Michigan - Graceful And In Sin
Synthpop The first time I listened a little half a mind to Michigan's debut album I didn't think it was anything special at all. When I later sat down and listened to it again a few times, this time really listened to it, I discovered that it actually was really good.

Michigan play synthpop in its true sentence with good melody, synth loops that sticks and lyrics that get stuck in your head like a leech. To describe Michigan's music would be to say it's a mix of Depeche Mode's in the late 80's together with Mesh.

The album includes 12 songs and none of them is bad, I would say a very powerful debut. I can say though that it sounds a little too alike everything else in the same category. Sometimes it almost feels like you get tired of hearing the same thing, if the album had any surprise it would be great. If you see it that way there is nothing special. That's why the total judgement lowers. Sometimes you believe it is Depeche Mode if you just take away the singer's voice.

But this is a very good album although the design is a bit tasteless. If you like Depeche Mode and Mesh, buy this album.
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Brutal Resonance

Michigan - Graceful And In Sin

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2002 by Memento Materia
The first time I listened a little half a mind to Michigan's debut album I didn't think it was anything special at all. When I later sat down and listened to it again a few times, this time really listened to it, I discovered that it actually was really good.

Michigan play synthpop in its true sentence with good melody, synth loops that sticks and lyrics that get stuck in your head like a leech. To describe Michigan's music would be to say it's a mix of Depeche Mode's in the late 80's together with Mesh.

The album includes 12 songs and none of them is bad, I would say a very powerful debut. I can say though that it sounds a little too alike everything else in the same category. Sometimes it almost feels like you get tired of hearing the same thing, if the album had any surprise it would be great. If you see it that way there is nothing special. That's why the total judgement lowers. Sometimes you believe it is Depeche Mode if you just take away the singer's voice.

But this is a very good album although the design is a bit tasteless. If you like Depeche Mode and Mesh, buy this album.
Jan 01 2002

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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