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Jason Tate 05/07/12 01:51 PM

Happy Birthday to "Leaving Through the Window"
 
Happy 10 year birthday to Something Corporate's Leaving Through the Window.

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mms13 05/07/12 01:52 PM

Incredible album. So glad I got to see these guys when they did the reunion tour.

Crackbaby 05/07/12 01:56 PM

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Dob 05/07/12 01:57 PM

I used to have this alarm clock / CD player in high school that had this CD in it pretty much always. Loved waking up to them rather than the classic BEEP BEEP BEEP.

Amazing album. Vinyl one day? Hope so..

xrider105 05/07/12 01:57 PM

Fantastic album.

steve187 05/07/12 01:58 PM

dat nostalgia at the beginning of i want to save you

DevinDomino 05/07/12 01:59 PM

Listening to it right now before I throw on Fall Out Boy's TTTYG; two albums that helped me get through High School.

Alison1488 05/07/12 02:00 PM

One of the seminal albums of my teenage years.

SoundwaveUproar 05/07/12 02:01 PM

:party: greatness

AntiCorporate 05/07/12 02:01 PM

Great 14 tracks, takes me back every time! I think a 10 year anniversary vinyl release should happen. Just saying.

LivingTheLyrics 05/07/12 02:02 PM

He better have fucking told you through .gif form.

Thomas Nassiff 05/07/12 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LivingTheLyrics (Post 107617232)
He better have fucking told you through .gif form.

I was wondering about this.

ghelms88 05/07/12 02:05 PM

What a great album. I would be on the boat for a vinyl release.

Hail Lelouch 05/07/12 02:06 PM

damn love this album

Mentos1987 05/07/12 02:06 PM

I still remember where I bought this album. It was at a Kmart on a hot summer day. Rock on SoCo!

Phil507 05/07/12 02:07 PM

No news post on how William Tell is now dating Lauren Conrad?

JamesMichael 05/07/12 02:17 PM

Incredible album. One of the albums that was the soundtrack to my years in college.

kismet 05/07/12 02:19 PM

Such a great album. I love everything Andrew does, but this is probably one of my favorites.

kidinthebushes 05/07/12 02:20 PM

I was just wondering about you earlier this morning, RepliesWithGifs.

Good find. I still rock this album often.

cwhit412 05/07/12 02:21 PM

Alright, now this is an anniversary I can get behind.

texan4lif281 05/07/12 02:22 PM

Wonderful album. Wonderful band. Reunion tour was priceless. Thank you Something Corporate for introducing me to my soulmate and future wife.

Hagysaurus Rex 05/07/12 02:36 PM

This album was such a breath of fresh air to me and I fell in love with it pretty much instantly. Maaaaaaan, I'm getting old.

rawesome 05/07/12 02:48 PM

I remember during high school sitting at our family computer in an otherwise totally dark room and spending whole Saturday nights listening to just this album while I browsed the Internet. I found it a few years late (around 2005-06) after having already heard North and then falling in love with Jack's Mannequin, but I'm so glad I did. Great album.

Reece Wagner 05/07/12 02:52 PM

I went to a small town school, where I was unpopular in a building full of uncool kids, and buying this album was probably the first cool thing I did, and it took until like grade 11. I also bought Hoobastanks debut album around the same time, so you win some you lose some.

SingleDoubt 05/07/12 03:19 PM

Wow, 10 years? that makes me feel so damn old.

NOW GIVE ME NEW SOCO

jeremy13 05/07/12 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by texan4lif281 (Post 107618802)
Wonderful album. Wonderful band. Reunion tour was priceless. Thank you Something Corporate for introducing me to my soulmate and future wife.


That was an unbelievable show. I'm so glad we went and that you met your soulmate with a little help from me and mine.

guitarguy211 05/07/12 03:29 PM

So, I basically heard this cd last year. And I fell in love with it. Such great songs.

kismet 05/07/12 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SingleDoubt (Post 107622242)
Wow, 10 years? that makes me feel so damn old.

NOW GIVE ME NEW SOCO


It's funny because all of these anniversaries make me feel soo young. I was eight when this came out. But new SoCo would be awesome.

chordsforacure 05/07/12 03:53 PM

Sent this to AP last night. Glad Wikipedia is a better source than us haha.

daftpunker45 05/07/12 03:58 PM

Jack's Mannequin led to me to Something Corporate which led me to a used CD sale at FYE during Winter Break 2010. Great record.

ashley.c 05/07/12 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texan4lif281 (Post 107618802)
Wonderful album. Wonderful band. Reunion tour was priceless. Thank you Something Corporate for introducing me to my soulmate and future wife.


I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything in the world. When you have music at the heart of your foundation, everything seems so much more real. Thanks, Jeremy and Chrystal for giving him the push he needed.

Something Corporate was,is, will always be, my favorite band. I found them on my own (even if a little late) so I believe it makes my bond with the music even stronger.

Archael 05/07/12 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by LivingTheLyrics (Post 107617232)
He better have fucking told you through .gif form.

