Saves the Day
I'm Sorry I'm Leaving


4.5
superb

Review

by The_One USER (5 Reviews)
April 9th, 2006 | 11 replies | 5,213 views


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


Solid from start to finish, this acoustic album represents the best of Saves the Day. A wonderful gut wrenching ride on this emotional rollercoaster of an EP. Starting from the heartbreaking“I’m Sorry I’m Leaving," the EP travels through a path of incredible emotion, finishing with a Modern English cover of “I’ll Melt with You."

What makes Saves the Day so appealing could be the fact that Conley can describe indescribable emotions by putting them into words. His lyrics are simple, yet so much more complex in emotion and spiritual depth, a feat very rarely seen in today’s pop punk scene. And on this album, he does not fail to impress.

One of those very few bands with an uncanny ability to write acoustic songs as well as, if not better than, songs from their normal routine of distorted guitars. Song writing and lyrical genius Chris Conley leads this project entirely. Conley’s lyrics are simply superb and the first song, “I’m Sorry I’m Leaving" pays testimony to this as he sings a bittersweet:

Quote:
“You, sweet, are worth these next four months until I bail out and kiss behind your ears, drive off in the van. Oh my god, I think I'm dying in this car seat, where I'll spend through winter."

Yet, with songs like “Jessie and My Whetstone," “Hold," and “Take Our Cars Now" this 5 song EP takes a turn for a brighter and happier sounding album. Saves the Day’s trademark of extremely catchy, and brilliant melody tainted with a bit of heartache, is clearly evident throughout. This 5 song EP is extremely well written, however, frankly it is quite short. As each song is an average 2 ˝ minutes.

If you ever manage to find the 7" EP buy it. It comes with “The Way His Collar Falls," one of Saves the Day’s best acoustic songs not on the CD version.

Definitely, buy it for yourself or your girlfriend. Hell, as it is a pretty old album, just download it. But never, never, never be without! This is one acoustic album you don’t want to miss.

4.5/5 Superb


user ratings (82)
Chart.
3.9
excellent

Comments:Add a Comment 
Concubine
April 9th 2006



333 Comments


I've only heard I'm Sorry You're Leaving... It's pretty good, although the vocal is really whiny... Your review is a little bit too short i think...

davybum69
April 9th 2006



161 Comments


I've heard I'm Sorry I'm Leaving and Hold and there both great. Saves the Day writes great acoustic songs, and I'm not a big fan of acoustics personally.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2006



16083 Comments


Your review is short, but considering it is an EP, that isn't too much of a problem. It's good, gave me an idea of what the album is about. Although I disagree with the rating, I'd give it closer to a 3.5.

stke22
April 9th 2006



37 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The songs are catchy as hell. My favourite is "Hold".

MisterMagoo
April 27th 2006



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

If I was caught listening to Saves The Day's more hardcore sutff, I'd kill myself.
They are a-mazing.
With their acoustic stuff.

They are HORRIBLEABSOEFFINGLUTLEYTERRIBLEXXX999
with their rock.

Great great great Cd.

asaf
March 11th 2010



885 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

not big into quiet sad acoustic stuff. or this.

TheMelm
September 12th 2010



10 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is kind of the shit do they have any more acoustic songs?

Enotron
July 29th 2011



7695 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

please come dive in puddles with me

Enotron
August 24th 2011



7695 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

but really jessie and my whetstone, am i right or am i right

Enotron
September 24th 2011



7695 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i am right

pmmets07
August 21st 2012



5865 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i feel like this is stupidly overrated among std fans



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy