Transit
Keep This To Yourself


4.0
excellent

Review

by Nu Metal USER (27 Reviews)
October 11th, 2010 | 28 replies | 11,542 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Keep this to yourself? Yeah right.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

2009/2010 has been two of the strongest years for Pop Punk since the 1990s, and my native New England has proved to be a hotspot for huge Pop Punk bands. When you think “New England Pop Punk” the first few bands that might come to mind are Four Year Strong and A Loss For Words. Be prepared to add Transit to this list of New England Pop Punk you’ll love, and completely go against the title of this album and tell everyone you know about how great this album is.

I have had the honor of seeing Transit twice, and they truly put on a great live show. XTOUGHXGUYX type people are for the most part not there and their set is entirely group singalongs and stage dives, and you don’t have the fear of some douchebag landing a spinkick to your mouth.

If you are a long-time fan of Transit you will see a ton of production improvement. First off, vocals have drastically improved. Two of the best vocal tracks are “Footwork” and the re-vamped “Please Head North” will basically make you realize this if you listened to the original on their split with Man Overboard. “Footwork” employs a chorus that uses a tasteful mix of singing and borderline shouting that is pulled off perfectly employing a wonderful balance between aggression and melody without getting annoying, missing are obnoxious chugga-chugga breakdowns, the overuse of gang-vocals, and those cross into Metalcore, “***ing move!” pieces. Guitars feel incredibly full on each song, Bass is audible, and drums are incredibly tasty, drummer Daniel Frazier can employ a roll that will stay in your mind for a while and make you say “Damn, that was good!”

The lyrics are also top-notch and relatable. PS represents a person’s struggle with friendship, moving on, and happiness. A couple of the best verses on this album are from this song. But these are my own opinions, go and listen to the album and find yourself your favorites. The other song to point out is Love is ______, which is also one of my favorite songs in this album in which Joe Boynton proclaims “I always knew that I would live and die in Boston, when I was 5 I put my hands into cement”

This album is another shot to the nuts of people who go “Pop-Punk is dead,” sure a ton of ‘scene’ sensations have gone big with a general lack of talent and creativity, one just needs to dive deeper in the genre instead of just scratching the surface. Keep This To Yourself is by-far one of the best Pop-Punk releases of the year 2010 and if you’re one of those Pop Punk fanatics you will find it hard not to like this.



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Irving
Staff Reviewer
October 11th 2010



7013 Comments


Very good first review. Pos.

Digging: Pixies - Indie Cindy

SeaAnemone
October 11th 2010



18880 Comments


Nice first review!

In the future, you might want to stray away from so much genre generalizations... and that second paragraph is unnecessary, I think you should get rid of it, but when you talk about the music you do it well! Pos


Expected to like this more than I did... I mean it's good, but this is just another one of those bands that do pop-punk wrong. too much fun, like The Wonder Years and Four Year Strong, bleh.

guitarplaya91
October 11th 2010



484 Comments


Good review, especially for a first. I'm glad bands like Transit, Title Fight, and Tiger's Jaw are trying to bring back pop punk from bands like Four Year Strong, and A Day To Remember. Even if they don't intentionally do that, I'm glad to see there are still bands that know how what pop punk is.

@SeaAnemone check out their split with Man Overboard. One of the things I didn't like about Keep This To Yourself is the production seems like you said, too much fun. The orignial version of Please Head North is a lot darker, I think it's a much more emotional version.

SeaAnemone
October 11th 2010



18880 Comments


yeah I don't know exactly what it is but bands like Four Year Strong and The Wonder Years kinda make me want to
puke... especially when they're heralded as like these saviors of pop-punk or some bullshit.

EDIT: yeah, Tiger's Jaw is cool too

cvlts
October 12th 2010



8917 Comments


gettin burnt out by poppunk this year tbh.

Digging: As Cities Burn - Come Now Sleep

EyeForAnEye
October 12th 2010



1678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks everyone.

Sea - Its understandable, we all have our expectations when it comes to genres of music.

Raccoonology
November 6th 2010



25 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

probably my favorite pop punk record of the year

Panzerjager
December 6th 2010



20 Comments


I think I have to disagree about saying that pop punk isn't supposed fun. The reason pop punk exist is because it IS a shit ton of fun. Look at the bands the essentially created the genre. NOFX, Blink, New Found Glory were all about fun and the reason many of picked up a pop punk record.

Leatherneck
December 6th 2010



660 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah this record is not fun either, it's pretty depressing imo

EyeForAnEye
December 7th 2010



1678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Still a great record nonetheless, they just got signed to Rise Records with Man Overboard. So stoked for them.

EyeForAnEye
December 8th 2010



1678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, but then again PMtoday is on Rise which is more prog indie.

Leatherneck
December 8th 2010



660 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

if transit and man overboard's next albums are complete shit i'll blame rise records for sure

EyeForAnEye
December 8th 2010



1678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Transit said they adamantly refuse to have the record company have any influence on their music though.

SeaAnemone
December 8th 2010



18880 Comments


oh man they're so punk

EyeForAnEye
December 9th 2010



1678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

But then again, everyone forgets PMtoday is on that label. And they sound much different then most bands out there.

EyeForAnEye
December 9th 2010



1678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Theyre also on Bambooze, congrats to them too.

Spec
March 7th 2011



26848 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Really diggin this lately.

Spluger
February 17th 2012



1013 Comments


Never liked this album much tbh, but Listen & Forgive wants me to give this a second chance.

Hep Kat
February 17th 2012



14028 Comments


tumblr-core

Digging: Fucked Up - Year of the Dragon

Spec
April 12th 2012



26848 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

His voice get's annoying. Needs more grit.



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