Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving


4.5
superb

Review

by Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR (86 Reviews)
April 19th, 2014 | 161 replies | 3,715 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ugly but Honest

Carissa's Wierd is a depressing band, like really depressing. The short lived,but extremely influential band's formidable blend of minor key guitar arpeggios, softly played stacatto piano, subtle violin parts, and complimenting male and female vocals manage to create a somber, melancholy atmosphere that is almost unparalleled. Songs About Leaving almost feels like a distant, fleeting memory played out over twelve beautifully crafted songs. Every track feels like a piece belonging to a larger puzzle, with strong feelings of regret, loss, rumination, and depression interweaving each track. From the opener "You Should Be Hated Here's" painfully slow tempo that barely manages to climb to a mid tempo during its climax, to "Ignorant Piece of shit's" infectious guitar parts, and reserved, yet powerful drums, Carissa's Wierd showcase their ability to make you feel like shit even when their music is catchy and infectious beyond belief. Carissa's Wierd's music is a perfect metaphor for depression: it brings you down, it makes time seem slower, it's unsettling, it's isolating, and when you're already knee deep in it, you wouldn't have it any other way.



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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
April 18th 2014



49740 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Been on a Carissa's Wierd kick lately

Choice cuts:

Farewell to All These Rotten Teeth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1tSK_nk-pw&list=PL33292D57F4ABCA08

Ignorant Piece of Shit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdl6V5otgoY&list=PL33292D57F4ABCA08

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Cygnatti
April 18th 2014



21349 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

superhero is fucking goat

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Funeralopolis
April 18th 2014



10986 Comments


great review for being so short. Got the message across. Catchy, atmospheric and depressing sounds like a good combination.

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LordePots
April 18th 2014



6518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

boring

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Avagantamos
April 18th 2014



1785 Comments


short, just like my attention span for reading reviews

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YakNips
April 18th 2014



6996 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Kind of lame taking an album title from the band as the summary. Nice plugging Farewell To All Those Rotten Teeth though. My fave song here.

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SnakeDelilah
April 18th 2014



5277 Comments


wah waaaaaah

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Fluttertrank
April 18th 2014



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

well. its to the point at least.

Green Baron
April 18th 2014



17635 Comments


damn, I thought Treb would pour his heart out into this one

but five sentences shall suffice

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Wadlez
April 18th 2014



3779 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love this album, that is all.

LordePots
April 18th 2014



6518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

its pretty underwhelming

TheNexus100
April 18th 2014



2490 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nope

Wadlez
April 18th 2014



3779 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Sounds great to these ears

LordePots
April 18th 2014



6518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nope


maybe you missed the part where opinion

sixdegrees
April 18th 2014



16668 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its pretty

YakNips
April 18th 2014



6996 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

very

Rowan5215
April 18th 2014



24415 Comments


First listen, Farewell to All these Rotten Teeth is my fave

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Iamthe Nightstars
April 19th 2014



2177 Comments


Yeah, I could never really get into this album either, LordPots. I always thought 'You Should Be at Home Here' was better.

LordePots
April 19th 2014



6518 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I liked that one a bit better as well

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
April 19th 2014



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

shit I could have 83 reviews too if they were all this length

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