Lemuria
Get Better


4.5
superb

Review

by UncleSombrero USER (1 Reviews)
December 6th, 2008 | 13 replies | 6,790 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Indie-pop goodness that will most certainly grab one's ears.

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Lemuria's album, Get Better, is a perfect example of how less can be more.
Lemuria is an indie-pop trio out of Buffalo, New York that has been active since 2004. Although they have released multiple songs on EPs, and a prominent compilation, Get Better is Lemuria's first proper full-length album, released on Asian Man Records. And what a debut it is.
Lemuria has released an album filled with little bits of glorious pop music that is infectious, fresh, and appealing. Album opener "Pants" has the makings of a classic song with clever lyrics, emotive singing from guitarist Sheena Fossella, and honesty found in bands like Weezer.
Then comes the next song, "Yesterday's Lunch," which brings in Lemuria's dual vocal element into the picture. Drummer Alexander Kerns sings with a monotone that sharply contrasts Ozzella's beautiful voice. These two come together to form a wonderful mixture that brings the listener in even further into Lemuria's spell.
The songs on Get Better are so good that they seem to end much too quickly. However, their songs are quite short. With the longest clocking in at just over three minutes, they’re gone rather quickly, but this suits the band's simple style so well, it creates an even more enjoyable listen that demands multiple listenings.
The band's simple musical structure is complemented effectively by their lyrics that describe everyday occurrences.
"Lipstick" tackles the topic of morning breath, while "Length Away" is a sad tune about physical barriers separating a loved one.
Lemuria can appeal to lots of different listeners, from fans of today's indie pop and rock music, to fans of more popular acts like Paramore, to fans of alternative rock bands of the early and mid-nineties.
Ultimately, these elements come together to create a superb piece of indie-pop, and a piece of music that will almost certainly become a fantastic addition to nearly anyone's collection.


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With Get Better, Lemuria release a very pleasant pop-punk album....

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TBrown87
December 6th 2008



52 Comments


Good review, ok band

SnackaryBinx
December 6th 2008



2309 Comments


jimmy eat world chase this light cover much?

VeryPleasantNeighbor
December 6th 2008



272 Comments


"Lipstick" tackles the topic of morning breath


bout damn time...

UncleSombrero
February 1st 2009



76 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Just in case anyone else ever reads this review, I wrote it for my school newspaper, so I had to keep it rather...condensed.

And have it appeal somewhat to the uninformed at my school. :/This Message Edited On 02.01.09

omnipanzer
March 4th 2011



21418 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review although the wording is a little rough in places. Considering it's your first review I POS'd (which you'll be happy about if you ever become active again).

Hope I like this as much as Pebble which I love.

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iFghtffyrdmns
March 26th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"
"Lipstick" tackles the topic of morning breath



bout damn time..."

haha yessss. I actually think that's one of the best songs on the record.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2011



17199 Comments


more people need to hear this


iFghtffyrdmns
April 3rd 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

agreed. this one's pretty good, not that stoked on pebble....

but I am stoked about seeing Lemuria with JOYCE MANOR (woop woop woop) in St. Catherine's, Ontario at the end of the month.

xstaytrue18x
August 3rd 2011



575 Comments


i really like this album. they sound a bit like tigers jaw to me, and i might go see them in a few days time are they worth seeing live? ive heard they aren't that great live.

iFghtffyrdmns
August 3rd 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i can see how they might be a bit boring but i'd say it's definitely worth it to go see them, really how bad could an awesome band suck?

Satellite
August 3rd 2011



20682 Comments


i've heard nothing but good things about their live show tbh

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xstaytrue18x
August 4th 2011



575 Comments


this album is amazing too, definitely gonna check them out later this week.

Spare
November 14th 2012



5252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

guys how good are lemuria

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