Wednesday, April 26, 2006

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What. The. Heck.

It's ironic that when Taking Back Sunday finally breaks free of Victory records, they sound EXACTLY like June(a Victory band). I'm not even joking. I'm so pissed. This CD sounds like June's next CD (except a few songs). Taking Back Sunday kinda ditched the "psuedo-distortion" in favor of a more full-on distortion. TBS feels like a totally different band. Taking Back Sunday has always had that repetitive sound, but it was charming the first two releases. For some reason it doesn't happen this time around. It's so repetitive that it's annoying. I'm just... I'm so let down. I thought Where You Want To Be was stellar, and I was let down with this. There are probably three songs on this CD that I like. I'm just lucky it was only $9.99, cause I wouldn't pay a single cent more than that for this CD.

[Of note, the breakdown in What's It Feels Like To Be A Ghost is awesome, the chorus in MakeDamnSure rules, the ending of Liar is awesome, My Blue Heaven is okay, Spin is decent, Divine Intervention had a good idea but fell short, and yeah.]

What-ev. So, here are the CD's I've picked up more recently:
  • The Pale Pacific - Urgency
  • Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now
  • The Scene Aesthetic - Building Homes From What We've Known
  • Hellogoodbye - Hellogoodbye EP (finally. :P)
  • Moneen - The Red Tree
  • Anathallo - Floating World
  • Anathallo - A Holiday At Sea
  • The Format - Snails
  • Mae - The Everglow Special Edition
  • Like Chasing Wind - Acoustic EP
Some of those I've been meaning to pick up for forever, haha. :D But, yeah! The Pale Pacific's 2005 release, Urgency, is amazing. It's a mix between Copeland and Umbrellas and I LOVE it. As for Taking Back Sunday... Read my above rant.

Ah, The Scene Aesthetic. I love this band. I got this CD when I saw them live. Unfortunately, the back-up singer (Eric, I think) had laringitis, and could barely hit a note. But that aside, it was great! Danger: Radio stole the show, because Andrew is an amazing musician and they know how to freaking rock and roll. :)

Now; Anathallo's Floating World and Moneen's The Red Tree are both canidates for the Top 5 of '06. Both amazing CD's. Floating World is absolutely GORGEOUS. I'm in love with it. And The Red Tree has an amazing energy to it.

Mae's Special Edition release of The Everglow is excellent. The DVD holds two hours worth of studio footage and music videos and live performances. Very intriguing. The extra tracks aren't all that special, but c'mon. It's Mae.

Oh, and The Format is incredible live. Absolutely AMAZING. I had the chance to see Anathallo, June, and The Format a few weeks ago. Unforgetable. Actually, June was forgetable. Terrible, terrible live. And only mediocre on CD... But, wow. I can't imagine someone going to see The Format live and coming back unsatisfied. So much talent. :) And Anathallo was spectacular! I felt bad, though, because EVERYONE in the audience was talking and laughing and whatever. I was pissed. But, if you ever get a chance to see Anathallo live - TAKE IT.

Listen To: Moneen


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