I had too, because the other reviews by some of the adults were making me surprisingly angry. I don't know if those people were actually being serious, or those were troll (or "fake") reviews. One review gave the Album 1 star, and didn't even write a real review. Another gave it 1 star and called it "musical mindlessness", which I'll talk about later. The one that angered me the most, though, was from reviewer Dan G. who says: [quote/]There is no reason that children's music needs such vulgarity.[end quote/]
There is nothing in this album that the average 10 year old doesn't hear every day. As a high-schooler, more immature and puerile comments are made every 10 seconds than they are in this entire album. Does the band curse? Yes, I think the f-word is uttered 3 times, to be exact.
That doesn't matter. Like I said before, there aren't even 10 year-olds that don't hear that word every day at school, much less 13 year-olds that can't handle it. Anyone who denies that must fact be blind to the fact that the public school system, sadly, is not living up to the moral standards that it should be (but what do you expect when you get a group of predominantly immature teenagers around?).
Now that my rant is over, I'll write the actual review.
This album is great. Period.
I don't say anything is "great" usually. The only other album I remember describing as great is Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, by The Beatles.
The album is a masterpiece lyrically. Each song is filled with, somehow, intricately dark and twisted, yet encouraging and uplifting lyrics.
The album starts with the song it got it's name from, "Babel", which is a catchy, rather violent (musically, not lyrically) song. The album only get's better from there, with the popular "I Will Wait". I won't describe the rest of the songs for you, but the highlights, for me at least were "Babel", "I Will Wait", and "Broken Crown".
I strongly recommend you ignore other's reviews, and enjoy this lyrical treasure yourselves. 4/5, or 8/10.
P.S: I would break this up into proper paragraphs, but Common Sense Media doesn't allow that, for some nonsensical reason.