MinusMyThoughts | Starring in the Role of Victim

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Starring in the Role of Victim

by MinusMyThoughts

Rock with a twist of emo, hardcore, and punk.
Genre: Rock: Emo
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1. Act I (Sleeping Through It All)
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2. Act I, Scene I (Dreamed I was Real)
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3. Act I, Scene II (Hopeless)
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4. Act I, Scene III (The Apology)
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5. Act II (Wearing All Your Sadness as a Fashion)
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6. Act II, Scene I (Asphyxiate)
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7. Act II, Scene II (You're the One Making All the Cuts)
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8. Act II, Scene III (The Echo Before the Sound)
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9. Act II, Scene IV (Driving by Starlight)
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10. Act II, Scene V (No One Remembers a Wallflower)
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11. Act III (Sinners Burn a Little Brighter)
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12. Act III, Scene I (Pretty Scar)
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13. Act III, Scene II (One Word was Never Worth It)
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14. Act III, Scene III (I Will Carve Your Name Into My Heart)
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15. Act III, Scene IV (She Runs Like Her Makeup)
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16. Curtain Call (I Can't See My Own Reflection Anymore)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
MinusMyThoughts is a rock/screamo/alternative band from Montana. Formed in early 2004, the band has niched out a sound that fits a genre without becoming a copy of its founding acts. This sound has enabled the band to become one of the most recognized bands in the state of Montana, as well as a rising online force, gaining a larger following everyday in cities across the country.

In July of 2005, MinusMyThoughts was selected to play the Ernie Ball Stage on the Vans Warped Tour. In addition to this, the band has completed two semi-national tours and recorded a three song demo, entitled the Pretty Scar EP, with producer Ben Moore (Finch, Rocket from the Crypt) at San Diego's Signature Sound (Switchfoot, Blink 182, P.O.D.).

The band has finished recording their debut album and is currently on a national tour in support of its release.


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Poof

Wow, blown away
In a word, scoretabular! I saw These guys at a show and when I heard the album was out I had to get it and was not disappointed. The album flows from one song to the next and the lyrics are given as a play script. It is very thought provoking and deep. The music soars and I can't stop listening to this CD, definetly a must buy for the hardcore/posthardcore/screamo fan

Strephon

Great New CD!
"Starring in the role of Victim" is the independent debut album from the Emo/Screamo band Minus My Thoughts. The album showcases the band's budding talents by taking what is basically a one trick pony genre (Screaming sad words over loud music) and breathing life into it.


The album is divided into Three Acts, much like a stage play. The first act is by far the best, featuring four songs and delivering a dreamy, creepy musical interlude that leads into the violent upheaval of "Dreamed I Was Real". One thing that sets Minus My Thoughts apart from other similar bands is how the acts tie together with instrumental sections. For example, "Sleeping Through It All" comes back in the middle of "Dreamed I was Real" allowing the band to produce an actual composition, instead of just another song.

One song grows out of the previous song and eventually leads us delightfully into my personal favorite on the album, "Hopeless". Fast paced, intense and moving, the song practically sums up exactly what it feels like to be a teenager.

Act Two begins with a beautiful piano solo, played on a slightly out of tune piano which only adds to the atmosphere of the album, where ones life is a stage, and you're starring in the role of victim. Everything seems slightly broken, but tries to maintain all its original theatrical glory.

The second act may be the weakest section of the album with many of the six songs sounding like one another. None really stand out except for "You're the one making all the cuts" where the album's title comes from. But before they let you down, Minus My Thoughts pulls out a wildly surprising piece entitled "Driving by Starlight".

The bare instrumentation, slow pace and ballad-like delivery seem to come from another world entirely. It's a bold move to place a song which is practically from a different genre on an album like this, but it blends in seamlessly, telling a tale of loss. The hopeless lover is driving down a winding road at night without headlights accompanied by what I can only assume is a ghost.

Act Three arrives and the screaming really starts. The band really works at earning their label of hardcore screamo rock, which only makes the last song "I can't see my own reflection anymore" all the more upsetting. The "Curtain Call" (as it is described in the notes) is the final piano interlude which allows the album to play out. It is a slow, sad piece that brings you down off your rock and roll high, but manages to sum up the entire album, leaving you feeling slightly upset... and frankly wanting more.

If loud music is your thing, you can't go wrong with this album. Minus My Thoughts gives you a dreamy, exciting and often-times disturbing journey through composition, and doesn't leave you with a mere pile of assorted songs to skip through. "Starring in the Role of Victim" is most enjoyable on the whole or in Acts, but if you just listen to one song, you'll probably be yearning to hear what comes next... and that, I believe, is the sign of a good Album.