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08:10 PM on 10/07/13
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Did you even listen to this record?
Did you even hear Jeremy scream "fuck yeah!"
Got me HYPED
08:32 PM on 10/07/13
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exactly how many horses do they have in ocala?
It's pretty much just all horses there man
08:49 PM on 10/07/13
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GFYTN (is that still a thing?)
as much as easycore, if not more
08:57 PM on 10/07/13
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Just realized the first track is called "City of Ocala" – the first song on GNV FLA is called "City of Gainesville." I hope that's a head nod to Less Than Jake haha.
09:26 PM on 10/07/13
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A radio station in gainesville has a repeated advertisement stating "beautiful downtown Ocala..." Bullshit.
lmao
11:27 PM on 10/07/13
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There is no way this is a step up from What Separates Me. Sticks and Bricks and Its Complicated are leagues better than every song on Common Courtesy.
save for about three songs that album is completely forgettable, even for a pretty forgettable brand of music
08:11 AM on 10/08/13
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Still waiting for this to be on Spotify, if ever.....
The band would have had to set up a distro deal for online marketplaces – Spotify, iTunes, Amazon MP3, etc – weeks ago for it to be ready now. Considering they got the approval to release this on Friday it's no surprise that it's not in any of those places yet. Also kinda makes sense that they want people to buy it from their webstore so they aren't sharing revenue with any of those marketplaces. It is surprising to me, though, that they aren't getting it up in those places ASAP – it could certainly be up before November even if they set up online distro today.
02:05 PM on 10/08/13
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Hey Thomas - You say "Common Courtesy is an easy step up from its predecessor, What Separates Me From You"... but you gave that album a 7.5. Which is higher than the 7 you gave Common Courtesy. That doesn't add up.

... granted I've only listened to CC a couple times thus far, but I feel WSMFY is a better album.
yeah i mean that was three years ago – i just don't have the same tastes i used to. i will admit to rating that album much higher than i should have because i used to have a soft spot for the band (this happened to me with a few reviews back a few years ago). in hindsight i'd give that record like a 5
02:05 PM on 10/08/13
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That review was like, half shit-talking... I think? Not a fan of ADTR but this is pretty decent so far..I can see why kids are into it.
It wasn't that. It was me admitting that while I'm not a personal fan of the album, I can see that it's great for what it is.
04:10 PM on 10/08/13
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I'll go ahead and break this down bit by bit!

Yeah, hey. Get the fuck out of here. The breakdowns are awesome, because, guess what? Some of us actually like head-banging, and i love the callouts before breakdowns. On another note, it seems all you highlighted at the end of your review just continually pointed to record sells and money as a tip to ADTR's success.
Quote from review: "...while we’re talking about respect again, I’m pretty capable of seeing the bigger picture in this case: A Day To Remember is the biggest band in the world playing this genre of music and they have firmly planted their collective foot as being the best at it." Pretty sure this is me acknowledging the band for being the damn good – even more, the biggest and best – at what they play. I fully understand that there are fans of this band? They are enormous? Is it not obvious throughout the review that I'm aware that people love this band?

You say I "continuously" talk about record sales when I actually only bring up sales twice: "I hope you sell a zillion records and use that money to buy more horses" ... "Their last two albums have sold half a million records combined in the United States" ... neither of these use record sales to diminish A Day To Remember's success in any way.
You're a jackass for reviewing this way; take into account that true fans resonate with this record, and these songs. Yes, you're damn right they'll play it over and over again for months, and it'll be the best of the year for them. You know why? Because they're a TRUE fan.
That's super cool to me, that this band is still making great records for their fans. It's not like I wrote this review for ADTR's fans, though. If some people don't like it, I'd understand that. You don't need to tell me, though, that what I wrote was correct – I very much know that people love this band, will play this record over and over again, etc. That's why I wrote it
You claimed "there isn't any beautiful poetry on this album to be found"...obviously, you don't connecet, and you don't get it. It's the connection to the words, and a connection to the songs. Again, true fans relate to these lyrics and this music.
In my senior year of high school I heavily related to a lyric that goes, "Everything is going to be okay / All we need is Kerouac and a glass of sweet tea or burritos and New Found Glory." That doesn't make it beautiful poetry. I never said that Jeremy McKinnon's lyrics aren't relatable so I'm not sure why you drew that connection in your mind!
But, i guess this is what you get paid to do. Listen to shit you don't really like and then tell people why you don't think it's good, or do think it is good.
I don't get paid to write on this website – but yes, that's the point of an album review.
Since you didn't directly disrespect ADTR, i'll indirectly tell you what they would probably want to tell you: So, in the words of their lyrics from 2nd sucks GET THE FUCK OVER IT!
I kind of think that the band would appreciate a reviewer who isn't a fan of their genre taking the time to appreciate / respect their new record despite not being a personal fan of the sound.

Thanks for using your first post on this website to be mad at me. I hope you spend many happy hours posting here!
10:44 AM on 10/16/13
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I heard it as more of an 'Echoes Silence Patience Grace' era Foo Fighters... but I actually see that comparison too! Regardless, love it.
what did i just read

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