The Menzingers On the Impossible Past
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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2019


57230 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"happy to say i cant relate to this much anymore."



just wait for the spiral my friend. Just got my jameson reloaded and I'm feeling kinda menzingers

Artuma
August 14th 2019


31589 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

it's not just longing for all the good things of your youth, it's also reminiscing that decadence you probably aren't so proud of

nolerthebowler
August 14th 2019


4543 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Anna’s been growing on me. Way better than toy soldier and the freaks.

Deathconscious
August 14th 2019


24648 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Theres no spiral. I dont see the world through that kind of lens anymore.

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deathschool
August 14th 2019


25560 Comments


Future so bright, I gotta wear shades. 😎

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Clumseee
August 14th 2019


1541 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Really love Anna. I assume I'll feel the same way I do with all their records. Love Greg's songs, hate Tom's.

Deathconscious
August 14th 2019


24648 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The whole tom vs greg thing must be so awkward for them. They have to be aware one is more liked than the other. gregs songs always get picked for the singles. Live you can definitely see the crowd has a more intense reaction to greg songs.

Clumseee
August 14th 2019


1541 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Agreed. I think about that all the time. I don't even think Tom's songs are particularly awful, they just don't connect with me in any way. But yeah, Casey, Mexican Guitars, Time Tables, these are all songs that people have deep, personal connections with. Tom seems like a really nice, happy-go-lucky guy but his lyrical content (and vocal delivery for that matter) just don't hit me.

butt.
August 14th 2019


7428 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I still like Tom's songs, but Greg's are still clearly better. And I love Greg's voice

iglu
August 14th 2019


1693 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Greg's voice is a gift for humanity

Deathconscious
August 14th 2019


24648 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I didnt like his voice when i first listened to this. In fact, now that i think about it, treb is the reason i got into the Menz. He told me to check them out, i did and i wasnt into it. Then at some point he brought it up again and i was like "i did check them and ehh." But then because of that encounter i went and gave them another chance, and now look at me. Just fucking look.

iglu
August 14th 2019


1693 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've gone throught that process with lots of my fav artists

I guess you need to hear it at the right time

butt.
August 14th 2019


7428 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah, most of my favorites I didn't care for at first. Brand New, mewithoutYou, Hotelier, Menzingers

Pikazilla
August 14th 2019


11106 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

mewithout are amazing

butt.
August 14th 2019


7428 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'll take whatever small victories I can

Deathconscious
August 25th 2019


24648 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

the acoustic demo version of Sun Hotel is wow.

Crawl
August 25th 2019


2675 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I might actually prefer Tom's singing to Greg's, but in terms of the songwriting and the lyrics... yeah, it's not close.

Crawl
August 25th 2019


2675 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Scratch that, I'd say it IS quite close on this album, but on their latest two, the gap between their songwriting has got wider.

Sunnyvale
December 4th 2019


1489 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Mexican Guitars is so great

dimsim3478
December 5th 2019


8707 Comments


The whole tom vs greg thing must be so awkward for them.

They are clearly aware of it (the singles thing, and the obvious fact that Greg always has more songs on the albums than Tom). They'd be idiots if it never occurred to them. It's probably not that awkward, though. By the same logic, would Eric and Joe feel awkward about being in a band where they don't write at all? Tom (and Eric and Joe, for that matter) are probably perfectly accepting of their position in the band. Otherwise, Tom woulda pushed for more songs or started a side project already.

Anyway, Greg is obviously better overall but there's so many fucking great Tom songs that I would never talk him down. Obviously there's "Burn" and "Freedom Bridge" but imo all his songs on ATP are like in the top half of that album, and his songs on Exile are all solid too. I know I've drawn this analogy before but I feel similarly about Greg and Tom as I do about Matt and Dan from Alk3 - Matt's songs define that band and he usually has more on every album but Dan totally still holds his own.

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