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Brand New- Daisy Album Cover
Author's Rating
Vocals 8.75
Musicianship 9.25
Lyrics 7.25
Production 9.25
Creativity 9.75
Lasting Value 9
Reviewer Tilt 9
Final Verdict: 89%
Member Ratings
Vocals 9.19
Musicianship 9.14
Lyrics 8.78
Production 9.28
Creativity 9.58
Lasting Value 9.33
Reviewer Tilt 8.78
Average: 92%
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Brand New- Daisy

Reviewed by: Vanedarlingg (10/07/09)
Brand New- Daisy
Record label:Interscope/DGC/Procrastinate! Music Traitors
Release date: Sept 22, 2009


Formed in Long Island, New York, Brand New has been causing a scene for almost a decade now, and with three successful releases, it is safe to say their fourth was highly anticipated. Daisy hit stores Sept. 22, after nine long months of creative juices flowing and hours on end spent in the recording studio.

The band sets a noticeably more aggressive tone with Daisy, though the record is still somewhat relevant to their previous album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me in the way that Jesse Lacey (lead singer/songwriter) delivers a dark atmosphere along with passionately sung lyrics that will have the listener begging for more. Yet it is hard to believe Daisy is Brand New’s work when comparing it to their first two albums Déjà Entendu and Your Favorite Weapon. A once punk band that produced songs that can easily be described as every 18-year-old’s anthem has grown up and changed its ways.

An experimental approach has been taken with Daisy, playing around with distortion and abstract sounds giving it a unique edge. The most notable approach Brand New took in their latest album was the intro/outro. As the first track “Vices begins you are sent back in time to the 1950’s with a church hymn featuring a vintage vocal and piano recording, and before you know it Brand New dives into an intense introduction that will set the mood for the rest of the album. The subsequent tracks throughout set up a similar atmosphere, yet each one still has something extraordinary to offer. Among these, “At The Bottom really stands out; it has a catchy melody accompanied by whimsical lyrics and impressive break down that will have you rewinding the song to hear it over and over again. The song is considered to be Daisy’s single.

The record finishes off with “Noro” which delivers an upbeat rhythmic drum line that catches your attention instantly, and is accompanied by the highly appropriate line “I’m on my way out”. This is easily the best song featured on Daisy. Just as one thinks the song is finished, that same familiar 1950’s Hymn previously heard in the introduction ties it all up, successfully completing the album.

It is important to keep in mind that Daisy is an acquired taste, and it is more than likely that its listeners will have to give it a few spins before it grows on them. In addition, Daisy is not meant for the general mainstream audience, so this album may not be for everybody. Daisy is sure to please Brand New’s die-hard admirers as they will recognize well developed chord progressions, drum and bass lines, as well as thought provoking and mature lyrics. Overall the production of Daisy is phenomenal and should not be overlooked; albums like this one do not come around very often.

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04:18 PM on 10/30/09
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I don't entirely agree with your opinion, and I don't think you got your point across enough, but this is well written
07:01 PM on 10/31/09
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this is a really well written review. i think you should review more individual songs because that's really what gets people interested in lostening to the album. also a RIYL box is good to have. i think its cool, but its entirely an opinion, to have a good intro to the review that you can go back to in the conclusion. i agree with most of your ratings but i put the musicianship as a 9.75 and the lyrics are much better than a 7.25, you have to keep things relative in the ratings.

overall good review though
09:17 PM on 10/31/09
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I don't entirely agree with your opinion, and I don't think you got your point across enough, but this is well written

what exactly do you mean "didnt get your point across"?

and thanks (:
09:19 PM on 10/31/09
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this is a really well written review. i think you should review more individual songs because that's really what gets people interested in lostening to the album. also a RIYL box is good to have. i think its cool, but its entirely an opinion, to have a good intro to the review that you can go back to in the conclusion. i agree with most of your ratings but i put the musicianship as a 9.75 and the lyrics are much better than a 7.25, you have to keep things relative in the ratings.

overall good review though


Thanks, I'll deff take all of this into consideration for my future reviews.
10:36 PM on 11/01/09
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There's a legit house in the daisy cover found it i circled it for you


09:06 AM on 11/02/09
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There's a legit house in the daisy cover found it i circled it for you


Wow, I never noticed. Cool.
01:56 AM on 11/16/09
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still my favorite of the year so far
09:24 AM on 11/17/09
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still my favorite of the year so far
Definitely top five.I don't know about number one though.
02:03 PM on 11/18/09
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Yea i hear ya. Def a few out there that give Daisy a run for it's money.
I still need to buy it.
04:05 AM on 11/20/09
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you said "at the bottom really stands out" and i agree completely on this. I sent the song to my friend and she said it was boring, I really don't see how it can be labeled as a boring song to be honest! Actually she didn't have anything positive to say about any of the songs i sent her from Daisy. Maybe she'll catch on like you said, most people have to "give it a few spins" before they start to like it.
09:28 AM on 11/24/09
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you said "at the bottom really stands out" and i agree completely on this. I sent the song to my friend and she said it was boring, I really don't see how it can be labeled as a boring song to be honest! Actually she didn't have anything positive to say about any of the songs i sent her from Daisy. Maybe she'll catch on like you said, most people have to "give it a few spins" before they start to like it.
Well the thing with "At The Bottom" is that it doesn't stand out like a poppy rock number would, its more complicated than that. Like you have to have a certain taste in music to really appreciate it.. and if you don't (like your friend) then thats okay. Not everyone will understand daisy, making it that much better for the people who do like it, I think.
09:29 AM on 11/24/09
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Yea i hear ya. Def a few out there that give Daisy a run for it's money.
I still need to buy it.
Say Anything.
10:49 PM on 11/26/09
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Coldplay- Viva La Vida rerelease, Thrice, The Empire Shall Fall, like 1 other 1 that isn't out
09:21 PM on 11/27/09
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Coldplay- Viva La Vida rerelease, Thrice, The Empire Shall Fall, like 1 other 1 that isn't out

But mostly, Say anything.
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