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The Juliana Theory

The Juliana Theory: LoveLove (2003)
Sony Music Entertainment

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After what seemed like forever, or just a couple years, The Juliana Theory released its third full length album "Love" (which also happens to be TJT's major label debut). 14 tracks long and just under 60 minutes of darker, more rock oriented music. It is certainly a disc worth picking up. And now .
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After what seemed like forever, or just a couple years, The Juliana Theory released its third full length album "Love" (which also happens to be TJT's major label debut). 14 tracks long and just under 60 minutes of darker, more rock oriented music. It is certainly a disc worth picking up. And now for the specifics.

The first track on the cd is titled "Bring it Low" and it is probably one of the harder tracks on the disc. The repeating riff during the chorus i find to be kind of annoying so its not really one of my favorite tracks. "Do you Believe Me" is the next track and alledged single. Very subtle in the start and slowly builds to a climax at the chorus. I really like the backing vocals. The melody is really catchy.

Anyways to refrain from describing every track and wasting everyones time. I'll just highlight a few key details. Piano is used considerably more on this cd when compared with earlier efforts and is often featured in some of the songs. The melodies often aren't standard and take a little bit of getting used to. At first I didn't really think "Love" was much more then standard, however after a bit the complicated melodies really start to sink in and you can fully enjoy each song.

Some stand out tracks include "Shell of a Man" which ends in a pleasant piano outro. Another is "Jewel to Sparkle" which is my favorite track on the disc. I think the chorus is rediculously catchy and its overall just a great song. "White Days" is a fantastic song if you like slower ballads that focus on melody more then riffs. And "In Conversation" probably has the most confusing melodies on the whole album, but after a bit you will really enjoy them, at least I did.

The last track is "Everything" which is the song that gives the album its name. The shout chorus states "Love is everything" over and over. I guess in a sense its true. The song builds to a great climax and then backs away, which kind of gives the song an epic feel to it. Epics are always good if you ask me, then again no one really did ask me.

Overall, "Love" is definitely an album worth getting. It is darker and more rock (less punk or emoish) then "Understand this is a Dream" or "Emotion is Dead."

 

 
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kirbypuckett (February 26, 2007)

I'm chiming in years later...

My friend and I are discussing this band right now and I just wanted to express how much I hate this record.

- Kirby

Anonymous (February 13, 2006)

what type of music is this

warpedblonde (October 29, 2003)

I love juliana theory. But i have to say that this album let me down a little. Wasn't as good as i expected it to be.

Anonymous (February 20, 2003)

Good album from a good band. Just wish their shows wouldn't sell out so fast in CA. Damn It!

waste_elite (February 20, 2003)

"You have made no point here. Go to thesmokinggun.com and look at those riders. Those are the bad ones."

yeah, well those are the riders of bands that play in stadiums and have a crew of about 10 million people to take care of.

"be honest waste-elite, you posted that rider with the intent of people seeing it without the fore-knowledge of an average rider, to make people hate the band."

yes yes, it was all an elaborate scheme to fool the kids! if you look back, you'll notice that i was the one that posted the link to the smoking gun in the first place.

Kurt_F (February 20, 2003)

I'm pretty sure Waste has made his case that he doesn't enjoy their music. The insults come after the fact. I don't see thought how people cannot like at least SOME of their songs, like "To the Tune of 5,000 Screaming Children", "Constellation", "Duane Joseph", "Is Patience Still Waiting", and "If I Told You This Was Killing Me." Oh well I guess.

mintymoose (February 20, 2003)

blahh...you guys judge bands by how they act..when you should be judging them for their music..sheesh..who cares if their all elite and mighty-like..christcakes..you people are as band as teenyboppers complaining that.."Justin got too fat! oh my gawd!"..and if you don't like the band..uhhh......why'd you bother listening to them anyhow..? or even..wasting YOUR time writing a review about how shitty they are...

personally..i like The Juliana Theory..and i prefer to be openminded..than an indie-snob..

ta..tis all......enjoy the MUSIC!

