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New Found Glory

New Found Glory: Nothing Gold Can StayNothing Gold Can Stay (1999)
Eulogy Recordings

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Contributed by: EddieEddie
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Ah, "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Back when they were A New Found Glory. Back when they were indie. Back when they weren't as pop-oriented as Good Charlotte, and were less poppy (but still poppy) like The Ataris but with more of a middle-ground melodic punk sound like No Use for a Name. I think this i.
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Ah, "Nothing Gold Can Stay." Back when they were A New Found Glory. Back when they were indie. Back when they weren't as pop-oriented as Good Charlotte, and were less poppy (but still poppy) like The Ataris but with more of a middle-ground melodic punk sound like No Use for a Name.

I think this is when NFG wasn't quite at their best, but close to it. The songs are speedy, catchy, and just plain punk rock fun. Songs like "Passing Time" and "Never Sometimes" show their harder punk influences. Meanwhile, songs like "It Never Snows in Florida," "3rd and Long," and "Winter of '95" hint at what they would become a few years later. Some tracks like "The Goodbye Song" show their emotional soft spots (but still don't call them emo!). This album also includes the first version of their first big song, "Hit or Miss," and I've never thought it was better than the second one.

I think "Sticks and Stones," their latest CD, is where they've really matured lyrically. So, here, it's pretty simple: girls, lost relationships, and high school. Don't expect much. And one thing I must mention is the sound quality on this CD. It's terrible! Not very well recorded, and I think it's fairly noticeable when you first listen to it.

So, while this CD isn't as good as their self-titled album, it is better than "Sticks and Stones," and it turns out to be quite an enjoyable listen. They're all great songs. So, if you like old school blink, then this album is probably for you.

A lot of people consider New Found Glory to be sell-outs, but I really don't agree with that. These guys aren't blink-182. I think early on (as this album proves) they were still trying to find their place, their niche in the music industry. And even though they've settled for a lighter sound as their careers have progressed, I don't care. It's still great music to me.

 

 
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Anonymous (December 14, 2005)

This CD sucks... I agree.

thatswack (January 7, 2005)

their only good album. their only one.

Anonymous (August 20, 2004)

i don't think this cd is that good. i think sticks and stones is better. all the songs sound alike but the bounus track is hilarious. it's somthing my friends and i would probably do

Anonymous (July 6, 2003)

I don't care how not punk or how punk you are for saying you're not punk, this shit blows.

benlopez (June 26, 2003)

Hi, my name is Ben. I will admit that New Found Glory is unoriginal (for the most part). Essentially they are what other bands we like to call "pop-punk" look up to. They have taken this genre of music and mastered it and have gained their success becuase of it.
They aren't the best band ever and they aren't even very original at all. The lyrical content is very cliche and has been done by a million other "pop-punk" bands, in fact, it even gets annoying sometimes. Yet, I have a softspot for them.
Ever since I heard Nothing Gold Can Stay I have been an avid fan of New Found Glory and their music. I will even go as far as to erase the "punk" suffix and plainly call them "pop". It's ok, I don't need to prove how "punk" i am. In fact, you know what? I'm not punk...and guess what, you probably aren't either. That's ok, what are we trying to prove and to who? Why is everyone so intent on posing an image? Anyways...
I like this album for what it is: catchy good music. I can relate to many of the songs. Thanks for your time.

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

nfg is fucking lame man whoever reviewed this cd needs to get a new taste in music or fucking die!

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Anonymous (September 24, 2002)

yeah... um this is waay better then their s/t. that was pretty shitty, this i feel is close to sticks and stones and i have no idea which one i like more. i know this music is a little poppy... im not saying its not, but theres a lot worse you can do...so i wish everyone would just stop trying to pull bands like these down... obviously they have some fans cause their making money. and why should you be mad that they're making money? huh? well whatever, but nfg is still pretty good to me, and i know all you guys have their cds too.... so dont even lie.
-smash66-

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

Yeah, what he said...with the raping and the breaking of toes...yeah! ..yea.

