Fireworks Oh, Common Life
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Greenpaw
June 26th 2014


223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Same here man. I found this album to be a lot more mature than Gospel. Considering most of the songs are about his dead dad that doesn't surprise me though.



I saw them live on The Greatest Generation tour. Sadly they only played Glowing Crosses, Flies on Tape, and One More Creature Dizzy With Love. I was a bit disappointed, similar to the poster above I absolutely adored the Back Window's Down and would have loved to of heard it.



Matt97
February 29th 2016


76 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@Greenpaw I read in an interview that the two guitarists write most of the lyrics. Looking at the lyrics, I'm pretty sure only Run Brother Run and the closer have lines specifically about the vocalist's father. There are other lines that mention one's father but the way they read, the framing of the words suggest they're about a living father. My guess is that the album as a whole is cumulatively about being in a tailspin, and not necessarily about the vocalist's father.



Just a thought

Crawl
February 29th 2016


1962 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What an album to finish with

tectactoe
July 9th 2016


170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

underrated album IMO. still jamming hard to this two years later and it hasn't gotten any less interesting. love this fucking record.

BeeRyan
July 10th 2016


1161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Fucking right, I still tear up at Hotbed of Life. What a strong album to go out on. Only digging it more as time goes on.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2016


21840 Comments


glad you guys dig. band is just underrated in general imo

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ProjectFreak
July 11th 2016


1770 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I loved Gospel but completely forgot this existed.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2016


21840 Comments


I think gospel and their debut hold up better overall, but I really dig all three albums. their EP's are pretty great too

Crawl
July 11th 2016


1962 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I agree about Hotbed of Life. To me it is the best Fireworks song, but this whole album is just fantastic.

BeeRyan
July 12th 2016


1161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This is way better than anything else they did, but their stuff was all great. Love the first track on Bonfires too. But this album just flows so well and feels so cohesive.

tectactoe
July 12th 2016


170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I think I can say that I like Gospel and Oh Common Life better than Confusion, but I'd have one hell of a time choosing between those two. They are both so good but each in different ways.



Favorite song on this one is probably The Sound of Young America or Play God Only Knows.

BeeRyan
July 12th 2016


1161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Both tremendous, the verses of SoYA are so catchy, and I love the return to the flower metaphor in the chorus.



Is this the last great pop punk album? None others since come to mind.

tectactoe
July 12th 2016


170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I personally prefer TWY's No Closer to Heaven, but this is very very close behind.

BeeRyan
July 12th 2016


1161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

TWY totally miss the mark for me, but that was a half decent album



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