Creeper Lagoon
Take Back The Universe And Give Me Yesterday


4.0
excellent

Review

by C.F. USER (19 Reviews)
July 29th, 2012 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Do you want me to get naked and start the revolution?

Orange County is a 2002 film starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black. Recently graduated from high school and with the whole world just around the corner, Colin Hanks' character tries to shake of the shackles of his broken home and apathetic group of friends, which has been hindering his life as a fledgling writer. Not without a few errors, the film does a great job of capturing youthful ambition, spontaneity and an anxious teenager's inability -nay, refusal- to sit still and watch the world pass him by. Creeper Lagoon's “Under the Tracks,” the centerfold of this album – the one I'm reviewing right now – is on that movie's soundtrack.

Take Back The Universe And Give Back Yesterday operates on consistently sounding fresh, grabbing life by the balls. With “Chance of a Lifetime”, the album tiptoes its opening with a simple guitar riff and vocals before it expands into a sprawling, lively anthem. The production encompasses so many different sounds and textures thrown into songs, like puzzle pieces, making each song its own distinct beast and, in turn, giving the album so much variation, keeping the listener always on their toes. Contrast the aptly named, hard hitting track “Wrecking Ball” to the glossy, synth-laden “Naked Days”; the instrumental, stomp-like acoustic jam “She Loves Me Not” to the baritone, almost darkly Post-Punk vocals featured in “Lover's Leap”. Creeper Lagoon eschew any notion of minimalism in this album, employing all tools available to them to make as heterogeneous of an album as they can, while still maintaining a cohesive, poppy Alt Rock album.

What is most impressive about this album, however, is how despite all the areas this album explores, it is still so easily digestible. It does not take many listens to fully appreciate Take Back The Universe And Give Back Yesterday. This shouldn't be scoffed at as an indulgence to our culture of immediate gratification, but rather a testament how to do indulge artfully. Just sit back and bask in one of the more purely enjoyable albums you'll listen to in a while.



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WeepingBanana
July 29th 2012


10217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my submission for my Review a Random Album Game

props to omnipanzer

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 29th 2012


50960 Comments


sweet and short just like mine
My banada weeps every time I read your reviews

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WeepingBanana
July 29th 2012


10217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

hey man thanks means a lot

MichaelSnoxall
July 29th 2012


12163 Comments


I don't entirely understand what the point of the first paragraph is.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 29th 2012


50960 Comments


It's a metaphor fool

WeepingBanana
July 29th 2012


10217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's just a comparable piece of media

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 29th 2012


50960 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuha5Im1RaQ

WeepingBanana
July 29th 2012


10217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pos

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2012


2043 Comments


Pretty well-written, and I always enjoyed Orange County.

Few errors, though: "pieces" not "peaces," commas go inside quotes, "What is most impressive album" should have an about this before "album." "It does not take my listens" "my" should be "many." "our immediate gratification culture" needs to be reworked into something like "our culture of immediate gratification."

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WeepingBanana
July 29th 2012


10217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

haha oh man thanks for that

kids, this is why you don't write reviews stoned

WeepingBanana
July 29th 2012


10217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

although i'm fairly certain in this case commas go outside the quotes

EDIT: nevermind you're right

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 29th 2012


50960 Comments


I've seen Orange County a few time so I guess I've heard a song off this

omnipanzer
July 29th 2012


21660 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Short and sweet, I like it.
Glad you enjoyed the album.

POS

WeepingBanana
July 30th 2012


10217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks omni

omnipanzer
July 30th 2012


21660 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

You're welcome sir.
I hope we get enough reviews posted to make it worth while to do again.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
April 29th 2014


13454 Comments


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