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Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:29 pm
by Spoonful
I'm voting Soul Station this time.

Paul's new album is not good, but Monster is still one of the most embarrassing albums I have ever heard from any band or artist I know. I still can't get over stuff like "I pledge allegiance to the state of independence" and "I was just another child going wild in the city, just getting by on a dream".

Soul Station is 5% good, whereas Monster is just 100% dogshit.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:40 pm
by tazchris
Still went with Monster. There is nothing about Soul Station I like.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 1:41 pm
by Grand Classic
Soul Station blows and Monster sucks.

My standards will not allow me to vote for either. They both shouldn't exist.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:30 pm
by Glasgow Kiss
Next poll: choose between a shit and a slightly bigger, smellier shit.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:32 pm
by rwgriffith
👿 MONSTER

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:39 pm
by GACatmandu
I can say that Now And Then is better than Monster, but then that's not saying much.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:43 pm
by kenn.ace
Monster is in my bottom 5 KISS albums, but is light years better than Soul Station.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:27 pm
by Ace of Bass
If Monster wasn’t mixed in a manner that causes ear fatigue, it would be a passable KISS album. That being said, KISS is much more my speed than Soul Station, so I have to give the edge to Monster. No slight to Soul Station, just my preference.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:33 pm
by weboes
I am kind of shocked at how much hate Monster gets. For me it was such an improvement over Sonic Boom. I thought a majority of the songs are good and most of the bad ones could have been fixed with a real producer. This is coming from someone who isnt much of a fan of the current lineup.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:35 pm
by BigJohnsFirehouse
Long Way Down is ok. Right Here Right Now on the import is ok. Wall of Sound is ok. The rest ranges from forgettable to dogshit. Gene is really awful on Monster where on Sonic Bomb he was dare I say it good in places. Russian Roulette, Hot and Cold.

Sthoul Sthation sounds like a computer singing Motown karaoke.

Monster wins.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:41 pm
by rwgriffith
MONSTER has aged decently. I still prefer SONIC 💥 BOOM...

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:47 pm
by Strutterer
It's Monster, all day every day over Soul Station. You can't beat a Kiss release, in any form, over a solo album/project (except, maybe Carnival of Souls :lol:).

I actually don't mind most of Monster. The mix is worse than the material. It's a brickwall that sounds dated today and hurts the ears after a while.

Surprisingly, Outta this World is the song I play the most from Monster. Not a bad tune!

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:51 pm
by Den Dennis
Monsturd or Stool Station... decisions decisions.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:05 pm
by BarkBlue
I ain't voting for Soul Station over any KISS album. Simple as that.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:26 pm
by spacekace
Monster. Gene’s scream in Back To The Stone Age is better than all of $tool $tation.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:29 pm
by Greasepaint74
Monster + Sonic Boom = good single album. I like Soul Station but anytime you can get new Kiss, hands down. Well, I guess unless it’s the Ascot tune

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:37 pm
by score2112
Monster not even close

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:41 pm
by Andy Capp
Andy voted monster‘ but he doesn't really like it either....

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:59 pm
by Put the sex in my ex
Soul station at least has two new good songs that makes me happy. . .

Monster. . Well Long way Down is ok. .

I voted SS. . Monster is so bad I cant really understand why they released that shit. .

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:06 pm
by pepperkitty
Monster.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:35 pm
by That 70s Guy
Monster

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:38 pm
by BigJohnsFirehouse
spacekace wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:26 pm Monster. Gene’s scream in Back To The Stone Age is better than all of $tool $tation.
Scream is good. Pity about the rest of it.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:48 pm
by joma5477
BigJohnsFirehouse wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:38 pm
spacekace wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:26 pm Monster. Gene’s scream in Back To The Stone Age is better than all of $tool $tation.
Scream is good. Pity about the rest of it.
If we're doing Soul Station vs Back to the Stone Age, I think Soul Station might win...that song is shit. Lucky for Monsturd it has a few other redeeming qualities...at least when comparing it to SS...or Sonic Boom.

