Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends


4.0
excellent

Review

by The Katz brothers USER (183 Reviews)
April 26th, 2006 | 8 replies | 4,126 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


Taking Back Sunday is by far the quintessential faux-emo/Pop-punk band in modern times. They achieved huge success on the (barely) indie label, Victory Records by creating two great (well one great, one average) CD's full of Pop-Punk genius.

Their debut, the stronger of the two indie CDs, Tell All Your Friends is an excellent mix of melodic instrumentation and emotional vocals. TBS' rhythm section dwarfs most of modern Pop-Punk bands. Strong drum beats and bass lines that don't blindly follow the fairly average guitar riffs back up the highlight of TAYF, the vocals.

Taking Back Sunday lead singer Adam sings lyrics not out of place from a diary with emotion and depth and back-up singer John highlights Adam's vocals with his own, at just the right time, the emotional peak. Tracks like album ender Head Club feature great dual vocals with Adam and John singing different lyrics over top each other or the same lyrics at the same time creating nice sounding harmonies.

Songs like Cute Without the 'E' and Your So Last Summer are just great pop songs, both house lyrics found in half a million girl's MySpace profiles and great guitar riffs. If you love Fall Out Boy and have the lyrics from My Chemical Romance's new CD stuck in your head you owe it to yourself to pick this up. And even if you couldn't give a crap about FOB and MCR you should still look this up.

-Dan



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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 26th 2006



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

faux-emo pop-punk ftw!

Good blurb. But for some reason, I can never seem to whittle down my opinion of an album down to a paragraph. It also leaves me with about 7 half finished reviews that I don't care to finish, but taunt me every day.

The Sludge
April 26th 2006



2169 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This had the making of a good blurb, but the grammar really got to me.

The Jungler
April 26th 2006



4827 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks guys, Sorry about the grammar. I wrote this to try and end my writers block and I guess I didn't check the grammar to well.

MistakenBassist09
May 8th 2006



6 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Nice blurb. I love Taking Back Sunday, but I find their bass player to be using only half his skill. He could probably tear it up if he tried. Again, nice blurb.

kno_kontrol
May 26th 2006



448 Comments


Good blurb, although I agree about the grammar being a distraction.

The Jungler
June 30th 2006



4827 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Woah, this looks alot longer than I first thought it was.

Oh, and thanks Hep.

Pyramidman
June 30th 2006



1340 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great review, andi agree 100%
faux emo ftw!

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 30th 2006



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i like louder now better than this



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