Jimmy Eat World
Chase This Light


4.0
excellent

Review

by TH3FU USER (9 Reviews)
June 29th, 2012 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Pulling The listener Into A Warm Embrace Of Colour And Sound

'Chase This Light' could be an emotion you're feeling, a place you've visited, A person that you love deeply.
Something special, hopeful and magical - The album colours practically scream attention and now you know you can't resist.
Open the case, Slap a giant grin on your face as 'Big Casino' starts ringing in your ears.

Enter 'Chase This Light'
The Underdog.

The album itself features meaningful lyrics and spreads a message of hope throughout it's storylike ballads and catchy anthems. 'Big Casino' being the shining star as it pelts the reader with bright guitars and solid vocals - enough to make even the emptiest person smile, the song truly touches hearts, it truly inspires those with broken dreams.
"Rock on young saviour, don't give up you're hopes"
One may notice how slick and silky smooth the production is. Every world spat or spoken by Jim Adkins sounds crystal clear, Zach Lind dosen't miss a beat as drummer (although I expected a little cleverness to touch into his work) Tom Linton Indeed spices up the action when needed with neat guitar work and the bassist Rick Burch is easily an unsung hero who fades into the background.
Every song can hold it's own but you'll be left wanting an epic feel like that of 'Big Casino' something in which the band shows off every possible skill, possibly bursting out with a heart stopping solo - something that might borrow from earlier releases such as 'Bleed American'

Unfortunately, 'Chase This Light' isn't like being drip-fed sunshine.
It can take some listeners into a vista of thier own imagination.
It can inspire the lost, prevent suicide or just be there like a simple sunset to show a boyfriend/girlfriend.
But after multiple listens, following songs that don't quite cut the special mark... 'Chase This Light' will anger some for the true potential it had at the starting line.
It's not as dark as 'Futures'
Not as emotional as 'Clarity'
Not as award worthy as 'Bleed American'
Maybe one man's trash is another man's tresure - but if you stare into the soul of the album, close your eyes at night, you will listen and you will understand.

Reccomended:
Big Casino
Let It Happen
Electable (Give it up)
Feeling Lucky



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    Davey Boy STAFF (3)
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    SAvaGE888 (4)
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  • Tyler Fisher EMERITUS (4)
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    Ben Greenbank (2)
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Comments:Add a Comment 
minty901
June 29th 2012


2084 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not too bad a review. its a little wishy washy and not all that informative; at least it's interesting and different, though.

GhettoHmbrglr
June 29th 2012


608 Comments


First track is fantastic

phishing
June 29th 2012


395 Comments


ya jimmy eat world always had strong openers

not a 4

Sanders
June 29th 2012


2361 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love this album. JEW have a habit of becoming indicative of various stages of my life, and this one was bang smack in the middle of the best time ever

Storm In A Teacup
June 29th 2012


13221 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no way this is a 4

minty901
June 29th 2012


2084 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

too many high ratings for what's obviously their worst album.

Storm In A Teacup
June 29th 2012


13221 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

shit i've never even heard this

ZedO
June 29th 2012


1096 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

decent album

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
June 29th 2012


9067 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

boring



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