We Don't Need To Whisper

Album Review of We Don't Need To Whisper by Angels and Airwaves.

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We Don't Need To Whisper

Angels and Airwaves

We Don't Need To Whisper by Angels and Airwaves

Release Date: May 23, 2006
Record label: Geffen
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative

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We Don't Need To Whisper - Mediocre, Based on 1 Critics

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How do you know that former blink-182 leader Tom DeLonge intends for his post-blink project Angels and Airwaves to be taken seriously? Because throughout their debut album, We Don't Need to Whisper, he relies on sounds and textures borrowed from 1988, the era when college rock was filled with atmospheric sonics and earnest politics. Specifically, he layers delayed guitars ripped from U2 over soundscapes equally inspired by the Cure, New Order, Peter Gabriel, and The Unforgettable Fire, all in an attempt to fashion a modern-day protest record. Lord knows it's an admirable break from his juvenile past, but good intentions don't necessarily make for good music, as We Don't Need to Whisper makes abundantly clear.

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