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Cadillac Blindside

Cadillac Blindside: These Liquid LungsThese Liquid Lungs (2002)
Fueled By Ramen Records

Reviewer Rating: 3
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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Goddammit. Maybe it's because it's been a while since I've heard this band and I forgot what they sounded like. Maybe it's the fact that they just broke up. Maybe they just really got really good between albums. Regardless, I begrudgingly admit that I enjoy this album. Now, don't get me wro.
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Goddammit.

Maybe it's because it's been a while since I've heard this band and I forgot what they sounded like. Maybe it's the fact that they just broke up. Maybe they just really got really good between albums. Regardless, I begrudgingly admit that I enjoy this album.

Now, don't get me wrong - CB's sound is still derivative as all hell. There's a lot of Texas Is The Reason here, as well as some old school Get Up Kids. The disc also reminds me of a lot of the early Hot Rod Circuit stuff [i.e. their first EP and CD].

If you dig the lyrics penned by Matt Skiba of the Alkaline Trio, then these verses are right up your alley: "You're setting fires inside my heart / I'd like to believe you / It's not arson, maybe just a warm goodbye for me" [from "Straightjacket Weather"] or "Wish I could see your face cold, lifeless, and blue / Your epitaph might say 'I was never there for you'" [from "True and Cold"]. Hell, there's even songs called "Empty Bottle Evening," "Three Week Wine Bender," and "Knee Deep In Pills." This band seems to be the Alkaline Trio's evil twin emo brother.

Musically, like I said before, there's nothing groundbreaking here. The band does do their emo-punk thing well, but once they slow down past midtempo they're shit outta luck. Take, for example, "Save Your Breath." The album's 5th song kills all momentum the CD had after 4 uptempo rockers all in a row. If I were the band, I'd stick to the faster stuff, it suits you better.

Of course, that doesn't matter too much since the band just broke up. This does honestly sadden me, as after listening to this album a whole bunch, I kinda want to check them out live again and give them a second chance. I still swear their first album sucked, but this one is by far an improvement. This is a sad day for me - Cadillac Suckside no longer exists in my mind. They've been replaced by Cadillac Blindside. Kudos to you kids for making me eat my words, and good luck on your future endeavors.

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Anonymous (October 29, 2003)

This is an awesome album, too bad such a rad band had to break up.

Anonymous (December 26, 2002)

I must say that this is a huge improvement over their previous efforts, and it's worthy of a lot more praise than it's getting. While the similarities to other bands are strong without a doubt, it doesn't mean this band doesn't do it just as well (if not better). But leave it to Scott to be overly judgmental, as he is with everything, which all-in-all makes him suck as a reviewer.

Anonymous (July 13, 2002)

4 stars. fuck scott for being a Pussy and liking this when he hated their old stuff. fucking poser and shit, he needs to eat pussy ya know?

scott, are you a virgin? seriously, have you ever had sex?-OLDPUNKER-

SOYBOMB (July 11, 2002)

Cadillac Suckside?
Shame on you Scott. I expect wittier puns from you.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

whendovescry (July 11, 2002)

Am I taking crazy pills? Did Scott just swallow his pride?

How predictable.

Anonymous (July 10, 2002)

I don't get it. Besides the recording quality and it being more poppy, this CD has the same style as the first 1 and the EP. AM I CRRRAAAAZZZYYYY?!?!

hein (July 10, 2002)

Hmm, that's strange. the anonymous posting just below was mine. Deleted some cookie I suppose.

Anonymous (July 10, 2002)

Hey, I just had the same experience as you did. I have been listening to this disc for the last few days and I had been wondering if this was the same Cadillac Blindside as that other album that was still lying around here to review. I remember putting that album in my player a couple of times some months back, but never got to review it. This one is really awesome though. Too bad they broke up.

Anonymous (July 9, 2002)

I have to say, this album is great. BUT! The first one is better. I'm sad this band broke up because they were fuckin awesome...

aubin (July 9, 2002)

Ha! I knew you'd like this one better Scott. I dug it too; it's not perfect, but for it sets out to do, it succeeds admirably.

Wyld_Stallyns_Rule (July 9, 2002)

Fucking great album. Great.

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