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MxPx

MxPx: The Ever Passing MomentThe Ever Passing Moment (2000)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: EddieEddie
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Okay, before I get to my review, I just want to say if you're a fan of pure punk rock, I definitely don't recommend this CD to you. But, if you're a fan of Blink-182, New Found Glory, Fenix-TX, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, and all those other recent pop punk rock bands, I definitely think you should.
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Okay, before I get to my review, I just want to say if you're a fan of pure punk rock, I definitely don't recommend this CD to you. But, if you're a fan of Blink-182, New Found Glory, Fenix-TX, Good Charlotte, Sum 41, and all those other recent pop punk rock bands, I definitely think you should go out and get this CD right now!

It contains some of the most incredibly catchy songs (such as "It's Undeniable," "Prove it to the World," "Responsibility," and "Is the Answer in the Question?") I've ever heard, and all of them also just simply rock. All the songs are really, really well done, with a fast sound, and simple, fun lyrics.

The only thing I didn't like was the annoying "Hey! Hey! Hey!" that was continually yelled in the background of "Unsaid." But that's a very minor detail that didn't stop me at all from enjoying this fantastic CD.

Thanks to this album, I now can't get enough of MxPx! And "The Renaissance" thankfully isn't too far away!

 

 
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Anonymous (February 27, 2006)

Great album.

Though Life in General is probably the defining pop punk album of the 90s, I think this album shows MxPx at their creative peak. This album strays away from the juvenile punk rock formula of their previous albums and gives us a glimpse of the mature side of the band, taking melodies straight of the books of Elvis Costello.

The Renaissance is also a fantastic album. It's just a shame that they took a step backward with their later albums.

Anonymous (October 11, 2005)

Go Miss Anonymous!! you kick ass!!

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

hey screw you buddy Blink is a great band. MxPx kicks big balls they are 1 of the BEST bands ever way better then GAY Good Charlotte god MxPx is NOT Punk they are pop punk get it right and they are one of the BEST

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

I hate conservative punks! and so fucking major pop-punk party bands like sum or blink... fuck them all

Anonymous (October 31, 2003)

Dear sum41 fan,
I have heard sum41 songs and they are nothing but shit.I cant stand there lame ass lyrics.Thy have no talent at all.I have even seen them live once at a festival and they didnt impress me.Sorry your just gonna have to take the bullshit we give you.

Anonymous (February 4, 2003)

the first like 8 songs are amazing on this album, but after that everything stays at the same speed and get extremely repetitive and over used, but about 80% of the album is crazy so I give it an 8.

I respect MXPX because they don't throw thier beliefs in your face and expect you to follow them, every song seems to be more about everyday trials and tribulations with christian reasoning behind them

Anonymous (September 5, 2002)

Now I know from what album The STarting Line was inspired by...

IT SUCKS! Life In General is Awesome...but this one really sucks!

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

who keeps signing my name to comments i dont make? yes, of course sum41 blows 3-legged donkeys, but sign your own name fucker.- the REAL fathead

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

sum41 takes a fat dick in the fat ass....and they sing fatlip -fathead

Anonymous (August 13, 2001)

Sorry about that. I was drunk or something then. I've listened around for a while and have thrown out my Sum 41 CD and Blink 182 CD's, but I still like MXPX. They have not sold out because they haven't released anything to the radio, but they're sound is a little poppy, but they're writing real songs and not the "I wish I was still 16 so my songs would be more truthful" kind of stuff fathead was talking about earlier on on this review. Yeah, sorry about all the Sum 41 defense, but I still like MXPX as a decent pop punk band.

-Senor Potpourri

Anonymous (August 5, 2001)

I disagree with Sum 41s lover down there. If Sum 41 is soo punk, why does it sound so much like rap with stupid, cliched punk lyrics. "I dont wanna waste my time, become another casualty of society" Come on, thats horrible.

Now this mxpx Cd is pretty good. I liked some of their old stuff better but this CD is very catchy just like all of Mxpxs stuff.

Anonymous (August 1, 2001)

What is all this talk about "selling out." Who says that if you make a punk album then every other album must also be punk and you can't differ at all from it or you are a "sell out." Whoever thinks this is an idiot who can't think for themselves. You people outthere who say "Life in General" was good but "Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo" sucked and so did the "Everpassing Moment" just because some of the songs aren't pure punk. What does that have to do with anything? And for all of you outhere who think MxPx is no longer punk, you are totally wrong. What makes you an expert anyway on who is or who isn't punk or who isn't "punk enough"? You people make me sick. Get some backbone and explore different types of music instead of saying, "it sound different so it autimatically sucks."
As for the album itself, I thought the melodies were good, the guitar work was good but somewhat simplistic in some songs, and MxPx showed their most originality in this album. By the way the Renaissance EP is quite good, I recommend getting it. In the words of MxPx, "think and you just might make a point."

