Friday, May 05, 2006

we lay, we lay together just not too close, too close

I haven’t decided if I like the new Taking Back Sunday disc or not. Louder Now is definitely better... way better than their last release... which is not too hard to accomplish. Where You Want to Be was what I called "lyrics for dummies". The album was plan horrible!!! With Louder Now, TSB song writing has improved a little, but it is still a million steps down from their debut Tell All Your Friends (one of the best records ever!). There are actually a handful of pretty good songs on Louder Now; however, there are tracks which I cannot stand. At all! The first single, "Make Damn Sure" is catchy as hell, I am so in love with that song right now. With witty lyrics like "you hollow out my hungry eyes", the song has a feel of old school TBS. Plus, the video for it is pretty cool too – it has a lot of great imageries. Speaking of old school TBS, everyone at the AP messageboard has been declaring that "Error Operator" is the track that resemble closest to Tell All Your Friends... but I think it sounds like a slightly improved leftover track from Where You Want To Be. In my opinion, "Liar (It Takes One To Know One)" brings back some great call and response style that we all love so much from Tell All Your Friends. Overall, Louder Now is far from TBS’s punk/emo roots, it feels more like a power pop rock record. My suggestions: they need to work on their lyrics writing skills; more call and response; and I want to hear more vocal from Fred Mascherino!

Liar (It Takes One To Know One)
Make Damn Sure
[wicked-cool song]
Error Operator
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Taking Back Sunday are playing at the Molson Amphitheatre on July 5 with Angels & Airwaves, Head Automatica, and The Subways.

buy Louder Now here or here

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