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

Kill new found glory! rip their guts out, eat their flesh, rape their girlfriends, break their toes!!

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

OOOPPSSS. I meant to give it a one below~!

Anonymous (September 23, 2002)

WHAT?!?! U fucking idiot, no one said anything about a mohawk you littel stupid kid, fashion has no place in music idiot. The whole point is that NFG suck- as a band, not a punk band, not a rock band, but just as a band they suck period. No childish punk bullshit because that just simply shows how dumb you children are, there's real music and then there's music made for money and without creatvity- NFG is that. Fuck this poor excuse for music. It's an insult to you and it's an insult to me- my intelligence is insulted by the dull, repetitive lyrics and my ears are insulted by a barrage of uninspired tripe with zero originality- if you listen to this crap you simply must be deaf!

Anonymous (September 22, 2002)

i forgot how much everyone loves to pull down bands ...music must be dead or something. doesn't seem like there's many bands that people actually like...... they are gonna be ....too popular, or not punk enough.. but does wearing a mohawk really make any difference to anyone these days? im not saying i hate punk because i love it.....but only because it was really good and influencial in its original conception. it annoys me that everyone is trying to be punk now..... be yourSeLf!!!!

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

When I think of New Found Glory I think of bubblegum and Teen magazine- YUCKKK!!!!!!

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

New Found Garbage

Anonymous (September 21, 2002)

Scroll waaaay down to that first post by CHIMERICALBURST. I absolutely wholeheartedly agree. I'm not going to credit them with being the most inventive band around, but this band definitely does something for me.

And in case, just in case, people will write above me saying "they do something for me - they make me sick" or some other such comment.... it's not really THAT funny. really. i'm not trying to predict anything... and i'm positive it won't stop it... that was pointless.

- BITTER

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

"I don't understand the constant ripping of NFG. Sure, their self titled and sticks and stones weren't that great, but to tell me that NGCS is not their best work ever is ridiculous. Sound Quality? That's what punk is supposed to sound like, unlike that over manufactured sound that bursts from their last 2 albums. There isn't a song I don't like on NGCS, and Broken Sound is such an amazing song. Sure rip on NFG for becoming mainstream. Hey, I wish they could've kept on making records like NGCS, but nobody's perfect, and we're indebted to them for making such a great album"

wow, i didn't know people like this existed! He's right. He's absolutely right. In fact, most of you people's comments sounded like they were about their other 2 cds. You probably haven't heard this cd if you say "blah blah blah pop pop pop blah blah blah nfg sucks, ngcs is the worst cd ever blah".

you are all very silly. KNOW what you talk about and criticize before you say mean "punk" stuff. i don't know about you, but i like to keep an open mind.

ambiotical_sophisticrat (September 20, 2002)

everything that i need to say about this band has been said. and i quote:

"This is talentless, uninspired, unoriginal, candy-ass, whiny, pop music made for Junior Highschool students. Simple as that. These guys have zero musical talent, their playing is dull and without any creativity, their songs and lyrics are tired, unoriginal teen pop bullshit done a million times before, which sucked even when it WAS original! Ther singer sounds like he hasn't yet hit puberty and they CANNOT play live."

thank you

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

NFG is the best band out right now!
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

ill beat your goddamn ass bitch
-Scott

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

to bostonmusicguy, nfg may be inspired but their inspiration comes from just another shitty dime a dozen pop punk band

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

This album is crap. This band is crap, i dont completely hate them but its very true that these guys are just the backstreet boys with guitars.....
they have turned into a trend so mtv can make more money so that little 10 yr old girls fall in love with them and go out and buy "punk" items to make them look "cooler"...NFG is just a new trend....and thats just dumb...bye
-me

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

NFG is a horrible band with absolutely zero talent. Their vocalist has his voiced fixed up so much in the studio its amazing. If you're into that pop (no, not pop-punk, just pop) sound, then I can see how you might like them, but the fact that they fix themselves up so much on their album and then can't recreated that sound live is embarassing and pathetic to say the least. There are bands with far more talent who can give a great live show while still recreating the sound of their album. Besides, how fun can NFG be to watch? they walk back and forth on the stage. Thats their live show...walking...back and forth...gay.

