Album Review: PTX Presents: Top Pop Vol 1

PTX

Pentatonix, (abbreviated PTX) is an acappella group from Arlington, Texas, consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee. Their new album, PTX Presents: Top Pop Vol 1, was released April 13th and they will be doing a follow up tour in the summer. It marked their first album with Sallee and without Avi Kaplan.

I know I am going to sound overly critical here, and if you like the album, I truly am sorry.  I do not want to sound like a super fan of Avi, and I am, but I do not want to disregard the other talent here. I love their voices, all of them. Including the new guy, Matt, but I am really not feeling this album.

The first two songs, Attention and Finesse, seemed to be to fast. Attention in particular I felt like the higher register / vocal ranges shined but the lower vocal hid behind a tree.

As far as the third song, it was more about the arrangement of the two songs combined here. It was not bad, I would have like more of “Are you that somebody” or even that song covered as a single itself.

Havana, Perfect, Stay, and Feel It Still were just ok. They were not bad but did not wow me like PTX usually does.

Praying, with such an emotional message, I felt like it was lost here.

I usually love PTX, but this album was a miss.

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First Impression Thursday: Beta Battle For Azeroth

wowscrnshot_050218_165509-e1525366121755.jpgAloha all of my fellow Azerothian friends, Zephirah here! You’r friendly neighborhood priest.

Guess what? GUESS! I will give you a few seconds. 5, 4, 3 . . .  I cant wait anymore! I GOT INTO THE BETA! If you can not tell I am super excited, and no I have only had 1 cup of coffee so far this morning!

I started out with choosing a Mag’har Orc and swiftly went through the introductory “Battle For Lordaeron” scenario.

Honestly creating the character’s are always a fun thing to do. This was no exception.

There were not very many bugs going through the scenario or in general. There were a few though that were rather annoying. (Yes boys and girls I already reported these things!) For example, when you land to start questing for the Mag’har Orc’s in particular there is nothing available to pick up which is rather annoying and the biggest bug they have. I just mostly want to see things, everything looks good zone wise for as far as I had gotten through.

Otherwise, we mostly know all the news that is out there via various other blogs and podcast but I will post a progress update with random thoughts!

 

Book Of The Month: The Girl On The Train

The_Girl_on_the_TrainThe Girl On The Train is a psychological thriller novel by author Paula Hawkins that was released on January 13, 2015. The story is a first-person narrative told from the point of view of three women. Rachel Watson is a 32-year-old alcoholic, Anna is young stay-at-home mother, and Megan Hipwell who has a troubled past and who lives down the street.

The film rights for the novel were acquired in March 2014 by DreamWorks Pictures, that was released on September 20, 2016.

I was looking to read something to read for April and ran into a few ideas. For this month I had decided to grab the audio book via my local library’s app on my iPad. I have read a bunch of reviews that were incredibly positive. I will watch the film after I listen to the book.

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Featured Blog: Confessions Of A Readaholic

book.jpgI recently stumbled upon an interview that I enjoyed! Also a plethora of book reviews.

I am adding books to read on my list almost daily due to recommendations, and this is no exception. So when you have some time to spare, take a look at “Confessions Of A Readaholic” because it is defiantly worth the read!

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