Good but not great| Posted June 24, 2008
I think some artists do well when they decide to do something different with their music, and some do not. Mae could go either way depending on your music taste. Singularity is not their best album for sure, but it is decent. I found that it wasn't the kind of CD that I could listen to over and over again. It drfts far away from the Mae of Destination: Beautiful. Noble effort, but I think this album fell a little short.
Singularity| Posted November 14, 2007
I actually liked Mae's older CDs better than this one. They lost the sound that I liked. I found a lot of the songs pretty annoying, especially the choruses. I was pretty disappointed in the CD, but that's jsut my opinion. People who like that type of music would probably enjoy it more.
A step backwards.| Posted October 11, 2007
"singularity" is likable enough but like Mae's migration from indie labe Tooth and Nail to Capitol this alum takes a shift from the ambient and wimsical stylings of "The Everglow". Where as that album was driven my breathtaking piano melodies and poignant lyrics this album displays modern rock similar to swichfoot. A planned shift in style to suit their move to the mainstream? Who knows. All that you get from "Singularity" is a passsable modern rock effort with enough identity to standout on it's owb two feet, but when you compare it to the everglow it falls flat. "Home" and a hidden track called "Last Transmission II" are the only highlights worth special mention but fans will probably be able to like tracks such as "brink of disaster", "crazy 8's" and "let go"
Pretty Stinkin Good| Posted August 22, 2007
The main complaint i've heard regarding Singularity, is that it doesn't show growth and it sounds just like other Mae songs. I'm asking, "So what!?!" People are complaining about Mae's sound? Yes, it sounds pretty much like The Everglow and Destination: Beautiful, but that's an awesome sound that i can't get enough of. It's one of the only things i've listened to since its release, and i've been very impressed by the catchiness of songs like "Sic Semper Tyrannis" and "Rocket." As always on a Mae album, there are a few "big" songs that every self-respecting emo kid or Christian music fan has heard, but if you go beyond those few songs, I think anyone who has like Mae's previous work will be very impressed by Singularity.
P.S. Don't miss the hidden track "Last Transmission." It rocks!