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SuperHeavy - SuperHeavy

Submitted by @GunsandTacos on September 30, 2011 – 1:18 pmNo Comment
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By Jack Daniel Betz

We haven’t had a good super-group in a long time. And it looks like we’ll have to keep waiting because when members of SuperHeavy collaborate they end up sounding more like a bunch of lightweights.

A good band should greater than the sum of its parts and this is where SuperHeavy fails. Despite the star-power of Mick Jagger and the contribution of fantastic Indian film-scorer A.R. Rahman, SuperHeavy sounds less like a band and more like a bunch of people trying to get their respective points across by interrupting each other.

The self-titled opening track is probably the best example of why the album sucks. There aren’t a lot of original ideas here because the lyrics are more about each celebrity (except Rahman) wanking their egos (“we heavy, super heavy” ad nauseum) than anything else. It feels like a joke. It reminds me of this.

“Unbelievable” contains bits of Jagger trying to wax philosophical, “life is an illusion and it’s so unjust” but it’s hard to know exactly what the fuck he’s talking about. And Joss Stone kind of just mimics what everyone else is saying which just provides backup stupidity.

Some of the music on the album is beautiful and if there is any great value here it’s in Rahman’s contributions. But normally the predictable, faux-deep lyrics suck all the fun out of it. SuperHeavy is going to have to go back to the drawing board on this one.

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