I lol'd.

bigt151 05/07/12 04:32 PM

Let's hope the record does good and let's Andrew release it on vinyl like he has been trying to do this year.

providence36 05/07/12 04:36 PM

jesus, didnt know its been ten years already. I was blaring this album last night driving back from seeing M83 in toronto with my old high school friend. Never gets old

GemmaLovesNever 05/07/12 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by steve187 (Post 107616932)
dat nostalgia at the beginning of i want to save you

Good God this.

I used to have the shittiest ripped version of it that was super tinny and scratchy. The drums sounded so bad, there was pretty much no bass etc. But when I finally got a real copy of it a few years later, I couldn't help but miss that shitness.
Nostalgia is a powerful son of a bitch.

Captain Blood 05/07/12 04:45 PM

never liked sc. jacks mannequin are quite bomb though

ohheroine 05/07/12 04:49 PM

Probably the most influential cd of my life. I used to have their pictures all over my notebooks in eighth grade. I remember the first time I heard Fall and it instantly inspired me to get the cd. 8 years later and they are still my favorite band. I want this on vinyl so I can frame it and keep it forever.

WhoSaidThat? 05/07/12 05:03 PM

A beautiful, beautiful album. :-)

CavanaughPark 05/07/12 05:28 PM

I'd love to see it in vinyl, but Drive Thru is kinda weird about putting out stuff. Andrew will probably have to release it after the rights expire.

iam1bearcat 05/07/12 05:45 PM

wow. 10 years? really? jeez, this came out when i was 14? holy smokes *dazes into space for a minute as i realize just how old i am*

like some others, i remember where i was when i bought this album...

i used to have GREAT luck randomly blind buying CD's just by looking at the cover (essentially giving the finger to the old saying, "don't judge a book by its cover") and Leaving Through the Window was one of those gems i blind bought. the great, curiosity striking youthful cover. the odd band name and the somber album title.

i remember the store was a small little "indie" family owned record store next to a really bad pizza place on the "busy" street in town. at the time Sam Goody was really the only place in town to buy CD's besides Wal-Mart yet and since i worked at Wal-Mart i didn't want to go there unless i absolutely had to, and Sam Goody (haha, oh Sam Goody...) charged about $20 for each freaking disc, so i went to this little store to satiate my musical appetite. and save my wallet some pain. oh, and we also didn't have a Best Buy or any other type of store, so yeah, options were limited.

i also didn't have internet (didn't have internet until i was 19! how did i live!), so looking back, discovering this band was truly something magical and impressive in my opinion.

i remember it was a humid summer day and i remember the bike ride there and back. i remember devouring the album. shocked at how poppy it was one minute and then how, slow and personal it was the next. it drove me nuts with how quickly it stuck in my head and how i was tapping my foot all day every day. that summer / year was pretty much nothing but Leaving Through the Window (turns out i bought it probably three weeks after its release date in May).

it's pretty much what kicked off my musical "era" of now.

when i got my driver's license, many nights were spent driving around listening to this album.

10 years later, the story is still the same. about once a week or so i turn this album on and it hits home. brings me back with major nostalgia to some great and not-so-great times. best part? i'm only 24 and i feel like i've really grown with McMahon, and i continue to grow and share memories with this album.

a classic album and one of the few i would give a 5/5 to both because of how excellent it is and the major nostalgia factor.

sorry for the long post!

f00te 05/07/12 06:28 PM

I just so happened to wear my something corporate t shirt today too

Junction183 05/07/12 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Alison1488 (Post 107617142)
One of the seminal albums of my teenage years.

I knew someone was going to have already taken the words out of my mouth

kismet 05/07/12 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CavanaughPark (Post 107629052)
I'd love to see it in vinyl, but Drive Thru is kinda weird about putting out stuff. Andrew will probably have to release it after the rights expire.


It'd be cool to eventually get it though. Also, nice username.

Alison1488 05/07/12 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Junction183 (Post 107634182)
I knew someone was going to have already taken the words out of my mouth

It's okay. We can share. =)

amymarissa 05/07/12 08:48 PM

Always a favorite.

hongfong00 05/07/12 10:45 PM

Great fucking album!

fna4 05/08/12 02:03 AM

You got to stop doing these anniversary posts, they're making me feel very old.

icynova 05/08/12 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by fna4 (Post 107651062)
You got to stop doing these anniversary posts, they're making me feel very old.

I really feel the same way...

texan4lif281 05/08/12 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ashley.c (Post 107624702)
I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything in the world. When you have music at the heart of your foundation, everything seems so much more real. Thanks, Jeremy and Chrystal for giving him the push he needed.

Something Corporate was,is, will always be, my favorite band. I found them on my own (even if a little late) so I believe it makes my bond with the music even stronger.


Music is a very good foundation In a relationship along with being best friends in the beginning. And better late than never on finding them is what I always say about bands.


Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy13 (Post 107622662)
That was an unbelievable show. I'm so glad we went and that you met your soulmate with a little help from me and mine.


Words cannot describe how glad I am that we all went. Truly once in a lifetime.

I remember listening to Space on MTV and telling you about it.. I couldn't have imagined what it would have led to in the future... reunion tour... Ashley... And too many Jacks Mannequin shows to count.

papertragedies 05/08/12 09:40 AM

Now what they should do is tour one more time and play it in its entirety That would be amazing