Why Overexposed is the Worst Maroon 5 Album

You may not know this but I’m a huge Maroon 5 fan. Like many I was hooked with the release of ‘Songs About Jane’. The album was a perfect mix of pop, guitar, and a touch of funk. ‘It Won’t Be Soon Before Long’ hit and completed my full on Maroon 5 man crush. ‘Hands All Over’ followed with less than stellar results while still being a decent album.

I had hoped ‘Overexposed’ would be a return to form. Instead I’m faced with possibly the worst Maroon 5 album to date. I know this sounds a bit presumptuous, harsh, and even a tad trollish, but this is an undeniable fact. Now before you ready your Adam Levine themed torches and pitchforks let me explain.

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Hump Day Cartoons: Crack the Code

In an effort to prove that good cartoons are not dead, I have started on a quest to find the best little gems hiding in the cracks of the internet. I plan on presenting my findings in a fun little article called Hump Day Cartoons.

Today we will be taking a look at two very different short films. The first is a look into the secret world of the the Thomas Beale Cipher from Andrew Allen and his team. This short sees a marriage of many different animation styles, and is a must see for sure. See if you can spot the hidden clues and crack the code!  Second we have a fun cg animation about how hard it can be to get up in the morning entitled Alarm from the team MESAI in South Korea.

As always, sit back and enjoy!

Custom Munny Figure Creations A.K.A. DO WANT!

The above photo you are now salavating over is the work of artist David Van Buskirk. He’s a munny artist who has done some simply stunning work ranging from Big Daddy of Bioshock to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You can see from his website the absolute painstaking detail that goes into each one of these figures.

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Hump Day Cartoons: Reflection

In an effort to prove that good cartoons are not dead, I have started on a quest to find the best little gems hiding in the cracks of the internet. I plan on presenting my findings in a fun little article called Hump Day Cartoons.

Today we have two rather different animations. First up is the Oscar award winning short film “La Maison en Petits Cubes” by Kunio Kato. This wonderful film tells the story of a secluded old man in a flooding home who has to take a trip deep into the depths of his home to retrieve his lost smoking pipe.

The second story we have today is “Second Wind” by 4th year student at CalArts Ian Worrel. It tells the story of two unlikely friends and the punishment that comes with jealousy.

Sit back and enjoy!

The Megas: History Repeating: Blue | The Review

Popular Megaman tribute band The Megas have released their sophomoric effort “History Repeating Blue” early last week. This time taking on an embellished version version of the Megaman 3 narrative we look to see if they can recreate the incredibly charming feeling given by their first album made over 4 years prior.

Let me back up for a second and explain the premise. Each album focuses on the story of a specific game. Each song from the games soundtrack is completely remade and layered with lyrics that focus on what would be going on, be it a specific boss level like snake man, or an exposition focused song such as an intro theme. These songs tend to take a somewhat serious tone, and while they are known to vary in genre, they tend to stick to a very appropriate rock theme.

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Hump Day Cartoons: Life and Death

In an effort to prove that good cartoons are not dead, I have started on a quest to find the best little gems hiding in the cracks of the internet. I plan on presenting my findings in a fun little article called Hump Day Cartoons.

Today I present 2 fun short films that take a humorous look at one of life’s most inevitable and feared event, death. First up is the Legend of Bjorn from some fine students at The Animation Workshop. It follows the story of Bjorn who is look to die in an epic battle in hopes of finally being granted access to Valhalla. Second we have Lady and the Reaper, a Spanish cartoon from Kandor Graphics. This story focuses on a sweet old lady who longs for her husband who passed on some time ago. The story ends with a very funny struggle between modern science and Death himself.

So sit back and enjoy!