The Script
The Script


3.0
good

Review

by OhAliceMonster USER (3 Reviews)
April 28th, 2010 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It's almost worth the mounds of hyperbolic claims it receives.

Imagine yourself in a New York street, surrounded with numberous old people driving, your mother in law, and Barney the dinosaur. Your frightened, as all of us would be; but have no fear innocent citizen of city terrors- your escape from this world will be your ipod/blackberry/iphone/cheap offbrand mp3 player and from it will flow beautiful music from a band named The Script
Originally starting out as “Mytown”, The Script took over its new name in 2001 and debuted their self titled in 2008, selling over 600,000 copies. “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” pretty much made their name in America; Although in Ireland they had been well known since the album’s release. Being obsessively played on VH1’s top 20 every Sunday, it made it hard not to notice their poppy guitar sounds and intricately planned lyrics- which might I add- are displayed in almost every song from this piece of art.
They make a subtle intro with “We Cry”. Definitely one of the high lights of the album if your more of a lyrically based music lover. They sing of the difficulties in different situations of peoples lives and the reality of having dreams that are so hard to chase and that sometimes we cant always reach them;
“ There’s so much sad gonna flood the ocean, we’re all in tears for the world is broken- together we cry! There comes a time when every bird has to fly, at some point every rose has to die...”

The fact that this album starts off with an average category song is surprising, considering its compacted with the majority of the tracks being love songs. Nonetheless”Talk You Down” shows their versatility in writing even a lovesick ballad. The man in the song is so desperately in love with his lady, although their relationship is falling apart; in the lead singers vocals you can hear his inner cry for his true love to work. There really is no doubt that with lyrics like that, these guys get laid at every. Single. Gig they perform at.
“The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” follows, and the mood of the album somewhat switches to a more mellow state. In the music video, the main man sits on the sidewalk and waits for this girl that he seems to have lost. There is a yearning just to find this one woman, and he refuses to move from his spot even when asked to by the police. Unlike some other bands (i.e.: Buckcherry, Flyleaf, etc ), the music video actually matches up with the song and the graceful lyrics it contains. A perfect fitting to the flow of the album, ”Breakeven” shadows after. No Astonishment here, Danny O’Donoghue (lead singer) continues to sing of his heart being extinguished by a baroness, but this time in a more angry kind of tone if your judging based on lyrics alone.
“What am i gonna do when the best par of me was always you, and what am i gonna say when i’m all choked up and your okay" Im fallin to pieces yeah, Cuz when a heart breaks no it dont breakeven”

Every album needs some sort of downfall song that doesn’t compare as well to the others. “I’m Yours” is exactly that. It sets a fierce statement for the whole album that secretly utters The Script is an overall good band, minus the obsession with sentimental passion writing. It doesn’t much stand out from the other love dependant works they’ve produced except for the superior verse of:
“You healed these scars over time, and braced my soul, you loved my mind; your the only angel in my life”
For those of you who are into heartbroken musicians with pop-like acoustic guitar parts, the Script is the band for you. On the other hand, If repetitive lyrics aren’t in your interest, this band will end up being the least played on your itunes.

Songs to love:
We Cry
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved
Break Even
Rusty Halo

:)
www.thescriptmusic.com


user ratings (202)
Chart.
3.2
good
other reviews of this album
DaveyBoy STAFF (3.5)
WARNING: This review suggests that there may be an exit from the boy-band graveyard!...

SowingSeason STAFF (2)
Typical, simplistic radio-pop that borrows more ideas than it invents....



Comments:Add a Comment 
OhAliceMonster
April 28th 2010


1455 Comments


ugh i wish a mod would change the name of the band to "the Script"
otherwise, criticism welcome

Fugue
April 28th 2010


7371 Comments


This still going round as "The"? Probably something to do with "Script" fucking up the html coding or something. Idk anything about that stuff so if that's a retarded comment just ignore me.

porch
April 28th 2010


8460 Comments


Band is tailor made for girls

ThePalestMexican
April 28th 2010


2816 Comments


Not a bad review, it's a pretty entertaining read, while still being informative.
Pos'd
(not out of biased opinion neither)

bloc
April 28th 2010


52979 Comments


Script Delete Union

Digging: Sparks - No. 1 in Heaven

Buccaneer
April 28th 2010


742 Comments


Basically what Porchular said

Also, the review wasnt bad, but I'd suggest replacing the part about the music video and just focus on the song itself.

