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Gob: The World According To GobThe World According To Gob (2001)
Nettwerk

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: SONIKtheHEDGEHOGSONIKtheHEDGEHOG
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OK, this cd is a bit interesting.I saw this band about three years ago with Limp great show. Gob was a sort of fast melodic punk band from Canada who had a record on fearless records. They weren't really that poppy. But I think that's changed a little bit. They might even fit better with Limp on a.
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OK, this cd is a bit interesting.I saw this band about three years ago with Limp great show. Gob was a sort of fast melodic punk band from Canada who had a record on fearless records. They weren't really that poppy. But I think that's changed a little bit. They might even fit better with Limp on a tour now.

This cd is much more melow and slower it still rocks hard but with a softer edge if that makes sense. This cd starts of with the song "For A Moment" it's a pretty good song. The second song is "I Hear You Calling" this song is actualy on the radio big suprise for me. I just saw them about a month ago with Big Wig and there was about 20 people there total lol great show though. The song starts off as they described it as country it's just sorta weird to me. But it's a good solid song, with a good solid hook. Some of the highlights on this cd are Everyone Pushed Down, Pinto, Ex-Shuffle, Desktop Breaking this cd I recomend. Gob has matured grately from there last two cds maybe for the better but I still like the old Gob better.

 

 
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Patentti24 (May 21, 2007)

Ten points for this too. I love gob!!!

I_love_Toe (May 31, 2006)

great band great cd GOB rocks

Anonymous (December 24, 2002)

shitty record. don't get it.

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

Anonymous (November 3, 2002)

this score represents 2 things:

1) i haven't heard this cd, nor do i know gob too well, so i can't judge it.
2) the review. worst review ever. my 87 year old retarded grandmother could probably beat you in a spelling bee. and she can only speak german. also, there's these things called punctuation marks, learn to use them. they're very helpful when attempting to communicate by means of writing. i guess this review could be used to send a message to children everywhere: DON'T SMOKE CRACK.

also i just wanted to mention that it's funny how in every review here on this site where the vast majority of commentors agree that the cd is crap (i.e.: this one),the few people who disagree get extremely defensive over it. they're like little kids making up comebacks after they've been called a doodyhead stinkface. and they never back their defenses up with anything other than, "oh just because they changed their style you guys all think they're sellouts. well fuck you guys and your punker than thou attitudes". eh, i don't know, maybe it's just me.

-rEEKo
(b.k.a. FAAAAAARRRRRRTTTTTTTSSSSSPOOOOOOOPPPPPPPEEEEE!!!!)

Anonymous (November 1, 2002)

You know the whole thing about being punk is/was to exspress your true feelings without giving a shit about what other people think.I guess that makes bands sellouts now-a-days.IMO,World According to Gob,is probably there best CD yet(Though Too Late,No Friends is still my fave)

I think they found a sound that works for them without selling out.So what if they went to a major label,they wanna get there music out to more people.You think bands go into music to be poor?

Anonymous (March 2, 2002)

I'd just like to comment on how i think the members of gob like this album. You see, i have seen them live twice since this album (once with bigwig, once with lagwagon) and they played like two songs off of this album, which was good cause in my opinion this album sucks. So, i think gob realizes that:
1)the fans dont like this album,
2)the style change didnt work
3)they should revert to the style that worked before, as in HFST You.

by the way, gob is great live so if you ever get a chance to see them and you like their old stuff, go see them, cause thats what they'll play

silentbob (February 14, 2002)

this cd is alright but not as good as older gob although the bass player changes they went through was for the best.

degenerate (December 31, 2001)

this is the first GOB record ive actually ever heard so maybe i havent got the cynical eyes of some fans, but i thought this albulm kicked ass. want to get more of their stuff, but its next to impossiable to find in shops in england. (tried really hard with the grammer- dont want to get greif for not being a walking dictionary)

Anonymous (October 4, 2001)

Sleepy Head is a good song, the rest of this album I can do without. They still put on an amazing live show, but this album just doesn't cut it. I agree with the other guy, 'How Far Shallow Takes You' is really one of the best punk albums of the 90's. It's amazing. This, this is crap.

