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Army Of Anyone - Army of Anyone

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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - Grunge / Artist: Army of Anyone / Import / Audio CD released 2006-11-14 at Capitol

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      28.01.2008 14:02
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      Army of Anyone's first album (2006).

      Army of Anyone is a collaboration between former Stone Temple Pilots guitarist and bassist Robert and Dean DeLeo, with Filter's singer Richard Patrick and drummer Ray Luzier. Expectations were naturally high of this supergroup collaboration which unfortunately fell completely flat once the album proved to be astonishingly mediocre, considering the apparent time that went into its making. While I haven't heard Filter, it's easy to make the comparison here to a worse Stone Temple Pilots, and the tracklist's all-too-obvious composition of louder rock anthems and acoustic ballads bears no distinguishing marks whatsoever. Every one of these songs is disappointingly generic and could have been recorded by anyone, casting a revealing light on this band's name.

      The DeLeo brothers are both the clear stars here, the bass and guitar being afforded equal prominence in the production, but the songs are still lacking in decent, memorable riffs and even choruses from Patrick. 'Goodbye' was the first single, but doesn't stand out in any way, bookended by very similar-sounding tracks, and it's only the second single 'Father Figure' (which inevitably fared less well in the charts) that managed to attract my attention with its heavier sound and greater energy, despite still maintaining the same speed as the majority of the album and becoming equally repetitive quite quickly. 'Ain't Enough' seems to take things in a new and interesting direction with its country melodies at the start before turning into the same old thing once again, and the three slower, acoustic songs 'A Better Place,' 'Stop Look and Listen' and 'This Wasn't Supposed to Happen' all sound particularly bland when compared to similar songs from the Stone Temple Pilots that really blow these weak efforts away.

      This isn't an inherently bad album, but it's about as generic and uninspired as a modern rock album can get, which is even more disappointing considering the calibre of the performers. The group seems to have disbanded to concentrate on separate projects, leaving this as their sole contribution, a soon-to-be-forgotten legacy.

      1. It Doesn't Seem to Matter
      2. Goodbye
      3. Generation
      4. A Better Place
      5. Non Stop
      6. Disappear
      7. Stop Look and Listen
      8. Ain't Enough
      9. Father Figure
      10. Leave It
      11. This Wasn't Supposed to Happen

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 It Doesn't Seem to Matter
    2 Goodbye
    3 Generation
    4 Better Place
    5 Non Stop
    6 Disappear
    7 Stop, Look and Listen
    8 Ain't Enough
    9 Father Figure
    10 Leave It
    11 This Wasn't Supposed to Happen