My brain has been kind of on lockdown with all the studying i've been doing lately because of Finals but lets see if I can make this rant make sense.
Stay What You Are and Save The World Lose The Girl were the first two albums I ever owned. I ended up getting the both of them for Christmas when I was in 6th grade. Yes, it was a great Christmas. One problem though I didn't have a portable CD player. Finally a couple weeks past and I ended up buying one. I hated Stay What You Are on first listen. Yet, I loved Save The World Lose the Girl. As of present though Stay What You Are is my favorite record I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.
Recently my brother, knowing my love for everything Saves The Day, asked Stay What You Are or Deja Entendu which do you prefer? Without hesitation I answered Stay What You Are easily.
Yet looking at a bunch of different people's top 10 albums of the decade (I know most of them are shitty but people do put a lot of effort into them) I realized most of them include Deja Entendu yet exclude Stay What You Are. I'm not just some fan boy complaining that his favortie album was excluded I literally am shocked more people enjoy Deja more. Most peoples explaination go like this too, "Well Deja opened an entire new different genre to me and the leap from Your Favorite Weapon to Deja is just maturity at it's peak."
No offense to all you but Saves the Day did the exact thing, only in a smoother more compete package. There's not a single bad song on SWYA.
Both bands too on their previous releases to these albums were part of the pop punk scene. Coincidence I think not. I really think Saves The Day pioneered the whole path for drastically changing their sound yet keeping the same fan base. Too me SWYA isn't even emo it's just an well executed pop-rock album.
Just look at how well this is played out:
Give Deja all the praise in the world, Stay What You Are for me atleast changed how I looked and viewed music.
I cant'fucking be more excited for Daybreak either.
"To breathe in the air will be the only thing that we have.
And if the hook set in the bottom of our lungs,
we'll rip it out and lick the blood off with our tongues."