Brand New - Science Fiction (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Brand New - Science Fiction (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Brand New - Science Fiction (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:28 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The fifth full-length release for the Long Island rock band was a surprise digital release and was produced by Mike Sapone. Science Fiction received widespread critical acclaim. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 93, indicating "universal acclaim".

In the years since their last record, Daisy, the mainstream music press stopped treating Brand New as an emo curio and finally accepted the group as a rock band with something to say. Despite this, frontman Jesse Lacey's world continues to be a hermetic one (if you're looking for the source of the band's rabid fan base, look no further). He takes listeners deep down into the recesses of his subconscious (the album opens with a patient's conversation with her therapist), questioning his purpose and/or imagining a nuclear holocaust. He lets in little light, maintaining a myopic point of view that's filtered through video games and sci-fi novels.

Like much of the band's work, Science Fiction is a brooding album filled with slow, seething rock. Working, as always, with producer Mike Sapone, opener "Lit Me Up" is a slinky mood piece; in the musical world of Brand New, one might even call it funky. And "Same Logic/Teeth" and "Can't Get It Out" would have been welcome additions to the band's last couple of records; they're easy highlights here. At times, though, it lacks the visceral punch and musical adventurousness of the band's past. Even at their most accessible, there was always an idiosyncratic quality to Brand New. The most interesting musical moment tend to occur in the album's interstitial moments, while well-worn rock tropes are liberally deployed, rather than subverted, throughout. "Could Never Be Heaven" uses a renaissance fair-ready acoustic riff reminiscent of Black Sabbath's acoustic interludes. Elsewhere, middle-of-the-road alt-rock rears its head; try listening to the plodding "137" without thinking of Stone Temple Pilots' "Creep" or Metallica's "The Unforgiven," and don't forget to get those lighters in the air.

Science Fiction is a flawed yet beguiling record that keeps you hooked without offering the emotional payoff that we've come to expect. As the ennui of youth gives way to mid-life malaise, Brand New have largely abandoned their predilection for rage-based solutions.

Tracklist:

01 - Lit Me Up
02 - Can't Get It Out
03 - Waste
04 - Could Never Be Heaven
05 - Same Logic/Teeth
06 - 137
07 - Out of Mana
08 - In the Water
09 - Desert
10 - No Control
11 - 451
12 - Batter Up

Analyzed: Brand New / Science Fiction
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR5 0.00 dB -8.93 dB 6:17 01-Lit Me Up
DR2 -0.02 dB -4.23 dB 3:43 02-Can't Get It Out
DR4 0.00 dB -6.21 dB 4:36 03-Waste
DR10 -0.02 dB -11.63 dB 3:16 04-Could Never Be Heaven
DR5 0.00 dB -7.76 dB 5:34 05-Same Logic/Teeth
DR4 0.00 dB -6.25 dB 5:02 06-137
DR3 0.00 dB -5.89 dB 5:15 07-Out of Mana
DR5 0.00 dB -8.32 dB 6:52 08-In the Water
DR7 -0.02 dB -9.32 dB 3:37 09-Desert
DR4 0.00 dB -7.52 dB 3:55 10-No Control
DR4 0.00 dB -6.80 dB 4:53 11-451
DR6 -0.02 dB -8.30 dB 8:28 12-Batter Up
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR5

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2937 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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