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Forgive Durden - Wonderland

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Forgive Durden - Wonderland
Record Label: Fueled by Ramen
Release Date: May 6, 2006
This review is a user submitted review from tommy's ghost. You can see all of tommy's ghost's submitted reviews here.
 
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01:38 AM on 01/22/09
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ya know, ive always tried and tried and tried to convince people to listen to this album. its one of my all time favorites for our generations music....this band has so much potential and it saddens me to see the other FBR bands get so much attention and advertise so much, yet durden sorta sits on the side.i completely support dutton 100000000% in his music, and as long as he stays working with bates, ill keep on livin my life expecting a work of art from them.they did an excellent job on "razia's shadow" too! its a great musical that i think a musical should be made in the first place ahead of todays musicals...
and i do believe, that someday they will have a bigger fanbase.....great things take time....and i really cant wait. :D
and great review btw!
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03:53 AM on 01/22/09
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You missed out probably the most obvious RIYL - Gatsbys American Dream, and i would have touched more upon the music if i were you, as i feel its quite a diverse album.

Both albums are good, but i'd take Wonderland over RS any day. The music is great and i think its a very clever album. I like how you mentioned that the 'sunny' melodies often contrast the dark, twisted lyrics, it makes me feel as though Dutton purposely did this to anchor the idea that although the world seems a nice place on the surface, if you get below it society is very greedy and self centered and the majority of people are often very two-faced, or will sell you out to get to the top. So its like, although the music sounds upbeat and 'sunny', if you get below the surface and explore the album more, you understand that it actually holds some very dark lyrical themes.
07:49 AM on 01/22/09
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RIYL Fall Out Boy??
10:54 AM on 01/22/09
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Dirge07
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haha yeah seriously?

anyway good review. this is a truly great album that many people just overlooked. i still don't see how FD didn't sell or get much attention: great songs, they toured with notable bands such as Saosin, Envy on the Coast, etc and is even on FBR, yet this STILL bombed. i really hope people pick this up or download or whatever since it's a real hidden jem.
11:43 AM on 01/22/09
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Daniel Thompson
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great great album
11:51 AM on 01/22/09
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Amazing cd, I still have the poster that came with the preorder on my wall
12:21 PM on 01/22/09
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If those three bands fused, I think the outcome would be this album. That's just my opinion though.
12:24 PM on 01/22/09
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haha yeah seriously?

anyway good review. this is a truly great album that many people just overlooked. i still don't see how FD didn't sell or get much attention: great songs, they toured with notable bands such as Saosin, Envy on the Coast, etc and is even on FBR, yet this STILL bombed. i really hope people pick this up or download or whatever since it's a real hidden jem.
Definitely. I really hope Thomas continues with the band, even after the lack-luster sales.
02:18 PM on 01/22/09
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It's sad that this album wasn't heard by more people when FBR obviously had the means to promote it.
I think I remember Thomas Dutton saying FD was always odd man out on the label. (I also believe he said Days Away suffered the same treatment.)
It's one of my absolute, all-time, desert-island favorites.
02:20 PM on 01/22/09
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RIYL: Gatsby's American Dream

and Wonderland beats the shit out of Razia's Shadow. I hope that the exposure that Razia's Shadow has will lead more people to listening to Wonderland.
04:18 PM on 01/22/09
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i hope so too. Ants is hot shit

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