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Forum: Reviews 11:39 PM - 10/09/14
Replies: 121
Views: 21,120
Posted By johnbrauer
"Lights and Sound was directionless and dull"
I was tempted to just stop reading after that. I still don't understand all the negative opinions toward that album after all these years. It was so good.
Forum: Reviews 08:56 PM - 10/09/14
Replies: 358
Views: 32,491
Posted By johnbrauer
So are you saying Yellowcard was an expection? I thought Southern Air was excellent.
Forum: Reviews 02:57 PM - 12/20/13
Replies: 14
Views: 3,686
Posted By johnbrauer
I think you're undermining this album a little. Very few bands are still playing easycore at this point, and this album has songs that rival the heavy-hitters from 2006-2009. I'd only fault it on...
Forum: News 02:12 AM - 12/12/13
Replies: 502
Views: 84,026
Posted By johnbrauer
FYS kicked him out because they wanted to change their sound... Not really the same thing
Forum: Reviews 08:20 AM - 10/10/13
Replies: 55
Views: 12,756
Posted By johnbrauer
Unpopular opinion, but I actually really dislike I've Given Up On You. The guitar melodies are pretty, but the vocals are way too nasally for me to find it poignant or take it seriously. It's too...
Forum: Interviews 01:04 PM - 10/09/13
Replies: 130
Views: 113,150
Posted By johnbrauer
It also hit #1 on iTunes.
Forum: Reviews 01:41 PM - 10/08/13
Replies: 189
Views: 37,563
Posted By johnbrauer
Are you still a fan of Homesick?
Forum: Reviews 10:45 AM - 10/08/13
Replies: 189
Views: 37,563
Posted By johnbrauer
He gave it a 7 at first but went on to say in his end of the year list that he overrated it and it was all but unlistenable at that point.
Forum: Reviews 10:23 AM - 10/08/13
Replies: 189
Views: 37,563
Posted By johnbrauer
Yeah, a 7 is a fair rating. It's like a 7.5 for me, I suppose
Forum: Reviews 08:33 AM - 10/08/13
Replies: 189
Views: 37,563
Posted By johnbrauer
Eh, not really. Even the band said WSMFY was more of a moody rock record. Only like three of the songs on it sounded like Homesick.
Forum: Reviews 10:58 PM - 10/07/13
Replies: 189
Views: 37,563
Posted By johnbrauer
I just never really use that term unless a song lacks a purpose in its lyrical content and sounds lazy instrumentally. To each their own
Forum: Reviews 10:39 PM - 10/07/13
Replies: 189
Views: 37,563
Posted By johnbrauer
Why would they put filler on an album they said they already had too much content for and paid for the recording of? Haha. You just dislike the songs, although I agree there are some weaker moments...
Forum: Reviews 09:57 PM - 10/07/13
Replies: 189
Views: 37,563
Posted By johnbrauer
WSMFY is such a mediocre piece of garbage in comparison to this. I mean, I think it was an alright album (like a 2.5/5?), but come on.

Anyway, I'm really stoked about this return to form. The vocal...
Forum: News 10:50 AM - 07/28/13
Replies: 347
Views: 68,252
Posted By johnbrauer
"Okay guys, so years ago on an old Brand New forum (that has since disbanded) someone posted this song and there was a huge discussion about whether it was a demo or not by Brand New."

"Years ago",...
Forum: News 10:42 AM - 07/28/13
Replies: 347
Views: 68,252
Posted By johnbrauer
Of course it's for hits.
Forum: Reviews 01:34 AM - 06/17/13
Replies: 50
Views: 11,930
Posted By johnbrauer
They don't NOW, but you're gonna say songs like "Sasha" don't bear somewhat of a resemblance to TF's pre-Floral Green stuff? Before I checked out their self titled, their short bio even listed them...
Forum: News 01:07 PM - 05/20/13
Replies: 84
Views: 10,484
Posted By johnbrauer
Oh yeah, it's unrelated to this, but has anyone else noticed how they NEVER seem to incorporate songs from Arrivals & Departures into their setlists at this point? While I know "Broken Stars" was...
Forum: Reviews 12:59 PM - 05/20/13
Replies: 50
Views: 11,930
Posted By johnbrauer
This album is definitely a grower but a big improvement on their earlier stuff. I always felt like they sounded more like a second-rate Title Fight (circa TLTYF) before and got a bunch of hype online...
Forum: News 12:51 PM - 05/20/13
Replies: 84
Views: 10,484
Posted By johnbrauer
pretty cool
Forum: Reviews 03:51 PM - 05/14/13
Replies: 212
Views: 53,104
Posted By johnbrauer
It seems like there are a lot of ways to go about it. Even though it isn't a closer (should've been), I think ADTR's "Another Song About The Weekend" is my favorite song of this sort. It changes the...
Forum: Reviews 03:25 PM - 05/14/13
Replies: 212
Views: 53,104
Posted By johnbrauer
I think this falls slightly short of Suburbia, not because it isn't more ambitious or has better songs, but because it has more weak points. "An American Religion" and "Madelyn" feel more like...
Forum: News 11:47 AM - 05/11/13
Replies: 598
Views: 77,667
Posted By johnbrauer
Interesting opinion. My favorite songs from the album are actually from the second half of the album, so I would say the top of it isn't as good, save for "There, There" and "Dismantling Summer". I...
Forum: News 10:11 PM - 05/09/13
Replies: 598
Views: 77,667
Posted By johnbrauer
The first note of "There, There" ruled, but the rest of the album just didn't deliever. The 7" was better. If you express any other opinion than that, I'll abandon logic and throw out personal...
Forum: News 10:04 PM - 05/09/13
Replies: 598
Views: 77,667
Posted By johnbrauer
I'd say it's definitely a grower. Sucks to see some people jumping to conclusions early, whether it be on comment sections or by posting rushed reviews (AKA glorified first impressions)

Most of the...
Forum: News 09:11 PM - 05/09/13
Replies: 598
Views: 77,667
Posted By johnbrauer
I feel like if someone won't put any effort into explaining why they don't like a band and just calls them "shitty", then they don't deserve a longer response back. Not worth the trouble


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