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06.09.11 Gateway Albums06.22.09 Shortchanged Albums

Shortchanged Albums

This is a list of albums, which I feel should receive more attention/credit than they initially received. The list isn't in any particular order and isn't complete at this point in time.
Say Hello To Sunshine

This album showcases the growth and progression of a band attempting to break away from every other cookie cutter post-hardcore band of that era. Unfortunately that?s not what Finch fans wanted or were expecting. Because Say Hello To Sunshine was not the anticipated What It Is To Burn part II, Finch?s new musical style distanced current fans and repelled intrigued listeners. Maybe this album was ahead of its time? Listening to this album several years later I have a newfound respect for what this band was attempting to accomplish.
2Saves The Day
In Reverie

Does Chris Conley?s voice sound rather childish on this album? Did Chris Conley really just sing the same pitch throughout the entire album? If I were to listen to this album more than half a dozen times would I openly admit that this album is a pop punk masterpiece? Yes!
The Inevitability Of A Strange World

The Inevitability Of A Strange World is what you get when a mediocre pop punk/emo band infuses metal tinged riffs into their music. This album does not disappoint and is extremely catchy. On another note, Jeff Soto designed the album art for this album, as well as Finch?s Say Hello To Sunshine. It?s just a theory, but don?t allow Jeff Soto to design the album artwork for your upcoming album, otherwise it might lead to your band?s demise.
4Deas Vail
All The Houses Look The Same

I wish that all musicians produced quality music worthy of purchasing their material. This album cost less than a McDonald?s value meal and cut out all the unhealthy filler. CD = $6.31, McDonalds = $6.57 Although I doubt that Deas Vail will experience mainstream success anytime soon, perhaps this will challenge them to continue to produce quality music. I highly recommend this album to everyone, unless you are of the honest opinion that Avenged Sevenfold, Brokencyde, or Aiden are epic musicians.
5Matchbook Romance

Although this album didn?t receive breakout success like other Guitar Hero 3 featured artists, such as The Fall of Troy, The Sleeping and Rise Against, I believe that Matchbook Romance?s Voices has much to offer. Monsters is a decent song, but doesn?t showcase the progression that this band made.
6From Autumn To Ashes
Holding A Wolf By The Ears

It would seem that From Autumn To Ashes should have checked out of the music industry after their album Too Bad You?re Beautiful. Well, several band members short, including the lead singer, and two disappointing albums later, From Autumn To Ashes gets it right. Although there isn?t much variation on this particular album, this is 40 minutes of ferocity that few bands could achieve, given similar circumstances.
7The Living End
State Of Emergency

I am surprised that The Living End is still a very obscure band. Although every one of their albums is highly enjoyable, State Of Emergency showcases that these three guys are talented musicians who know their stuff, not to mention that they apparently like the colors black, red and white. This album is a return to form for the band after their previous album and doesn?t disappoint. Did I mention they use the upright bass on a regular basis (Cool Factor)? What other band uses an upright bass?
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