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by David Bunce ( on 2014-02-28 14:56:38
Even though Rapture Ruckus says they’ll never be in the “in crowd” I think this album will be enjoyed by every crowd! It certainly has a modern appeal; a little bit of an electronic punk sound undertones the majority of this album. However, each track allows plenty of diversity to appeal to many different listeners!

Soul glow activator brings the signature Family Force 5 electronic pop/rock sound in “In Crowd”.

"Everybody Get Up" is an energetic song with a funky, yes I believe funky applies to this song, dance groove. It tells people to get up and live, and not be confined by the salacious lifestyle the world promotes.

“Head Held High” has more of an electronic pop feel, as it encourages people to be who they are and keep going.

“Invader (Part 1)” might be my favorite song on this album. A strong, building sound heightens the anticipation for a song with a really good rap. It’s really a rap song, containing a few particularly well connected rhyme sections, and lyrics I enjoyed. They broke away (slightly) from the electronic pop/rock to make a song I wanted to listen to at least twice in one sitting. Plus, with a Star Wars reference included, how could you not like this song? My biggest complaint with this song and the entire album in general was that I wish it had gone on a little longer, but that I suppose is why it was only a “part 1”.

While they’re not new to the music scene, I do believe Rapture Ruckus is beginning to up their game. Be sure to check out this album and let us know which song (or songs) you liked the best!

* EDITOR'S NOTE: Listeners might want to be aware of some of the lyrics. While the message of song "Everybody Get Up" is good, one part is a bit questionable with the following lyrics: "So tonight you want a little bit of carefree living ha / Like the people on the screen at the cinema / Find a drunk girl who isn't even really into ya / To have sex with you in the back seat of your rental car / Is it even really fulfilling ya, or is it ultimately killing ya? / Has it given ya a virus that'll wreck your balls faster than Miley Cyrus?"

This is still a great album with a great message, just with the one line which we found unnecessary.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Hip-Hop / Electronic
Label: BEC Recordings
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes

1 In Crowd (feat. Soul Glow Activatur) 3:15
2 Everybody Get Up 3:55
3 Head Held High 3:09
4 Invader (Part I) 1:57
5 Carry Me (feat. David Dunn) 4:18
6 In This Together (feat. Shuree) 2:56
7 In Crowd [David Thulin Remix] (feat. Soul Glow Activatur) 3:28
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