bostonmusicguy (September 20, 2002)

Stating that something sucks because it is "uninspired" or whatever the other shit you said was is just stupid, and definitley elitist. How do you know that they werent inspired to play this? How do you know that they had no emotion, and no inspiration to play this kind of music. I for one feel like New Found Glory is great. You dont have to feel the same. You dont have to accept it as punk (neither do i) but you cant go around claiming it is uninspired because you just have no proof of that... just the same as I have no proof that it is inspired by soemthing.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

Yea...this band just sucks. Not because they are mainstream. but because they really suck. I saw them live and they were the most boring band ever. The lead guy did not hit one high note, so the vocals sounded like shit. The funniest thing ever the guitarist said "ok everyone mosh, this songs really heavy!!!" and the song sounded like good charollete and everyone started pogoing. whatever happened to the circle pit?????

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

to the person who credited tom for playing rhythm and lead parts, i'd like to see him do that live. anyone who can play a lead part can do both on a recording. FUCK that.

besides if you listen carefully to some three pieces its not uncommon, for instance even on alk3 - goddammit he is playing two parts in their breakdowns.

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

Time for a rant...

Is it possible for someone to hate a shitty album without being called an Elitist? I mean, People aren't exactly saying that it sucks because it isn't "punk enough" or any of that shit. They're saying it sucks because it uninspired, derivative, whiny crap. That has NOTHING to do with whether or not it's punk or not. It doesn't even relate to whether or not they "sold-out" It's just about the quality of the album.

Sure, it may be better than their other two albums. I wouldn't know on account of never bothering to check them out. But if this one really is better than those two, those two must be really really bad.

But I suppose because I don't like this bullshit, I'm a punker-than-thou elitist asshole. Sigh. I hate kids.

emptycauses (September 19, 2002)

if theres anything i know about eddie its this: 1) he has what may be the worst taste in music and 2) his reviews are horrible. damn i like putting others down

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

NFG is like the best band ever, they have truly been good for the punk rawk scene

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

"Bad religion, Jawbreaker, Thrice, and many other bands... .basically following the formula of another band and putting their own twist on it." Possibly the dumbest comment made on this site, I think so. And besides, who counts thrice as being "punk gods"?

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

That good reason you so sorely seek is this...........THEY HAVE ZERO CREATIVITY!!!! ZERO TALENT! AND THEY CANNOT PLAY LIVE AS WELL, IT'S LIKE WATCHING A BUNCH OF 12 YEAR OLD BOYS CRYING ON STAGE- PATHETIC!!

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

"How dare you mention Jaco Pastorius.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-"

What, by acknowledging Jaco as the greatest bassist of all time, and that he broke down musical barriers doing things noone ever dreampt of? That's bad? It's not like I was comparing Fat Ian's bass skills to Jaco.....jeebus you're all too tightly wound....

Bottom line, if you don't likf NFG, fine, but don't hate on people that do unless you have a good reason (like they buy all their clothes at Hot topic).

latenightdrinker (September 19, 2002)

Ya I'm just about sick of hearing what kind of feeling the girl next door gives these guys.

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

I agree, like he said Bad Religion only seems unoriginal now because they are another band in the faction of punk that they CREATED. Please don't say anything that ignorant again.

Jawbreaker, not them most original thing ever, but they did it better than others that play it.

And calling Thrice unoriginal in defense of NFG? please man, what kind of drugs do you take?

