Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
Year Of the Rabbit 7"


4.0
excellent

Review

by gaslightanthem USER (11 Reviews)
August 6th, 2009 | 22 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist


Year of the Rabbit may well only be two songs, but if we lay the facts out on the table then you realise that this is more than just two songs. It's two fucking awesome songs which is way better. Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) may have a stupid name (in fact in a recent survey 9 out of 10 people said they do), but at the end of the day it's the music that counts. The band play a strain of indie/emo we've all heard before through artists like the Mike Kinsella's American Football, but to give credit where it's due they do it well, really well. In fact I'd say they're the crown fucking jewels of the genre if only to get you to check them out. Instrumentally, the band has a very clean sound; particularly the guitar which is subtly technical in style, whilst vocally it could almost be Kinsella crooning along the way the smooth vocals become almost another instrument as they weave and intermingle with the music. Basically you need this.


NVM DELETE



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gaslightanthem
August 6th 2009


5208 Comments


Idk why this created a new album when I submitted the review but whatever. I've asked the mods to see to it.

Check this out.

Metalstyles
Emeritus
August 6th 2009


8574 Comments


smooth Kane, smooth hahah

I am pretty sure this will get deleted though (sad face)

gaslightanthem
August 6th 2009


5208 Comments


I should hope so too.

rasputin
August 6th 2009


14968 Comments


nice soundoff why dont you go soundoff on my soundoff

jingledeath
August 6th 2009


7101 Comments


hey man

will i like this?

Nagrarok
August 6th 2009


8603 Comments


I love this review. Extensive, detailed, informative, everything a review needs. I also love how you support your opinion with facts:

in fact in a recent survey 9 out of 10 people said they do


robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 6th 2009


17643 Comments


NVM DELETE

Knott-
Emeritus
August 6th 2009


10229 Comments


ahaha

kitsch
August 6th 2009


5117 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

downloaded this and their 5 song ep a few days ago. its pretty good.

WatchItExplode
August 6th 2009


7608 Comments


Where's kingsoby on whilst patrol?

Waior
August 7th 2009


11629 Comments


subtly technical in style, whilst vocally


Marry me.

StallionMang
May 21st 2014


9003 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Anyone else think the title-track sounds exactly like Better Half by The Get Up Kids

Snake.
May 21st 2014


21822 Comments


is that a good thing

StallionMang
May 21st 2014


9003 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah both songs are great, just something I noticed

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2014


57099 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah

Snake.
May 21st 2014


21822 Comments


You can tell when this EP was written because the title of the second song is a reference to an AT&T commercial from 2007.

@Futures: These guys are amazing, check out What It Takes to Move Forward first, you'll get hooked on it very easily.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2014


57099 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Never jammed this band. Probably should considering how much emo I listen to."



They're the best emo band so yeah

Snake.
May 21st 2014


21822 Comments


Hey treb are you pumped that these guys started recording a new album last month?

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2014


57099 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Hey treb are you pumped that these guys started recording a new album last month?"



They've been writing and recording for fucking months where's my goddamn record

Snake.
May 21st 2014


21822 Comments


The best emo band? Damn. Mineral is for me currently.


Coming from the guy whose username is the album title of probably the most ubiquitiously known emo band on the
planet.



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