“Us Against Them” is a little too good

Image+courtesy+of+Wikimedia+Commons+
Back to Article
Back to Article

“Us Against Them” is a little too good

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Kat Gorospe

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Since 2011, rapper Jake Miller has come a long way.

He first started out making YouTube videos of himself singing and rapping, and then won a singing contest that came with a prize of $35,000 and the chance to work with famous artists.

Within a year, Miller got to perform and work with other singers such as Austin Mahone, Sammy Adams, and Mac Miller.

It’s 2013, and after several EPs and hit singles, the 20-year-old finally released his first studio album: “Us Against Them”.

Featuring 12 songs, including hits such as “Collide” and “A Million Lives”, Jake Miller’s music is upbeat and gives a positive vibe to those who listen to it.

However, is the young singer’s image already getting old?

When I first discovered of Miller and his music, I listened to his singles days-on-end and blasted the happy tunes in the car to start off my day on a good note.

I was excited to hear about a full album in the making, but once I listened to it, there was no disappointment nor satisfaction to be felt.

Overall, the sound was so similar to Miller’s past work that the word “annoying” might even fit to describe the CD.

The (surprisingly) hit single “Collide” is the first track on the album, and although it is great to dance to, the only other adjective appropriate for the song is “cute”.

Come on, Jake Miller. If you’re going to promote yourself on Twitter to the point where you seem “thirsty,” your music should at least be age appropriate for you, and a not 14-year-old.

Other songs like “High Life” and “My Couch” try too hard to sound like Lil Wayne’s music while still trying to keep the “good boy” image Miller has.

Overall, “US Against Them” is not a bad album. The songs are good and the messages behind them are positive and meaningful.

The image E1 Music set for Miller makes him out to be a good role-model and inspiring for others.

However, without him rapping, Miller’s music belongs in the Pop genre. It’s a little too “good” for new listeners who might expect a sound similar to Sammy Adams or Mac Miller.

Rating: 2.5/5 stars

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.