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New Found Glory

New Found Glory: Sticks And StonesSticks And Stones (2002)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: EddieEddie
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I've been anticipating this new album for a long time, since New Found Glory has become my favorite band. I couldn't wait to buy it, and thankfully, I wasn't disappointed. NFG continues their charged, upbeat pop-punk rock sound for their fifth CD. Jordan Pundik's voice still sounds great, and the.
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I've been anticipating this new album for a long time, since New Found Glory has become my favorite band. I couldn't wait to buy it, and thankfully, I wasn't disappointed.

NFG continues their charged, upbeat pop-punk rock sound for their fifth CD. Jordan Pundik's voice still sounds great, and the guitars from Chad Gilbert and Steve Klien are crisp and powerful. Anyone who has enjoyed any of their past works (especially their previous self-titled disc) will most likely love this CD, too.

My only real problem with this CD is just that not all the songs are as catchy as their older songs are. One of the things I love about NFG is the way I'd get one of their songs stuck in my head for hours after I listened to them. On this CD, of the twelve songs, the catchiest ones are "Understatement," (great intro) "My Friends Over You," "Something I Call Personality," (which I also find to be the finest song on the album) "Head on Collision," and "Singled Out." Don't get me wrong though, all the songs are superb (Other stand-outs are "Sonny," "Forget My Name," and "The Story So Far"), I just wish they were all as catchy as their older songs.

So, to sum up, New Found Glory is still towards the front of the pack of today's pop-punk bands, it's just that some of the songs could have been improved.

 

 
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janickbananick (December 7, 2005)

this album sucks

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

man this band is real punk. they started it not some fuckin gay bands like ramones or sex pistols. i don't care wut anyone says they're punk and so is their music. some other awsome bands you should check out are simple plan and good charlotte.

Anonymous (April 1, 2005)

man this band is real punk. they started it not some fuckin gay bands like ramones or sex pistols. i don't care wut anyone says they're punk and so is their music. some other awsome bands you should check out are simple plan and good charlotte.

Anonymous (April 14, 2004)

...so i can keep stompin in mah air force ones. big bois go stompin in mah air force ones...

Anti-ICP (December 2, 2003)

bad album

Anonymous (April 20, 2003)

bad album.

Anonymous (January 23, 2003)

good album

Anonymous (January 3, 2003)

K im in school right now and i was thnking about 2 words that can describe this band.

Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks Fucking Sucks

Anonymous (December 28, 2002)

this cd is really good but i agree it could be better

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

The band really claims that "Johnny Rotten is their grandfather"? Too bad they dont realize that their shit blows compared to anything by the Sex Pistols or PiL. Do they also realize that Johnny Rotten made songs about things besides girls? In fact, the Pistols never made one love ditty! So how do they figure Rotten into the whole equation? Next thing you know Blink 182 will be saying Joe Strummer is their uncle. NFG are as poseur as people get.

Anonymous (November 12, 2002)

This shit blows. I hate the fat bass player who looks like a fraggle. On the cover of AP the band states that "Johnny Rotten is thier grandfather." For having said they should all be skull fucked. This band is freinds with satan.

Anonymous (July 13, 2002)

Ok, I gave the cd 4 stars. Half was takin off for jordans annoying voice, and the other half was for how much better the 3 extra songs onn the european version are.

Anonymous (July 13, 2002)

Like this reviewer

Anonymous (July 13, 2002)

Hey, don't make fun of people. Gay people can post here too.

Anonymous (July 12, 2002)

Jordan Pundik's voice still sounds great

I laughed for a good 5 minutes after i read that. NFG blow.

Anonymous (July 11, 2002)

In response to the comment a couple of posts down about screeching weasel : I'm sick and tired of you ignorant assholes who think that just because a band/album is older that makes it better. You're an idiot if you can actually compare a screeching weasel album with a new found glory album and say that it is more talented, better music. While I understand that a lot of the older music gains credibility through its revolutionary value, that doesn't make the music any better. Also, i'm sure if any of these artists that you are referring to as "better" bands would be ashamed to see what kind of fans they have. Most of these bands all have respect for one another, regardless of whether they are pop punk or hardcore, why can't the fans be the same way?

