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An unbelievably good album from an unbelievably good band!,
This review is from: Jimmy Eat World (Audio CD)
I'm not going to start by saying whether this is Jimmy Eat World's best album or not, partly because it's only an objective opinion, but mainly because Clarity, Bleed American and Futures are all such fantastic albums that I find it impossible to choose between them. What I will say, however, is that for fans of pop-punk, melodic emo or even just pop music, you really can't beat this album. It really is of the hightest quality, there is not a single track that I skip when listening to it. Every song could be a single.
1) Salt, Sweat, Sugar: A gritty, powerful rock song with an awesome sing-along/shout-along chorus.
2) A Praise Chorus: Upbeat, tuneful anthem with a hidden reference to a song by Madness...
3) The Middle: Sure, the lyrics may be cheesy but this song has a perfect pop melody and a great guitar solo.
4) Your House: Possibly the cutest lyrics ever written "Winning me over...with everything you say...you rip my heart right out...you rip my heart right out." An utterly brilliant, acoustic driven, heartfelt song.
5)Sweetness: I defy anyone to resist the temptation to sing along to woahs in this song; another example of Jim Adkins songwriting genius.
6) Hear You Me: A beautiful, simply-constructed heartbreaking song, with gorgeous harmonies in the chorus. A much-covered classic amongst me and my friends!
7) If you don't, don't: Another shockingly brilliant melody delivered with real passion, this one really sticks in the head.
8) Get It Faster: Fantastic sinister intro, this song reveals JEW's dark side. Look out for the dual guitar solo in the middle 8...this is my musical highlight of the album.
9) Cautioners: This one is a slow burner which many people may be tempted to skip, but it is actually one of my favourites on the album. Less guitar driven, more bass driven, and the best use of bells on a rock album I have ever heard!
10) The Authority Song: This song is just AWESOME, pure and simple. In my opinion the best way to enjoy this track is to find a pal who also loves Jimmy Eat World and sing along in harmony!
11) My Sundown: A delicious ballad with female backing vocals perfectly complimenting Jim's beautiful, sweet voice.
As you've probably gathered, I am an unashamed MEGA-FAN of Jimmy Eat World. This album won't appeal to absolutely everyone but it's appeal is incredibly broad.....my 10 year old sister sings her heart out to 'If you don't, don't' even though she usually prefers Girls Aloud and Justin Timberlake. Conversely, fans of hardcore punk such as Anti-Flag or The Ataris will appreciate the musicality of this album and the fantastic sound of the guitars. Fans of Green Day, Blink-182, Dashboard Confessional, Hundred Reasons, and even Busted and McFly will adore this album. Clarity and Futures are equally essential.
BUY ALL THREE NOW!!!!!!!!