Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Turnstile - Step 2 Rhythm

Who:  Turnstile

What:  The second 7" EP by this Trapped Under Ice side project.

When:  February 2013

Where:  Baltimore, MD

Why:   This was supposed to be Turnstile's breakthrough into the mainstream. As of September 2014, that breakthrough has yet to happen.

Back When:  Click here to read the original review of Step 2 Rhythm which was written last year.

[The Radness Average (or star rating) is derived from assigning each song a number of stars based on a 1-5 scale, then adding the total number of stars, and then dividing that number of total stars by the number of songs on the record. A Radness Average of 4.0 or higher indicates a good or great record. A Radness Average of 2.0 or less indicates pure crap. Everything else is in the middle somewhere.]

Turnstile - Step 2 Rhythm - Reaper Records

1.  7 -- *****
2.  Keep It Moving -- *****
3.  Canned Heat -- *****
4.  Pushing Me Away -- *****
5.  Better Way -- *****
6.  Snaked -- *****
7.  Step To Rhythm -- *****

Radness Average:  5.000

Turnstile - Step 2 Rhythm

Verdict:  The songs were there. The album ruled. Let this be a lesson that, even in the best of conditions, major-label-land (or trying to be a part of it) is a crap shoot.

For fans of:  Angel Du$t, Down To Nothing, Die Young, Twitching Tongues


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