New Found Glory
Nothing Gold Can Stay


3.0
good

Review

by kolzig33189 USER (10 Reviews)
August 17th, 2005 | 16 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


Ok this was new found glorys first full length cd. The sound quality isnít as good as others (probably becuz they couldnít afford a good studio. But nevertheless, it has a raw guitar sound and the vocals arenít nasally like newer albums.

Hit Or Miss(3.5/5)-Good song but the original version sucks compared to the newer, cleaned up version on the self titled cd. Cool opening soundclip, from the movie the outsiders. Great riff, catchy chorus but rest of song could be a lot better.

It Never Snows In Florida(4/5)-Another solid song but it doesnít have the ďitĒ factor to make it a five. Vocals donít really make a lot of sense but they work well with the song. Awesome lead guitar riff during the intro.

3rd And Long(3.5/5)-Awesome song the first few times but it gets old quick because of the repetitiveness. Good lyrics anyone can relate to. Awesome 3 second bass solo in the middle. One of Jordans best vocal performances on the cd.

Youíve Got A Friend In Pennsylvania(4/5)- Great song to play live. Full of energy and upbeat. Verses are awesome, but the halftime part(the bridge I guess) kills the energy. Even still, a very good song.

The Blue Stare(3/5)- Weird, metal-like riff during the verses. Very emotional lyrics. Choruses are sped up and Cyrus creates a sick groove and cymbal thrashing. Good bridge as well but sounds the same as some other stuff on the album.

2ís and 3ís(3.5/5)-Only song in the album with a different time sig than 4/4. This is ĺ(or triplets). At first I hated this song but after hearing it played live its very good and I understand where its coming from. Not much energy present, but another good vocal performance.

Tell Tale Heart(2/5)-Not a great song. Full of energy but the whole song sounds the same and is not well written. Guitar sounds similar to other stuff on the album.

Winter of 95(3/5)-Another average song, nothing special about it. Cool lyrical idea but again not spectacular delivery. Kind of a filler track.

Passing Time(3.5/5)-Song with lyrics everyone can relate about wanting to go thru today quickly to get to tomorrow. Some cool drum grooves and cool guitar riff in the intro make it good.

Broken Sound(1.5/5)-I donít know most people think this song is awesome but I cant get into it at all. The vocals during the acoustic part are horrible. And even when it speeds up its still not a good song.

Never Sometimes(2/5)-Below average song until the outro which is well written between the instruments. Lyrics are like a preview to Something I Call Personality which surfaced 4 years later.

Goodbye Song(4.5/5)-Awesome piano intro. The lyrics in this song are amazing. The symbolism(especially the part with the stars mentioned)is awesome. One of the more emo songs but still is great. This does not have anything wrong with it, I just donít give a lot of 5ís.

Thoughts
Most people who get into nfg donít know that this cd exists. And they probably wouldnít like it becuz it sounds different from their other albums. It is an awesome debut album(from the screen to your stereo wasnít really an album as its covers) and still are good to hear.

Recommended Tracks
Hit Or Miss
It Never Snows In Florida
Youíve Got A Friend In Pennsylvania
2ís And 3ís
Passing Time
Goodbye Song



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masada
August 17th 2005


2733 Comments


New Found glory must be cool if they have a song named after an Edgar Allen Poe short.

DesolationRow
August 17th 2005


833 Comments


Hehe, I've actually talked to these guys before. I can't say I'm a fan, but they're nice guys. The review was nothing special though.

biografiend
August 17th 2005


55 Comments


[quote=eliminator jr.]New Found glory must be cool if they have a song named after an Edgar Allen Poe short.[/quote]

or a phrase from the movie The Outsiders. mwahaha.

masada
August 17th 2005


2733 Comments


Pony Boy is tuff.

Two-Headed Boy
December 17th 2005


4527 Comments


lol pony boy . . . what about that one small, ugly dude?

anywhoo, terrible album. Terrible band. okay review

The Sludge
February 10th 2006


2169 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This is as mediocre as it gets, its ok in small doses. I liked the review though.

FizzyPopBubbles
February 16th 2006


7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album is actually very good, if they had a better studio...it would have been better

LostLikeTearsInRain
March 29th 2009


26 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love this album. 10 years on and I still freaking love this disc!



Yes, the production is very raw, but for me that kind of makes it the record it is. It's very fast with some great riffage.



2/3 of these songs are easily the best NFG have ever done.



I know people will grill me for giving this a 4.5, but to me this really is a classic in the pop-punk genre

Garrett844
June 3rd 2009


1 Comments


this review rocks..the band rocks..the recommended songs in the review are the exact ones that should be recommended..anyone who doesn't like this album..blast 'the goodbye song' on ur headphones or speakers and then tell me how you like it.

literamaniac1991
January 26th 2010


22 Comments


This is the only NFG record I've been able to get into, the slicker production of the later records didn't really suit them in my opinion. Someone needs to write a better review of this

random
April 25th 2011


2649 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hit Or Miss rules.

Pharoh
December 1st 2011


3325 Comments


quickly becoming one of my favorite album from them.

Cygnatti
February 17th 2013


31985 Comments


I will if you let me rate like that

KenboSlice
May 16th 2013


1357 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love how raw the production is. It really adds to the sound.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
July 8th 2013


22692 Comments


damn i haven't even heard this one (except for hit and miss of course) could use an actual review though

Digging: Langhorne Slim - Lost At Last, Vol 1

IbenizGEO1
July 8th 2013


2262 Comments


New Found Glory Hole



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