A good poll to me would be Soul Station against Sonic Boom. Modern Day Delilah owns everything on SS by miles, but everything else on SB pretty much blows donkey load.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:40 pm
by BigJohnsFirehouse
This is the best Modern Day Delilah.


Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:07 pm
by KrazySwede
A poll Monster can actually win......

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:30 pm
by Mr Slow
MONSTER by a long way. Call me crazy but I think it’s a good album. Sure it’s fatiguing to listen to because of the mastering, however if you blast it loud it’s got some really good tunes on it. Back To The Stone Age could have been a single. It’s so powerful and energetic.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:53 pm
by jannep17
I am no fan of Monster, but it has a few decent tracks, so I'll vote for Monster...

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:20 am
by Spaceace2000ric
They are both so bad...I can't decide.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:21 am
by Pete2174
Enjoy them both. Voted for the Kiss album.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:48 am
by Under The Rose
Now and Then. Comfortably.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:23 am
by TOMINO
Some of these replies... Yet these people trash the band for not going back into the studio.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:03 am
by richardsimmons
I’m actually picking Soul Station over either of the two 2000s LPs. Will listen to the covers instead.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:05 am
by aceeg
SS is a Monster 💩

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:18 am
by FanbAce1978
Without hearing a single note of the Soul album, I can say I would vote for it. I only choose Monsturd over albums by acts like Pearl Jam or Pink Floyd...

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:15 am
by vinniestkulick
I voted Soul Station... in all seriousness. I've probably already listened to it as often as Monster (top to bottom); and that is not a slag on the current line up, because I liked Sonic Boom considerably (as much as Asylum, for example). Monster is harsh on the ears, and weak on the songs (I only LOVE "Shout Mercy" and like "Outta This World" actually) ~ as it was "Shout Mercy" was forward leaning without being too far awash in its retro (Humble Pie) references... should've been the single!)

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:04 am
by ypke
joma5477 wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:48 pm
BigJohnsFirehouse wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:38 pm
spacekace wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:26 pm Monster. Gene’s scream in Back To The Stone Age is better than all of $tool $tation.
Scream is good. Pity about the rest of it.
If we're doing Soul Station vs Back to the Stone Age, I think Soul Station might win...that song is shit. Lucky for Monsturd it has a few other redeeming qualities...at least when comparing it to SS...or Sonic Boom.

A good poll to me would be Soul Station against Sonic Boom. Modern Day Delilah owns everything on SS by miles, but everything else on SB pretty much blows donkey load.
Back to the Stone age is one my fave tracks off Monster!

Monster wins. I really enjoy the album, could've been betterproduced and mastered, but far from the worst.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:10 am
by d4nugster
i can't really vote as i did not get soul station, but i got to say this. i played monster again a few days ago after a few years hoping to get a good vibe just like when i first played it. i have to say, it hasn't aged that well.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:12 pm
by KISSTRONAUT
I’ve only heard a few tunes off Soul Station but I always have to give Monster some love.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:35 pm
by KLP68
I like Monster not a great album but it’s run of the mill KISS. didn’t vote because I’ve heard none of Soul Station.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:57 am
by Pollux
If its about sound & mix then SS wins. This time Stanley/Collins production is just about there. Nothing fancy nor spectacular but much better that previous Kiss albums.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:12 am
by BlackDiamond67
Pete2174 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:21 am Enjoy them both. Voted for the Kiss album.
Same here.

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:22 am
by kwf484
Paul Stanley, lipsyncer of songs...neither are worth your time or money

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:41 pm
by drgbootz
Now and Then has already established itself as having more listens than the clattering mess that is Monster for me!

Re: Soul Station Album vs Monster

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:19 am
by Hotter Than Heck
A pretty decent late era Gene & Paul rock & roll album vs Paul doing late era non-Kiss Paul?

Monster. Easily. It's not even a contest for me