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Powerman 5000
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Powerman 5000
Title: Transform
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Dreamworks
Original Release Date: 1/1/2003
Re-Release Date: 5/20/2003
Album Type: Enhanced
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Goth & Industrial, Pop Rap, Rap Rock, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600445043329

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Great Transformation!
Rebecca Lyle | Garland, Texas United States | 10/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm sure we all know the whole Powerman 5000 transformation story. Band chooses theme, releases successful album, band plans to release a second album under the same theme, band changes mind and rethinks what they've been doing, band changes line up a little, drops theme, makes new album, yada yada yada. I'm glad that they made the decision to change. Finally you can see what Powerman 5000 is capable of accomplishing as a band. You get some great lead guitar licks, and solos. Also, without worrying about the task of creating a space atomosphere musically, these guys can take you away with some really great melodies and riffs. Vocally, this has to be one of the catchiest albums on the face of this planet. You will be singing along to this before you know it. The songs differ considerably. You get quite a few variations in music. For instance some songs have a bit of an industrial feel, some have a bit of a punk feel, and others are very straight foward rock. If you pick this up, expect something different, as a matter of fact, try and think of this as a different band if you are only familiar with "Tonight The Stars Revolt". This shouldn't be so hard to do with Powerman, considering the drastic change they went through before "Tonight The Stars Revolt." Before TTSR they were a sort of funk, rap-metal band. I believe since that change was so greatly accepted, this one should be as well. To sum this all up, this one sounds good to the ears, and shouldn't be missed. I think that everyone should pick this up."
Back From Outerspace
Aaron Heuer | Chicago, IL | 10/19/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"After several creative changes, a break up, and a reformation with a drastically altered lineup (bassist Dorian27 and drummer Al13's departure from the group no doubt played a significant role in the delay), the much anticipated new album from Powerman 5000 has finally arrived on record store racks. As it's title might suggest, Transform marks the end of one chapter in band's career and opens another. There are no sci-fi references or alien conspiracies to be found in Transform, but rather challenges made against society and lyrics of a vaguely political nature. PM5K have executed a complete artistic 180 since the release of 1999's 'Tonight the Stars Revolt'. Transform's variety is arguably the album's best aspect: mandatory headbangers like 'Free' and 'Action' are present and accounted for, but so are more innovative tracks like 'Song About Nuthin' and the Marilyn Manson-esque 'That's Entertainment'
which deviate from the traditional definition of what nu metal is. In lieu of this creative reformation, PM5K chairman and Billy Idol clone Spider One has evidently decided to remove the original single, 'Bombshell', from the album, forcing loyal fans to buy the Freddy vs. Jason soundtrack (or if you're evil you can just Kazaa it). The bottom line? Transform is a fairly enjoyable record, indeed different from the band's past offerings, but not to the extent of fan alienation."
Wow, PM5K suprised me!
astrocreep1 | 06/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a fan of PM5K and their CD "Tonight the Stars Revolt!" I couldn't wait until Transform came out. 1.Assess the Mess(10/10)- I love this beginning, very cool and weird.
2.Theme to a Fake Revolution(9.5/10)-This song does sound a little like his brothers(Rob Zombie) Dragula. I like everything about it.
3.Free(8/10)- A little on the light side but still a awesome track.
4.Action(7.5/10)-Pretty good song.
5.Thats Entertainment(10/10)-One of my favorites on this cd. I love the lyrics, chorus, and his voice sounds similar to Marilyn Mansons.
6.A is for Apathy(8/10)-This song is really fun to listen to also.
7.Transform(9/10)-Song is awesome and listen to the end with the guitar solo,really cool.
8.Top of the World(8.5/10)-One of their heavier songs on the CD and it is really good.
9.Song about Nuthin'(9/10)-One of my favorites, this song isn't anything PM5K's ever done before, you'll know what I mean if you listen to it. Slow, sad, then picks up and gets heavy.Awesome.
10.Stereotype(8/10)-Good song to listen to and shows his lyrical creativity.
11.I Knew It(10/10)- Also a favorite, I love the guitars and drums in this song and the chorus is really awesome.
12.Hey, Thats Right!(10/10)-Another favorite,uses the electronica voice, which sounds awesome and probably the heaviest song on the CD, which rocks!Oh yea, listen to the end of track 12 as it starts track 13.Its weird.
13.The Shape of Things to Come(9/10)-A good ending to a very good CD.PM5K surprised me with this CD, they lost their spacesuits and a bit lighter with a few tracks, but they stay consistant through the whole album, and I still love these guys music."