Anonymous (February 20, 2003)

be honest waste-elite, you posted that rider with the intent of people seeing it without the fore-knowledge of an average rider, to make people hate the band. And the three songs I've heard from this album aren't good at all.

Dignin

Anonymous (February 19, 2003)

"Hospitality
6 Vegetarian meals or $10 meal buy-out per band member (5) and crew member (1). (For example - cheese pizza, spaghetti with tomato sauce, grilled cheese sandwiches, salad)

Sufficient drink tickets from bar or one case of Rolling Rock Beer. One case of Soda (including Coke, Diet Coke, Nestea, and Sprite) Twelve (12) one-gallon bottles of non-carbonated spring water. (6 for pre-show, 6 while on stage) One (1) large bag of recees pieces. Six chilled (6) Arizona Original Ice Teas. One (1) large bag of gummy worms. Six (6) hand towels for use on stage.

Promoter will provide a lockable, secure, well-lit dressing room ( which must be locked and/ or secured during the performance) with mirrors, AC outlets, adequate ventilation, and heat. Dressing must be in the same building. Promoter will provide secured parking for one full size van and trailer. Parking will be as close to the "load- in" door of the venue as possible."

Thats nothing compared to a million other bands. So they want dinner after being on the road all day, big deal. So they want bottled water and towels for their performance, and some tea and candy afterwards, big deal. You have made no point here. Go to thesmokinggun.com and look at those riders. Those are the bad ones.

Anonymous (February 18, 2003)

i've said it before and i'll say it again: GET NEW FUCKING REVIEWERS

Anonymous (February 18, 2003)

This shit is Bon Jovi for a new generation.

ThAnswAnswr3 (February 18, 2003)

Their new album love sounds great and I think more people should listen to it.

soulbleed (February 18, 2003)

i didn't really like this band until i heard this album. it's a very well-crafted disc, especially compared to their other lame excuses for 'work'. highly recommended.

Anonymous (February 18, 2003)

I just dislike the Juliana Theory because they are lame. Low grade emo with samples and a drum machines. Horrible.

- Sam

waste_elite (February 18, 2003)

"ohmg, juliana theory has contractual agreements with the venues it performs at!!!! Well thats it, I hate them."

motherfucking zing man! wow, you really made a point there. i mean, remember when i claimed that the band sucks because of that rider?! phew... BUSTED!!! dude, i LOVE it when people construe the things that i say and use their dimwitted logic to try to make me look like an ass! rock on bro!

JT 4 LIFE!!

sonicice (February 18, 2003)

Son of a bitch, that was directed to the person below dignin.

sonicice (February 18, 2003)

To the poster below me, there is only one word that can describe what I am feeling about your post:

what

dignin (February 18, 2003)

ohmg, juliana theory has contractual agreements with the venues it performs at!!!! Well thats it, I hate them.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

"hey i have an idea, lets all go rip on juliana theory cause i (being the ignorant ass fuck i am and want to be as "punk" as possible) hate them cause they were on a christian label so that automatically means they are a christian band and because i hate religions. also, i think they suck cause i think they act like rockstars, even though i have never seen them live, but i just want to say that anyways cause i am an ignorant assfuck, and i hate them even more cause their label provides them with stuff, like all other fucking labels.
this is basically what half the people are like on this comment section (let alone the whole site)cause they dont like the j theory, the creator put this commenting thing on the site for people to say good things about the cd, or just say "hey i dont happen to like this cd" not for ignorant pieces of shit to say false accusations about them and just try to get more people to hate them even though they never heard of the band. seriously half the people that comment act like fucking 2 year olds cause they want to be all the punk they can be which is fucking gay cause they have to rebel against everything that isnt nofx, anti-flag, and rancid to name a few. why dont all you fuckers go create some site where you can bitch all you want to yourselves to make yourselves feel more punk. seriously this site is turning into bullshit cause people are fucking retarded.
well with that said and done, j theory still rocks, just less punk and emo, and more dark rock and a little but more meloer, well i think it is worth so yeah"

