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sparechange00: at first sightat first sight (2000)
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Somewhere along the line, this band must have listened to the Ataris. They sound too similar for it to be a coincidence. It's the love-lost,mid tempo, emotional punk that can be found on every Ataris release to date. However, that doesn't necessarily doesn't make it bad. In fact, this album rocks..


Somewhere along the line, this band must have listened to the Ataris. They sound too similar for it to be a coincidence. It's the love-lost,mid tempo, emotional punk that can be found on every Ataris release to date. However, that doesn't necessarily doesn't make it bad. In fact, this album rocks.

It opens with the fastest track on the album "Heading out into Night", and just continues to get better. "Dearest Friend", "Brother", "The One", and "Freedom of the Summer's Breeze" all keep the intensity level high through out the cd. The lyrics are mostly about love(ataris) but they are pretty sincere and well written. Sparechange00's best quality is their ability to go from all out punk to an instance of meloncholy, then back to the rock.That seems to be a quality lots of bands are picking up on these days(thank or blame Jawbreaker for that one). Their singer has a really good voice, and i did find a couple rippin' basslines poking through the onslaught of loud guitars.

OK, after reading this review, they sound alot like the Ataris. But with good lyrics, talented musicianship, and fast, loud music, how can you go wrong? Well, there are a few exceptions, but sparechange00 isn't one of them. Check out "At First Sight" and see for yourself.

 

 
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YellowTrash (September 5, 2001)

Uh...I heard this plan when they came to Des Moines. I didn't like them too much. That's either from the way they play, or the stupid preppy fucks with their Mest t-shirts and their Good Charlotte gear on.

Anonymous (July 20, 2001)

I just can't get enough of this album. It's definately one of the best albums I've bought this year.

Anonymous (June 13, 2001)

I like this CD. My friends band played with em in Cleveland. It was awesome hearing them play. So I bought the CD.

fathead (April 23, 2001)

you make kung fu sound like atlantic records or something.i have a couple songs from the ataris demo and yes, they dont sound as good, but they're still awesome songs.i dont know which band was first, all i was doing was comparing the sounds of the bands to each other.

Anonymous (April 23, 2001)

Having picked up their selfreleased debut album two years ago, It makes me wonder why bands like the ataris get to be the standard for bands that existed for as long, and whose output has been more consistent. Guess its all the kung fu marketing dollars.

You should pick up '...has sincerity gone out of style?', lets see the ataris do anything without kung fu's money. God knows if Kris Roe had stayed in indiana no one would have thought twice about them.

So in conclusion, the ataris sound like sparechange, and not vice versa.

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