Bleed American (now simply renamed Jimmy Eat World) by Jimmy Eat World is the album that brought Jimmy Eat World to the attention of the record buying public and it's easy to see why.
Bleed American starts with the self titled track or Salt Sweat Sugar as it's also known which is full of energy and a nice loud track to start with with a great guitar riff and catchy lyrics. A Praise Chorus is one of the best songs on the album along with The Middle, another song with a great tune as does Sweetness, which is one of my personal favourites with all the wooh's in it. If You Don't, Don't (maybe the best song on the album, it's a tough choice with The Authority Song) and Hear You Me are a tad softer on the ears but are great songs which still have great tunes which seems to be something Jimmy Eat World are blessed with. Even the weakest song on the album, Your House is the work of genius. There really are no filler tracks it that good. It's hard to see why their earlier stuff didn't catch the public but this album is so good, one of the best of the year easily. In a world full of Slipknot and Korn, Jimmy Eat World are a breath of fresh air with great melodic pop tunes with thoughful and meaningful lyrics. They seem to have everything a band need with Jim's great sounding voice for their kind of music all the way to the guitar playing and percussion work.
Understandably they are likened to Blink 182 but JEW are better if slightly similar. If you like Blink or even New Found Glory or Weezer or just appreciate good pop rock music then try Jimmy Eat World, you won't be disappointed but If You Don't, Don't!