I have a better idea. Why don't you take the dick out of yer mouth and go away, because no one give a shit. This band sucks and I think ultra-sensitive pussies like you need to stop crying about it.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

oh yeah cause the guy made up his own word means that he doesnt have the right to say what he said, he just made the word fit the sentence who fucking cares how he rights what he wrote, and its a damn good message at that, i agree with it and think most people are really dumb like that

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

"fucking retarded" and "meloer" from the same person.. i'll just walk away.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

hey i have an idea, lets all go rip on juliana theory cause i (being the ignorant ass fuck i am and want to be as "punk" as possible) hate them cause they were on a christian label so that automatically means they are a christian band and because i hate religions. also, i think they suck cause i think they act like rockstars, even though i have never seen them live, but i just want to say that anyways cause i am an ignorant assfuck, and i hate them even more cause their label provides them with stuff, like all other fucking labels.
this is basically what half the people are like on this comment section (let alone the whole site)cause they dont like the j theory, the creator put this commenting thing on the site for people to say good things about the cd, or just say "hey i dont happen to like this cd" not for ignorant pieces of shit to say false accusations about them and just try to get more people to hate them even though they never heard of the band. seriously half the people that comment act like fucking 2 year olds cause they want to be all the punk they can be which is fucking gay cause they have to rebel against everything that isnt nofx, anti-flag, and rancid to name a few. why dont all you fuckers go create some site where you can bitch all you want to yourselves to make yourselves feel more punk. seriously this site is turning into bullshit cause people are fucking retarded.
well with that said and done, j theory still rocks, just less punk and emo, and more dark rock and a little but more meloer, well i think it is worth so yeah

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

nah the juliana theory rock

-themuffingirl

waste_elite (February 17, 2003)

i like the guns n roses rider, they request porn.

creed's is pretty weird too

for the size juliana theory was 3 years ago, their rider isn't exactly meager. i posted that because it was humorous, not to convince people that they suck. their music does that well enough.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

By the way, their rider is pretty meager...you try being on the road and getting some of the shit people try to pass off on you. Food, parking and secure dressing space isn't too much to ask.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

http://thesmokinggun.com/backstagetour/blink182/blink1821.html

Look at blink182s list. How much could these people eat and drink.

waste_elite (February 17, 2003)

Kurt, that rider is like 3 years old, from when they were signed to tooth and nail. i can only imagine what the list looks like now.

yeah, every rocksta... i mean big band, has a rider with a list of "demands". check out thesmokinggun.com to see what all the other rockstars ask for.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

Hey waste that's pretty funny. I don't give a fuck if other bands want more stuff on tour, these guys suck and don't even deserve that much shit. It's a sad world when bullshit like this gets catered to when good bands have to work their asses off just to make it to the next town. I've seen these dicks play and I wouldn't doubt for a second they're a bunch of dipshit rockstars. FUCK THESE PUSSIES.
-Jay

Ps. wouldn't it make sense that they could atleast sells some records before they make these demands?

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Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

naw brah, juliana theory doesn't sell that many records. sure, they may have been 38 on the contemporary christian chart, but i don't think that really should put them in a position to make demands. and please call me out for reading buddyhead, pussy.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

The members of the Juliana Theory have small peni, therefore they achieve complete gayness with the greatest of ease.

Anonymous (February 17, 2003)

that was really interesting :D

-themuffingirl

Kurt_F (February 17, 2003)

Yep. You're a genius Waste. Compared to most bands, this list is not too bad. Also, consider that all the stuff about equipment and stage placement is rather normal for bands to do, and I assure you most venues have No trouble providing that stuff, it's more of a heads up as in what to be ready to set up. Also consider that they are on Epic Records now. The only thing they had say in probably was the stage set up and the food (which again, is NOTHING compared to a lot of other bands) I know for a fact the venue I saw them at a few weeks ago did not live up to half of these "requirments" and they played...yea.

