Craig's Brother
E.P.idemic


4.0
excellent

Review

by Dunpeal USER (10 Reviews)
July 7th, 2010 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Overall, in Epidemic, Craig's Brother offers up another solid effort in clean melodies and strong vocals for any casual fan of pop-punk to enjoy.

While Homecoming was more of a garage pop-punk album in the vein of NUFAN, LAGWAGON or NOFX, with fast guitars and drums, Lost at Sea made the transition toward stronger production and a more conscious decision to emphasize an overall theme. In their latest EP we find CB carrying what they learned in their sophomore effort and growing into a more confident band with a firmer grasp on a sound they are comfortable with.

Epidemic, while short, is a very solid outing for Craig's Brother. Ted Bond's vocals are quite distinct, as always, and have always fit the pop-punk sound quite well. Epidemic feels more of an extension of Lost at Sea, only because the subject matter is mostly the same, relationships. However, by now we must all face the fact that relationships and music go hand-in-hand, therefore, this fact should not turn anyone away from at least giving this record a listen.

The lyrics are meaningful and never seem or sound generic or cliché. Bond does a good job of flowing within the guitars, especially in "Bad Marriage." Each song is strong in its own right, but if I had to pick a weakest song it would have to be "E.P.issdumbology." To me it's only weak because it feels like the odd-man-out as the only song not about some sort of personal relationship; but outside of that small thing it's not a bad song at all.

Overall, in Epidemic, Craig's Brother offers up another solid effort in clean melodies and strong vocals for any casual fan of pop-punk to enjoy. I didn't want to break down each song one by one since it's such a short album and really each song is worth listening to if you at least enjoy pop-punk somewhat. If you like any of the bands/albums that I recommended, then I'm positive you'll like this album.



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SadAndHolyGlow
November 3rd 2012


1526 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Nice review, my friend. Fun EP, too.

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FourthReich
November 6th 2013


17969 Comments


Nice review, my friend. Fun EP, too.Nice review, my friend. Fun EP, too.

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PunchforPunch
November 6th 2013


6280 Comments


hi i'm craig's brother

Dunpeal
November 6th 2013


3690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sup

FourthReich
November 6th 2013


17969 Comments


http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/image.php?u=644351&dateline=1383798646

Dunpeal
November 6th 2013


3690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that dude don't play

FourthReich
November 6th 2013


17969 Comments


that's demi irl lol, circa 2009 i think

Dunpeal
November 6th 2013


3690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dem thumbs tho. no telling where they've been

FourthReich
November 6th 2013


17969 Comments


so long lol he's gunna make a man very happy one day

Dunpeal
November 6th 2013


3690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah, i think he's off the market actually ;_;



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