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Departures: Without FearWithout Fear (2011)
Reviewer Rating: 2.5
Contributed by: mikexdudemikexdude
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One of the worst things a band can do is sound too modern—well, I guess if you want to get popular quickly, then it's probably the only thing you can do. But those with artistic integrity know that relevance alone doesn't equate good music, and in almost every instance, the trappings of musical modernity only composes vapid products. This is the precisely the case for northern New Jersey's Departures: While the songs on their EP, Without Fear, aren't poorly written, they leave me thinking "so what?"
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