lyrics 3
Production 8
Creativity 3
Lasting Value 5
Reviewer Tilt 5.5
Average: 52%

Eleventyseven - Galactic Conquest

Reviewed by: Joe DeAndrea (08/05/07)
Eleventyseven - Galactic Conquest
Release Date: September 4th, 2007
Record Label: Flicker Records


Hellogoodbye's kid sister. Those three words pretty much sum up Eleventyseven's sophomore album Galactic Conquest. I found it hard to believe that they were able to make this album cheesier than their debut And The Land Of Make Believe. Not only are the music and lyrics more lame, but it seems that they try ripping off Hellogoodbye every chance they get.

After the unneeded intro “Initiation Sequence,” the sure-to-be hit single “Love In Your Arms” blasts through your speakers with synth galore. The ironic title alone lets you know that these Hellogoodbye similarities are going to be coming often, so take this as your warning. “Happiness” displays their weakness in the lyric department ("Happiness broke my heart / But you caught all the pieces") while “How It Feels (To Be With You)” gets ridiculously repetitive while resembling the vocal melody of songs from the former UK pop band Busted. “It's Beautiful” is a nice and much needed break from the previous tracks on Galactic Conquest (as they were about to rot my brain) when Eleventyseven go for an all acoustic song. Each song that follows afterward doesn't really sound any different from the one before it, making Galactic Conquest an album that you really get tired of fairly quickly. Twenty five minutes in comes the song “Conan,” a humorous and odd tribute to late night talk show host Conan O'Brien. Finally, the song's closer “Program Terminated,” is basically a waste of CD space being a 3 minute long, headache-inducing instrumental full of bleeps and bloops.

It may not sound like I enjoy Galactic Conquest, but I really don't mind it. Despite the multiple flaws, it's an album that I'll get sick of quick, but wouldn't mind hearing every once in a while. Although, just because I'm not the biggest fan of it doesn't mean that other people aren't. Eleventyseven has the ability to write an incredibly catchy song which will make them the ice cream sundae served to TRL fans on a hot August day; they're going to eat it right up.

Additional InformationTrack Listing
01. Initiation Sequence
02. Love In Your Arms
03. Happiness
04. Fight To Save Your Life
05. How It Feels (To Be With You)
06. It's Beautiful
07. Retail Value
08. Feel Ok
09. 12 Step Programs
10. Conan
11. Galaxies Collide
12. Program Terminated

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08:41 AM on 08/06/07
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Joe's first negative review! I was expecting an 80%+ here :)
09:05 AM on 08/06/07
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Joe's first negative review! I was expecting an 80%+ here :)

:-D
09:07 AM on 08/06/07
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Wow, that sounds really....bad ^^"
I only know the older songs like "revolution" and I wasn´t really impressed of it.

But the cover is really...alternative !?
09:16 AM on 08/06/07
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Wow, that sounds really....bad ^^"
I only know the older songs like "revolution" and I wasn´t really impressed of it.

But the cover is really...alternative !?

I'll admit I liked the first album. I mean, I like this one too but just because I like something doesn't mean it's good. It doesn't take that much to please me musically haha.
09:52 AM on 08/06/07
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Love the Busted reference haha
09:56 AM on 08/06/07
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i bought "and the land of fake believe" for some odd reason, which isn't entirely terrible. but just the album title of this one is enough to make me not listen to it.
11:44 AM on 08/06/07
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I couldn't make it past "Fight To Save Your Life"... one of the most annoying songs I've heard lately.
11:47 AM on 08/06/07
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Joe's first negative review! I was expecting an 80%+ here :)

Haha, so was I. I was already prepared with my reply: "Say it ain't so, Joe."
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12:50 PM on 08/06/07
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Nowhere near the good bands Flicker has had in the past.
03:53 PM on 08/06/07
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where did you heard the album guys?he won't be realesed till septembre 4th!!
08:21 PM on 08/06/07
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their first album was ok but your right.this album is worse.
09:29 AM on 08/09/07
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12:27 PM on 08/09/07
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04:39 PM on 08/09/07
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"Although, just because I'm not the biggest fan of it doesn't mean that other people aren't. Eleventyseven has the ability to write an incredibly catchy song which will make them the ice cream sundae served to TRL fans on a hot August day; they're going to eat it right up."

Yep. haha.

It seems like a lot of bands lately have been using lots and lots of synth. The synth-pop stuff is starting to grow on me.
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