xanmandellmusic

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xanmandellmusic:

Music Reviewer/Contributing Editor

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I do a lot of reviewing, so I thought I'd break down how I rate in the "star" system:

1 Star- These people shouldn't even be making music. If I could, I'd make them lay under Fletcher from Pennywise while he plays a show...

2 Stars- You may dig it, I didn't, I even thought it sucked...

3 Stars- Eh, its good. It has its merits. I wont listen to it again though.

4 Stars- Its really good. I'll be listening to it for at least three months.

5 Stars- Musical masterpiece. In every way you should buy it. Its probably my new favorite record.

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  1. I just didn't feel Real Talk doesn't fully constitutes as a song. It's a GREAT opener, but i just feel like World Favorite was the first Song song.

  2. Band Spotlight: Lungs 07/12/2010 4:07 PM

    Dude, this band rules!

  3. This may be my new favorite band

  4. This make KISS concerts seem like family fun fairs. Something for the parents, something for the kids...

  5. I hope the speculations are true... A new age Tell All Your Friends would make me the happiest man on earth (pardon the irony)

  6. Part of me really wants to believe that was just Mike being "Cokie The Clown," and having it be a facade. Part of me thinks it is real after listening to My Orphan Year. All of me knows that it would suck to be in that audience.

  7. Woah mark hoppus, woah...

  8. Good review. I like your style.

  9. Its cool how most everything in the 90's scene was intertwined.

  10. I'd have to agree with milhouse and andrew, and take it a little farther. Just because AFI may have changed and may be having major success right now, doesn't mean they weren't punk back in the day. Though their music may be a little (or a lot) more poppy and radio friendly now, doesn't mean they didn't put out some badass records in the past. The fans they hook these days may take the time to listen to old school AFI and find they really like the old school heavy sound more than they do the new poppy sound. And if that becomes the case, than the fan may go out and try and find other, niche punk bands. That means our new, (metaphorical) punk fan is keeping what we all know and love alive. The evolution isn't a bad thing, its continuing the punk legacy, in its own, strange and poppy way...

  11. Joey cape is just amazing at whatever he does

  12. Craig Owens may not have written the music of chiodos, but he was the reason for their sound.

  13. The thing about WCAR is that they are very generic. its not that its bad, but there is nothing that sticks out. It is an OK album. But in my opinion, thats all it is... That scene (metalcore/post hardcore) is kind of like the pop punk scene in the early 00's. The were a couple of bands that got really famous doing it, so everyone hopped on the wagon. Most of the bands weren't that bad, but they didn't have any qualities that made them legendary. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to go on a rant. Yes, suitsboi, your right. This album is ok.

  14. The thing about WCAR is that they are very generic. its not that its bad, but there is nothing that sticks out. It is an OK album. But in my opinion, thats all it is... That scene (metalcore/post hardcore) is kind of like the pop punk scene in the early 00's. The were a couple of bands that got really famous doing it, so everyone hopped on the wagon. Most of the bands weren't that bad, but they didn't have any qualities that made them legendary. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to go on a rant. Yes, suitsboi, your right. This album is ok.

  15. Agreed. Nothing could actually beat ...Is A Real Boy, but I'm much more impressed with this than In Defense Of Genre