Review: Grand Theft Audio – As Good As it Gets (Rock)

This review covers the alternative rock track Grand Theft Audio – As Good As it Gets.

This track was released in 2000 on the album Blame Everyone. This track also made an appearance in the Playstation 2 game Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.

The track starts with a lead guitar and a synth pad. From there, the drum kit comes in along with some other elements. After this, the lead guitars drop out before the vocals come in for the first. This verse is joined by a synth bassline.

From there, the female vocals come in for the main chorus. This is joined by the lead guitars. After that, the male vocals return for the next verse as the lead guitars drop out. Some alternative guitars join the track part through.

After that, the female vocals come in for the main chorus. The male vocals make brief appearances at first. The female vocals then extend the main chorus. From there, the lead guitars drop out and the female vocals continue to extend the main chorus with some delay effects. The lead guitars then return with the female vocals continuing.

From there, the lead guitars drop out as the male vocals return for another short verse. The female vocals then return for another round of the main chorus. The female vocals extend the main chorus. After that, they repeat the main chorus as the whole track gradually fades out.

The first thing that struck me with this track is the fact that the female vocals are very strong. With the male vocals counterbalancing them for the verses, they actually end up being a bit stronger.

A second reason this track is strong is the lead guitars. Though they do drop out from time to time, they still make this track a very strong one.

A third reason why this track is quite strong is the fact that this track has such a nice and uplifting sound. The overall emotion is definitely well done throughout.

The only thing I’m not so sure about is the male vocals. They can be a bit on the mumbling side of things, so some of the meaning does get a little lost. Still, they aren’t that bad.

Overall, this is a great track. It has great female vocals, great guitars, and a very well realized mood throughout. The male vocals may mumble a little, but this isn’t a huge problem in this case as some lyrics are still pretty clear. So, an overall great track worth listening to.


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