Title Fight
The Last Thing You Forget


4.0
excellent

Review

by Lee Carlson USER (26 Reviews)
September 4th, 2010 | 76 replies | 20,995 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Pop Punk/Hardcore without the trendiness.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

“All those times I told myself, I’d never end up all alone. I guess I lied.”

Title Fight is a rare gem. This album is by no means a classic, and the songwriting isn’t anything groundbreaking. However, the band itself isn’t the same cookie-cutter pop punk/hardcore band that has been exploding onto the scene lately. Lately the new “trend” is bands that take the intensity of hardcore and add catchy hooks and vocals on top of it. (Four Year Strong, A Day to Remember etc.) However, the music ends up being all the same. A very catch song, with a random breakdown in the middle of it; it does not seem to flow well and it seems the “hardcore” aspect of the band is just so kids have something to do at their live shows. Title fight has in my own opinion has perfected the mesh. Every song flows, has great catchy hooks that put any pop punk band to shame, and the ferocity and emotion of any hardcore band on the scene, AND OMG there are no breakdowns. Take the intensity and chemistry of Kid Dynamite, and the hooks and snags of early Taking Back Sunday, and somewhere in the outcome you’ll Find Title Fight.

“The Last Thing You Forget,” is actually a compilation of Title Fight’s split EP, and their first 7” EP. There are a number of songs that are new as well. Repetition taken into account, the album flows extremely well. All the songs seem to be placed in the right spot, and never leave the listener bored. Opener Symmetry does exactly what you would expect an opener to do. Introduce you to what the next half hour is going to be like. Dual vocals (both harsh and clean) fast paced punk, with a very melodic chorus. Although Title Fight doesn’t seem to stray too far from this pattern in the rest of the album, the fantastic musicianship as well as lyrical talent never seems to get old. In fact it left me wanting more. One of the most solid tracks on the album Goldwaite is one of the most impactful, and deeply felt acts of teen angst I’ve heard in years. The simple Idea of a lost relationship and being confined translates into the highlight of the album. There is something everyone can relate to on the record, without seeming too fake, or too whiny.

“The Last Thing You Forget,” is one hell of a debut for Title Fight, and it’s already showing. I remember seeing them in a local bar two years ago, and in a couple months I’ll be seeing them on tour with Bayside. This is not the greatest album I’ve ever heard. It is a gem. It reminds me of why I fell in love with music in the first place. Buy it, download it, do whatever you have to, listen to Title Fight at least once.

“Let this be the last thing you forget.”

Standout Tracks:
Symmetry
Memorial Field
No One Stays At The Top Forever
Goldwaite



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accompliceofmydeath
September 4th 2010



4200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review. These guys are one of the best in this scene. I like that they don't use the random breakdown formula and they pull in more of a 90's melodic hardcore/punk vibe.

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cvlts
September 4th 2010



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

good review.

fromtheinside
September 4th 2010



18082 Comments


i see kid dynamite, should i get this?

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cvlts
September 4th 2010



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

definately worth having in the library. yes.

guitarplaya91
September 5th 2010



485 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

eh about the polar bear club comparison I'll have to wait for Title Fight's next album to judge that. Polar bear club had such a distinctive sound on Sometime things just disappear, but got a LITTLE bit more generic with chasing hamburg. I think this is better than chasing hamburg, but below STJD

Time
September 5th 2010



81 Comments


this band and fireworks are my favorite pop-punk bands around

guitarplaya91
September 5th 2010



485 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

never listened to fireworks. are they more like title fight or are they another pop-core br00t4l band

accompliceofmydeath
September 7th 2010



4200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They're definitely not popcore, but they're not super similar to Title Fight. Kind of like The Wonder Years, but not as silly or This Time Next Year.

dansxdead
September 13th 2010



438 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

These guys live 20 minutes away from me!

botb
September 13th 2010



9654 Comments


this rules and so does bad seed.

Awesomesauce
September 14th 2010



1084 Comments


Hmm sounds good, I'll have to check this out.

bringonthebreakdown, who's the smokin hot chick in your avatar?

Winsomniac
September 14th 2010



7968 Comments


It really is quite good. Symmetry is a great great great song.

SpoonerMcgee
October 8th 2010



58 Comments


I like this cd alot, but I feel the pacing is awkward. The first three songs have way more of a hardcore feel before the 4th starts with a pop-punky nougat center. It's not bad, but I like their heavier aspects more.

pmmets07
October 17th 2010



5865 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

so fucking good

guitarplaya91
November 27th 2010



485 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bad Seed is great. Just saw Title Fight with Bayside the other night. Fan girls didn't know what hit them.

DustinWindex
November 27th 2010



31 Comments


Title Fight is siiiiiiick

pmmets07
December 16th 2010



5865 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i just found out a few weeks ago that this really isn't an LP. It's a 7" with a previous EP (Kingston) and their side of a split with The Erection Kids.

The songs from "The Last Thing You Forget EP" are Symmetry, Introvert, No One Stays At the Top Forever, and Western Haikus

accompliceofmydeath
December 16th 2010



4200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You can tell the flow just right. It doesn't make it any less enjoyable though.

guitarplaya91
December 26th 2010



485 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pmmets07. I stated that in the review.

xstaytrue18x
February 18th 2011



579 Comments


i get a bomb the music industry! feel with these guys. good band and good album.



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