Anonymous (July 14, 2001)

Bbbboooooorrrrrrriiiiiiinnnnnnnngggg!!!!

Anonymous (June 28, 2001)

This album sucks. Their last album sucked, the one before suck, the one before sucked. Let's face it MxPx sucks, along with all the bands that sound like them: Blink 182, New Found Glory, Sum 41, FENIX tx.
This type of music really just sucks.

Anonymous (June 12, 2001)

Sum 41's lyrics aren't about girls or any of that shit. If you people would actually listen to the music instead of muting mtv and watching the video while jacking off to it you'd know at least sum 41 is not pop. They are punk. Punk. Can you hear me? Punk! i don't care about blink anymore! sum 41 is punk! punk!! they aren't even all that popular so they are not a fucking sellout pop band! you shut the fuck up! i'm not going to! there's no way to make me stop and i won't until you mother fucking crack whores don't shut up at least about sum 41 being pop, because they're not! make fun of mxpx and blink and nfg and good charlotte and whatever other fucking pop punk bands there are but shut up about sum41! they write normal songs! they can play instruments well and have great sounding guitar parts! hell, they havve great drum parts! they sound nothing like pop nor write songs like pop! if you're just saying what someone else is saying who doesn't know dick about what their hands are doing on the keyboard, don't!!!! it's bad enough that you don't even listen to it before you criticize it, but you keep bashing it for no reason whatsoever, just because they got a record deal!! the island isn't even a big-name record company! they stuck with them from their first cd! they aren't sellouts! this cd was just more advertised because by the time it came out people already knew about them!!! shut up at least about sum 41! unless you have the cd(s) and have listened to them, don't say anything because you don't know what you're talking about!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!. -senor potpourri

Anonymous (June 11, 2001)

I'm not saying that I like Blink's new stuff. I just said that they're too poppy, but that's no reason to ignore them. Write them a letter(not a death threat) or send them an e-mail and ask to change back to real punk. If enough people do this, they just might if they learn that so many people think they're sellouts.

-Senor Potpourri

Anonymous (June 11, 2001)

dude, please SHUT THE FUCK UP! did I say you have to be heavy not to be pop? It doesn't matter if you're loud. Limp Biscuit is pop as fuck, not because of the music they play, but cause they have drowned themselves in the POPular culture, just like fucking blink. I have eots, and i liked it...for about a minute. pop trash that's main goal is to make some money. do yourself a favor and get a jets to brazil cd. that is true, edge-pop with meaning. not this cant get the girl, high school sucks, whoops i farted, bullshit blink, and sum41 and mxpx are trying to pull over our eyes.

Anonymous (June 11, 2001)

I'll admit it, I'm an idiot. But at least I can spell and my arguments actually make sense. Fathead, I agree with you on some bands being too poppy(SR71! SR71!) but I don't understand why you don't like people like Sum 41 and Blink. Enema of the State has one or two "romantic" songs, but the rest is just hard, catchy rock. Take for instance "Dysentary Gary." That's the best song on the CD. Does every band have to be as heavy as gay old Limp Bizkit to not be pop? Sum 41's CD's are both awesome. I say the first one, "Half Hour of Power," is definetely not poppy at all and is a must-have for all punk fans. For all 23 minutes of the CD(the last 6 or so are silence) it's just pounding-fast guitars and the band trying to make as much noise as they can, as if the instruments are saying, "FUCK THE LYRICS! LISTEN TO US! HE HAS NO VOICE! PAY NO ATTENTION! WE ARE LOUD! WE ARE LOUD!" It;s a really cool CD; just try it out before you go judging Sum 41. I will admit that some of the songs on their new CD are poppy, and "The Rock Show" by Blink is reeeeeeaaaally poppy, but just try their old stuff. You know what, you're right. They are getting too poppy. I agree that we should try to change it, but I don't hat the bands. They still have a lot of potential.

-Senor Potpourri

Anonymous (June 6, 2001)

can we ban senor poperi from this site? he really is an idiot.- fathead

Anonymous (June 5, 2001)

What do you mean, MxPx doesn't "add anything to the punk scene?" They add Christianity to it, so good for them and MAYBE YOU SHOULD THINK BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR HANDS OFF YOUR DICK AND TYPE SOMETHING GAY. Besides, if someone doesn't "add anything to the scene" but still makes a great CD, should we neglec them? NO! If the music sounds good, who cares about their fucking roots or what genre they're "supposed" to do or whatever else you people think up of as excuses to trash these bands. What would you do in their place? Do you even have a band or play an instrument? Are you imposing that you're better than them? You mother fuckers disgust me.

