Artist: Jimmy Eat World
Album: Bleed American
Jim Adkins - Vocals, Guitar
Tom Linton - Guitar, Vocals
Rick Burch - Bass
Zach Lind - Drums
Released: Dreamworks Records (2002)
A Praise Chorus
Get It Faster
Before legal drinking age Jimmy Eat World had released two full stereo albums on Capitol records (Jimmy Eat World and Clarity). A split from Capitol left JEW high and dry. Dreamworks however gave them a new start and the album Bleed American has come from that. On this album JEW go from the Emo masterpiece that is Clarity to a almost pop-rock album however the quality does not decrease.
Bleed American - A drop D song which is one of the bands most popular. Screams out from the start and really opens the album. Powered by Jims voice this song is one the finest the album offers.
A Praise Chorus - If there was an award for catchiest song of all time this would certanely be in the running. It's the best song on the album and it's a beautiful song. Jims voice sounds great and it's a lyrically great song (Parts of the lyrics are from other songs however) This song will have your cd player on repeat.
The Middle - The only mistake this album really makes is it puts it's three best songs in a row. Now if you haven't heard the Middle you probably have been living in a box. It's got a great message about believing in yourself and is another beautiful song which you will have to keep listning to.
Your House - A pretty little song. Jims voice is really tunefull and it works perfectly with the song. It's a song any kid that's been in love will relate to.
Sweetness - The good songs just keep coming and Sweetness is no let down. It punks things up a little from Your House but yet again is melodic, tunefull and well written. A great song.
Hear You Me - Six songs in a row and still no let down. Hear You Me is the most beautiful song on the album. Very emotional and a JEW classic.
If you don't, Don't - A slight let down after the previous six songs but by no means a bad song. It's a good song, good lyrics (though that's standard for JEW) and it's something most people in love could relate with again.
Get It Faster - More a rock song than anything else but a kick *** song. Starts off quietly before kicking in. It sounds a bit like Bleed American and pulls off one of the catchiest chorus's on the album.
Cautioners - A sort of rocked up version of Hear You Me. It's a good song but still there is better on the album. Emotional as always and well written.
The Authority Song - Even the best people have flaws and this could apply for albums to. The Authority Song is by far the worst on the album. It just doesn't really flow. It sounds out of place.
My Sundown - Another acoustic driven song. This one is beautiful. The lyrics are great, Jims voice is lovely and it really fineshes off a beautiful album in style.
After Clarity I couldn't see how Jimmy Eat World could create an album as good however they do it here. It's a more poppy album and moves away from the Emo style they have on Clarity but still has beautiful songs, emotional lyrics and is possibly one of the best pop-punk albums of all time.
Rating: 5/5 :thumb: