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The Wonder Years - The Upsides

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The Wonder Years - The Upsides
Record Label: No Sleep Records
Release Date: January 26, 2010
This review is a user submitted review from Aziraphale. You can see all of Aziraphale's submitted reviews here.
 
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12:52 AM on 12/31/10
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awesome review. absolutely the best record of the year for me.
02:07 AM on 12/31/10
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Its fun to read different reviews of this as I've gotten to different stages of enjoying it. I think this review is pretty general, but definitely nails the definition of cohesion on the record. Good job!!
07:35 AM on 12/31/10
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The "realization of potential" thing you kept harping on felt really forced. To do it better, you should have compared it to their last record. I.e. where on their last record...the upsides...
09:51 AM on 12/31/10
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This is a stellar review. Sums up exactly why The Upsides is the Album of the Year
10:09 AM on 12/31/10
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Good review, makes me want to listen to it again.
10:39 AM on 12/31/10
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this album wasnt very good in my opinion, i dont see what the fuss is about
11:39 AM on 12/31/10
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Good review. Finally got the album for Christmas and can't stop listening to it.
11:53 AM on 12/31/10
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The "realization of potential" thing you kept harping on felt really forced. To do it better, you should have compared it to their last record. I.e. where on their last record...the upsides...
I don't feel like I was really harping, it was only mentioned twice. But to be totally honest, I really didn't listen to their old material much, because I really didn't care for it. It was, as I stated, mediocre (at best). To me, there wasn't a gradual progression to the point where they are now, they just sort of got everything right all the sudden. Thanks for the feedback! This is the first review I've written for the site, good to see people are at least reading it.
12:00 PM on 12/31/10
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I can't believe you gave this album's lyrics a 10. I'm personally offended.
03:10 PM on 12/31/10
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solid review couldnt agree more, great job!
03:36 PM on 12/31/10
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I don't feel like I was really harping, it was only mentioned twice. But to be totally honest, I really didn't listen to their old material much, because I really didn't care for it. It was, as I stated, mediocre (at best). To me, there wasn't a gradual progression to the point where they are now, they just sort of got everything right all the sudden. Thanks for the feedback! This is the first review I've written for the site, good to see people are at least reading it.

harping was probably the wrong word, but it felt very forced.
you can't talk about their progression and ignore what they progressed from. end of story
04:23 PM on 12/31/10
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I think this review just sums up all of what is wrong with record reviews on this site
94% = are you fucking kidding me
yeah, the record has a good message behind it and yeah, i guess it is pretty decent compared to other records released this year in the genre but by no means does it deserve 94%. Every record I listen 2 I do personal reviews for them and the highest I've ever given a record is 9.2 or 92%, and that was for Clarity, and the upsides is not nearly as good
05:13 PM on 12/31/10
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This is my album of the year, no question.
08:11 PM on 12/31/10
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Lol at people bitching about the score, it's a review for a fucking website not The Rolling Stone

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