I simply cannot get enough of this album. I've loved all of JEW's previous releases - Futures being my favorite - and I feel that Invented could end up being my favorite record by them. Adkin's lyrics are pristine as always, his vocals soar, and the guitars and drums form around his sound better than ever.
It's the perfect record as the fall weather comes. Highly recommended for the die hard Jimmy Eat World fan or for anyone looking to check them out for the first time.
My review of the all-star triumvirate - Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred), Andy Jackson (ex-Hot Rod Circuit, Death in the Park), and Josh Eppard (ex-Coheed and Cambria) - debut record as their new band Terrible Things: http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1892962
Everyone's favorite pop-punk album of the year, The Wonder Years' The Upsides will be re-released on Hopeless Records on September 21st with four additional tracks. After receiving the album, my verdict is that as expected, the additional tracks are great. No question about it.
Admittedly, I was a pretty big fan of Linkin Park's earlier work (Hybrid Theory and Meteora) back in the day. I found Minutes To Midnight to have some plausible tracks, albeit the majority of that record was ultimately forgettable.
Now, they continued in their MTM direction with their latest record, A Thousand Suns. Simply put, the band tries to hard to be epic on this album, and the effort falls short; however, I will give them props for being different with every release, as this record does convey creativity and clearly involved a lot of thinking and work for LP.