On Disc: Sixx A.M.

Album: The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack by Sixx A.M.

Sixx A.M.
The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack
Eleven Seven Music

1 star

The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack was released at the same time as the bestseller The Heroin Diaries, a novel documenting the downward drug spiral of Mötley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx at the height of the band’s fame.

The album rotates between predictable, radio-friendly altrock songs and glossy ballads akin to a badly-produced Broadway musical.

These gaps are filled with pompous spoken word dialogues taken from the novel " just in case you haven’t seen the ads for it or missed it on the Indigo bestseller list.

Sixx carelessly attempts to compensate for his lack of originality by incorporating interesting sounds from industrial metal, Broadway, pop/rock and dance rock.

Unfortunately, the only thing this bumbling concept album ends up with is a marketable product cloned from every other Muzak adult contemporary album ever produced.

The lyrics only appeal to the listener’s sympathy, which gets tired quickly when they’re about a rich rockstar crooning the same selfpitied ‘tear-jerker’ sung by so many other bands before.

The album isn’t worth more than one or two listens. After that it’s like listening to a 45-minute toothpaste commercial.

Please, keep it to yourself Nikki.

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