Mom Jeans/Pictures of Vernon/PDATH
NOW That's What I Call Music Vol. 420


5.0
classic

Review

by ArtBox USER (27 Reviews)
December 14th, 2017 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Do you miss getting stoned to The Smiths?

Rarely does a triple-split EP of rising emo acts - or a triple split record in general - grace our digital shelves, and rarer still is the notion that it may be one of the best releases of the year. Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. 420 is that anomaly turned reality, and you bet your ass it’s the best case for emo’s longevity this side of actual depression. It’s not just about the variety in each band’s approach to a mutually appreciated genre; it’s how each band is captured at different stages of their evolution. Prince Daddy and the Hyena still pull off their trademark self-deprecating, punk-Weezer impressions that made I Thought You Didn’t Even Like Leaving so potent, but subtle flourishes - like the acoustic verses in “Thrashville ⅓” - stave off one-dimensionality and take their sound in a more vulnerable direction. In the wake of their admittedly disappointing self-titled EP this year, Pictures of Vernon pick themselves up and hit a sweet spot between that EP’s polish and the balls-to-the-wall emotion of earlier material like The Days Are Just Packed. And Mom Jeans - without as much pressure to prove themselves as their contemporaries (or maybe it’s just the weed) - throw in a pair of tracks that suit their moniker: slightly loose, but comfortable and easy to chill with. No matter what route they've taken, each band has ended up at the top of their game both instrumentally and lyrically, and ready to relate to disillusioned suburbia - from the sincere shouts of “I feel young again” on “Camp Games 1.1” to the regrets of too many In-n-Out Double Doubles on “YIKES (daddy wants wings).” If you think that relates to you, of if you already love any of these bands, this is the sound of your future, and it’s never sounded better - so get the *** on this.



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zaruyache
December 14th 2017


22113 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

This is punk.

sixdegrees
December 14th 2017


8794 Comments


put me out of my misery

Digging: Goropsy - GOD GAVE ME ONE LIFE AND HE MADE ME UGLY

hal1ax
December 14th 2017


14478 Comments


yikes

sixdegrees
December 14th 2017


8794 Comments


I only smoke weed ironically (as a joke)

hal1ax
December 14th 2017


14478 Comments


i tend to puff only amid home listening excursions

hal1ax
December 14th 2017


14478 Comments


oh artbox.. hi :D

sixdegrees
December 14th 2017


8794 Comments


artuma?

ArtBox
December 14th 2017


294 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

artiswar?

hal1ax
December 14th 2017


14478 Comments


my dsicord pal

sixdegrees
December 14th 2017


8794 Comments


art hoes?

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
December 14th 2017


25477 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great review bb, also killer split love me some prince daddy

Digging: Childish Gambino - 03.15.20

sixdegrees
December 14th 2017


8794 Comments


Prince Daddy

ArtBox
December 14th 2017


294 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

P. Diddy

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
December 14th 2017


25477 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the best

Drifter
December 14th 2017


16399 Comments


Need to check this

ianblxdsoe
December 14th 2017


1916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude literally i love you for this

Drifter
December 14th 2017


16399 Comments


not a big fan of prince daddy or pictures of Vernon (although ive only heard their ep from this year) but mom jeans are cool

ianblxdsoe
December 18th 2017


1916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

YIKES is like the greatest song of all time

Conmaniac
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2017


25477 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

all three I adore tbh but Mom Jeans the least if I'm being honest.

Drifter
April 17th 2018


16399 Comments


Mom Jeans have the beat songs here I think and pictures of Vernon. I still can't get into Prince Daddy's vocals



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