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Liberation Transmission
Lost Prophets
Liberation Transmission
Genres: Alternative Rock, International Music, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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2006 third album by this British hard rock outfit, produced by Bob Rock (Metallic/Motley Crue/etc). Visible Records.

     
   
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All Artists: Lost Prophets
Title: Liberation Transmission
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 2
Label: Visible Noise
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 1/13/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, International Music, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: American Alternative, Europe, British Isles, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5017687616825, 827969653128, 0828768421826

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2006 third album by this British hard rock outfit, produced by Bob Rock (Metallic/Motley Crue/etc). Visible Records.

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CD Reviews

Not bad, but not as good by a long shot
Charles W. Trotman | Florida, USA | 07/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When I first heard "Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja" on Muchmusic (Now known as Fuse) I couldn't shake the sheer intensity and musicianship of the song. So three years later I track down the band's debut CD and couldn't get it out of my CD player. Every track was interesting and so unpredictable that the CD deserved repeated uninterrupted listens. Then, when I heard "Last train home" I was so psyched that I went out of my way to order that CD from Amazon before it was released, and was not disappointed at all with the new style because they still kept their originality and unpredictable edge. With the release of Liberation Transmission the songs are mildly predictable and sickeningly overproduced. I can count on one hand the number of songs that really reach out and grab you on this CD. In fact, if I didn't know any better I'd say this album sounds like Start Something impersonating the Fake Sound of Progress. I'll just run them down in a list.

Everyday Combat: This is a great song, one of the best songs that they've ever written. Definitely as good an opening as We Still Kill the Old Way and Shinobi vs. Dragon Ninja.

A Town Called Hypocrisy: Despite the fact that the words on the chorus don't flow very good, the song is solid and very pleasing. One of the album's higher points.

The New Transmission: This song has traditional prophets dripping all over it, except for its overproduction which takes something away from it.

Rooftops: A little too reminiscent of Last Train Home for me, this is one song I feel they should have spent a little more time on writing, the lyrics are just a little too simplistic.

Can't Stop Gotta Date With Hate: I disagree with the people who say this sounds a lot like the All American Rejects song. I can see a similarity, but then again, I see huge similarities between Stockholm Syndrome by Blink 182 and We are Godzilla you are Japan (the drumbeat), but I don't agree they sound the same. This is a very poppy but cool song.

Can't Catch Tomorrow: Ok, this song is where the strange/ridiculous song titles start for this album. There's nothing too great about this song, but it's definitely not one to skip.

Everybody's Screaming: Quite a bit too emo and overproduced for me. Not one of the album's highlights.

Broken Hearts...yadda yadda yadda: I love the 80's tinge that this song has, I would compare this to Start Something prophets.

4:Am forever: My personal favorite of the album, a great song that could have fit in very well with The Fake Sound of Progress.

For all these times son, For all these times: A fairly typical prophets song that presents no surprises but a nice catchy chorus. Another very overproduced song.

Heaven for the Weather, Hell for the Company: Starts off slow and gets loud later on. A very good song, another highlight.

All ways Always: A great song but it leaves you wanting more, it should not have been placed at the end.

Would I reccomend this CD? If you haven't heard their previous work then this CD may make you feel like you've won the lottery, but if you have, then it will still be pretty enjoyable. Not as much as winning the lottery though.



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Here's the real scoop from someone who has been along with L
Vanilla Thunder | New Jersey | 07/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First off, the first guy's review is totally wrong. I laughed out loud when he said 4am compared to Goodbye Tonight on Start Someting. Please don't read that review. LP is not pop-punk. I'll write 2 quick reviews. One for fans of LP who've heard their other 2 cd's, the other for newcomers who saw the Rooftops video on TV or something of that sort.

Liberation Transmission. Hmm. First off, let's begin by stating that is would be near impossible to follow up with someting as spectacular as Start Something. Tough to match. I always personally thought Start Something made LP their own genre. Call it "nu-rock" or whatever. The number one thing I expected out of Liberation Transmission was a new style, due to the evolution of style from Fake Sound to Start Something. If not a new style, the same as SS, but with more advanced vocals and instrumentals. I kind of got that, but not as much as i anticipated. The songs in LT are not as catchy as SS, and not as creative. The one thing I remember about SS was that each song as a very creative, brilliant beat. I could hear 3 seconds of any song and know what it was. Though LT doesn't meet these exact specs, it does a good job.

I must address these accusations that LP have gone emo. No, they are not. People who accused it of being emo don't know what emo is. Emo is a style that concentrates on allowing the listener to hear exactly what the singer is saying, with hardly any instrumental ingeniuvity or such. Emo bands want listeners to know what they are thinking and feeling. This is not LP.
Unfortunately, I can understand the accusations that some of their songs are emo. On SS, they flirted a tad with emo, not that much though. On LT, I can clearly pick out several songs that are laced with emo characteristics. :( And Jesus, look at their pictures in the cd. Ugh, they're really flirting with emo.
But don't freat, most of their songs are still in the old school LP style, upbeat, easy to sing along, have that sprinkle of creative genius. If you are any fan of LP, you must buy it.

If you haven't heard much of LP, I suggest you buy Fake Sound of Progress, and then Start Something, and listen in that order. After 2 years, I still can't make up my mind about which CD is more brilliant.

What does LP sound like?
Lp, that's it. I can't really comapre them. Great guitar rifts, great vocals, great drums, great keys, awesome lyrics, great live band.

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Very disappointing
a broken-hearted fan | California | 07/08/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I picked up Liberation Transmission thinking that the Lostprophets were going to go more toward their sound on TFSOP, since they were working with Bob Rock. I was very disappointed to find that the album was very mellow. There's not one song on Libertion Transmission similar to their harder songs like "We Are Godzilla, You Are Japan" or "Shinobi Vs. Dragon Ninja". For the most part, all the songs sound the same. If you like the oft side of LPS, this album may hold your attention. If you enjoy the harder side of LPS, avoid this album."