Taking Back Sunday
New Again


4.0
excellent

Review

by Blindsided USER (64 Reviews)
June 5th, 2009 | 25 replies | 3,581 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: New Again will have you clapping your hands all summer long.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

If you’re on summer vacation already please go pick up this album if you haven’t. Taking Back Sunday has done it again, and with a new singer this time. Some people may think they named this new album New Again because their line-up has changed but I think the real reason is because they have come up with new, original material again. After the departure of Fred Mascherino and with Adam Lazzara still at vocals, they’ve created a new and improved sound. Don’t worry folk’s good ‘ol Matt Fazzi is now helping out with the singing.

New Again is a summertime album just because it sounds so much better when listening to it in the sun or outside in general. It creates a happy atmosphere that is much needed when trying to get yourself through finals or just starting off your summer with a bang. The album really starts off well with the title track “New Again.” It has all the energy that you anticipated when you decided to buy this album. The second song “Sink Into Me” is the best on the record in my opinion. The bass beats and the “Hey!” chant make this song one of the catchiest on the album. I doubt you can listen to this song and not clap your hands or at least tap your foot to the amazing rhythm. “Lonely, Lonely” is another solid hit on this album. It keeps with the idea of clapping throughout the song but it sounds more like typical Taking Back Sunday.

Being that this album was released on June 2nd makes me think that they wanted this to be a summer album. The fourth song, “Summer, Man” keeps with the theme but is kind of depressing with lyrics such as “the summer is over and I doubt I’ll see you around.” This is where, sadly to say the album drops off. “Swing” is nothing new; “Where My Mouth Is” is relatively acceptable with its mediocre catchiness it brings to the table. “Cut Me Up Jenny” thankfully picks up where “Sink Into Me” left off. The beat is right on and with Adam’s borderline screaming on the chorus it makes for a pretty decent song.

Do yourself a favor and listen to “Catholic Knees” and “Capital M-E” just once and then skip over them whenever you listen to this album. There is nothing specifically wrong with them it’s just that they’re nothing neither new nor exciting to listen to and that time could be spent to listening to “Carpathia.” “Carpathia” is the second to last song on the album and really helps bring a nice close to New Again. It’s nothing new or stimulating but it does show the true potential of Taking Back Sunday’s songwriting talent. The closer “Everything Must Go” is one of the best albums closers I have ever had the pleasure to hear. The true emotion of the song along with the disheartening lyrics makes this a joy to listen through. Whether you’re listening to this album playing beach volleyball, sitting around a campfire with your friends or just relaxing because school is finally over, New Again is a must listen for the summer if not one of the best Taking Back Sunday albums ever.



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Zip
June 5th 2009



5312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album is so great, can't believe its only getting a 3.6.

Knott-
Emeritus
June 5th 2009



10195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

tbt in disguise and capital m-e rules

Chewie
June 5th 2009



4531 Comments


your sentences could flow a little nicer, but overall a solid review Mr. Toeben

Blindsided
June 5th 2009



1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I know I'm working on them but thanks Derek.

AtavanHalen
June 5th 2009



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

What is WRONG with you people? This isn't really that great.

Phantom
June 5th 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Hasn't Adam Lazzara been doing vocals since Tell All Your Friends? Could be wrong.

Other than that, pretty good review.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 5th 2009



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah he's always been the vocalist, except on their first EP

fred mascherino is the guy who left, fazzi replaced him

AtavanHalen
June 5th 2009



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Fred brought so much to this band; he's sorely missing on this record. Half the time this is just really lazy, generic TBS stuff.

mvdu
June 5th 2009



601 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think I'm going to increase my rating of this. Sounds better on second listen.

Blindsided
June 5th 2009



1871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wow I failed there. I thought that he was but his voice is for some reason more distinctive on this album. From now on I'll leave the personnel of TBS to Chan since I am a amateur TBS listener lol.

AtavanHalen
June 6th 2009



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Shut up

Zip
June 6th 2009



5312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

hater

AtavanHalen
June 6th 2009



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

LIKING THIS ALBUM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FUCKING WEATHER
I'm done.

Zip
June 6th 2009



5312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

And today we have sunny skies with some mild Taking Back Sunday coming in from east, enjoy your weekend.

AtavanHalen
June 6th 2009



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Go and tell all your friends.

Zip
June 6th 2009



5312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'LL SAY IT LOUDER NOW THIS ALBUM IS FUCKING AWESOME!

AtavanHalen
June 6th 2009



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I know you didn't mean it, I know you didn't mean it

Zip
June 6th 2009



5312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I know this isn't where you want to be, you should just leave.

AtavanHalen
June 6th 2009



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I've got a bad feeling about this

Mikedrummer
June 6th 2009



276 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you've got this new head filled up with smoke and ive got my veins all tangled close to the jukebox etc etc, pretty good band. im gonna be honest, i didnt even listen to this, i just 4'd it to piss off elitists.



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