Bands often have a ridiculous list of food and beverage wants for tours. This is usually due to this situation:
Tour manager: *phone rings* "Hey guys, this is Bob. What stuff do you guys want for catering?"
Band guys: "Oh, um, Hot Dogs, and uh, hey, doesn't Jeff like Triscuits? Yea, and popcorn, haha. Hmmm, what else, Chris really likes Bud Light, and get some of coke or something too, and maybe some Sprite, and might as well get some skittles, we all like those. What else? Well, I think we all need water too, you know waters good when you are on stage"...etc etc etc, you see how it goes. Welcome to the world of touring in a band that sells records people.

Sadly, yet another case of people trying to find "faults" in bands, simply because they think they can convince others to hate them. Nice try though.

p.s.-you should see Weezer's catering list...

waste_elite (February 17, 2003)

these guys think they're divas...

"The Juliana Theory
Rider, and Stage Plot

Hospitality
6 Vegetarian meals or $10 meal buy-out per band member (5) and crew member (1). (For example - cheese pizza, spaghetti with tomato sauce, grilled cheese sandwiches, salad)

Sufficient drink tickets from bar or one case of Rolling Rock Beer. One case of Soda (including Coke, Diet Coke, Nestea, and Sprite) Twelve (12) one-gallon bottles of non-carbonated spring water. (6 for pre-show, 6 while on stage) One (1) large bag of recees pieces. Six chilled (6) Arizona Original Ice Teas. One (1) large bag of gummy worms. Six (6) hand towels for use on stage.

Promoter will provide a lockable, secure, well-lit dressing room ( which must be locked and/ or secured during the performance) with mirrors, AC outlets, adequate ventilation, and heat. Dressing must be in the same building. Promoter will provide secured parking for one full size van and trailer. Parking will be as close to the "load- in" door of the venue as possible.

Technical Requirements

Promoter to provide at no cost to Artist adequate sound (consisting of at least a vocal and keyboard P.A.) and lights in excellent working condition. Staging and sound requirements are enclosed herein. Artist guaranteed one half (½) hour setup time before playing and ( 1) hour sound check. Sound board should be at least 24 channels. Keep in mind, the juliana theory uses 5 (5) amplifiers (broken down into the following): three guitar players (including one acoustic guitar), a bass guitar, and a keyboard.

If direct boxes are to be used: one (1) mono direct box for the bass guitar will be needed and one (1) stereo direct box will be needed for the keyboard will be needed.

-No less than two (4) High- Quality vocal mics with accompanying straight microphone stands.
-No less than four (4) PA monitors including three (3) front wedges and one (1) drum monitor.
-Sound must accomodate the use of an in-ear monitor system. This requires at least one (1) auxillary (or comparable) send that is unoccupied by any other instrument. It also requires one power supply.

Stage Plot

From stage right to stage left:
One guitar half stack. One bass guitar rig. One large keyboard amp. 4 Piece drum kit (at center stage). One combo guitar amplifier. One guitar half stack. Microphones: one at very far stage right. one at stage right. one at center. one at very far stage left.

Conditions
· Promoter to provide ten (10) complimentary tickets per show or comparable
space on the guest list. Promoter to provide accurate address information and directions to the venue. These should be faxed or emailed to artist booking agency at least two (2) weeks prior to show. Promoter to provide Artist with adequate and detailed accounting of all box office receipts, including an account of guests.
Promoter will guarantee space for a large van and trailer directly
outside of the venue.
Promoter to pay guarantee directly to band representative before
performance on night of show.
Promoter shall be responsible for the security of the Artist and Artist's
property while Artist is in the venue.
Artist reserves the right to sell merchandise at the show(s) and retain
all profits.
Artist reserve the right to audio and videotape performances at the venue at the venue at no cost whatever. Still photographers are always welcome and encouraged.
If promoter does not comply with the rider, Artist has the right to
cancel, in which case the guarantee will nonetheless be due and payable.
Cancellation by promoter or venue less than four (4) weeks prior to
engagement will result in full payment of the guarantee to the artist,
regardless of reason for cancellation."

