I think people are forgetting the fact that Adam was a drunk mess during TAYF period. I saw them probably 40 times between the year 2001 and 2003. Those shows were great because he passed the mic around and everyone was singing along to every word. Now when I saw them last year at Irving Plaza, it was an average show at best. It was great hearing TAYF songs again but it definitely wasn't the same. Adam's voice has obviously changed and it was watching old men play a record they made almost 10 years ago. I listened to this new album and there's maybe 3 or 4 songs that are worth listening to it again. I guess from this time period when I used to go to tons of shows, Brand New definitely has something special going for them. Every cd of their is different direction in which they actually try to make decent songs. Anyway did anyone catch james dewees playing with the get up kids in long island couple weeks ago? I sent couple videos but ap never posted them. Oh well....I guess posting news about Paramore or new Patrick Stump is more important.
Haha sick post.. haha posting about paramore or stump lol so good.
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I've always been an all-weather Taking Back Sunday fan.
I don't know what it is, despite the various line up changes, band quarrels, albums with different personnel, and I just always love the music. When people were tearing "New Again" to bits and giving up on the band forever, I was enjoying the living hell out of it. I still do. I can still pop in any of their records and love them the same way I did when I first heard them. Does "New Again" resonate with me like "Where You Want To Be"? No, but I still love it.
With that being said, I feel no differently about this record. Upon first listen, I thought it may be my least favorite. I've listened to it five or so more times since then and I love it. I love the raw emotion in "Since You're Gone" and "You Got Me" (though I do find "Mourning Sickness to be a better track), and "Call Me in the Morning". I agree, "This Is All Now" is one of the greatest TBS songs written to date. "El Paso" is a hard rock, blistering opener and tracks like "Faith" and "Best Places to Be a Mom" bring the signature sound we've come to expect.
To me, Taking Back Sunday is Taking Back Sunday. They've been one of my favorite bands for years, and whether it's John, Fred, Matt, or John again, I don't care. They've yet to disappoint me.
I just got this album and listened to it, and I don't really understand the hate for it. Coming in, I knew this wouldn't be Tell All Your Friends, and that was fine with me. I think it's a really solid album and I'm enjoying it a lot! You can't write a classic album like Tell All Your Friends all the time, so I think people need to lay off just a bit.
I just read the AP interview with them and it gave me a new perspective on this album. I think people need to quit thinking that TAYF was actually TBS and how it should have been. TAYF was just an overproduced mess, according to them. I've heard them state multiple times that those songs on that album did not turn out at all like they recorded them. So this album seems like it's more of a direction they want to go in. Some people may like it, some love it, and some absolutely hate it. But at least you can all accept it as 5 people who started making music together again, and it's music exactly how they intended it to be. I only see a couple tracks on the album that I'm not a huge fan of, but even those are decent.
This is a pretty solid rock album..I caught both of their shows in LA this past week, and I gotta say before this album came out I was really not expecting much, but after what I saw in that club, and seeing what other people have said as well, they are definitely one of the best bands to see live, hands down. You can tell they're having an awesome time up there, and it kinda seems like they have moved past caring what anyone things anymore..I gotta give them props for that..
Really wish people would stop beating up New Again, I thought it was great...
Can't say I'm too impressed with this new album, it's a solid effort but just seemed very... reserved, as it they were just testing the water
Exactly how I feel. Two years later, I still don't get what is wrong with New Again. Almost all of the songs on it grab me, I still listen to it all of the time. Maybe I have to give this new album more time, but it's just meh to me. It feels like something is missing.
The strangest thing about the album is that although it is pretty decent, all of the songs that were placed on the Limited Edition and the Deluxe Edition are 10x better than any of the finished songs. The limited edition songs have the passion I was looking for in the new TBS.
Finally listened to this album so I went back to read this review. Definitely one of the best you've written from all the ones I've read. Just really love what you touch upon in the opening paragraphs. All the skepticisms and criticisms regarding this album really helped me prepare for it.
I agree with you said about "Money", but I don't think "Sad Savior" is all that bad. I think "Who Are You Anyway" has one of my favorite choruses on the album. I think this song shows how much John and Adam's vocals compliment each other. I feel like on TAYF there were conflicting and John's voice wasn't as strong as it is now.
"This is All Now" and "You Got Me" are definitely my favorites on the album; whereas "Money" and "El Paso" are some of my least favorites.
Overall, I think the rating for this was very fair. I would have given it between an 81 and 85.