The Beautiful Mistake - Light a Match, For I Deserve to Burn (Cover Artwork)

The Beautiful Mistake

The Beautiful Mistake: Light a Match, For I Deserve to BurnLight a Match, For I Deserve to Burn (2002)
Militia Group

Reviewer Rating: 4

Contributed by: SideLinedForLifeSideLinedForLife
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I honestly don't know what to say for an album like this. Its very slow all the way through, but has some intense effect on me that keeps me listening and listening, and listening... To start out with I'll talk about the lyrics instead of a song by song description which will likely cause boredom.
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I honestly don't know what to say for an album like this. Its very slow all the way through, but has some intense effect on me that keeps me listening and listening, and listening...

To start out with I'll talk about the lyrics instead of a song by song description which will likely cause boredom. Boredom by the way seems to come to mind for some of the late bands wheather its dull lyrics or music that just brings its own sound down. I don't know. This album is boring, but a good boring. The lyrics surprised me as being some of the best I've heard in awhile. I'll throw a line at you from the song "Anonymous Vs. California" just so you can get a good taste of what to expect. "Fingers sharp like knives, knives that thrust to kill. Put it all away. Your heart has atrophied into nothing. When will we rise above this place? I'm tired of the fake smiles that you place. The child's mind a tainted fate. Anonymous. Unerring mortal soul, at least you'd like to think. Your palpitating heart, a small and empty thing." These hit me as just plain amazing the first time I heard this. Very smart and deep lyrics make this cd a word masterpiece. The only thing is lyrics are just a small part of what this band has to offer they actually do put music to them of course, and to be honest its damn good.

The music I guess you could call pop hardcore. Weird as it sounds the best comparision I could make would be The Used toned down with some Glasseater type screams. And no I didn't like The Used. I believe these guys are way more talented and original, but thats just me. With all that said if you're not a big fan of The Used or Glasseater don't let that turn you off to this band because they really do have their own sound.

The guitar playing is slow but pretty complex if you ask me. You won't find the simple three chord melodies in this cd as the guitars are crisp, heavy, accurate, soothing, and explosive all at the same time. The drumming is the same on all levels, slow but in depth. The vocals are quite interesting, and to be honest with all of you the "singer" is quite hard to describe. His vocal patters are fun to listen to without being annoying in any way. The "screamer" vocalist sounds almost like the Glasseater screams but not so "scooby doo" like. I suggest everyone checks this young band out who just seriously amazed me the first listen. I recommend you download "Circular Parade" or "Anonymous Vs California" for it has one of the most amazing outros ever.

One reason I didn't give it a 9 or 10 was because the songs aren't really changed tempo wise which to me is something important. I'm sure this cd will be floating around peoples heads when it comes time to decide top ten list, because I know I will be considering this record for sure that just rips...


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sharksss (April 30, 2006)

light a match for i just took a big dump!

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

Waste-Elite, do some research before you judge the album title.

Ghostmanon3 (July 22, 2003)

I think it is a good album, its the type of disc you'd want to go to sleep to...perhaps. I dont know what I'd label it as...maybe...poppy/emo/hardcore...but labels dont matter much to me. Its good melodic and real. Very well written to. I'd say that the review was close to right on. Good stuff...good record.

Anonymous (June 15, 2003)

i didnt give it ten because the only song i have a problem with is "Light A Match" in my opinion the worst one on the disk... other than that it is great... "Light A Match" pisses me off just because of the ending with the two singers swapping singing the album title, which doesnt sound to great.

Anonymous (March 18, 2003)

please, take advice from your own album title, and do light a match.

soulbleed (January 11, 2003)

Heh, this album really rocks. If you like this, check out the Prevent Falls album. Both are very good in my opinion.

Anonymous (October 10, 2002)

Is it me or does the singer sound just like Ben Folds??

waste_elite (October 10, 2002)


Masakari (October 10, 2002)

wtf there lryics are actually really thought through...my gad think about it..all these bands today are all o i lost my girlfriend that, jock next door wants to kill me...BOOHOO...I DONT FREAKIN CARE ANYMORE...these lryics are some of the best ive heard in a very long time

Anonymous (October 9, 2002)

it's further seems forever with better vocals and more screaming. pretty much how the post-chris carabba further seems forever is.

Anonymous (October 8, 2002)

I listened to the CD and while it has great songs, the screaming is so forced is as if somebody kidnapped the singer, took him to a creepy studio and forced him to scream while having the barrel pointed to his head. Lose the screams and then we'll took about blowing up.


Tahoejeff (October 7, 2002)

This band is a mistake..I do feel that the title fits though because this album needs to be burned

Anonymous (October 7, 2002)

This is the reviewer:
Actually they dont sound like Thursday at all in my opinion. Sorry scott I usually share and agree with your opinions but this time I have to say no. I don't know how to explain it they just don't sound alike. Now when I was writing the review however I knew of a band that TBM sounded like but I couldnt think of their name. Aubin helped me on that one. I have to agree that they do sound a lot like Further Seems Forever. Anyway like Scott said this album seriously grows on you. It keeps getting better. The first time I put it in I didnt like it and now I like it even better than when I reviewed it. Check it out people. -Rock or SideLinedForLife

Al_Days (October 7, 2002)

I heard Beautiful Mistake were kinda like Thursday - is this a particularly accurate description?

Anonymous (October 7, 2002)

noise ratchet are a great band. more like jimmy eat world with more emotion, a hair of screaming, and a better overall product.
and the militia group gave all those bands the start up they needed to get larger. they didn't just pick them up because they thought they were the next big thing.

maverick (October 6, 2002)

I've never heard Veronica [or Tora Tora Torrance, or whatever, either] - I've just heard those 3 bands I mentioned previously.


Anonymous (October 6, 2002)

well scott while you're on the topic of the militia group, what do you think of veronica?

waste_elite (October 5, 2002)

"Yea waste elite i guess your right lyrics other than i hate the government and wanna kill everyone are lame. you must be punker than everyone."

you are a fucking moron. i said that the lyrics are pretentious and corny and all of the sudden im some elitist who has a lyrical fetish for hating the government and killing people. grow a fucking brain.

seriously, those lyrics sound like the poetry i wrote to my girlfriend in 10th grade.


maverick (October 5, 2002)

The Militia Group wants to be the "next big thing" label. Proof? Here you go:
Rufio - New Found Glory ripoff
Noise Ratchet - Jimmy Eat World [or more accurately, Hot Rod Circuit] ripoff
The Beautiful Mistake - Thursday ripoff

I don't like the first two bands on Militia, but the Beautiful Mistake CD is really growing on me. Give it a shot, kids.


Anonymous (October 5, 2002)

Yea waste elite i guess your right lyrics other than i hate the government and wanna kill everyone are lame. you must be punker than everyone. about this band they are pretty good in my humble opinion. they do write amazing lyrics despite what the dude below me says.

waste_elite (October 5, 2002)

i've never heard this band but those lyrics and that album title are fucking lame.

pretentious and corny

aubin (October 4, 2002)

I'd say if anything, they remind me of Further Seems Forever with more screaming. If you like them, you might like this.

Anonymous (October 4, 2002)

they're ok. a good show, nothing special though.

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