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Papa Roach - The Connection (new album)


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Definately looking forward to this one!

I still think 3 out of the 5 studio tracks on 'Time for Annihilation' are the best they've ever written and I hope they manage to continue in the same spirit.

 

Papa Roach to me are one of the prime examples how rock-music re-evolved back to a more melodic (some might call it 80s-) approach over the last couple of years. Loathed this band when they got big with 'Last Resort' and that stupid rap-thing, but since 'Paramour Sessions' I dig this band a lot!

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Wow, that song sounds HUGE! I wasn't expecting this album, but hopefully this is a release to breath a bit of life into a pretty quiet year for modern rock. The chorus and backing vocals on this song just sound massive. Honestly can't want to hear this one.

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This band has been knocking it outta the park on the last few albums, so I'm stoked to hear this newie. That first single sounds totally kickass!

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What a GREAT tune........really love these guys!

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Man, I WAS excited about this. Not now...this song is bland, boring and I f*cking hated them on their first album with the rap vox. Seems like it's back again...I sure hope not. If the album is like this song I won't spend a penny on it.

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Man, I WAS excited about this. Not now...this song is bland, boring and I f*cking hated them on their first album with the rap vox. Seems like it's back again...I sure hope not. If the album is like this song I won't spend a penny on it.

 

Not heard it yet, but oh dear :-(

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The so called rapping is at a minimum and actually fits the song perfectly. This is a great anthem and I'm sure will please many...don't worry Glen, I'm sure you'll love it.

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Man, I WAS excited about this. Not now...this song is bland, boring and I f*cking hated them on their first album with the rap vox. Seems like it's back again...I sure hope not. If the album is like this song I won't spend a penny on it.

 

Not heard it yet, but oh dear :-(

 

In my opinion, this would have been the worse song on the last album.

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This song rawks.........Papa Roach has put out at least three or four stellar discs, and I don't think this one will disappoint!

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Oh, my, that sounds absolutely delicious. Judging solely from those samples, this could turn out to be the modern hard rock album of the year for me. October 2 suddenly seems so far away...

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So what do you think about this album guys?

Personally, I like it a lot and there are some terrific songs on "The Connection" e.g 'Still Swingin', 'Where did the Angels go', 'Breathe you in' or 'Leader of the broken Hearts'. But I think the production is much muddier/weaker than on the 5 new songs off 'Time for Annihilation' and the rap-part in 'Won't let up' is completely unnessecary and kinda spoils an otherwise great track.

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So what do you think about this album guys?

Personally, I like it a lot and there are some terrific songs on "The Connection" e.g 'Still Swingin', 'Where did the Angels go', 'Breathe you in' or 'Leader of the broken Hearts'. But I think the production is much muddier/weaker than on the 5 new songs off 'Time for Annihilation' and the rap-part in 'Won't let up' is completely unnessecary and kinda spoils an otherwise great track.

 

IMO 'Still Swingin' is probably the weakest track on offer.

 

Really good album, but a way off Paramour Sessions.

 

Still an excellent band though who rarely put a foot wrong.

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Doods, haven't had a moment to even consider this yet. There's probably about 20 new albums I'm really dying to hear that I really need to do something about - this being pretty much the top of the list.

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Somehow assembled all kinda bonus-tracks via Youtube and hell do I get a very nice Hardcore Superstar-feel of '9th life' - great song! Also liking 'You gotta want it' a lot.

And after listening to this disc a lot in the car lately, I think it's their best effort yet or at least on par with 'Paramour Sessions' and 'Time for Annihilation'.

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Absolute killer disc. I agree this is not far off 'Paramour Sessions' at all. Love most the songs on this one, but 'Leader of the broken hearts' is probably my fave - killer melodic rock. But yeah, this is certainly a little more memorable overall than the last disc. This'll rate high for me this year for sure.

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