The Drug in Me Is You

Album Review of The Drug in Me Is You by Falling in Reverse.

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The Drug in Me Is You

Falling in Reverse

The Drug in Me Is You by Falling in Reverse

Release Date: Jul 26, 2011
Record label: Epitaph
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Punk-Pop, Screamo

70 Music Critic Score
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The Drug in Me Is You - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Rock Sound - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

Ronnie Radke is back and he's got some shit to get off his chest... Ronnie Radke is a free man, and his new outfit picks up exactly where Escape The Fate’s ‘Dying Is Your Latest Fashion’ left off – with sharp, riffing emo-rock. Lyrically he’s vicious - ‘Tragic Magic’ is an obvious stab at his former bandmates (“you’re such a dumb fuck, you need to shut up, you bring a picture of me every time you get a haircut: imposter” anyone?) while elsewhere he falls into the ‘woe is me’ camp (“I’m so high on misery, can’t you see?”) but what do you expect from a man who’s spent the best part of the last two years inside? Angry and scathing, Radke’s return is welcome.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Written while serving time in a Nevada jail, singer and former Escape the Fate frontman Ronnie Radke makes his return to music with a new band on Falling in Reverse’s debut album, The Drug in Me Is You. With a sound that toes the line between melodic post-hardcore and pop-punk, the album takes listeners on a reflective, guitar-driven journey through the mind of Radke, who turns the camera on himself with a collection of songs that feel more genuinely personal than his earlier work. As his first musical outlet since his release, there’s a real sense of urgent catharsis at work, as if these songs needed to get out of him as fast as possible.

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