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Not sure where this album wants to be?!?!?!
on 29 July 2004
After eagerly anticipating great things from this album as precedented by 'Tell all your Friends' I was left feeling rather disappointed on hearing this new release. 'Tell all your Friends' has a highly charged, anthemic formula which remains consistent throughout. It epitomises the emo genre, it is always a great pleasure to listen to it and no track is skipped. However 'Where you want to be' has lost that formulaic approach, although that distinct sound of 'Tell all your Friends' remains in some tracks most notably 'A decade under the influence'(which is great single material) and 'Set Phasers to Stun' the album generally lacks that raw edginess that made 'Tell all your Friends' an instant classic.
'Where you want to be' is far more experimental, the song writing has dithered slightly and generally lacks the emotional intensity of 'Tell all your Friends'. I don't see this Album remaining in my CD player no where near as long as 'Tell all your Friends' which shall remain the soundtrack to my summer.