Anonymous (July 11, 2002)

This cd is really bad. If you wanna here something a little better, try firing a gun off next to your ear.

Anonymous (July 11, 2002)

everyone who likes NFG and all the other lame new "pop-punk" bands should buy some Screeching Weasel records and hear the real thing.

Anonymous (July 10, 2002)

I am in a punk abnd from coral springs too. Cyrus went to my middle school and I have to tell you I am not a fan of NFG at all. Now just because I am not a fan doesnt mean I think they suck because these guys deserve credit because like one of the posts below said they really did alot of shit to get where they are and just because middle school kids go to their shows, which beleive me i want to kick those little shits asses too, doesnt make them look like sell outs. They never asked for those kids to be fans its just alot of people think they are good. And I am not one of them but I dont think they lick ass just because of what i think. I think they are a unique talented band who really does deserve the credit for spending so much time and effort to get more fans in doing this album. Would I buy the album, not att all, but to all those people who say they suck i know how you feel cuz you are pissed but dont get angry at them, beat the hell out of faggats like mtv or most big record companies who ruin every band or teenyboppers take your anger on those shits who made green day, blink 182, and sum 41 change theri sytle of music. Unsung Zeros rules!!!

Anonymous (July 9, 2002)

i fully agree w/ the last two posts. i too am long time nfg fan, they did bust they asses, and they are very nice guys.thats why theyre where they are now. not cuz they are some corporation created band. whatever i posted a few more down and had the cheerleader analogy of judging people w/o meeting them. fuck off.this album is good, but not as good as the last one.

Anonymous (July 9, 2002)

Why the fuck are all you assholes buying NFG records if you don't like poppy music. If you don't like pop music, then don't listen to it and don't review it if you are going to base your review on your musical preferences rather than the actual quality of the album. This shit gets old. I can't read a review of an emo or pop punk band without all of these fuckin idiots filling the page with their idiotic comments on how I should listen to some other band cause this one "sucks", or how their first album was cool but they sold out. Get your head out of your ass.

Anonymous (July 8, 2002)

Here's my take on this (like you all care...a lot). I first saw NFG (back when they were A new found glory) in like 98 or something when they opened up a local NJ show with like 75 kids total. And they blew me away. And I'm not a big fan of pop punk. So I became a fan, bought their EP and NGCS (woohoo, I have one of the original ones with the cut-out cover, I'm so old-school that I should get like 8 gazillion scene points for that one), and I really like them both, still to this day. So then over the next year or two, every time I saw them, the audience would at least quadruple in size. And that made me happy for them (for being from Florida, they played NJ more than a lot of local bands do. They toured their fucking asses off). Then came the Screen/Stereo EP, which I kinda liked, but it didn't last very long in my cd player if you know what I mean...just kinda lacking in overall "goodness" let's say. Shortly after came the S/T, and I certainly was disappointed, but at the same time happy. Why, you ask? BECAUSE THIS BAND WORKED THEIR FUCKING ASSES OFF, AND WERE GETTING SOME RECOGNITION. I guess it has to do with good things happening to good people. They are doing what they want, and that is cool. I think that people should like/dislike a band based on their music. I mean if a band is a bunch of fucking assholes (like river shitty rebels), then why should you support them? This is the opposite case, I feel. They worked hard, gave it all up for their dreams, and they fucking got there, so good for them. And while I may think that their last 2 albums aren't anything to write home about (lame GUK reference is completely unintentional), I think that they are my first choice to be one of the more popular run-of-the-mill pop punk bands based on their dedication alone. If you don't like the music, I can't blame you...but in the end, ITS ONLY MUSIC! Just go buy some Clash records and everything will be fine!

-Josh

PS - I am a longtime reader of the site, but barely ever post, so let the bashing commence!

evildeadalive (July 8, 2002)

Is it just me, or does no one on this site know the proper uses of their, there and they're? I also notice a lot of people using then for than (not on this post , but on others). Just an observation, not trying to start shit... or am I?

