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So Long Forgotten - Baptism EP

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So Long ForgottenBaptism EP
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Release Date: November 15, 2008
This review is a user submitted review from Travis Parno. You can see all of Travis Parno's submitted reviews here.
 
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03:37 PM on 01/16/09
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pleasedontpanic
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I dig. Most definitely going to pick this up.
04:52 PM on 01/16/09
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I loved Beneath Our Noble Heads, but my biggest gripe with it was the lack of energy as compared to their live show. The songwriting was top-notch, but I felt the production really held it back. I'm looking forward to hearing what they've done on this ep though.

That said, every fan of this band should see this video:
07:43 PM on 01/16/09
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I'm really glad this band gets reviewed on here. I remember seeing them back when they were pretty tiny at New Years shows around my home town. Glad they are getting some recognition.
01:17 PM on 01/17/09
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there is a difference between being a christian band and a band of christians. but anyone who doesn't comprehend the subtle beauty of taupe olive gold probably couldn't understand that. i really appreciate you taking someone's art and giving it a grade though. even if it's a good grade--that's not the point of art.
03:12 PM on 01/17/09
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there is a difference between being a christian band and a band of christians. but anyone who doesn't comprehend the subtle beauty of taupe olive gold probably couldn't understand that. i really appreciate you taking someone's art and giving it a grade though. even if it's a good grade--that's not the point of art.
You're right, its not. However, by positively grading an album, the reviewer is turning a ton of people onto this band who never would have heard of them otherwise.

THAT is the point of music; being heard. Most bands would be stoked to have a review paint them in such a positive light.
06:37 PM on 01/17/09
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Good review. This band is seriously good. Anyone with mewithoutYou's tact can't be anything less I suppose.
02:44 AM on 01/19/09
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WutRickAstley?
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This E.P. is so good.
11:15 PM on 01/20/09
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Ryan Rumsey
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I have yet to hear this. But i have seen them live on many occasions (mostly cornerstone). They played a few newer songs live and they were great so am i sure this is also great.
11:43 AM on 01/22/09
Travis Parno
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there is a difference between being a christian band and a band of christians. but anyone who doesn't comprehend the subtle beauty of taupe olive gold probably couldn't understand that. i really appreciate you taking someone's art and giving it a grade though. even if it's a good grade--that's not the point of art.
i guess we should just stop reviewing music then, eh? after all, if all we're doing here is "grading art," we might as well just passively listen without responding.

i understand that you're touring buddies with these guys, so it makes sense for you to be defensive, but 80% is a damn good score for a damn good record. but i guess anyone who thinks "art" is impervious to comment as it sits atop some ivory pedestal probably couldn't understand that.
03:09 PM on 01/25/09
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i regret any remarks in first post that are condescending and insulting. on reading a second time i realize i sound like a dick. however, i think the heart of what i'm saying makes sense. this band has made themselves vulnerable--and put their hearts out there for the world--and you gave it a B-.
08:32 AM on 01/26/09
Travis Parno
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i regret any remarks in first post that are condescending and insulting. on reading a second time i realize i sound like a dick. however, i think the heart of what i'm saying makes sense. this band has made themselves vulnerable--and put their hearts out there for the world--and you gave it a B-.
fair enough, if we worked on an inflated scale, a B- wouldn't be so hot, it's true. but most of us try to reserve "A" grades for monumental, revelatory albums, and this one doesn't qualify. again, i emphasize that it's a great album and 80% is a good score for this site. in the end, it's just a worthless number anyway. the text of a review is really what matters and i think this review speaks for itself. to argue that a band has "put their hearts out there for the world" is silly. or rather, it's part of the business. this is what the music industry is about. if you're worried about "vulnerability" (read: exposure, press, etc), then you're in the wrong business.
07:40 PM on 06/09/09
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really good band.
really good ep.

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