Anonymous (February 16, 2003)

hey buddy bringing back the true meaning of punk ok whatever their not punk ur right they play music hey everyone on this fucking site ur all the people that assign all the music lables its fucking music their not trying to be punk their not trying to be emo or whatever u know the new cd i was very disapointed but i thourougly enjoyed all of their previous disks
1) ive seen them a few tiems he wears an ear monitor so he can here his voice and make sure hes in key not a headset like janet jackson or any of that bullshit he sings outta a real mic
2) their on a christian lable but if u were to look at their site under faq they dont really have any kinda great christian bleifs or anything tooth and nail just signed them thats that
3) to those who think they act like cocky rockstars and shit on stage check out (insert prety much any band here) and see them off stage i talked to them for like 20 min after a show on their recent tour they were great guys not cocky or bastardly they came right out like 2 seconds after they got off stage into the crowd to talk to their fans untill the very last poeple who wanted to see them left yea suck on that fuckers sure the new alblum disapointing but all the rest of that stuff is true so u shoudl stop getting ur jollys off dissing a band u know jack shit about besides the fact that ur cool or however ud like to describe it cus u knwo its not cool to say ur cool anymore or something right cool isnt punk enough for all u hell no right huh

Anonymous (February 16, 2003)

The Juliana Theory is bringing back the TRUE meaning of punk. they are what punk was all about to begin with! The Sex Pistols would be fuckin proud of these guys. when the pistols started pukn they had two things in mind: God and Girls. punk is about emotions and christianity! ROCK ON SID!!!!

Anonymous (February 16, 2003)

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trrevor (February 16, 2003)

And the cover art fucking sucks too. DIE

trrevor (February 16, 2003)

These cocks went to my school. They fucking sssssssssuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Detar writes peotry for 11 year old girls and wear leather pants. DIE

nailedshutpunk (February 16, 2003)

i just recently got a few tracks from love and i have to say from what i hear its somethign i can listen to. i mean its not stupid emo like some of the oldersstuff. and i really liked the music from another room ep. some really good songs on there. but i tend to look at these guys one what tehyve have doen in the past and its intresting to see what bret is doing post zao. even though zao is a much better band than juliana theory.

Anonymous (February 16, 2003)

To the guy below, how could such a lame ass band get you into punk? How could the Juliana Theory possibly lead to the Ramones and the Sex Pistols?

sonicice (February 16, 2003)

The Juliana Theory was the band that got me into "the scene" in the first place, and while I used to love them, I absolutely hate this album. It is incredibly boring to listen to besides "Congratulations" and "Into the Dark", which wasn't even written for this album. I am just going to pretend that this cd did not come from them. Thank god it's being sold for so cheap though.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

blink, good charlotte and dashboard???? those are the three best bands you can think of???? what has gone wrong??????????? this album is awful.... i hope they achieve their popularity goal and then go back to making real music

waste_elite (February 15, 2003)

"if you're not retarded you'll appreciate it."

get back on the shortbus, fucko. two things prevent me from liking this band: a brain and a penis. maybe one day you'll get lucky and your inny will become and outy and that peanut between your ears will sprout into something worthwhile. until then, listen away to this mindless drivel and try your hardest to convince yourself that it is anything other than the pretentious, boring, brain-dead, diahrrea-inducing, wimp rock that it is.

i hate this band and everyone that likes them.

joeg (February 15, 2003)

this band is so much better than blink, good charlotte, and dashboard confessional COMBINED. THAT'S HOW GOOD THEY ARE.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

5.99 at target biatch.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

yeah man, i've developed my opinion of this band on some pretty arbitrary things, like the cover art and the cuntsores who listen to it, but i'm okay with that. i'd rather listen to this ornette coleman CD that i've got playing than the fucking juliana theory.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

