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|2.0 poor||Jared Floryan | April 3rd 16|
Generic can be executed properly and with swift justice, but man are these Layton, Utah natives unable to take the hint. American rock quartet Get Scared's debut studio album Best Kind of Mess exists just for the sake of adding more unnecessary firewood to the scene-oriented circle - and it's a circle that, mind you, was already huge in the first place. Catchiness and competence can't quite make up for lackluster songwriting, dated appeal, and an overall samey nature. I wasn't getting the bejeezus scared out of me so much as I getting exhausted by how extraordinarily derivative this group sounds. They aren't even subtle with their influences not one iota.
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|3.5 great||merize9 | October 14th 14|
catchy, awesome voice, but would like the band be more original.
|2.5 average||NerfHerder | February 19th 13|
Despite the dark subject matter, this is a surprisingly fun listen. The hooks are catchy rand the lead singer ain't too shabby in the vocal department either. But don't expect this ralbum to break any new ground lyrically or musically. I look at this band as a less rsubtle My Chemical Romance, or a The Used "lite", and that's not necessarily a bad thing. rFans of these bands will most likely find something to enjoy here. But anyone interested in rthis particular brand of alternative rock/pop punk, or those who like their post hardcore rwith a nice helping of pop should give this album a chance. rStand out tracks: Parade, Hate, Sarcasm
|3.5 great||ruggy_drumboy | November 6th 11|
it has grown on me, but do agree its nothing the used or d.r.u.gs haven't done but i can do with more of that.
|2.0 poor||Paul Quinones | August 9th 11|
To let everyone on here know, the "angsty teen writing" of which you speak was the unfortunate matter of the lead vocalist who attempted suicide a couple months after it's release. It's heartfelt lyrics.
|2.0 poor||Chris Higgins | July 22nd 11|
Best Kind of Mess started good, the first few tracks were pretty catchy and worked well at getting my attention, but things took a change for the worse as the album progressed. Half of this album is whatever filler tracks, and when it's not filler, the rest of the songs only manage to be listenable. On the plus side, these guys have the ability to be catchy, but the whining and teenage emo lyrics do nothing to help them.
|3.0 good||iGuter | July 22nd 11|
They scream, crawl into your skin and mix the best elements of: MCR, and The Used. But most of the time, you'll have moments of deja and wonder why they don't just join those bands themselves. Still, this band at least embraces the "horrorcore" elements and has fun.r
|1.5 very poor||Midjicka | July 16th 11|
why is each track title only one word? whatever. album is catchy, but has a lot of filler and plenty of generic lyrics. pre-teen scenesters will love it though. however i still think the band has potential.
|0.0 ||SCREAMorphine | July 16th 11|
What heavy roots???? I swear I've heard every song on this album before
|2.0 poor||8genre | January 5th 16|
|2.5 average||Sconza | December 16th 13|
|3.5 great||Dischi | October 13th 13|
|3.5 great||Shimana | December 20th 12|
|4.5 superb||the666 | November 12th 11|
|2.5 average||G.M.B. | August 6th 11|
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