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The Camel City Blackouts – 13 (Album Review)

The Camel City Blackouts is a DIY Punk band that is looking to take over 2021 with their latest album “13!”


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TOP 3 SONGS

 

3. ANGELS

Say Hello!

With all the energy this song radiates, I did not expect it to be so dang emotional! Along with the sentimental lyrics mixed with a blast of screaming spirit, “Angels” promotes a catchy tune. “Say hello! Say hello! Say hello!” reverberates in my head and rings through my ears. When I hear this song, it makes me wonder, “what the heck happened to this guy?” Well, his loved one broke up with him and moved to Brazil; that’s what happened! As he is reluctantly coping with the situation at hand, the vocalist put a spin on the punk-rock genre while relating to his listeners.

 

 

2. ANOTHER NIGHT

Give in to your temptations and live your life!

“Where I have been, where I’m going again!” I have not stopped humming that same line since I first heard this song! Wow, it is dangerously catchy! I remember as a kid, I used to listen to music like this with my older brother: Just plain electric guitar, feet up, and head bopping. It has such a nostalgic aura to it and definitely takes me back to better and easier times. This song has taught me a valuable lesson. Even when times are boring, hard, uncertain, and frustrating, it is never too late to have a bit of fun, give in to some temptations, responsibly, of course, and kickback. Have some fun!!

 

 

1. ANOTHER NIGHT (ACOUSTIC)

Loosen up a little!

Why is this my favorite song? It just rings freedom, liberty, and brings me back to my old days; jumping around and not caring about the consequences of any of my actions. “Boredom rules, temptation take the wheels” Is a prime representation of what this title is about. Have you ever been bored before? I have, and usually, when I am bored, I like to eat ice cream (Yes, even when I am dieting; temptation is an evil thing). This song is about bowing down to your temptations and dealing with the consequences. Living life in the moment is something I regularly will not do, but sometimes it is beneficial, relaxing, and just plain fun! ‘Another Night’ explains this well, I believe, in its alternate form of a slower pace and rhythmic acoustic. There are consequences to doing many things in life, but it’s the gift of uncertainty that allows us to do it anyway.


SONG BY SONG BREAKDOWN

1. ANOTHER NIGHT (3/5)

2. ANOTHER NIGHT (ACOUSTIC) (4/5)

3. ANGELS (3/5)


RGM GRADE

(B+)

 

Where would I place this album? Well, I say I have a new song to add to my ‘Upbeat’ Playlist, so that is already a positive! Waking up today, I never intended to add a punk-rock piece to the playlist, but ’13’ has a couple of great selections motivating me to listen to more of their music.

Why should you give ’13’ a try? I did! And punk-rock is never my first cup of tea in the morning! You never know what you can gain from hearing something new. A new sense of direction, a new motivator, or just a new bop. I had fun with these few songs!

Why shouldn’t you give ’13’ a try? Never just completely dodge new sounds is my motto when it comes to music. However, if you are not a punk-rock fan, try steering clear, or if your brave, give it a try! The Camel City Blackouts are just starting to rise as a DIY band, so you have nothing to lose when hearing their music.

Overall, I really enjoyed the album and wish this band well on the rest of their journey! I had the best of fun listening to their music, and it even put me in a better mood!

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