Most of you are complete idiots. You have nothing to say about the actual content of the album. No rationale for hating it so much. You base whether you like the band or not on the singer or the cover art or who else listens to them. Actually listen to the cd without hating it first and if you're not retarded you'll appreciate it.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

I agree with Kurt mostly. The cover art is TERRIBLE though. I'll still take Understand This a Dream over anything else they've done though.

waste_elite (February 15, 2003)

"Quit sucking up to Buddyhead.com."

what the fuck is this? yeah, you know what i do everyday? i post on message boards being a badass in hopes that Aaron and Travis would spot it. maybe then they would invite me to work at buddyead or play in the icarus line or maybe snort some coke off the ass of a hooker. that's my dream BRAH, until then i will be posting textual suckoffs to buddyhead. you're trippin balls man!

lame

everyone knows that this band blows. they don't blow because they aren't cool, they blow because they make me want to stick my cock in a blender. does that make sense?

maverick (February 15, 2003)

Oh yeah, the cover art is absolutely terrible, too.

-Scott

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

This is an insult to rock music. Headset mics are cool...if you're Janet Jackson. Someone shoot these fucks.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

a bunch of cunts who i go to school with saw these guys with something corporate.

i've developed my opinion of the band based on that. i figure that there's a lot more music that deserves my attention and that because of their established fanbase, the juliana theory, which is a really shitty name, by the way, should relegate themselves to playing music for the asstards who think dashboard confessional is really deep.

and their cover-art sucks too.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

i'm embarrassed for them.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

this sucks...their first album was great...this one is overdone crap

westsidepunk (February 15, 2003)

You know, I have seen them three times and never have had the priveledge of witnessing the headset. The thing about thins band is, the first time I saw them I thought they were amazing, it was in a small club and their self-assuredness and rock staredness really got me, but later in a larger venue I realized that although I liked some of their songs, these guys were too pompous to take seriously.

Kurt_F (February 15, 2003)

They aren't emo. They aren't rockstars. They don't suck live. Brett doesn't use a headset, he uses an ear monitor so he can hear his band because he's hard of hearing. Who cares what bands wear. Quit sucking up to Buddyhead.com.

As for the album, it has some bright spots. I really like In Conversation and Bring It Low. But I still prefer their older stuff. Yea.

read my show review at punkbands.com/reviews

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

why the fuck are people comparing this shit to Coheed? did i miss something. these bands sound nothing alike.while i think coheed is overrated (i mean cmon,evey song on the album is like 6 minutes long and sounds liek a variatiuon of the track b4 it), this album is complete shit. fuck fuck fuck this kind of uninventive sedative music. do something new or do somehting exciting. not every band has to reinvent rock and roll, but at least do something fun then. these guys had some fucking song that went 'baaaaby baaaaby bayb baybebyabyyab" i mean how fucking lame is that?this brett detar dork ( who i hear is from pittsburgh,tell me thats not true, i'm from pitt and thats more embarassing than having to admit anti flag is the most accomplished punk band from this area) acts like he's brian wilson or something, with the whole concept album and shit. and LOVE. what the fuck. with an album title like that you better have a go;ddam profound musical statement to make. this better be led zepplin 4 part 2. but no. its actually the same old boo hoo dorkus pseudo tortured artist drivel on the previous albums. fuck fuck fuck fuck. i need to go listen to the new afi again.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

Of course Coheed and Cambria blew them out of the water. C & C are creative. This IS emo by the numbers.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

"Emotion Is Dead" was ok but their last Ep and this album combined is worst than molded mac and cheese.

