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cwhit412 01/10/10 02:22 PM

Years Gone By, The - Something You Know Nothing About
 
The Years Gone By - Something You Know Nothing About
Release Date: October 6, 2009
Record Label: Unsigned

It seems that pop-punk has been very controversial lately. Every other band seems to be classified as pop-punk. People are getting into arguments over whether Blink 182's self-titled album or PlayRadioPlay's Texas is pop-punk. However, this album brings some sanity into true, good pop-punk. The Years Gone By have created an EP that surged into my favorite releases of 2009.

The album begins with a boom with a track that is probably the best. "The Last Perfect Thing About This Year" is a brilliant track. It may be one of their poppiest, but it doesn't take away from their strong drumming and great lyrics. You can hear the hints of All Time Low in the song, and The Years Gone By pulled it off better than ATL could have. "For the Hopeless" moves back to their roots with a solid pop-punk song. The drumming again is a highlight, along with the great vocals. "The Safest Place" begins much calmer than the other tracks, but soon explodes with intense drumming and guitar. The last two songs stay with the same format: catchy hooks and great drumming. Not bad for a five song EP.

The Years Gone By definitely shows a ton of talent, especially with the drums. The similarity of the songs doesn't concern me too much as of now, since I believe for an EP the quality of the songs is what matters. If put together well, their upcoming LP will push them to the top of the pop-punk genre.

Check out The Years Gone By on Myspace.

Track Listing1. The Last Perfect Thing About This Year
2. For The Hopeless
3. The Safest Place
4. Make You Stay Tonight
5. Dirty Converse Shoes

TriangularDuck 01/11/10 08:16 PM

the best EP of last year.

birtcho 01/11/10 09:09 PM

this ep was fucking awesome

denissuxx 01/12/10 02:19 AM

Solid EP

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People are getting into arguments over whether Blink 182's self-titled album or PlayRadioPlay's Texas is pop-punk

Pure gold.

cwhit412 01/12/10 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by denissuxx (Post 60275931)
Solid EP



Pure gold.

I've just been on fire lately, haven't I.

When thinking about what to write, I had to put this in.