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09:17 AM on 05/14/13
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3%??????????????????????!!??!?!!???
Didn't read the review I see.

It is 3% as he choose not to score it and let people leave their own score. Read the review and don't judt jump to conclusions with the score. Why even bother looking at reviews if your than ignorant. This statement is true to anyone who is asking about the 3%. Learn to read and if your busy than read later.
05:40 PM on 05/14/13
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Not to be "that guy," but anyone listening to TWY before The Upsides knew they would be great (because they already were). The Upsides didn't have to prove the band wasn't a fluke, let alone Suburbia, because they never were one.
Honestly I was not sold till suburbia. Their first album has its fun moment but for the most partn is a joke imo. The Upsides is much better but Suburbia is when the band really solidified themselves. Like I said its just my opinion but I have no desire to listen to their first album anymore. Easycore normally is not my thing but this band has continued to define themselves as so much more.
09:55 PM on 05/14/13
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After a ton of listens of this album and going back to their other work I think this is where the album stands.

In order of which one I prefer: The Upsides < The Greatest Generation < Suburbia...

In order of which is the better record: The Upsides < Suburbia..., The Greatest Generation

Favorite song from the trilogy: "Devil In My Bloodstream"

Overall I love the album a lot. I find it less catchy as Suburbia which I will likely play more but I feel certain individual tracks off The Greatest Generation are just perfect. I feel some songs on this album take more time to grow and even when they do they are best listened to on car rides (good and bad thing imo). Suburbia was an all around record for me but my favorites from this album will be in heavy rotation with the rest of the trilogy this summer as I got a lot of life changes ahead of me and I already can find solace in some of their work.

The Wonder Years aren't my #1 favorite band (enjoy them a lot though) but I think at this point it is fair to say they are the best modern pop punk band. Yellowcard will always be my favorite old school favorite in the genre but The Wonder Years don't condemn themselves to just singing about friends or break ups. They put a lot of meaning and tackle a lot of themes in their songs and they are praised justly for willing to do so.Very few bands can take such a static and stale genre atm and redefine it with their own experiences, values, and messages.
10:39 PM on 05/15/13
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I feel like I wanna say I like Suburbia better but the more I listen to the album the more things about it I find to love. This is lightyears better than The Upsides and am starting to connect with this album on a personal level even more than Suburbia. Not many pop punk bands tackle such mature and personal themes.
10:21 PM on 05/20/13
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just an explanation, thanks
You got an explanation by The Meech now but it was fairly self explanatory. At the end of the day scores don't really matter that much if you have read the review. Thomas obvious loves and recommends the album. It has been stated time and time again on this site about how people care too much about score or don't read between the lines. I guess for future reference this is what it looks like when an album does not have a score just a review.
06:12 AM on 05/21/13
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i get your logic, but my stance is that it was a terrible mistake to do away with the categorized ratings. it would have been better to implement them into the reviews themselves rather than get rid of them. but to take away an overall rating entirely is folly. it's just as pointless as having ratings without reviews. it's important to not look at them and say that one should exist without the other; instead, they should compliment each other. i hope the admins will eventually realize this. sure, it's their site, but i'd hope that dogmatism won't completely wipe out my favorite part of the original ap.
they did not get rid of them and thomas said he will go back and give it a score for review purpose but it was meant to show how the album is so good that everyone needs to listen to formulate their own opinion. Personally I wish they would do away with scores just so people would read first and not whine about the scores being too high or too low. Its fun to give it -/10 but at the end of the day its fairly meaningless and it really is up to the listener to make their own opinion. The review only serves as one person's opinion tied with fact and perception.
09:38 PM on 05/22/13
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Jimmy Eat World did five in a row
I will back this statement wholeheartedly. Invented and Chase This Light don't get the love they deserve but this band is extremely consistent and each album captures a different mood perfectly.
09:08 PM on 07/01/13
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Looking back on this album, it has had no lasting value for me whatsoever. Listened to it nonstop for a few days and haven't really picked it up since.
To be fair there has been a lot of great music as of recently. Its still a great album.

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