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06:09 PM on 07/19/12 
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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/al...itten-20120719

"With his newsboy caps, sleeves of tattoos and wiry intensity, Fallon can come off like a barista getting high on his own supply."

does anyone know what that means?

"A barista getting high on his own supply" is more referring to the "wiry intensity" and the fact that the review feels like he's the kind of perpetually on a caffeine high type. The reviewer is trying to say that Brian is high-energy to an overboard level
06:09 PM on 07/19/12 
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it's a fairly positive review, i jus tdon't get that line.

I just don't think it's a very good review. Nothing Rolling Stone does goes into enough depth for me. Except maybe Springsteen or U2.

I haven't seen a single in depth or descriptive review for this album aside from this site's.

Gotta wait for mine!
06:30 PM on 07/19/12 
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it wasn't even 2 years ago that rolling stone has Fallon on their list of the top 50 people in rock music today or whatever and then they have a stupid fucking review like that.
07:03 PM on 07/19/12 
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"A barista getting high on his own supply" is more referring to the "wiry intensity" and the fact that the review feels like he's the kind of perpetually on a caffeine high type. The reviewer is trying to say that Brian is high-energy to an overboard level

ok, that makes sense. also, take rolling stone's 3.5 as a pretty positive review, they give a disproportionate amount of new records 3.5
09:05 PM on 07/19/12 
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I honestly can't remember the last time I read a RS review that wasn't a 3.5/5
09:39 PM on 07/19/12 
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Hey Guys,

Me and a bunch of my friends reviewed the new Gaslight Anthem CD for our channel on Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2boWCvhUTQ
10:27 PM on 07/19/12 
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After multiple listens, I think I'd give this an 8/10. Maybe not a classic, but very solid. While Fallon is a top-notch songwriter lyrically, 4 full-lengths (and Elsie) in, I'm hoping he hasn't peaked musically. I said this earlier, but it often sounds like he's writing the same songs over and over again, even just within Handwritten itself. Still, the parts that are good are really, really good, and everything just sounds so slick and beautiful, it's hard not to fall in love with this.
10:56 PM on 07/19/12 
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When he sings "Sniffing out blood, just a little taste of "Where I came from",....................




is he referring to a vagina?
11:53 PM on 07/19/12 
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Mae sounds a bit like the Horrible Crowes' cover of teenage dream.
12:24 AM on 07/20/12 
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Alright, I officially love this after a few days of listening. Even though there's some sub-par moments IMO, the highs on this record top anything they've ever done. American Slang had that tempered, "we better not screw this up!" sound to it. Cool record, but goes by without much consequence. Handwritten just has that genuine balls out feel about it that you just have to admire.
12:36 AM on 07/20/12 
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First 4 tracks are incredible, plus Biloxi Parish, Mae and National Anthem.

The other tracks haven't hooked me yet, maybe I just need to play them more.
01:37 AM on 07/20/12 
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That Rise Against sounding song is pretty good too.
08:39 AM on 07/20/12 
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After multiple listens, I think I'd give this an 8/10. Maybe not a classic, but very solid. While Fallon is a top-notch songwriter lyrically, 4 full-lengths (and Elsie) in, I'm hoping he hasn't peaked musically. I said this earlier, but it often sounds like he's writing the same songs over and over again, even just within Handwritten itself. Still, the parts that are good are really, really good, and everything just sounds so slick and beautiful, it's hard not to fall in love with this.


Would you mind explaining that point a little bit more? Not sure I see him writing the same songs over and over again.
08:45 AM on 07/20/12 
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Mae sounds a bit like the Horrible Crowes' cover of teenage dream.

I can see that comparison.
09:22 AM on 07/20/12 
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Would you mind explaining that point a little bit more? Not sure I see him writing the same songs over and over again.

I can definitely see that being a criticism of his lyrics, which, while great, don't have the widest thematic variety. That doesn't bother me personally though. As a musician, however, it's almost astounding to hear how much they use the VI-IV-I-V chord progression (the first part of the chorus of "45," for instance), and, on Handwritten at least, how often it's in the key of Bb. I guess it's comfortable and sort of their trademark at this point, and it's definitely not something that turns me off from listening to them, but as a criticism, it certainly has some basis.



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