Sorority Noise
YNAAYT


4.0
excellent

Review

by chris. USER (51 Reviews)
March 3rd, 2018 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: it occurred to me that I've never been this happy in my life

Around this time one year ago, Sorority Noise put out a rather short LP titled You’re Not As __ As You Think and I fell in love with it. You can argue that the band’s music is uninspired and bland. You can argue that they’re the most overrated emo band of the last decade. You can even try to argue that releasing a complete re-imagining and rearrangement of an album just a year later is nothing but a shameless cash grab. But the reason I fell in love with this album one year ago and the reason that I enjoy this new version is that Cameron Boucher’s words and emotions come off as extremely genuine to me. Reading his life story and the background surrounding the past couple years of his life make listening to songs like “First Letter From St. Sean” hit so much harder than it should. I can feel real grief and regret coming from his voice throughout the record. I’m not lying when I tell you that I always get at least a little choked up every listen, every time in a different spot. The music is simple and apes from a lot of inspiration but damn it if it doesn’t just feel right to me. While I prefer the original by a little bit, YNAAYT with all its strings and atmosphere contribute to a wholly new experience that lends to the same feelings of catharsis I felt back then. You can argue that Sorority Noise is the most watered-down, sorry excuse for a band you’ve ever seen in years. You can’t take away the knot in my stomach for hearing a man pour his heart out for his dead friend.

In writing this review, I have just seen the news that Sorority Noise is announcing an indefinite hiatus after they finish their tour. I feel that they could have given no better send off than this album and last year’s original. They were not the best, for sure, but they showcased a good amount of genuine emotion that kept me coming back again and again. I wish them the best for wherever the future takes them.



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McTime50
March 3rd 2018


998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've tried my absolute best to pour into this review my feelings on this band and the wonderful pieces of music they put out. I hope they do well on tour and take a much needed break with their hiatus.



Wish you guys the best also, thanks for all the love the past few months.

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elliootsmeuth
March 3rd 2018


3807 Comments


Have yet to listen, definitely interested.

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2018


10132 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not sure how to feel about this yet. I think the review could serve to be longer than it ended up being as well, it doesn't say much about the content.

McTime50
March 3rd 2018


998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Considering it's simply the same album just with different instrumentation, the review didn't need much describing the content of the music but more of what makes the version interesting and convincing imo.



I see your point but I feel you should have listened to the original version first before listening to the re-imagined version.

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2018


10132 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Well I've heard their whole discog and cycle through the original version through my playlist on a fairly daily basis. I feel like this takes out a lot of what made it have an impact. Evidently, the strength of the band doesn't lie in scaling back their sound, always feels like something is lost in transition.



For most of these songs, I was surprised how minimal the string impact was to be honest.

McTime50
March 3rd 2018


998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I do feel the same, the strings don't really improve their sound, rather it limits it a little.



I still view the project highly from the subject matter and vocal effort from Cam. The original has millions more highs but that doesn't mean this version doesn't come close to hitting any of the same notes that drew me in over and over. It's also a nice goodbye to give fans for their hiatus.

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
March 3rd 2018


10132 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

To each their own. Much like the previous scale-back efforts, this feels anticlimactic and lacking in a handful of aspects.

Papa Universe
March 3rd 2018


22505 Comments


Reversed DAMN. > YNAAYT


sorority POS



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