OhAliceMonster
April 28th 2010


1455 Comments


yeah i was just mentioning the video to give some kudos to the band for matching up with the song

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
April 28th 2010


24360 Comments


“Mytown”


Shouldn't be in quotes

“The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” pretty much made their name in America; Although in Ireland they had been well known since the album’s release


Should be lower case.

Definitely one of the high lights of the album


highlights

The fact that this album starts off with an average category song is surprising, considering its compacted with the majority of the tracks being love songs.


You may want to clarify on this a little bit. What exactly are the contents "average category" song?

There really is no doubt that with lyrics like that, these guys get laid at every. Single. Gig they perform at.


You probably shouldn't really even have this in the review, but if you're gonna keep it, you should make it as plain as "every. Single. Gig.". We would get the point you were trying to get across, it would look nicer and it would flow better.

A perfect fitting to the flow of the album, ”Breakeven” shadows after. No Astonishment here, Danny O’Donoghue (lead singer) continues to sing of his heart being extinguished by a baroness, but this time in a more angry kind of tone if your judging based on lyrics alone.
.

Probably could combine those.

There are a few more little things that you could probably fix, but they're not real big deals. Overall, it was a decent review. You need to work on your flow a little bit, but that's something that will develop as you review and whatnot. Also, you didn't really talk about the music at all, so while I'm quite aware of the lyrical content, I still have no idea what they sound like. Oh and your spacing in the first two paragraphs is weird.








OhAliceMonster
April 28th 2010


1455 Comments


umm thanks spirit?

SeaAnemone
April 28th 2010


21407 Comments


why the question mark after thanking theSpirit?? This is a much more constructive way to use Sputnik, in my humble opinion, than... well... I won't bring it up ; ) but anyway.... despite some minor things that TheSpirit pointed out kindly this review is good... pos'd

Phantom
April 28th 2010


8985 Comments


maybe now you'll stop making annoying lists EVERY FUCKING DAY

OhAliceMonster
April 28th 2010


1455 Comments


thank you sea

Fugue
April 28th 2010


7371 Comments


“What am I gonna do when the best part of me was always you, and what am I gonna say when I'm all choked up and you're okay? I'm fallin' to pieces yeah, 'Cuz when a heart breaks no it don't breakeven”


Anal, yes, but also correct.

Edit: Also some other your/you're confusion in the bulk. Remember you're = you are.

cvlts
April 28th 2010


9493 Comments


the first paragraph looks like three minigraphs in one. you should join them.

this is better then your first review. gj.

Dryden
April 28th 2010


13553 Comments


mehghh

porch
April 28th 2010


8460 Comments


umm thanks spirit?

you asked for constructive criticism

SeaAnemone
April 28th 2010


21407 Comments


yeah seriously... and even if you hadn't asked for it, what Spirit went out of his way to do for you was actually really nice. I hate when obviously constructive criticism gets a bad rap here.

DoucheBranch
April 28th 2010


3 Comments


^ Agreed. ungrateful bish

OhAliceMonster
April 28th 2010


1455 Comments


omg i just talk like that. sorry.
THANK YOU SPIRIT,, THANK YOU SEAANEMONE,, HOW CAN I EVER REPAY YOU?
happy? :D

SeaAnemone
April 28th 2010


21407 Comments


well idk, you said pretty much exactly the same thing to me yesterday and later revealed that you were being sarcastic... I would have to be really dumb to assume that that "thanks??" was anything but sarcastic (refer to shoutbox for your explicit explanation of how you saying "thanks??" was sarcasm).



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2017 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy