Album Review of Babylon by Matt Skiba & the Sekrets.

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Matt Skiba & the Sekrets

Babylon by Matt Skiba & the Sekrets

Release Date: May 8, 2012
Record label: Superball Music
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Emo-Pop

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Babylon - Mediocre, Based on 2 Critics

Rock Sound - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Alkaline Trio man proves his reliability with new side-project... You know what the best thing about ‘Babylon’ is? It’s that even though The Sekrets are technically a ‘solo’ project, the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree at all, and it could quite easily be passed off as a legitimate Alkaline Trio album without too many people batting an eyelid. And a good Alkaline Trio album at that: ‘Voices’, ‘All Fall Down’ and ‘Haven’t You’ are just brimming with those classic Skiba melodies, and all the songs here are concise and to-the-point.

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Consequence of Sound - 30
Based on rating D

In general, an established musician’s motivation behind a side project is to stretch their legs and provide fans of their primary band with a different experience. Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba made no such pretensions for Babylon, his debut solo album as Matt Skiba and the Sekrets. “I’m certainly taking a big risk by doing this,” Skiba said in an interview before the album’s release.

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