-Senor Potpourri

Anonymous (May 29, 2001)

I'll be honest. Before this album, I didn't hate MxPx. Now I do. This is the most bland, unoriginal, mindless album i've ever heard. Don't even bother to listen to it. It'll melt your brain.

Anonymous (May 23, 2001)

I just think this whole punk vs punk pop thing has gotten way out of control and secretly a lot of you like this pop punk movement but you're afraid to admit it. C'mon guys, this is decent music. These guys (and other bands) bust their asses and the best you can do is rip them down with some bullshit line about going pop, or something. I guess the rule about punk music must be it has to sound awful and no one must like it for it to be considered punk because everything I've heard that's good and has been called "un-punk."

pat41 (May 23, 2001)

WOW the ever passing moment sucks ass. MXPX is a great band but please this is one of the worst cd's ive ever heard. the related site you sent us to is also extremely crappy.

Anonymous (May 23, 2001)

When I heard Life In General, I thought MXPX had become one of the greatest punks bands of our time. The album was so tight and awesome, I figured MXPX were heading in the right direction. Then came Slow Going The Way Of The Buffalo. Boy, that title couldn't hit the nail much harder on the head! That's exactly what it was. A boring ass slow album going as fast as someone following a buffalo! I was devistated, but I thought maybe since this is their first official major label debut, they just wanted to see what could happen if they sold out. Didn't work. Then, came The Ever Passing Moment. Again, perfect title for it. Boy, has this moment ever passed us by now? They totally killed their sound. Only 2 fast songs in the whole damn album?! I remember when they would only release 2 slow songs in every album. They said they've progressed and matured, I think they're just trying their best just to sound like everybody else and try and hit. It's sad. I'm not saying this record blows, 'cause there is some good songs on it, I'm just saying that they are not the same MXPX they used to be. It's like if they forgot how they once sounded. Now, they have just released a new EP that is on Fat Wreck Chords, and it features their old guitarist, and it suppose to sound like their first two albums. Guess what, it's side two of The Ever Passing Moment. Like Eddie said, if you're a fan of every so-call, not So-Cal, "punk" band there is right now, go ahead and buy it. If you're a true MXPX fan, go ahead and buy it just for the collection, but if you're a punk fan in general like we most are, just ask around for the good songs, and download them on Napster.

Anonymous (May 22, 2001)

I really like MxPx, but this is probably the worst CD I've bought in many years. They went too pop on this album, and it is just hoorid. Go buy the Rennaisance, that should be awesome though, its old school styled MxPx songs even with thier original guitar player. That will be either the retribution or the final nail in the coffin for MxPx.

Anonymous (May 21, 2001)

i give them props for supporting their beleifs and not changing them, but this album sucked. they continue to get worse.- fathead

Anonymous (May 19, 2001)

honestly, i've been listing to MxPx since pokinatcha, mostly because my parents were quite "spiritual" and this was the only punk music available to me at the time. since then, and after a big fuck you, i listen to every imaginable style and band. i play in a band and i promote punk/emo shows. it's been about 7 years and i still listen to MxPx. i find them a fresh breath in the whole pop/punk scene. what set's them apart for me is melody. the new album is amazing. elvis costello style vocal lines really work with mike's voice. the music isn't special or anything, but i can sing along with every song. i see two distinct pop/punk sounds emerging : the we're a rock band sound (mest, fenix*tx, NFG) and the we watn to play fun simple punk (mxpx, nerf herder, etc) i'm drawn more to the bands that try and keep their sound punk, but refreshing. i like mxpx. i also like the sex pistols, rancid, the deviates, and the distillers, and a hundred other hardcore/punk/emo bands so ha, i'm way more punk than you anyway.

Anonymous (May 19, 2001)

I'd be hard pressed to say I'm punker than anyone but this whole CD annoyed me. I bought it the day it was realeased and I haven't listened to it since. It doesn't add anything to the pop-punk genre that other bands haven't done first and better. The only thing that sets MxPx apart is their ability to work religion into every single song.

Anonymous (May 19, 2001)

This is a pretty good album. But ... unfortunately now, any moment now, moronic "I'm punker than you" dorks are going to start throwing around mindless trash talk. Brace yourself...

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