LeetStreet Boys "L3g3nds" Album Review

LeetStreet Boys are back with they 3rd album "L3g3nds." For those who don't know about this otaku band. Let me just give you guys a mini brief history on them from the official website. LeetStreet Boys is an anime otaku band that gained international attention in 2008 with their breakout single and music video Yuri The Only One. Widely recognized as one of the first western anime bands to gain international recognition based on being genuine, innovative otaku artists, the band continues to produce music, multimedia, and live concert performances. The band consist of Matt (Lead Singer), Justin (Lead Guitar, no not me) Rose (Bass) and D-dos (Drums).

The band's 3rd album "L3g3nds" can be describe in a few words geeky awesomeness. If your looking for music that talks about topics such as E3 booth babes, anime, rpg's with lyrics that gives references to popular geek culture look no further. The album consist of 11 songs and I didn't skip one single track. The opening instrumental song "L3g3nds" is a great start to the album. The guitar and drums will remind of you a Legend Of Zelda theme or an RPG game. It did a great job to get me pumped for the album. 

The second song "Sakura" is my favorite song off the album. This is the one that I played till it annoyed my neighbors. This is a track fans will expect from the band, a upbeat song with lighthearted lyrics. I love the lyrics in this song "When this story ends you will fall from the sky in my arms, till the legend lives on in the stars. Sakura...Sakura." The lead singer Matt voice towards the end of the song will have you hook and will make you press the repeat button. 

The third song "Booth Babe" is my least favorite song on the album. The song is not bad at all. It's about a guy trying to pick up an E3 booth babe. It has some clever lyrics and nice references. The chorus might stick in your head after a couple of listens. It has a nice wordplay on the e in the E3. The song is a nice addition to the album, it just wasn't for me. The lyrics might ruffle some feathers of our lady friends. Trust me you have heard worst! 

The fourth song "Imaginary Boys" I believe will be the favorite track for otaku girls. A song about guy trying to get the girl but she is just into her dream boy like the one she sees in manga and videogames. This song is packed with tons of references from Full Metal Alchemist, Yaoi and many more. I love the lyrics and the production on this song with the guitar, bass drums and a little bit of 8 bit makes this song a must listen.

Other honorable mentions are My Life Is An RPG, Final Boss, Otaku Rave are all stand out tracks. These three songs all have different tones. Final Boss is pure epic and probably the most tough track on the album. This is a song any RPG gamer can appreciate with lyrics referencing the struggles of beating a final boss, what it's like to face the challenge and how important the win is. The guitar and drums come in at the right time and Matt's voice will paint a picture of an epic battle that is taking place. The guitar solo in this song is awesome. Trust me play this song when you reach your final boss in your game. Otaku Rave is more of a party song with electro/dance style and it's brilliant. Imagine a dance song for otakus with plenty references from anime and videogames. This is excellent dance track that I can see otakus dancing too at a cosplay party. Finally another track worth mentioning is The Song Of Time. Zelda fans this one is for you and it's my second favorite song on the album. It's a great way to end the album. Beautiful lyrics, romantic and great production. 

Final Thoughts - LeetStreet Boys are definitely one of a kind. There aren't many bands that can sing songs about anime, manga, cosplay, E3, rpg's and make it fun for everyone. Even if you're not familiar with some of the references on the album, you will enjoy it's lighthearted lyrics, catchy choruses  and production that you can dance, rock out and be moved by. If you call yourself an otaku, gamer, geek, cosplayer or whatever you need to give this album a listen. It's an experience that everyone should enjoy. Now I'm going to listen to Sakura for the 100th time. 

Tracklist & Rating

1. L3g3nds (5/5)
2. Sakura (4.5/5)
3. Booth Babe (3.5/5)
4. Imaginary Boys (4.5/5)
5. My Life Is An Rpg (4/5)
6. Final Boss (5/5)
7. Otaku Rave (4.5/5)
8. Harajuku Girl (4/5)
9. Hikikomori (4.5/5)
10. Worlds Apart (4.5/5)
11. The Song Of Time (5/5)

Final Rating - 4.5/5 a must listen!!!!
Buy “L3g3nds” CD through the LeetStreet Boys website store!
Buy “L3g3nds” digital copy on iTunes.