Brand New
Daisy


4.5
superb

Review

by JohnnyGetYourKnife USER (1 Reviews)
October 1st, 2009 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: 'Daisy' is the sound of maturity, showing that Brand New are progressing in their sound, marking one of 2009's best releases.

Whichever way we look at it, Brand New are growing up, both physically and musically. And look how far they've come. They've progressed from the young, adolescent teens that brought us 'Your Favourite Weapon,' into the 30 somthing gods that they are now, rewarding our loyalty with yet another near perfect album, Daisy. Brand New have managed to create an album that is heavier than 'Your Favourite Weapon,' 'Deja Entendu' and 'The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me' put together. Taking the pop-punk aspects of 'Your Favourite Weapon,' the headbanging moments of 'Deja Entendu' and the acoustic elements of 'The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me.' Brand New have reached a milestone. They've managed to create (for some) the album of the year, or, at least, one of 2009's best releases.

Daisy opens up with 'Vices,' an angry song using elements of post-hardcore and grunge. 'Vices' has a very pop-grunge feel to it, boasting excellent drumming, and Jesse Lacey's screams. Feedback is used to an advantage, so it sounds like something off of Nirvana's In Utero. This is definitely one of the best songs on the album. 'At The Bottom' is undoubtedly the best song on the album. It really sets the mood and tone so the rest of the album can follow suite. This song has a very catchy chorus, and sounds like it should have been on 'The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me.' The title track, Daisy, is another excellent, melodic song. The highlight of this track is the lyrics:

Quote:
I'm a mountain that has been moved
I'm a river that is all dried up
I'm an ocean nothing floats on
I'm a sky that nothing wants to fly in
I'm a sun that doesn't burn hot
I'm a moon that never shows it's face
I'm a mouth that doesn't smile
I'm a word that no one ever wants to say...
The majority of songs on this album balances raw, agressive, grunge influenced moments with soft melodic moments. Check out 'You Stole' and you'll see what I mean. It definitely, like some tracks, builds to a climax, a certain point, before the track ends and you find yourself wondering what the hell just happened. In a good way. All the songs differ in their own way from one another. Brand New have proven that [i]this[i] is what they are now. [i]This[i] is them. 'Noro' is another song that builds up as time elapses.

[quote]How am I ever going to know peace?
How will I ever see the light through the trees?
I want to burn down everything we've begun,
I want to kill and eat my young.[quote]

Daisy is completely unique. It's so unlike anything Brand New have ever done before, yet it constantly reminds you of their former efforts. [i]This[i] is them. They're slowly, very slowly, pushing and opening up their musical boundries, taking a different route each album.


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DhA
October 1st 2009


421 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

good review dude - i agree with most of it too

Athom
Staff Reviewer
October 1st 2009


17222 Comments


close your tags like [/quote]

jagride
October 1st 2009


2355 Comments


'Daisy is unique'

Just no. it intermittently sounds like Jesus Lizard, Fugazi, Modest Mouse and a bunch of other bands. It's still a pretty decent record though.

Greggers
October 1st 2009


2375 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Bitchin' sweet album, good review

shortone323
October 1st 2009


883 Comments


Review is good I guess, but I feel like I've read this already. Like 3 times.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
October 1st 2009


23909 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No one has the balls to write a review for this that isn't a 4-4.5

Digging: RATKING - So It Goes

shortone323
October 1st 2009


883 Comments


The whole intro literally feels like I've read it before. I thought that copy and pasting guy was back for a second.

Prophet178
October 1st 2009


6397 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Ugh, another above 4 review.

Zip
October 2nd 2009


5312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

does anyone have an original opinion that they would like to post?

No?
Then gtfo.

AtavanHalen
October 2nd 2009


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Fuck off Zippermouth you're not authority

Fapper
October 2nd 2009


649 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What happened to that 2 or 2.5 review that Boognish did?

Prophet178
October 2nd 2009


6397 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Looks like it got deleted.

Fapper
October 2nd 2009


649 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Someone should write a thorough review for this with a mediocre rating, I think.

Prophet178
October 2nd 2009


6397 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I want to do a 3-3.5 rating, but there was talk of staff doing one so I never bothered.

redsparrow
October 2nd 2009


431 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Joined 09-30-09


brand new street team corps ftw

lol

Douglas
October 2nd 2009


9118 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

??? Soooooo he/she just joined...

Digging: The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes

Zip
October 2nd 2009


5312 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Fuck off Zippermouth you're not authority
Since when

redsparrow
October 2nd 2009


431 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Nothing wrong about that. I'm all for new users. But I find it funny, that's all.

Necrophobic
October 3rd 2009


88 Comments


I love this album. Check out my 'Seasons in the Abyss' review as well. I noticed that you like slayer

jagride
October 3rd 2009


2355 Comments


I don't get the praise for this band. They're so overwrought. Kind of a band for people in their teens



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