“Collage EP” The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers

Collage EP Review

Disruptor/Columbia Records

Released November 4, 2016

Genre: EDM, Dance Pop

This EP has no point, and frankly it’s a waste of time. What’s the point of releasing an EP of five songs that you already released as singles? There’s no rational or logical reason behind this other than a nonsensical and devious cash grab. At this point, what is there to expect from The Chainsmokers? A rising EDM duo who create literally the same tune over and over and over. While the EP has its share of enjoyable moments , it is nonetheless riddled with generic songwriting and the most annoying, immature, and laziest arrangements ever put to mp3. The vocal performance from Charlee on “Inside Out” is ridiculously dull offering absolutely nothing to the already abysmally dreadful song. The EP closer “Don’t Let Me Down” features some pretty melancholy lyrics, complete opposite of what EDM songs are about, but the “drop” is ruined by obnoxious horns (?), that completely disrupt the tone.”All We Know’s” hushed vocals are mixed terribly with the acoustic guitar sample, and are a pitch shift away from an ASMR video; the chorus is one of the worst choruses ever, never departing from the verse’s dull tone.

Music is subjective – always has and always will be; and you like what you like. So feel free to listen and attend a Chainsmokers show; spend your money listening to pre-recorded arrangements, and lazily written lyrics on love (as if we haven’t heard them already). Frankly, I do not want to waste any more time digesting and going in on an EP so hell-bent on offering absolutely nothing new, captivating, or original. This EP is literally The Chainsmokers asking for more money (as if they don’t have any already), and purchasing this EP will be the stupidest decision of 2016. I know music is subjective, but aren’t we better than this?

FAV TRACK: Closer (kind of)

LEAST FAV TRACK: Inside Out

Score: (0.0/10)

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