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Megalithic Symphony Tracklist:
At $7.99, if you don’t experience that life changing feeling... oh well, right? Pretty sure you will, or else you’re just in a permanent coma... great album. Soul Wars and Knights of Shame are superb testament to the heights of musics inherent capacity of transcending definition.
It just occurred to me that I never reviewed this album. Honestly, when I first heard “Sail” I was in a low point in my life. I felt like no one understood me and I hated the songs on the radio. Usually I wouldn’t even pay attention in the car since the pop music bored me, but when I heard that song I was all ears. I love this band so much and for a first album it’s not bad at all. Their music is incredibly original and relatable in some aspect. I respect that the band allows listeners to decide for themselves what the song means and that makes the experience all the more enjoyable since I’m able to connect the music to something in my life without feeling like I’m wrong about my interpretation. I’ve had this entire album for quite some time and I love every song. I can listen to it all start to finish. Favorites are “People,” “Soul Wars,” “Sail,” and “Knights of Shame”. My only regret is not buying the deluxe. I really enjoy “This Kid’s Not Alright” off that version. Overall, totally worth a full purchase.
This is my favorite album ever to be released, and people who think that Sail is the only good song on this album don’t know what they’re talking about. Every song from top to bottom is unique and really fun to listen to. AWOLNATION is one of the best musical groups from our time.
When I first heard this album, I only really liked a few songs. It was really too upbeat for me. I listened to it again a few days ago and completely fell in love with every song. That being said, I’m a different person now than when I first heard this album. Preview the album. If you don’t like what you hear, then it’s not for you; but I love it, and many would agree with me that it is one of the greatest albums to us that also love it. It just depends on who you are. Track review: 1.) Megalithic Symphony - A great way to open up the album. The megaliths rise from the mist and chant the song of their creator. 2.) Some Strange Creature - I don’t know why, but for some insane reason this little interlude feels so magical. It is an apt transition to the kick-off track, Soul Wars. 3.) Soul Wars - This is an unholy shrine to the conflict induced by the self-righteous preachers. It unveils the irony that they inflict the very damage they claim to prevent. 4.) People - This upbeat tune to help out, to remind us that we’re all in this together, running away from the roots of our problems and into conflict when we don’t step out and try to see each others’ side. 5.) Jump On My Shoulders - This is a really catchy beach-type song; it accentuates the ocean theme of this album nicely. Very positive and uplifting. It’s about having a loving community to rely on. Or at least that’s what it seems like. Sometimes, you have to listen to Awol’s songs multiple times to truly get their intended meaning. 6.) Burn it Down - This song is an aggressive alternative-indie type thing, and it’s about how the rush of life lets you forget what’s important right now. 7.) Guilty Filthy Soul - … … … something scandalous. 8.) Kill Your Heroes - A crew of young laddies on a train encounter an old man that spent his life trying to be good, in the clear, just to find out that his life was run by fear. He told them, “Don’t you let some guy on a pedestal fool you. Heaven is where the heart is.” 9.) My Nightmare’s Dream - “All, I need! All, all, I need!” - vintage record player edition. 10.) Sail - This iconic radio hit is about how no one really cares about each other. At all. We’re so busy justifying ourselves we forget about the billions of others that are doing the same. ADD = Attention Deficit Disorder. Basically, it’s someone that doesn’t get the attention they need. 11.) Wake Up - I once thought this song was possessed by a demon. As it turns out, I just didn’t want to get out of my bed so comfy. This is like some reggae-jazz-pop fusion. 12.) Not Your Fault - This is like the epic finale of the story. It is an alternative electro-rock starship. It’s about taking responsibility, when you stop blaming your love and start taking accountability for your own misguided actions. It’s really quite touching. The music video is silly, but I really kinda like it. It’s got an undeniable charm to it, and sums up this song very well in its own weird, unconventional way. 13.) All I Need - You are one of one-thousand pilgrims, congregating to the coastal church of Awol. This is the hymn you all sing in unison, as one, together. “All I need is you smiling at me.” 14.) Knights of Shame - I haven’t listened to this one very much, so I’ll let you all decide for yourselves. Still, I’ll preface with this thought - “knights” are supposed to be honorable. These ones are from the putrid land of shame, where it’s all smiles and laughter until someone gets serious. 15.) I literally have never heard of this song until just now. Huh. It must have not been on my version of the album. 10/10. Fantastic effort. Same with Run! I actually loved that album before I gave this one a second shot. I’m glad I did :)
Wow. This album is absolutely incredible. Still one year after discovering it, I'm still obsessed and have been to three of their concerts. Awolnation is one of the best bands in the world. BUY THIS ALBUM!!!!!
I listen to a lot of bands. All the way from Louis Armstrong to dream theatre to beck. And now I've listened to run, megalithic symphony, and under the influence of Giants, and hands down this band has the most potential I've ever seen in a band!
Was listening sail (unlimited) for the longest time, before I noticed they created so many other sold tracks. I love it most how most (if not all) of their songs have real meaning to them and not just shouting out gibberish to a catchy tune.
LOVE, LOOOVE, LOOOOOVE this album! I have always liked their song SAIL, but didn't realize ALL their music is phenominal, fresh & different from everything else now a days. I found it a few days ago and can't...stop...listening....sigh. I found it is also the BEST workout music (but prepared to dance in-between every excercise, and also during excercising if you try it out) I bought both albums after watching them continually for hours on youtube the other night and can not wait to see them in concert when they come in my area!
I absolutley love this album! Aside from the collaboration of different genres, It brought a new sound to my ears. Few albums, and even fewer artists, have managed to captivate me enough to be able to say that: I loved every single song on the tracklist. This album is one of those few gems and I encourage you to test it yourself! Despite its popularity, Sail was in my opinion no were near the best song on this album. Personally my top 5 are as follows: 1) Kill Your Heros 2) Not Your Fault 3) Soul Wars 4) People 5) Knights of Shame. I would also suggest you check out the deluxe version of the album wich features great tracks such as: THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT, and Swinging from the Castles.
The ideas in the songs reveal very awake artists. The musical style is refreshingly unbound by any kind of expectation. The artists are unique and positive. I think they come off as real people, and nice ones at that. I love this music!
With his new album coming out sometime soon, I thought i’d write a little review about Megalithic Symphony. This album has an amazing, fresh, and original sound to it overall. It is alternative rock for sure, but it can dip into other genres on songs such as Knights of Shame or Sail. Each song is very distinguishable and different. However, with that, the album can feel almost disconnected at times. The songs don’t flow together well as an album. This is my one problem. The lyrics are great and present some nice ideas. I see a lot of reoccurring themes such as space and the end of the world. Aaron Bruno’s inspiring lyrics really set a different tone to this album. Overall: 9.5/10. This album is a must-have for alternative fans.
I LOVED "Sail" and wanted more songs like that one. So disappointed with the rest of the songs. They are nothing like Sail. I don't understand how Sail, came out of this band, once listening to their other music. It was quite the bummer. I will say, a year later, I still feel disappointed, but I have listened to the CD again, and it is not bad, it is just not like Sail at all. That was a one of. If you like Sail, just buy the single.