Ramo

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

Better than all the bands on Drive-Thru Records

sloppyblake (February 15, 2003)

coheed and cambria blew those asses out of the water.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

i honestly tried to get into these guys. i heard all the fuss about them 2 to 3 years ago, so i borrowed the first 2 albums off him. i don't get it. whats the big deal? i mean their not terrible...but definately not good. i've heard worse. i hear this album just sounds like incubus or something. the single is terrible. they have completey changed their style album to album from what i can pick up. thats cool if your saves the day and you change for the better or something equally good. they make me want to poop. i have to go poop now
cawknocker

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

yeah, i have plenty of CDs that i'd rather listen to than this.

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

This is definitely a great cd. No, its not emo. No they're not stupid rockstars. He wears leather pants, yes, but if you base your judgement on bands based on what they wear then you shouldn't listen to any music. Go out and buy it and listen to it, its great.

evildeadalive (February 14, 2003)

but... I don't even believe in jebus...

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

i think they've done a good job -themuffingirl

nailedshutpunk (February 14, 2003)

man for whoever it was who mentioned zao, yah they rocked. and still do all the time. as for juliana theory well im up and down on them . i mean sometimes i like them othertimes i dont. i mean it depends on teh song and the album. The ep they put out music from another room i think thats what it is was actually pretty good. but emotion is dead has soem really dead tracks on it. but for the most part pretty accomplished band in theyre own right i would proboly listen to this album cause id like to hear what they are doing now.

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

Why do all these emo reviews try to cover up the fact that they are reviewing emo CDs by downplaying the whinyness and bore of it all? They aren't fooling anybody!

stamos (February 14, 2003)

Yeah, it sucks about this band. I remember right before Understand this is a Dream came out I saw them at a show with like 10 kids. I liked that album and it went steadily downhill since then. Then I tried to support them just because they were from Pittsburgh, support your scene you know, but I couldn't even do that; iI have never been so dissapointed about a band. They just played at Penn State and were complaining that it was the smallest stage and audience they have ever played. Fuck Bret Deter and his long hair and his headset mic and his tight leather pants. You should go see them just for the trainwreck that is the Juliana theory live.

Stamos

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

I agree 100% with the post below. I listened to them a little, thought they were ok. I saw them live and wanted to punch them in the face. It was awful, just plain terrible. Such rockstars.

Hamish (February 14, 2003)

They are, without a doubt, the worst band I have ever seen live.

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

anyone who i ever talked to, who had the least bit of respect for them before seeing them live, lost it all after seeing them play. he uses a headset and wears leather pants

waste_elite (February 14, 2003)

this band sucks

always have, always will

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

Juliana Theory is one of the best bands easily to come out of the emo trend and still have a credible name. Their music is honest, incredible and intelligent, not too mention that they are incredibly talented. The riffage, especially on this album really packs a punch. Granted, this is more of a rock album than punk or emo, but that is always where they were headed anyway. For those of you who are skeptics, remember Brett (the lead singer) played in Zao. Also, I must add that you don't truly know this band until you have seen them live. I saw them two nights ago with a bunch of trashy bands from the record label, but if you can catch em with anyone, you will be truly blessed I promise you. My favorite live show by far. Definately pick this album up or at least give it a listen, it isnt radio mumbo jumbo and its definately not your little sister's emo. It is sparkling well written excellent rock music.

gutterhippo (February 14, 2003)

i agree with the post below me. the lead singer looks like the guy from creed. onstage he looks like such an ass. I remember seeing them a long time ago in a little youth center. i didnt think they were bad, but when i saw them recently, i seriously wanted to kill myself. Suddenly they think they're huge rockstars. The only band worse than them is the band that opened for them, vendetta red.

*arvind!
http://thenoradssuck.cjb.net

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

Rockstar fuckheads

Anonymous (February 14, 2003)

i got a promo copy of this one and i have played it 3 or 4 times. and i love "emotion is dead"

sickboi (February 14, 2003)

I saw some commercial on "Target tv" about this dungheap. I hope they all burn in hell.

maverick (February 14, 2003)

This is one of the few times I've been happy that Epic doesn't service us for reviews. I don't ever want to hear this record ever.

-Scott

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