Anonymous (September 19, 2002)

A really, really bad CD.

waste_elite (September 18, 2002)

"Hell all of the bands you guys hail as punk gods do nothing original... Bad religion, Jawbreaker, Thrice"

what the fuck man, Bad Religion was completely original. it's gotten stale over the past few years because so many bands have copied their style, but do you have any idea how revolutionary Suffer was when it came out? it sounded like nothing out there. they were innovators.

and i think Jawbreaker is very unique. i can't name a single band that sounded/sounds like they do (although there is a hint of nirvana and sonic youth in some of their songs).

and thrice! well, i don't like thrice so whatever.

bostonmusicguy (September 18, 2002)

When will people learn that originality has nothing to do with whether you like a band or not. A band could be completely original and sound extremely shitty or a band could follow in the footsteps of another band, a band that kicks a lot of ass and they can be incredible. Hell all of the bands you guys hail as punk gods do nothing original... Bad religion, Jawbreaker, Thrice, and many other bands... .basically following the formula of another band and putting their own twist on it. But just because a band follows in the footsteps of a band that you have deemed unlikeable because they "arent punk enough" or "sold out" they suck because they are unoriginal. You know what... you guys will NEVER learn...-BostonMusicGuy

punky (September 18, 2002)

Britney spears has the better HC breakdowns than those guys. Pop blows.

Masakari (September 18, 2002)

My gad ppl its not just about the music or the way they sound take there lryics into play...there about life cmon you dont see many pop bands doin that there always makin jokes it gets annoying Blink 182 is known for there comedy not for there love songs there hilarious live NFG is a new breed of pop punk i have no quarrels with them even if they did that label change there good in there own ways!!
and if this makes me a "poser" or whatever you want to call it fine whatever i really dont care

SOYBOMB (September 18, 2002)

How dare you mention Jaco Pastorius.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

Zero creativity? Are you in a band? Have you listened to the music before you write it off as pop punk and therefore un-cool?

Yes, NFG is pop punk. But yes, they do bring in a lot of other elements. Chad was the singer in Shai Hulud for god's sake. You don't think that would influence his music now? Of course it does. A shitload of my hardcore friends hate every band I like except for New Found Glory. These guys are not Blink 182 (although Blink is creative in their own right, because Tom plays both lead and rythem parts in most songs), they are not Simple Plan, they are not Avril Lavigne, or Sum 41. Are they breaking down musical barriers like Jaco did when he played bass? Well, no. But are they better than your average pop punk band? Yes.

By the way, if creativity is a means by which you judge bands, what about Yellow card and Something Corporate? both are bands that have succesfully incorporated non traditional instruments (non tradition for their style of music) into their songs.

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

You morons are not getting the point! Even if you like this band (?) you still must know the facts- this music is extremely unoriginal, it has zero creativity and every song has almost the exact same theme.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

I don't understand the constant ripping of NFG. Sure, their self titled and sticks and stones weren't that great, but to tell me that NGCS is not their best work ever is ridiculous. Sound Quality? That's what punk is supposed to sound like, unlike that over manufactured sound that bursts from their last 2 albums. There isn't a song I don't like on NGCS, and Broken Sound is such an amazing song. Sure rip on NFG for becoming mainstream. Hey, I wish they could've kept on making records like NGCS, but nobody's perfect, and we're indebted to them for making such a great album.

**Punk Rock will never be popular. Once it catches on, they call it Pop Punk and it's disowned.**

TheOneTrueBill (September 18, 2002)

i'm gonna be elitist and say i dont like NFG

i don't like NFG

Ejaculine (September 18, 2002)

I like this. I like their cds. It's not complicated but it's catchy. You guys take your music a little too seriously. They play pop music, so what? If you dont like it, dont listen to it. And society is stupid, but it has nothing to do with liking a certain style of music. Dont get me wrong, people are stupid, but mostly by the way they act. And for the uninspired comment, how the hell do you know they werent inspired. Where you there when they recorded it? elitist dick.

RightCliqificus (September 18, 2002)

I hate New Found Glory, but I have a lot of friends that love them. I don't care if you like them, but please don't call them punk. Its inappropriate. Its mean spirited. Its naughty. Its cruel. It tastes bad.

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

This CD is def. the best. I don't really like the other 2, but this one is more raw and has a better overall feel. People may hate NFG, but this CD isn't exactly the mall punk soundtrack the other 2 are.

bostonmusicguy (September 18, 2002)

I like New Found Glory... all of it. The lyrics on the new album are a huge step ahead from the self titled. The guitar work... well im not that great with guitar so I wont complain. To whoever said that they arent trying to further their music, maybe they are and their idea of musical progression is different than yours... ever think of that???-BostonMusicGuy

CallingLondon (September 18, 2002)

the name's kinda ironic, isn't it?

