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Jason Tate 05/17/12 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Mirrorsandfevers (Post 108120482)
I agree with a lot of these. What's the story with Futures though? I never heard of one.

That’s just all old shit, man. Time goes on. The whole Futures thing, when we started making a record with Mark [Trombino], we were nowhere near ready to start making a record. It was an unfortunate result of a lot of bad decisions in the way things ended up. It doesn’t matter. I wouldn’t want to work with people who aren’t extremely passionate about their ideas and their contributions, as long as in the back of your head everyone knows they’re on the same side. Everyone’s trying to make the best song recording possible. Things can get really heated in the battle for that, but in the end everyone’s on the same side.

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fsmith84 05/17/12 02:52 PM

Muse - Black Holes and Revelations. After Absolution, they had nowhere to go but down, and they found a new stratosphere instead.

brettswanny 05/17/12 02:54 PM

Honestly, for me, that album was The Black Parade from MCR. Three Cheers was an eye opener for me and I was praying their next release would be just as epic. Was not disappointed. Oh one more I just thought of! Catalyst from NFG. GREAT album!

low_rising 05/17/12 02:55 PM

underoath- disambiguation
tdwp - dead throne
circa survive - on letting go
la dispute - wildlife
the republic of wolves- varuna

Alex DiVincenzo 05/17/12 02:56 PM

New Found Glory - Stick and Stones
The Wonder Years - Suburbia
Punchline - 37 Everywhere

iheartmusic043 05/17/12 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Float Upstream (Post 108121152)
The Cab's "Symphony Soldier"


This x100. I expected it to be kind of "eh" since they only had a few good tracks on their debut but boy was I wrong. Such an underrated album.

Zack Zarrillo 05/17/12 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Erik the Orange (Post 108120422)
Blink-182- "Neighborhoods"

Say what you want, but this album is better than a lot of fans give it credit for. "Kaleidoscope," "Wishing Well" and "Even if She Walls" are some really great cuts.

Love this album so much. Didn't disappoint me one bit. It's actually exactly what I expected, and that's sometimes better than getting..an album that you didn't expect to be incredible because you're not letdown at all. Kalediscope will be one of my favorite blink songs

gonfreaks 05/17/12 02:58 PM

Saves the Day - Daybreak

ThaRealNC 05/17/12 02:59 PM

A few that jump to mind for me that I had very high expectations for:

Eisley - The Valley
Emery - The Question
Mayday Parade - A Lesson in Romantics
Paramore - brand new eyes
Relient K - MMHMM
Saosin - Saosin
Underoath - Define the Great Line
Yellowcard - When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes

Define the Great Line would probably be #1 for me. They were already my favorite band at the time, and the hype leading up to that release was pretty insane (video playing on MTV, constant articles and interviews, a leak of the unmastered version, etc). Totally surpassed my already sky-high expectations at the time.

Holly HoX! 05/17/12 02:59 PM

AGE OF ADZ

Probably my favorite album of 2010 looking back now

pennie 05/17/12 03:01 PM

damien rice - 9
matt nathanson - some mad hope
saves the day - daybreak
my chemical romance - danger days
william fitzsimmons - the sparrow and the crow

InaGreendase 05/17/12 03:02 PM

War All the Time.

Career Suicide.

Deja, but it took 10 listens.

Devil and God, but it took 2-3.

New Daytrader and MDaM records.

PermanentTourists 05/17/12 03:02 PM

Kanye West - Late Registration
Fun. - Some Nights
The Format - Dog Problems
Hailey, It Happens - Aurora
Kendrick Lamar - Section. 80
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
Menomena - Friend and Foe
Menomena - Mines
Mickey Factz - Mickey MauSe

and the one that exceeded it the most is Drake - Take Care

TAI182 05/17/12 03:03 PM

Blitzkid - Apparitional

randys950 05/17/12 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by zack-182 (Post 108121562)
Love this album so much. Didn't disappoint me one bit. It's actually exactly what I expected, and that's sometimes better than getting..an album that you didn't expect to be incredible because you're not letdown at all. Kalediscope will be one of my favorite blink songs

true
although fighting the gravity is about the only song i ever skip when i play this album

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as for albums that exceeded/met my expectations...i'd have to go with the forever sickest kids self titled album, afi-december underground, say anything-anarchy my dear

and for some weird reason i have high expectations for the new mest album