1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 February 2006
EMO is short for emotional rock. This seems to translate more often than not into a dreary shoe-gazing melancholic mud-pie of a record. The Early November, however, seem to have gotten the right idea with genuine emotion dripping off of every word.
On top of the vocal perfection, the music is gutsy throughout - except in two very delicate and inspirational acoustic tracks.
Along with Something Corporate, The Early November really are the crown jewels of the Drive Thru label.
on 24 September 2005
I like to compare a really good album to The Foo Fighters "The Colour and the Shape" as this was one of the greatest albums ive ever heard in terms of buying an album that didnt just have a few hit songs and some hooks, but an Album that had a distictive feel to it, that felt Coherent through out with a Start,Middle and End.
So that every song basically becomes a hit!
Anyway, this album is one of those!
(there are others out there, but make no mistake,this has to be one of them)
And if u ever get to see the Early November Live, this Album becomes ALIVE !
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 20 October 2003
After hearing them on a drive thru records sampler i was conviced to by there ep(mini album).There mix of melobic ecoustic and hard core emo made it the best debut cd i own,and there album is even better. It statrs off with a brilliant ecoustic song "ever so sweet" which shows of ace (the lead singer)musical abilty. The rest of the album is mainly uptempo emo with a few slower songs. Also the song fluxy faetures kenny from the starting line which is a brilliant song. overall a excellent emo album.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 1 March 2005
If your I of these people watching the clock pass by while waiting for "brand new", to release new material, like my self I really do suggest this album. It's got all the style of brand new and musically very good! , Just lacking the vocal depth. The first track starts out very chilled, but does work really well as a first track, its very dashboard confessional. From then on the tempo is upped till the later end of the album. If emo / indie is your style buy this.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2004
so i read about them on a drive thru email and thought i would give them a try. i bought the album and listened to it...at first i only liked 2 of the songs...track 1 Ever so sweet and track 4 sesame sheshame. but after listening to the whole album over and over i came to love them all. i feel that the songs do not seem too pressured to have that emo feel and that it just happens... my least favourite song on this album was track 2. however when i saw them live at the astoria in january on the Drive-thru Uk invasion tour with hidden in plain view, Allister and Homegrown they started with this song and it was absolutely brilliant. Ace Enders has the most fantastic voice...it screams emotion...buy this album...do not think about it BUY IT also they have another album which i have heard songs from which looks to be pretty good aswell
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 6 October 2003
I've never heard a more amazing CD, LET ALONE Debut EP in MY LIFE!! I LOVE these guys, personally and musically they are awesome. Especially Ace, though quiet in disposition, he shines bright in his music. BUY THIS CD, if you haven't already. It's the best CD EVER!!