La Dispute
Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...


1.5
very poor

Review

by YoWassupBros USER (5 Reviews)
August 6th, 2012 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A sad foray into what a human male is when all of his testosterone is sapped from his body =(

I first listened to La Dispute with high expectations. I saw one of their posters and it was spelled "LA DISPUTE" and I assumed the band's name was "LA Dispute." Awesome, no? Expected them to go hard, have lots of awesomely ignorant lyrics and generally just be one of the most badass bands alive.

Cue me pulling up "Such Small Hands" on Youtube and wondering what the hell was wrong with their album cover art. It seemed like some sissy ass painting some 1st grader that gets made fun of for still wetting his pants made. Oh well, pressed play and nothing could prepare me for what happened next. I had to try my hardest to keep the tears from pouring out.

What the hell was this?? Why am I listening to some white kid whine about getting friendzoned or some B.S.? Since when was hardcore full whiny, overly estrogenated lead vocalists? Maybe the track was some kind of a joke? Alas that was not to be. This whole album is full of this rubbish lyrics and sissy guitars. My roommate came in as I was playing some track sand asked me why I was listening to some guy crying. That's how awful this stuff is.

More research yields even worse results. Apparently their album is based off on some Chinese story or w/e. What some white kids from Michigan are doing taking the hxc sound and using to tell stories of Azn folktales is beyond me and quite frankly, I don't want to know about the thought process that went behind an album like this. Oh and the title is pretentious too.

The only reason I give this a .5 is because admittedly some parts sound kinda sweet and could make for great dynamic shifts if a moshcore band like L.A. Dispute actually did exist and they decided to add maor nuance to their songs, but otherwise, this album is a waste of time for everyone involved.

If you value your manhood, avoid this album at all costs. Girls, you know better than hang out with dudes who have lyrics as creepy and clingy as this. In short, the album is suitable for no one. Do yourself a favor and pull out some sick hardcore tracks about being tough and from dah streets!


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    Our hearts still beat the same....

    Charlie (4.5)
    This sixty-minute long sucker punch is unlike anything you've ever heard. And it's absolut...

    sweatandtrees (4.5)
    Overall, I still believe that this is La Dispute's best album both musically and lyrically...

    crandynewman (1.5)
    Have you ever been a dumped sixteen year-old kid? Did you make an album? Well you aren't...

  • someguest (5)
    ...

    Connor Welsh (5)
    ...And our hearts still beat the same....

    Eric (3.5)
    I fear my relationship with Somewhere At the Bottom... is heading towards the same end as ...

    Wayne H. (5)
    There’s no dispute. These guys are simply incredibly talented and put tremendous focus i...

  • Squib (3.5)
    ...

    Nevin (4.5)
    La Dispute brings an interesting offer to the hardcore genre....

    SnackaryBinx (4.5)
    The river's not flooded this time....


Comments:Add a Comment 
KILL
August 6th 2012


71750 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

sweet bro

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macadoolahicky
August 6th 2012


1835 Comments


You're no crandynewman

newjunkaesthetic93
August 6th 2012


1871 Comments


When is crandy coming back? This town could use a hero, now more than ever.

JackSparrow
August 6th 2012


1686 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Fuck. You.

Hep Kat
August 6th 2012


15351 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

righteous

Calc
August 6th 2012


12185 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

i don't like giving ones to bands who actually at least play music. but these guys do suck donkey bawls

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ApplicationToHeaven
August 6th 2012


1561 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

didn't read but good rating

Ire
August 6th 2012


41779 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

cool review but bro the other one is way worse 1 that 1 pleaz

Funeralopolis
August 6th 2012


11342 Comments


correct rating

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TheFonz123
August 6th 2012


2795 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

the singing on this is so annoying

LifeAsAChipmunk
August 6th 2012


4854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

C'mon guys, this is at least more interesting than that new Gaslight album.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 6th 2012


50362 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Not me

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jdennis31
August 6th 2012


6511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you guys are listening to this wrong

camaraderie
August 6th 2012


988 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

How do you listen to it right?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 6th 2012


50362 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

with a buttplug in I guess

jdennis31
August 6th 2012


6511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^wrong, you will have one less orifice to let the emotions pour out. when you 3.5+ it, you know you listened correctly

camaraderie
August 6th 2012


988 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

makes sense

SadAndHolyGlow
August 6th 2012


1520 Comments


Yikes.

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AlecBaldwin
August 6th 2012


147 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"When is crandy coming back? This town could use a hero, now more than ever."


Awesome.

TooLateToGoBack
August 6th 2012


1764 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

these are so boring :/

crandy, come back pls.

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