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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth considering
Without wanting to over-sell it, this is an absolutely magnificent album. On the surface it seems like Anberlin are doing little that hasn't already been done by the likes of Lostprophets and Mad At Gravity (in fact, the singer sounds a lot like J.Lynn Johnston of Mad at Gravity), but they bring in such a vast number of influences that they stand out amongst the...
Published on 26 Jun 2004 by Amazon Customer

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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent but average
Recently there have been so many "emo" bands crawling out of the woodwork looking to get your hard earned cash. So why buy Anberlin when there are so many other good emo albums?
Its poppy, full of summery melody and catchy fun choruses. The singer has a pretty damn fine voice and the band are solid. But Anberlin do not add anything to the genre that hasn't been heard...
Published on 25 May 2004 by charleetheemogirl


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth considering, 26 Jun 2004
Without wanting to over-sell it, this is an absolutely magnificent album. On the surface it seems like Anberlin are doing little that hasn't already been done by the likes of Lostprophets and Mad At Gravity (in fact, the singer sounds a lot like J.Lynn Johnston of Mad at Gravity), but they bring in such a vast number of influences that they stand out amongst the crowd.
Over the 11 songs, Anberlin fluently combine immense atmospheric guitar sounds with killer rhythms ("Glass to the Arson", "Change the World"), classic metal riffs ("Readyfuels") and with a constant vein of lush melodies.
Melody is certainly the ace up Anberlin's sleeve - each song has a hook so perfect that it engrains itself in your mind after only a few listens.
The album's stand-out track is closer "Nave Orleans", which is one of the most brilliantly crafted pop-rock songs that you're ever likely to hear. The only slight dip in quality is with the rather unwise foray into pop-punk territory with "Foreign Language", which is unremarkable but by no means awful.
Also note the rather excellent cover of The Cure's "Love Song", which fits in perfectly with the sound of the album whilst remaining faithful to the original.
It's a shame that many people will overlook this album, or judge it by genre or association, because it really is quite wonderful. It may not be treading new ground, but it's treading the old ground damn well.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top rock, 26 July 2004
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William Warren (Gringley-on-the-Hill, South Yorkshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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If you like your guitars hard and some passionate rock, this album is for you. Almost every track is a winner, particular favourites being Readyfuels, Cold War Transmission and Glass to the Arson. Some of the tracks do sound slightly like fillers, particularly the cover at 9, but generally speaking this is a good album and deserves attention. The good far outweighs the rubbish.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good album, 27 May 2014
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good album work awresome am not bad at all :D and theres nothing negative i can say about this album
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff, 2 Mar 2004
This is a band that doesn't really like put rock up a step but it sure does give it a damn good kick up the backside. It's kinda fast emo with that woomph factor found in bands like, taking back sunday, my chemical romance and planes mistaken for stars. If you like you 'emo' sort of music do purchase this album. I only heard this band by accidentally downloadin a wrong song but it was well worth it. And a week alter I got this album. Very ace album, and very worth being a proud of a copy yourself!
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent but average, 25 May 2004
Recently there have been so many "emo" bands crawling out of the woodwork looking to get your hard earned cash. So why buy Anberlin when there are so many other good emo albums?
Its poppy, full of summery melody and catchy fun choruses. The singer has a pretty damn fine voice and the band are solid. But Anberlin do not add anything to the genre that hasn't been heard before.
Saying that, it is a decent fun album that is great for the summer.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars anberlin are a new up and coming band, 13 Aug 2003
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alec wilding (worthing, west sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
this band are going to set the UK on fire. if you like groups like A, and international noise conspiracy you will love them! i didnt think i would until i heard their new album but it is a true masterpiece. it was only recently released from a band previously unknown to the world. and with tracks like naive orleans, change the world and autobahn they are set to make a great first impression on everyone.
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