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.
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!
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.
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.
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.