Anonymous (July 8, 2002)

The only song I want stuck in my head is "In My Head" by Black Flag.

Anonymous (July 8, 2002)

Yeah any band who covers a Bad Brains song can't be half bad.

Anonymous (July 8, 2002)

Shai Hulud Rules, New found Glory is dogshit, literally

Anonymous (July 7, 2002)

all I want to know is how the fuck do you go from Shai Hulud to NFG?

this albums licks my sack, and i actually like some of their songs.

Anonymous (July 7, 2002)

pipi caca

tgarn (July 7, 2002)

I think the post two down from me was written by the mother of someone in NFG, or has some type of hear disability

Anonymous (July 7, 2002)

Well then you obviously haven't heard many bands have you!

Anonymous (July 7, 2002)

NFG Is The Best Band I've Ever Heard, Sticks And Stones Is 20 Times Better Than S/T, But Their S/F Was Amazing. I Hate People (You).

Anonymous (July 7, 2002)

I Hate People.

Anonymous (July 6, 2002)

This band is awful.

CincyPunkGal (July 5, 2002)

What happened here? This CD fucking sucks... but I guess New Found Glory was never that great. But, "All About the Girls" was pretty rawk. Pop-punk mostly blows anyway. No big stunner that this album isn't worth the plastic it comes in.
Later.

Anonymous (July 5, 2002)

Please Kill This Band

Anonymous (July 5, 2002)

hey, Whoever wanted to know the other 2, they are
"Its All About the Girls"
and
"From Your Screen to Your Stereo"

This album was definitely there worst,

Anonymous (July 4, 2002)

This album is pure pop-punk and I will agree with those who said Jordan's voice is awful. It's incredibly whiny and gets old quickly. Thumbs down on this one for NFG.

tgarn (July 4, 2002)

I work at a warehouse where the radio is turned to the trendiest rock station around, and I hear NFGs song at least three times in a seven hour period. So you can't say they don't have radio support. This is a dime a dozen record made by a dime a dozen band and that in turn means its just recycled shit...bad religion kicks ass

Anonymous (July 4, 2002)

have u guys noticed that with each decade the difference between pop music and non-mainstream has grown expansively? I mean- look- 1960's= no difference, MC5, The Doors, The Beatles all were real great bands but they were popular- but didn't lose their edge. Then in the '70's the difference began with terrible bands like the Eagles and lynard skynard- so punk began to create a sense of realism again- the 80's was worse with the glam rock extreme pop and the ultimate non-pop anger music from every era of Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys.

Anonymous (July 4, 2002)

This cd doesn't have the balls to "kick ass"

Anonymous (July 4, 2002)

this album really kicked ass! go buy it.

Anonymous (July 3, 2002)

Yeah, but Greg Graffins makes great music, so you'd be just an idiot for saying that- NFG can't make good music- there is NO excuse for liking this shiti'ts not music it's just a marketing tool- can't you see?

Anonymous (July 3, 2002)

if u dont' like their music fine. but dont' judge them as people like this fuck below me. how oudl u like it if someone judged u be4 meeting u just cuz they don't like your music or your 'famous now'.thats what the cheerleaders and shit did in highschool.they don't judge u. i'm friens with nfg and theyre cool as fuck. theyre not pretentious and are very down to earth. they busted their ass to get where they are today. is it their fault that alot of people and alot of younger people like what they have created. they have had very little mtv or radio support, they gained fans by extensive touring, at the sacrifice of girlfriends and school, cheating rent a car companies to drive from florida up the coast and playing shitty venues. the first time i saw them in 97 they were cool. they havent changed. just cuz their popular now doesnt mean they suck. they have barely changed their sound between albums, they havent sold out. they still will drink beer, smoke pot w/ u and ignore chicks to talk to you, (as jordan does every time he comes to pittsburgh dudes practically married). other bands always have good to say about them.so go ahead and critisize the music but all these people that talk shit on the band itself are just being ignorant.yea i dont' like bad religeon so i'm gonna go ahead and say greg graffin is a pretentious fuck that laughs as he collects his money off his smart guy lyrics. makes me sound like an asshole right? so do u

Anonymous (July 3, 2002)

What the hell is going on in this guys brain? Either he is 15 years old and just being a stupid kid or he is a complete a total moron! I can't see how u people cant read through this pathetic music like a clean window. It's just sad- it's so obvious, i can imagine the bands members laughing at how much they suck and making money off of numb skull kids who haven't grown frontal lobes yet and therefore haven't gotten out to real music away from the mainstream yet!

waste_elite (July 3, 2002)

can you really trust a reviewer that gave 9 stars to the american pie 2 soundtrack?

