Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Year Of the Rabbit 7"


4.0
excellent

Review

by kane USER (11 Reviews)
August 6th, 2009 | 27 replies | 8,382 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist


Year of the Rabbit may well only be two songs, but if we lay the facts out on the table then you realise that this is more than just two songs. It's two fucking awesome songs which is way better. Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) may have a stupid name (in fact in a recent survey 9 out of 10 people said they do), but at the end of the day it's the music that counts. The band play a strain of indie/emo we've all heard before through artists like the Mike Kinsella's American Football, but to give credit where it's due they do it well, really well. In fact I'd say they're the crown fucking jewels of the genre if only to get you to check them out. Instrumentally, the band has a very clean sound; particularly the guitar which is subtly technical in style, whilst vocally it could almost be Kinsella crooning along the way the smooth vocals become almost another instrument as they weave and intermingle with the music. Basically you need this.


NVM DELETE



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gaslightanthem
August 6th 2009


5209 Comments


Idk why this created a new album when I submitted the review but whatever. I've asked the mods to see to it.

Check this out.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2009


8357 Comments


smooth Kane, smooth hahah

I am pretty sure this will get deleted though (sad face)

gaslightanthem
August 6th 2009


5209 Comments


I should hope so too.

rasputin
August 6th 2009


14544 Comments


nice soundoff why dont you go soundoff on my soundoff

jingledeath
August 6th 2009


7104 Comments


hey man

will i like this?

Nagrarok
August 6th 2009


8239 Comments


I love this review. Extensive, detailed, informative, everything a review needs. I also love how you support your opinion with facts:

in fact in a recent survey 9 out of 10 people said they do


robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2009


15035 Comments


NVM DELETE

Knott-
Emeritus
August 6th 2009


10195 Comments


ahaha

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2009


17920 Comments


fagracock

kitsch
August 6th 2009


5107 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

downloaded this and their 5 song ep a few days ago. its pretty good.

WatchItExplode
August 6th 2009


3240 Comments


Where's kingsoby on whilst patrol?

Waior
August 6th 2009


11451 Comments


subtly technical in style, whilst vocally


Marry me.

StallionMang
May 21st 2014


5608 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Anyone else think the title-track sounds exactly like Better Half by The Get Up Kids

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SnakeDelilah
May 21st 2014


7129 Comments


is that a good thing

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Futures
May 21st 2014


10599 Comments


Better Half is such an incredible song.

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StallionMang
May 21st 2014


5608 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah both songs are great, just something I noticed

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2014


50341 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah

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Futures
May 21st 2014


10599 Comments


Never jammed this band. Probably should considering how much emo I listen to.

SnakeDelilah
May 21st 2014


7129 Comments


You can tell when this EP was written because the title of the second song is a reference to an AT&T commercial from 2007.

@Futures: These guys are amazing, check out What It Takes to Move Forward first, you'll get hooked on it very easily.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2014


50341 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Never jammed this band. Probably should considering how much emo I listen to."

They're the best emo band so yeah



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