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Farewell To Freeway - Filthy Habits

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Farewell To Freeway- Filthy Habits
Record Label: Victory Records
Release Date: January 18, 2011
This review is a user submitted review from Richard Maxim. You can see all of Richard Maxim's submitted reviews here.
 
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04:27 AM on 06/28/11
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I don't know about Canadians being behind with music. Silverstein was one of the first to bring posthardcore into the public eye, Boys Night Out is unique against similar sounding bands (esp Trainwreck). Though it does apply with Abandon All Ships.
10:14 AM on 06/28/11
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i thought this record was awesome
05:56 AM on 07/03/11
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I don't know about Canadians being behind with music. Silverstein was one of the first to bring posthardcore into the public eye, Boys Night Out is unique against similar sounding bands (esp Trainwreck). Though it does apply with Abandon All Ships.

This, couldn't agree more. Technically there's bad music in every country so this review would be better if he didn't make such an ignorant statement. If you wrote "I have heard everything they have to offer and I'm not amused" that's your opinion. But writing that "most" Americans feel that way? I doubt that's the case at all. Not when so many of you love the bands mentioned above plus Arcade Fire, Propagandhi, The Weakerthans, Shad, Broken Social Scene, Stars, Sum 41, Alexisonfire/City and Colour, The Flatliners, Rush, Comeback Kid, Protest the Hero, Fucked Up, Tegan and Sara, etc.

Also, "States" should be capitalized.
07:22 AM on 07/03/11
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This, couldn't agree more. Technically there's bad music in every country so this review would be better if he didn't make such an ignorant statement. If you wrote "I have heard everything they have to offer and I'm not amused" that's your opinion. But writing that "most" Americans feel that way? I doubt that's the case at all. Not when so many of you love the bands mentioned above plus Arcade Fire, Propagandhi, The Weakerthans, Shad, Broken Social Scene, Stars, Sum 41, Alexisonfire/City and Colour, The Flatliners, Rush, Comeback Kid, Protest the Hero, Fucked Up, Tegan and Sara, etc.

Also, "States" should be capitalized.
Canada in general just gets a bad rep from many Americans and I just don't get it. I don't think that there's necessarily a "best country in the world" but I personally find Canada to be a better country in many ways than the US.
08:44 AM on 07/03/11
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Canada in general just gets a bad rep from many Americans and I just don't get it. I don't think that there's necessarily a "best country in the world" but I personally find Canada to be a better country in many ways than the US.

I don't get it either, but then again I'm Canadian, haha. Some of us can be pretty snobby too, but I do like America and I've enjoyed my time down there. I guess my view is a bit hazy because the Americans I interact with in real life are musicians touring through and they love Canada. And then my older sister actually married an American and moved to Colorado, but her husband and his family aren't overly patriotic. Luckily I haven't interacted with many of the "stereotypical" Americans I hear about, but I'm sure tons of them exist.
10:21 AM on 07/03/11
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I don't get it either, but then again I'm Canadian, haha. Some of us can be pretty snobby too, but I do like America and I've enjoyed my time down there. I guess my view is a bit hazy because the Americans I interact with in real life are musicians touring through and they love Canada. And then my older sister actually married an American and moved to Colorado, but her husband and his family aren't overly patriotic. Luckily I haven't interacted with many of the "stereotypical" Americans I hear about, but I'm sure tons of them exist.
You're lucky to live in Canada. The US isn't a horrible wasteland but I'm not patriotic towards it. It's a great place where money has a lot of purchasing power and it's very laid back. But I feel the whole "cultural" melting pot has reduced much of the population to a similar culture where all of our unique ancestries are becoming more and more forgotten. I guess that's my biggest problem with the US; we're all immigrants that come from places more interesting (to me at least) and culturally rich but this heritage is becoming overwritten by a homogenous culture that values convenience over everything else.

I'm not trying to bash this country because many have worked hard for it and even given their lives. I just always take it personally when people attack Canada (Québec is one one of my heritages) when the reality is that many people have never been there.
11:24 PM on 07/04/11
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I don't get it either, but then again I'm Canadian, haha. Some of us can be pretty snobby too, but I do like America and I've enjoyed my time down there. I guess my view is a bit hazy because the Americans I interact with in real life are musicians touring through and they love Canada. And then my older sister actually married an American and moved to Colorado, but her husband and his family aren't overly patriotic. Luckily I haven't interacted with many of the "stereotypical" Americans I hear about, but I'm sure tons of them exist.
Deborah commented on my review? YAY! I knew I would get flak for the Canadian comment. =-D

Edit: And Ignorant? a bit harsh, no?

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