Breaking Benjamin is Back!

I’m sure this is obvious, but I’m saying it anyway: I love Breaking Benjamin. They rock my socks clear off my feet and straight into the washing machine. I love them.

Disclaimer: When I discuss rant about music, I get hyper. I lose my dignity. I turn into a thirteen-year-old girl. There will be gushing praise and general, amped excitement. If you’re expecting a review highlighting lyrical content, chord structure, etc. you’ll be disappointed. I’m just a girl who loves this band.

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About a week ago, BB released–nay, unveiled!–their new single on YouTube. I’ll get to that, but first, let’s take a look at their entire discography, shall we?

1) Saturate is easily my least favorite Breaking Benjamin album. On its own, it stands up as a solid album, but in comparison to their later material, this one just doesn’t hold up for me. Their first single “Polyamorous”, though awesome, isn’t even my favorite of the album. I actually prefer the acoustic version. Go figure.

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My favorite track from Saturate is…

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Acoustic > Original

When I started this blog, I figured I would only talk about writing. Lately, I’ve been focusing on music. But it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want. 😛

I have compiled a list of what I believe to be acoustic tracks that are superior to, or just as awesome as, their original versions. Here we go.

1) “Chandelier” Sia –> Better Than Original

It’s funny how you can put a dance beat on a song and everyone assumes it’s a feel-good tune. When you strip it and listen to the lyrics, it’s an honest portrayal of someone struggling with alcohol, and it becomes a completely different song. Sia has major pipes.

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