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I The Mighty - Karma Never Sleeps

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I The Mighty - Karma Never Sleeps
Record Label: Equal Vision
Release Date: March27th, 2012
This review is a user submitted review from Jack Appleby. You can see all of Jack Appleby's submitted reviews here.
 
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08:45 AM on 04/16/12
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Really really like this e.p. quite a bit

I think the score for the lyrics were a little too high though...
08:47 AM on 04/16/12
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This band is just too good...I'm curious to see how they'll fare with a full length. The bridges in Dancing On A Tightrope and These Streets Are Alive get me every time.
08:52 AM on 04/16/12
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This review is full of factual information. This EP is sex.
10:03 AM on 04/16/12
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great review. this ep definitely will grow on the world :)
10:08 AM on 04/16/12
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does anyone know if the lyrics to These Streets Are Alive reference tripping balls? But freaking great EP.
10:12 AM on 04/16/12
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I really don't want to be "that guy", but the score is distractingly high.
10:15 AM on 04/16/12
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Great EP. I can't wait to see what a full length will sound like from these guys!
10:17 AM on 04/16/12
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This review is full of factual information. This EP is sex.

Best comment in thread.
11:59 AM on 04/16/12
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I love the hell out of this EP. So good.
12:42 PM on 04/16/12
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really great ep.
05:16 PM on 04/16/12
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I thought this was more of a 7.5/10 but great review nonetheless. :)

I plan on relistening to this soon.
05:26 PM on 04/16/12
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does anyone know if the lyrics to These Streets Are Alive reference tripping balls? But freaking great EP.

From their track by track here:

"One of my favorite tracks on the record. This song is inspired by living in the Bay Area and witnessing the homeless population, especially in San Francisco. The song is written through the eyes of a homeless man on the streets of San Francisco who seems to be content with the life he chose. He begs for money by day, to use on his drug of choice by night. Though eventually, he realizes the life he chose is not as fulfilling as it had once been and he dreams the American dream. You get out of life what you put in..."

Dude can sure write a song.
05:36 PM on 04/16/12
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I really don't want to be "that guy", but the score is distractingly high.

I thought this was more of a 7.5/10 but great review nonetheless. :)
I plan on relistening to this soon.

I can totally appreciate the sentiment here. Besides the fact that I just think it's absolutely fantastic, what catapulted it from good score to absurdly high score was how it's stuck with me, and how I think it can greatly affect what type of music is trending at the moment.

I have had this EP since the beginning of November. Six months later, I still play it from cover to cover almost daily. It's only six songs, but there's so much to process and appreciate. Listening and analyzing the production alone is a highly rewarding experience. The song structuring is interesting in its own right, like the chorus I mention in "Dancing on a Tightrope" or the verses of "The Dreamer." That's all before mentioning the vocal melody and lyrics, which deserve acute attention as well.

I'm hopeful that this style will be what overtakes Pop-Punk as the scene genre of choice. Bands that can combine the catchiness with prog-influence (how did I not mention prog in my review) will hopefully be the next big thing. I think the return of ATDI & new Circa in the future will help that. Bands like ITM, Happy Body Slow Brain, Culprit, The Paper Melody (RIP), Closure In Moscow, and others have a lot to offer. That's not to say my wishes affected my scoring; I just love this style of music more than anything.The one sound that I do see expanding and overtaking these type of bands are The Wave bands, like La Dispute, Balance & Composure, Sainthood Reps, Make do & Mend, etc. I'm cool with those tunes as well, so that wouldn't be half bad.

Hopefully that makes what seems like a tremendous score make more sense.
06:35 PM on 04/16/12
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Jack likes adjectives as much as he likes ITM.

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