11:52 PM on 04/07/13
Great review. Looking forward to the full album.
11:54 PM on 04/07/13
Jason, I didn't think you could possibly make me more excited to hear this collection of songs, but this review has done it.
I had to read it twice because it was difficult to read - and I mean that in the best way possible. All of your statements are so full of content and meaning that it's difficult to take it all in the first time around. And that's how good writing should be, I think.
And I have a feeling I'll feel the same way about the album.
12:00 AM on 04/08/13
Wow, this is a really amazing review Jason! Full of extremely relatable sentiments and phrasings. I could never sit down and review something with such an unbiased approach that you took with mentioning the parts you disliked. Yet at the same time, you made it clear that you enjoy the band.
Bravo! It makes the album drop that much more exciting for me!
12:14 AM on 04/08/13
I forgot what I was going to say.
Incredible review. Definitely made me even more excited to listen to this album.
12:25 AM on 04/08/13
Always love your reviews.
12:32 AM on 04/08/13
as someone who wanted to start writing reviews about punk rock music after reading your reviews of Deja Entendu and ...Is A Real Boy, I can safely say this is the best review you've ever written. Absolute fantastic stuff; makes me proud to be the senior editor on this site.
12:34 AM on 04/08/13
I was a king under your control
That review was quite something. Always a pleasure Jason!
And now the wait for release day feels like an even longer wait than before.
12:43 AM on 04/08/13
Oh yes so very excited.
Reading this review was much like staring into a mirror.
Can't wait to dig into this record, cheers Jason
12:44 AM on 04/08/13
The song that goes like danananana
Is this using the Not Recommended/Recommended/Strongly Recommended scale? I normally ignore scores but is that 80% truly representative of what you feel that album is?
Very well written, as always. I can't wait to re-read this once I've heard the record.
12:48 AM on 04/08/13
This was a phenomenal review. It really makes me want to become enveloped in this album... in a way I don't usually. Even on first listen I tend to just seemingly "glance" through an album, listening to it in my car, pressing pause or play for every random stop I make, but I know with the way that I feel about FOB, and the way you've described this album, that my first listen of this album will have to be one sitting, in complete silence, surrounded by the music entirely.
12:59 AM on 04/08/13
|When I was 18, I fell asleep wishing she'd choked and crashed her car: I found solace in songs that let me know I was not alone in my heartbreak. Now I've grown. I'm no longer the boy I once was. I loved. I lost. I'm now a man that understands that the person you'd take a bullet for is sometimes the one behind the trigger|
Did you just cram a Brand New and TBS reference into a paragraph for a Fall Out Boy review? Well done sir.
01:30 AM on 04/08/13
every planet we reach is dead
Absolutely fantastic review. So excited for this record.
03:49 AM on 04/08/13
Your best review yet. I don't think you could have done a better job capturing the band's growth as well as yours. Bravo. Next week can't come soon enough.
03:53 AM on 04/08/13
...with the saves the day record on
Great review Jason.
I feel like you just wrote what I was feeling in the first paragraph. Now I just need to spend some time with this record.
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