The Story So Far
What You Don't See


5.0
classic

Review

by Dakoda Jones USER (8 Reviews)
July 11th, 2013 | 41 replies | 1,677 views


Release Date: 03/26/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you like punk, get this album! If you don't like punk, still get this album!

2 of 5 thought this review was well written

What is it about The Story So Far that sounds so familiar? Is it their rough catchy vocals? Their charming melodies? Their crisp poppy drums? Perhaps all of the above.

What You Don't See had a lot to live up to after the band's debut album Under Soil and Dirt. A memorable and unique record that had resonance from all great pop punk. This new record is better than their debut, due to the fact that they have perfected what was done previously.

From start to finish, no one could have done it better. Their lyrics, catchier. Their riffs, better, their musicianship, flawless. The combination of everything here is absolutely perfect. Each song with its own unique structure and beautiful melody behind it comes out so rich because the vocals portray his meaning with solid forceful yet soft singing. There is a perfect incorporation of D Beats in all tracks, and fast paced strumming. I can easily recommend this to any Rise Against or Such Gold fans.

Empty Space and The Glass are the best tracks, but not by far. They shine because their verses and chorus's are remarkably awesome and so heartfelt. Remember those records that you can just drift off into? I do and I know you do. Well, this is that type of record. The whole album, track by track. Transitioning smoothly through each track. Don't just listen to a single track. Listen to the album as a whole and you'll get an experience unlike anything.

Really the only thing I can bicker about would be the production. While being very well mixed, the editing (or engineering) is a little too much; though this does not detract from anything.

I will not hesitate to say this could be the best pop punk record of all time. If you're interested in punk music at all, you need to get this album!



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Comments:Add a Comment 
ChuckyTruant
July 10th 2013



15582 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Brief but solid review.

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DAKODA
July 10th 2013



44 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thanks bro!

Cygnatti
July 10th 2013



20114 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Neg because review sucks. But also insta-neg for calling this possibly the best pop punk record out there.

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Kman418
July 10th 2013



8628 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I will not hesitate to say this could be the best pop punk record of all time

omfg

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ChuckyTruant
July 10th 2013



15582 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You guys are silly.

Cygnatti
July 10th 2013



20114 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

This guy clearly doesn't know how to pop punk.

Spec
July 10th 2013



26846 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Not the best pop punk record of all time I mean like come on, Daggermouth, Living With Lions, The Wonder Years, Crucial Dudes.

But yeah.

This rules.

ChuckyTruant
July 10th 2013



15582 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't think Pop Punk is hard to know.

And this is really good in terms of pop punk.

NeoSpaz
July 10th 2013



4509 Comments


Sweet summary !!!!!


but seriously.

SERIOUSLY

it's good pop punk but it's not the best, and it's not even the close to the best punk

Kman418
July 10th 2013



8628 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the ergs>>>

joshieboy12345
July 11th 2013



5259 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

AOTY so far. But not the best of all time.

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Cygnatti
July 11th 2013



20114 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

dam if hep kat gets in here, wooh boi

joshieboy12345
July 11th 2013



5259 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

This, ABR, TWY. AOTY contenders so far.

TheCollectiveFacade
July 11th 2013



650 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

joshie dont you think you're kinda limiting your music range when all your favourites are all catchy punk/metal?

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joshieboy12345
July 11th 2013



5259 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I have a very wide music taste my friend. But those are my favs so far.

Cygnatti
July 11th 2013



20114 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

no, it's not even that, it's two pop punk albums, and a metalcore one.

joshieboy12345
July 11th 2013



5259 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Andddddddddddddddddd?

TheCollectiveFacade
July 11th 2013



650 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

substance

TooManyFriends
July 11th 2013



395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this band is better than The Wonder Years sorry not sorry

TheCollectiveFacade
July 11th 2013



650 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"I have a very wide music taste my friend. But those are my favs so far."

dude all your classics are catchy albums which lack the substance to amount to a perfect 5/5



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