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Invented [CD]

Jimmy Eat World Audio CD
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Invented, the sixth full-length album by Jimmy Eat World, contains the signature big hooks and sing-along melodies for which the band has become famous. Fans of the band’s older hits like “The Middle,” “Sweetness,” and “Pain” will find lots to grab onto…and those same fans will be happy to learn that Mark Trombino, who served as a producer on ... Read more in Amazon's Jimmy Eat World Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B003VTMKZA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,311 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. My Best Theory 3:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Evidence 4:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Higher Devotion 3:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Movielike 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Coffee And Cigarettes 3:460.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Stop 3:340.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Littlething 4:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cut 4:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Action Needs An Audience 2:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Invented 7:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mixtape 6:310.99  Buy MP3 


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It's been 16 years since Jimmy Eat World released Static Prevails, one of the first emo albums issued by a major label, and nearly a decade since Bleed American proved the genre could be commercially successful. The guys are older now -- frontman Jim Adkins, although immortally baby-faced, is in his mid-30s -- and the slick, poppy sound that Bleed American helped introduce has been adopted by nearly every emo band since. Most of those new bands are younger than Jimmy Eat World, and Invented marks the point where the band begins to straddle two genres: one of them, the melodic emo-pop that helped popularize the group in the first place; the other, a more age-appropriate

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DISC 11. HEART IS HARD TO FIND2. MY BEST THEORY3. EVIDENCE4. HIGHER DEVOTION5. MOVIELIKE6. COFFEE and#38; CIGARETTES7. STOP8. LITTLETHING9. CUT10. ACTION NEEDS AN AUDIENCE11. INVENTED12. MIXTAPE

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Made Up 7 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Chase This Light was a poppy, driving, urgent album. Invented is a much more subdued effort but actually much more worthy for it. The opener, 'Heart is Hard To Find' is an acoustic folk song, almost resembling a protest song and it is absolutely perfect. It's stripped down, raw and pasionate with that special JEW sparkle that takes the edge off. The first single, 'My Best Theory' is very good, quite catchy and is very inimitably JEW but is one of the less interesting tracks. 'Evidence' is a very subtle masterpiece. It's half way between a ballad and a faster track but has a chorus that at first seems tedious but soon grows into a monster. One of my favourite tracks. 'Higher Devotion' is an ok song, it's short and sweet but they have done far better. 'Movielike' is a new classic in my opinion. It's a very catchy little number that makes you happy, despite the lyrics being quite downbeat. 'Coffee & Cigarettes' is pretty good, very fuzzy and purposeful. 'Stop' is a difficult one but it gets better with further listens. As with the overall mood of the album, it's quite low key. 'Littlething' is another belter, albeit an understated one. 'Cut' is similar to 'Stop' but doesn't really end up anywhere very interesting. 'Action Needs an Audience' is really the only real heavy track. It's punky and a little dirty for JEW, a bit like their earlier material. But it's quite refreshing and very good. The title track is sublime. It's long but it's well worthy of the time. One of their best ballads - almost as good as '23' - almost. It finishes with 'Mixtape' which is another slow burner with another excellent chorus/chant/mantra etc.

An above average album, equal in quality to their previous 2 efforts but, as is their remit, completely different in tone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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There have been various negative comments made about "Invented", the latest album by the emo heavyweights Jimmy Eat World, by old school fans.

Why?

I cannot say, because I'm very pleased with this new release. More immediate than "Futures" less aggressively pop than "Chase This Light" and a darn side better than the majority of recent pop/rock releases by a nearly twenty-year-old band have been (see The Get Up Kids and Incubus for proof).

The last few years haven't been kind to rock music either. Nu-metal may now finally have had its day, but bands like YouMeAtSix, Kids In Glass Houses, All Time Low and recent Blink 182 have made it hard to appreciate the rock scene in the latter part of the 00's in general. Faux emotional singing, the same dull quiet/loud dynamic songwriting techniques. And a plethora of singers who all sound exactly the same (see the first three bands mentioned above to get my point)!

On the other hand, truly great albums by the likes of Lacuna Coil ("Shallow Life" was a fantastic modern radio-rock album, a real classic. Latest release "Dark Adrenaline" appears to be suffering the same fate commercially), The Juliana Theory ("Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat" was ten times better than anything My Chemical Romance has ever done, and had a real classic rock song in "Shotgun Serenade") and Thrice (see everything they have ever done) continue to get overlooked. Shame.

Its not all bad, Biffy Clyro have stormed the charts with wonderful rock music. Paramore have, in Hayley Williams, a likable and talented frontwoman to help raise their status in the game as real players for the title of this generations IT band. They aren't there yet, but are they are getting close.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Return to their roots 4 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Seems an obvious thing to say, but returning to the producer of their first three albums has resulted in album that has more in common with their earlier work than Futures or Chase This Light. The most obvious thing to my ears is the depth of instrumentation. Listening to this loud with earphones reveals that there is an awful lot going on in each track: female singers, strings, xylophones.

It's an older album in its feel to me. A good thing, since some of the lyrics on Futures sounded as if they were trying to speak (and failing) as if they were 15 years younger. So, here we have different situations explored from different viewpoints, the most obvious being the female point of view of Cut, but there are others where we have a character led song. By that I mean, it's an observation of someone. The singer is putting himself in someone else's shoes rather than simply singing about his own feelings.

The two 'epic' closing tracks: Invented and Mixtape will inevitably draw comparisons with closers like Goodbye Sky Harbour and justifiably so, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, either.

All in all, a return to form for me. I liked Chase This Light, but I like this a lot more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars strong effort 21 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Firstly brilliant service from the vendor

Perhaps one of the strongest releases from the Jimmy eat World canon. Perhaps lacking the urgency and fire of Chase This Light but enough to keep the die hard and casual fan happy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 23 Sep 2011
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Format:MP3 Download
Downloaded this Jimmy Eat World, so quick and easy to use! was great as was going to see the band the next so got chance to hear the new songs! Really liking this new album, everytime I hear coffee and cigarettes its stuck in my head for rest of day!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Why....
...is this band so successful?!?!? They're derivative and write mediocre, predictable songs. Oh - THAT'S why they're so successful... Spare me.
Published 18 months ago by puma
5.0 out of 5 stars Iain - Ipswich
Probably their best album for sometime, although they have always been consistently good. Great opener, and just a good all-round indie-style rock album with decent tunes, great... Read more
Published on 29 Jun 2011 by Iain - Ipswich
4.0 out of 5 stars A grower
When i first listened to this album i admit i was a little disappointed thinking that i didn't quite measure up to their last releases. Read more
Published on 20 May 2011 by Craig Silcock
5.0 out of 5 stars Blinding
This was billed as the acoustic album and yes there are some good acoustic bits but don't let that fool you it still has that jimmy eat world feel and some amazing J.E. Read more
Published on 3 May 2011 by Badbestfriend
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't Compete
In the past Jimmy Eat World have produced 3 of the finest albums among the pop rock scene, starting with the much loved "Bleed American" (or the self titled album to residents of... Read more
Published on 1 Feb 2011 by J. Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it a lot !
Jimmy Eat World have been a favorite for a while now. Sure this isn't their best album, but it's still the album I'm listening to most this month. Read more
Published on 19 Jan 2011 by Paul Spencer
4.0 out of 5 stars Jimmy's new album
Maybe not the greatest of their albums, but with an huge back catalogue of anthems, I'd have been amazed if they could've pulled that off. Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2010 by D. Broughton
3.0 out of 5 stars An improvement, but not a step forward
I've been a Jimmy Eat World fan for as long as I can remember. Clarity, Bleed American and Futures remain some of my favourite recent albums. Read more
Published on 25 Nov 2010 by OJL
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Good Album from JEW
Another good album from Jimmy Eat World. The sound pretty much continues from the band's last album Chase This Light, not sure it quite lives up to Bleed American, however is... Read more
Published on 21 Oct 2010 by shep101
4.0 out of 5 stars I met you the old-fashioned way
Jimmy Eat World are a band that could interchange virtually any track off any album for any track off any other album. Read more
Published on 17 Oct 2010 by Steve
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