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Stereotyperider - Same Chords, Same Songs, Same Six Strings (Cover Artwork)

Stereotyperider

Stereotyperider: Same Chords, Same Songs, Same Six StringsSame Chords, Same Songs, Same Six Strings (2002)
Suburban Home Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5


Contributed by: MeganMegan
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The title of Stereotyperider's debut full length on Suburban Home Records really says it all. "Same Chords. Same Songs. Same Six Strings." This album is the same as any other "we're heavy, but dig deeper, because we're really melodic too" band. Whoop-de-do. Get in line with the rest of the boy.
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The title of Stereotyperider's debut full length on Suburban Home Records really says it all. "Same Chords. Same Songs. Same Six Strings." This album is the same as any other "we're heavy, but dig deeper, because we're really melodic too" band. Whoop-de-do. Get in line with the rest of the boys. This album is take-it-or-leave-it.

Take this album if you enjoy a majority of the Fat Wreck lineup. Stereotyperider has a sound similar to many of these bands. Take this album if you're feeling like maybe there just isn't enough spirituality in your life and you want to rock out to a good old-fashioned God song without listening to MxPx, P.O.D., or heaven help you, Creed. The opening track "Closest Brother" has a strong spiritual understone to the lyrics. The spirituality theme shows up sporadically, in between songs about rebellion. Lyrically, the album is clever and the album insert is worth a few reads. Take this album for non-offensive background noise that will make you think, but not very hard. It's a fast, loud album with catchy riffs and heavy hitting drums that clocks in at just under 40 minutes.

Leave this album if you don't deal well with sub par vocals. The lead singer can't carry his voice very well, but still tries to do so. The songs also tend to blend together and aren't very easily distinguishable from each other. The "Oohs" in the chorus of "One's For You" sound amateur and played out. This is a mediocre album that has nothing to offer to set it apart from the rest of the bands out there today. Don't buy this album before listening to it, but if you see it laying around somewhere, give it a spin and decide for yourself.

 


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Anonymous (October 24, 2005)

Good CD, definitely not the same old shit.

Reviewer doesn't know shit about good music.

thriceequalsgod (May 31, 2003)

wow megan.. please stop reviewing albums... i haven't even heard it but i got a better idea of what it sounds like from the comments on your review. the score is also for the review. i didn't get any valid information from this review

Anonymous (May 2, 2003)

'Whining about major labels, government'

what the fuck? i've never heard steroetyperider bitch about that shit

Anonymous (April 30, 2003)

This review sucks but unfortunately.. the band does too. Ironically enough.. stereotypical punk band. Whining about major labels, government.. same old crap, and they don't do it well. I wouldn't say they sound like a Fat Wreck band at all, and this definately isn't a god band. I don't know where that came from, but I saw them live and they were just as bad.. Just not good at all

Anonymous (April 28, 2003)

i liked this album.....the guitar work is far better than the typical "fat wreck" sound......just cuz its not metalcore dosent mean u have to call it poppy

Anonymous (April 26, 2003)

Haha I liked the review. It made me laugh, even if I didn't agree with it. I don't think Stereotyperider sound like Fat bands, and I've been known to enjoy a song or 2...

Anonymous (April 26, 2003)

This album isn't too shabby. Too bad the middle of the disc falls to mediocrity. There's potential in this band as indicated in the first 3 songs of the album. Maybe their next release will wow me.

Ramo
(whip'em out wednesday)

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

god damned jesus bands

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

Oh yeah, they aren't a fucking JESUS band either...

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

Horrible, horrible review...Why must people review CDs they don't really listen to? This is easily one of the most groundbreaking punk albums of recent times. Also, the album title is used VERY sarcastically, yet the reviewer missed that too...NICE JOB!

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

I like this album a lot. They have excellent guitar parts and are overall good songwriters. I don't think they have a fat-wreck sound at all, I think they play good punk, and rock and they don't sound like all the other bands out there..

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

Best band w/ some religion tossed into the mix - Dogwood.

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