Anonymous (July 2, 2002)

I really thought I was going to hate this, like I hate "Nothing Gold Can Stay" , but it's pretty good. Majorly Surprised. That is all

JAM

Luzzew (July 2, 2002)

These guys are richer, and poppier than ever. Jordan's voice is so awful. The face he makes while getting the tattoo in the video is the face I make when I have to hear this album. Ick.

WEZ

Anonymous (July 2, 2002)

These guys suck dick. they are the furthest thing from punk rock. my moms more punk rock than these.

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

No talent! period!

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

whoa, those guys are still around? that's too bad.

evildeadalive (July 1, 2002)

At least we can always count on Eddie to review whatever is wrong with punk rock today.

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

yeah, i liked this cd. i thought it was soo much better then the s/t album. i thought it would suck, but it didnt. and it sounds more like nothing gold can stay. nfg is good, and just cause theyre on mtv, and making money, doesnt mean they suck. so maybe you hardcore punkers should just go listen to your underground stuff. but anyway this cd is good.

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

this album isnt as catchy as the last, but musically and lyrically its more mature and more varied. its kind of a trade off. its still great if your a fan of theirs.

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

NFG can't get any? I am sure that statement is true since they are in a band, make shit loads of money now and grace MTV. If you are going to rip on them at least come up with something better than that.
I thought this album was going to suck after the S/T one but I was surprised, I thought it was better then what I had expected. This isn't to say it is great by any means but better then what I thought. There are a few good songs, a few adequate songs and some that sound thrown together just to finish a cd. Far cry from NGCS but not too too bad either.

Anonymous (July 1, 2002)

nfg are a bunch of pussys who can't get any.

Anonymous (June 30, 2002)

Nothing Gold Can Stay is one of my favorite all time albums. I have to say that since then NFG has gone down hill. Jordan's voice has never been my favoite, but this is the first NFG cd I find unlistenable because of it. Anyway, buy this cd if you must but my advice is to borrow it from a firend until you get tired of it. Any fan of Nothing Gold Can Stay will probably be disapointed,unless you absolutely loved the self-titled.

Anonymous (June 30, 2002)

These guys suck the nuts.

RocksMySox (June 30, 2002)

This cd is catchy enough for me.

Anonymous (June 30, 2002)

Ha!..........yeah right. This album sucks and the guys voice is sounds just like every other pop punker- go kill yourself.

Anonymous (June 30, 2002)

i not only wish the tracks were a little more catchy, but a little more upbeat...there are a few, but not enough in my opinion. i've always loved singing along to nfg, yet on this album, i just can't get myself to enjoy doing it as much as with the others.

dirtroad.org/nfg

4131 (June 29, 2002)

I probably spelled completly wrong too, i'm just too lazy to spellcheck.

4131 (June 29, 2002)

It would be better if it didn't completly suck balls.

Anonymous (June 29, 2002)

awesome review you put into words what i think.the album or cd its great but it would be beterr if th esongs were catchier

Anonymous (June 29, 2002)

but he said "cd" not "album". read before commenting.

Anonymous (June 29, 2002)

Not to point out a detail, but only full length releases are typically counted as an "album" the other 2 - all about the girls and from the screen... are technically eps

Anonymous (June 29, 2002)

all about girls ep
from the screen to your stereo ep

Jacobe

Anonymous (June 29, 2002)

you said this is their 5th album. i know of nothing gold can stay, the self titled one and this one. i was just curious what are the other 2 albums.

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