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The Junior Varsity - Wide Eyed

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The Junior Varsity - Wide Eyed
Record label: Victory
Realease Date: July 12, 2005
This review is a user submitted review from AaRoNpUnK. You can see all of AaRoNpUnK's submitted reviews here.
 
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08:42 AM on 05/25/10
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Great review. Good to see some TJL love on this site. I miss them everyday. What is Asa doing now?
06:31 AM on 05/26/10
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Great review. Good to see some TJL love on this site. I miss them everyday. What is Asa doing now?
Asa is doing The Junior Varsity, I'm pretty sure.
There was some news about a reunion in the works on here, I think.
05:27 PM on 05/26/10
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good review ill check them out but...

"Junior Varsity, The - Wide Eyed
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11:57 PM on 05/26/10
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Asa is doing The Junior Varsity, I'm pretty sure.
There was some news about a reunion in the works on here, I think.
Reunion? Do you have a link? I would jizz in my pants
12:42 PM on 05/27/10
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Reunion? Do you have a link? I would jizz in my pants
http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1711972

nothing is confirmed, but speculation says good things...?
06:11 PM on 05/27/10
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i corrected my mistake. and omg! dudes PLEASE keep me posted on this. i pray this band gets back together
10:37 AM on 05/28/10
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I always thought that Wide Eyed was better than Cinematographic myself.
10:30 PM on 05/28/10
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I'm one of those people that likes Cinematographic better, but I've still got love for this record.

Asa's a pretty cool dude. He once drunkenly drew a gigantic cock with sidewalk chalk on the porch of my old house. Good times.
11:16 PM on 05/28/10
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disagree on Darkest Hour being a cookie cutter metal band.
12:53 AM on 05/29/10
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disagree on Darkest Hour being a cookie cutter metal band.

this
and i hope they reunite
07:56 AM on 05/29/10
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I love this album
08:20 AM on 05/29/10
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This band was killer. This album and The Great Compromise I used to listen to a lot. I should start again.
09:05 AM on 05/29/10
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Hey -- first post here. Long time reader, first time writer. Makes sense that it would be on a "Wide Eyed" review, considering it's one of my favorite albums by one of my favorite bands.

I always thought this band, and this album, got a bad rep. They got lumped into all the other generic stuff Victory Records was putting out around the time this band and album really came into its own. Don't think that was fair to them.

Many people criticize Asa Dawson for his abstract lyrics, but to me, that's the best part of the band. Every person has their own definition for what he's trying to say. Heck, I've extrapolated multiple meanings from each song to fit whatever it is that's on my mind that day. And that's the beauty of it. There is no definition, it's truly all your own.

The beginning to "Get Comfortable" kind of defines this whole album to me. The wavy, spacy sound to begin the song always created an image of looking into the sky and just wondering and thinking about everything to me. I love the big hooks, I'm a sucker, I admit it. Also, the drum to begin "When We Meet Aliens..." always gets me... it always sounded very garage, very realistic to me.

I've always felt that I tie music to memories and time periods of my life. When I first listened to this album, it was one of the most important parts of my life so far so maybe my fascination and love for this record was because of that. Whatever it is, this one will always be near and dear to my heart. I believe everyone should at least give this album a chance before blindly throwing it in the overflowing trashcan labeled "Victory Records".

And a TJV reunion possibly in the works? That is excellent. I wasn't too big on Cinematographic, but did appreciate a few of the tracks off of the album (the ones that reminded me of Wide Eyed ), so hopefully they can smooth out the differences that separated them in the first place and get back to making music that we love.
09:08 AM on 05/29/10
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Why do you have something against Drew Beringer? You are so angry at Drew Beringer. I can tell these things.

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