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

Isn't it spelled "mockery?"

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

No, it still sucks, on a scale of 1 to 10, the mca's are a 0.00000 and this is a 0.0001- terrible either way. like the guy below you said, this shit is a candyass uninspired mochary to music!

WussEmoRock (September 17, 2002)

I don't know if anyone else has said this yet but damn man...you are so completely wrong.

This is by far their best release to date, and the sound quality of the cd really isn't that bad at all, you're just comparing it to the 2 recent albums on MCA that cost at least triple the amount to record. very good record, and very good songs, and they DO NOT sound like Good Charlotte right now either.

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

This IS NOT a "I'm a pubk rock genius" comment- so don't come on with your rantings about how punk I think I am you fucking little kids. I'm telling it like it is. This is talentless, uninspired, unoriginal, candy-ass, whiny, pop music made for Junior Highschool students. Simple as that. These guys have zero musical talent, their playing is dull and without any creativity, their songs and lyrics are tired, unoriginal teen pop bullshit done a million times before, which sucked even when it WAS original! Ther singer sounds like he hasn't yet hit puberty and they CANNOT play live, I saw them at last years warped tour and they looked like cardboard cutouts on stage- zero energy, zero inspiration, just wimpy, cutesy crap that is annoying in less than 2 seconds. This goes for all of their album. How many songs can you write about breakups and girlfriends? Obviously these guys are trying to reach that level of idiocy while trying to cash in off society's mental slump. This country is dumber than ever- people wearing stupid little flags, terrible music, only a few good movies. PLEASE LET SOMEONE WITH ORIGINALITY RISE!!!!

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

Seriously everyone its not that bad no wait yes yes it is. -real punk 3

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

It's funny, cause i rember a couple years ago, i was in a band that sounded like nfg, not cause i liked it, but i knew a guy in the band who said they were in desperate need of a drummer, so, to help em out i played for em, for about 2 months. The whole 2 months in this band, all thsese guys would talk about is "New found glory, this, New found glory that" , and aside from the band members, they were gettin quite the buzz from people hearing them and whatnot. So, i'm pretty open minded, i like a lot of diffrent music, so i was like "Well, ok, i guess everyones raving about how great they are, i'll check em out" Boy, was i surprised............when i heard the WORST SHIT I'VE EVER LISTEND TO. fucking shit, this album is horrible, and as they've gotten even more overproduced they started sucking even more. Well, this story was pretty pointless, and honestly, you can like this all you want, i could give two shits who likes what band, i just felt like givin my two cents, which, really actually doesn't matter anyway. Blatz to the Future.

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

This album shows NFG's potential. Too bad they went the route of Blink 182 and tried to attract fans instead of developing their music further. Each album after this is a step backwards in terms of lyrical quality. The musicianship is much better on the self titled but Nothing Gold's lyrics are superior. Sticks and Stones is a joke. The lyrics are shallow and the guitar is weak, there is no rhythm at all. Its pathetic. I think its safe to say they sold out or are pretty close to doing so, which is unfortunate.

Captain Crunch

Fuzzy (September 17, 2002)

This was a good review. Don't know about the album, but this reviewer needs to do more for this site.

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

Hey, I've got nothing against melodic music, but this sucks.

"real punk 2"

waste_elite (September 17, 2002)

NFG sucks

-real punk

johnnydanger (September 17, 2002)

This is the best New Found Glory CD by far. Now lets wait for the comments by the "real punks" about how much NFG sucks.

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

this is by far the best album this band created, musically, lyrically, and in terms of credibility. the lyrics are crushingly more complex than any of the albums that followed, and their songwriting went from inventive and enthralling on this record, to the same four power chords over and over with the records that followed. their successive records were enjoyable but not as impressive as this one.

-chimericalburst

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