Writing this review was painful, I was in love with this album after the first two weeks, then, after not listening for a day or two and picking it up again, the love affair was lost. All that was left was a disappointment.
I've only listened to the albums a few times, but it's an awesome record. I don't know if it's as good as I'd hoped or expected, but it's really good. My favorite track is either "Tremor" or "Wowee Zowee". The best tracks are the faster ones, but the slower ones have a really dark and awesome feel. A lot of the songs sound like Say Anything songs with dual vocals, and a lot of the songs sound new. None of them really give off a STD feel.
So today, I decided to take some initiative and e-mail some labels about releases. I hit up Vagrant for Two Tongues, TMG for The Appleseed Cast, Epitaph for Thursday, and I was looking for an RJA contact, but couldn't find one. I want to hear the record, partially because Steve said that sans "You Better Shoot Yourself In The Foot With A Shitty Single (better known as You Better Pray)" it was actually a pretty decent record, and because I already thought of an awesome intro using the shot in the foot thing. I also don't want to buy it. If anyone knows where a press contact for the band is, I'd love for some help. Also, it's 1:30 AM, I have to get up in 5 hours. I need sleep. Damn.
A rundown of my opinions on new tracks from some of my favorite bands and most anticipated:
Taking Back Sunday: Eh, it's okay, not as bad as everyone says, but not very good either
Thursday: Very good. Chaotic, fast, memorable.
New Found Glory: Great. I wasn't feeling it at first, the lyrics felt childish, hook seemed weak, but through many listens, I love the hook, found a deep message/topic in the lyrics.
Grizzly Bear: I found some live tracks from Letterman and Conan, both are amazing. More straight forward then their old stuff.
Two Tongues: Crawl is pretty good, Wowee Zowee is amazing. Not only a sweet Pavement reference, but very, very catchy.
Put your thoughts in the comments if you wish, agree, disagree, whatever.