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Bayside's Promising Debut
on 14 July 2005
Bayside will never be a big band. Too many people hear the word "emo" and run for miles. This misconception is a shame, because Bayside are a very good band.
It's a pretty heavy album. Starts off with the explosive and aptly named "Masterpiece" and ends in the hopelessness of "Guardrail" - the two strongest on the album. Flashes of brilliance throughout, (How to fix everything, Alcohol and alter boys, Just Enough to Love you) hint at a brilliant future.
We need more bands like this, it's such a shame they're doomed to a non- existance because of their genre label.