09:24 AM on 10/21/10
It blows my mind that The Early November isn't in the RIYL section. Even upon first listen I heard the similarities. It made me happy. I absolutely adore this album.
Thank you, Valencia.
07:08 PM on 10/21/10
sneezes when he sees bright lights
I'm gonna have to rate WANARTB higher just because I can't get into "Friday Night". And, knowing the story behind WANARTB, it makes the songs that much more powerful. Also, I guess because that was the album that got me into Valencia.
That being said, this is still a worthy follow-up. I can definitely hear Trombino's influence. The title track is so catchy, great way to kick off the album. My favorite is "Losing Sleep". What a monster song - so intense musically, vocally, lyrically. Reminds me of Foo Fighters. Kind of my anthem at the moment.
01:39 PM on 10/23/10
i know i got my issues...
06:23 AM on 10/25/10
Right now i'd say DWAG = WANARTB > TCBAP
although i love TCBAP sooo much. Damn this band is good.
05:56 AM on 10/27/10
have to check this out soon
06:41 AM on 10/29/10
awesome review for an awesome album.. been playing this nonstop since i got it. at first i didnt love it but ive grown to like it just as much or maybe more than WANARTB
05:11 PM on 10/29/10
Still can't get enough of this CD.
07:18 AM on 11/09/10
I thought their first album was ok. I thought their second album was awesome. I think this album is gorgeous. A repeat listener fo sho
07:05 AM on 12/06/10
bought this off the bassist for four bucks at the Best Tour Ever and it finally took me till this weekend to give it a fair listen. And damn, it was probably the best four bucks I've spent. Phenomenal album.
03:38 PM on 12/06/10
i was deeply disappointed with it. it was like someone kidnapped valencia and put this band in their place. not entirely with the sound/ feel of the album, but the enthusiasm seemed gone
04:19 PM on 03/21/11
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I was looking for b-sides for this album. I have Airwaves and Wake Up. What else am I missing?
08:13 PM on 12/28/11
This album deserves way more attention than it's getting
01:25 AM on 06/09/12
I won't intentionally leave.
Listening to this right now, and reading through the comments. How silly.
Valencia has been in my top 5 for years now, this album shot them up higher. I love them & this album especially. I know the theme for the last album means the world to Shane and probably a lot of other people out there but I definitely enjoyed the diversity in the lyricism for a change, makes it more relate-able in my opinion.
Valencia has broken up since this album/review and I'm bummed, they have good reasons though (RIP Max) but I here Shane is working on another POR release, now that I would love more of. I think When the Flowers Bloom is my favorite in terms of lyrics and vocals of Shane.
That's my two-cents!
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