Brand New
Deja Entendu


2.0
poor

Review

by yidnarc USER (18 Reviews)
July 26th, 2012 | 94 replies | 3,359 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist

Review Summary: You need to Deja Intend-to-do something better next time.

After the high point of Your Favorite Weapon the tension was on Brand New to make a great next album. Interestingly enough they didn't lose any crucial members and that gave me hope. It gave me hope that Deja Entendu, the second album in Brand New's discograpy would be their best yet. Jesse Lacey had time to own those vocal harmonies to perfection and several years of writing to get the songs just perfect. But did they succeed? No not really. While this isn't the worst album in their collection (Hello Daisy!) it might be the most disappointing for me personally, in my opinion.

Let's go over the good things about this album first. First of all the vocals on it are quite good and really the production overall has improved even over the good production of Your Favorite Weapon. The vocals are all crisp and clear and Jaesse sounds better than ever and so do the instruments, even though they're barely used on the album compared to the last one. That's actually one of my big problems...it doesn't feel like Brand New without lots of power chords, and this album doesn't have much of it (and Daisy somehow has even less!) which really hurts the album for the worse. Another thing that hurts the album is the songs themselves. Unlike Your Favorite Weapon that had pretty catchy songs but bad production, this is the opposite. There's no catchiness here except for a couple tracks. And, from a poppunk band, that is entirely unaccepted.

Tatou is probably the worst opener yet, managing to be ever worse than The Shower Scene, and that's a pretty big accomplishment, so props to the boys on that one. But then come the album's two good songs Sic Transit Gloria (Glory Fades) and I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light. Even though their titles are really stupid and Fall Out Boy ish, these two songs are what save this album from a 1.5. They're pretty catchy and have some great vocals and writing. Its too bad that the rest of the album is very much junk. For example, Jaws Theme Swimming is awful and more annoying than catchy and Me Maradona and Elvis is catchy but too repetitive, and Play Crack the Sky is just a damn weird and out of place closer. All in all unless you are a hardcore Brand New fan with an opened mind, I wouldn't really bother checking this one.



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yidnarc
July 25th 2012


147 Comments


be gentle, i know it is fan favorite

mindleviticus
July 25th 2012


8229 Comments


I haven't listened to this, but the review looks VERY well written and it looks like you spent A LOT
of time on it! Great work! =_=

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yidnarc
July 25th 2012


147 Comments


thanks mindle!

mindleviticus
July 25th 2012


8229 Comments


whatchu talkin' about flutter? great review, he got everything right on the dot with this. can't wait to not listen because of this!

yidnarc
July 25th 2012


147 Comments


sorry flutter, i thought it was ok

yidnarc
July 25th 2012


147 Comments


your sardonism is not my favorite

camaraderie
July 25th 2012


988 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah this review is not good. If you think this is significantly worse than Your Favorite Weapon then I don't know what to do with you. Both albums are 3.5's.

mindleviticus
July 25th 2012


8229 Comments


yeah flutter way to be sarcastic. yidnarc, you're alright. be my friend.

yidnarc
July 25th 2012


147 Comments


i think you guys dont know much about poppunk so there

thanks mindle. you are cool as also

camaraderie
July 25th 2012


988 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I know almost as much as Andcas does and he knows like 2000 pop punk bands so there.

mindleviticus
July 25th 2012


8229 Comments


yeah man these guys know shit all about pooppunk

yidnarc
July 25th 2012


147 Comments


they dont seem very good if they like this one! its very bad

HypedMerchant
July 25th 2012


333 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this saddens me my life is ruin. horrible review, fuck this uneducated shif

yidnarc
July 25th 2012


147 Comments


be nicer please

TooLateToGoBack
July 25th 2012


1764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

obligatory bad review comment.

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HypedMerchant
July 25th 2012


333 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is like the first review I ever neg'd yeah and andcas is pop-punk genius

yidnarc
July 25th 2012


147 Comments


i dissagree, but thanks anyway

RosaParks
July 25th 2012


14900 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ur fuckin dead asshole shit review

yidnarc
July 25th 2012


147 Comments


be nicer please

Counterfeit
July 25th 2012


17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"it might be the most disappointing for me personally, in my opinion."
Lol

"And, from a poppunk band, that is entirely unaccepted."
Lol
"All in all unless you are a hardcore Brand New fan with an opened mind, I wouldn't really bother checking this one"
I wish I had an opened mind, mines still shut. Haven't gotten the surgery. Can't afford it



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