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Author's Rating
Vocals 9.5
Musicianship 9
Lyrics 8.25
Production 9.25
Creativity 8.5
Lasting Value 9.5
Reviewer Tilt 9.5
Final Verdict: 91%
Member Ratings
Vocals 9.42
Musicianship 9.17
Lyrics 9.17
Production 9.25
Creativity 8.67
Lasting Value 9.67
Reviewer Tilt 9.42
Average: 93%
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Spitalfield- Remember Right Now

Reviewed by: t.web4 (01/07/12)
Spitalfield- Remember Right Now
Record Label: Victory Records
Release Date: June 17, 2003

As I was scrolling through the search pages of AP.net, I was surprised to find out that Spitalfield's 2003 Victory debut, Remember Right Now, was never reviewed. I believe the album is deserving of a review, and thus I am writing one. On their first true full-length, Spitalfield provide listeners with a handful of memorable, meledic pop punk songs. If one thing is apparent on Remember Right Now, it's that Spitalfield know how to write a timeless album.

The album opens quickly with "Those Days You Felt Alive," immediately showcasing how melodic the Chicago quartet can be. After a short intro, vocalist Mark Rose opens up the album singing, "And I'll go / Take a walk inside your head / So I can see your thoughts / I'll try not to hold back / What I'm thinking when you smile / For your blue skies / For those times you felt alive." It's not necessary to go much further into the lyrics to see what the rest of the album holds in store. Many of the songs deal with love or wondering what the future holds, but Rose is able to deliver his message with honesty while avoiding sounding clich.

The second track on the album, "Kill the Drama," continues the fast pace of the album with some memorable lyrics and guitars, while the following song, "Five Days and Counting," once again showcases the powerful melodies Spitalfield are capable of writing. The next song, "I Loved the Way She Said L.A.", is a long time fan favorite. After the first verse builds up for over a minute, listeners are rewarded with a sing-along chorus followed by a catchy bridge. By this point, it is apparent that Mark Rose's voice fits perfectly with the sound that Spitalfield collectively create.

In "Stolen from Some Great Writer," Spitalfield again showcase their songwriting ability, this time with a soft, refreshing "breakdown" after the second chorus. After five high-tempo songs, the album comes to a complete stop with "In the Same Lifetime." The song is a slow ballad that serves as an intermission, and after an outro that lasts over a minute, the album picks up again.

After three more well-executed songs, Remember Right Now closes perectly with "Make My Heart Attack." Everything seems to work well on the track, with Rose's soft vocals carrying the verses, a sing-along chorus, and catchy guitars. By the end of the album, it is obvious that Spitalfield know how to craft a quality album. Although not providing anything entirely new, Spitalfield are able to recycle old ideas (no pun intended) and create their own sound.

Despite crafting quality albums and having a strong fan base, Spitalfield never gained the attention they deserved. Maybe it was because they weren't given the attention they deserved by Victory, or maybe because they were constantly overshadowed by Chicago's other pop punk band, Fall Out Boy. Regardless, Spitalfield were able to create a meaningful, timeless album in Remember Right Now. This is one of those albums that I still pull off the shelf every couple of months, and I expect that to continue well into the future.

Additional InformationTrack Listing:
1. Those Days You Felt Alive
2. Kill the Drama
3. Five Days and Counting
4. I Loved the Way She Said L.A.
5. Stolen From Some Great Writer
6. In the Same Lifetime
7. Am I Ready?
8. Fairweather Friend
9. You Can't Stop
10. Make My Heart Attack

Spitalfield is:
Mark Rose- vocals/guitar
Daniel Lowder- guitar/vocals
TJ Minich- bass/vocals
JD Romero- drums
 
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09:25 AM on 01/15/12
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i actually pulled this off the shelf yesterday and listened to it 2x on a long drive i had.
09:53 AM on 01/15/12
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great album. such an underrated band.
10:29 AM on 01/15/12
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"recycle old ideas (no pun intended)"

what was the pun? stolen from some great writer?
10:39 AM on 01/15/12
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"recycle old ideas (no pun intended)"

what was the pun? stolen from some great writer?
Yes.
11:32 AM on 01/15/12
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Miss this band,always be my favorites
01:30 PM on 01/15/12
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02:33 PM on 01/15/12
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Always makes me think of C.O.D.
07:22 PM on 01/15/12
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cant stand this album, but LOVED Stop Doing Bad Things
10:49 PM on 01/15/12
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I Loved The Way She Said "L.A." is one of the best pop punk/alternative rock songs I have heard
12:42 AM on 01/16/12
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still listening to this in 2012
10:28 AM on 01/16/12
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Amazing album...Listening to that and FOB at the same time back in 2003-2004.. Surprised they both did not make it HUGE.
05:25 PM on 01/21/12
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great opening track
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