Anonymous (August 3, 2001)

NO! Gob are not fucken pop what kinda fucked up shit is that? And to the fag that said gob is on a major label... Nettwerk is no more a major label then Epitaph so fuck you
chris

Anonymous (July 6, 2001)

Yeah, and for some reasons SoniktheHedgehog says that he is gramatically correct when he disses Pat Book's reviews (At The Drive-In, etc.). What bullshit.

-Senor Potpourri

Anonymous (June 13, 2001)

GOB was one of my fav bands. How Far Shallow Takes You was def. one of the best punk rock cds of the 90's. NO QUESTION. And I wanna love GOB, I really do. But this new CD, with its complete change of style, really does suck donkey dick. I am not into "they sold out", cuz that is just silly. Let's just say they tried a new style -- but it failed miserably. This CD has only one or two decent songs, one of which "looking for california" actually is FUCKING GREAT (get it on audiogalaxy or bearshare or someplace). But overall, the band has taken a digger, a big one. I only hope they will return to form on their next one .. or they will be off my radar for good. GOB is great though, if you wanna hear, get How Far Shallow Takes You, you will love that fucking record. mark

Anonymous (June 13, 2001)

I too, could not believe this was gob upon hearing this, their worst CD....it's even worse than ASS Seen on TV (and that oen was baaaaad). If you want to hear the TRUE (well, BETTER) gob sound, check out "How Far Shallow Takes You", and if that's not enough, get the "Stir of Echoes" Sdtrk. for their cover of "Paint It Black". There, that should tide any gob-hungry fan over so they won't have to buy this vomit!!!
j

Anarchy_Adam (June 11, 2001)

The changfe in style isn't the only sign that they've sold out. The music's okay with me. My main reason for thinking that they've sold out is the whole "Don't say things that you don't mean or it makes you a hypocrite" factor. In Gob's song "Nah nah nah, blah blah blah, Fuck you," Gob bitches about how major label bands always get treated better than the independant artists (A valid point) One year later, gob returns to the punk scene... on a major label. Also with a more commercially marketable sound. A sound that with every album gets progressively more commercial.

The second problem I have with gob is their stance on corporate Radio. Back in the mid nineties, when they were still a punk band, gob would preach the message of how college radio kicks ass. Fuck commercial radio they'd say...

June 30th... Edmonton... Canada's most popular rock station, 100.3 The bear presents BearFest... Featuring Treble Charger, The Tea Party and GOB!

Fuck commercial Radio indeed.

Gob sold out.

Anonymous (June 11, 2001)

The album is good... but oh no it's not that fast punk !!! so they must be sellout.. or wait maybe their just tired of playing fast punk and never changing their style. hmmm Your all a bunch of whinning pussies! and who cares if he made mistakes in the review.. got you people need sex or something to be whinny like that!

Anonymous (June 10, 2001)

plain and simple, gob licks ass, and they SOLD OUT

punky (June 10, 2001)

Nearly as bad and as pozer looking as Good Charlotte. Good if you are into "much more pop than punk" pop punk.

Anonymous (June 8, 2001)

umm...."Too Late" and "How Far" are 2 completely different albums. "Too late" is snot-nosed 90-second song Fearless records stuff. Catchy at first, but annoying as hell later. "How Far" is much more emotionally charged and has some great hardcore elements. Catchy at first, fucking great later. As for for the new stuff...gob is continuing to evolve in a completely new direction, one that i don't particularily care for.

Anonymous (June 8, 2001)

Actually, I am an English major. If there ever was a major that will leave you completely clueless as to what you want to do...its English. Hopefully my band will get huge in the next week or two so I can say "Fuck It" to these crap summer classes I'm taking and just hit the road. Poor me. Gob is pretty good, but this review gets a D-.

SublimeStylinMatty (June 7, 2001)

forgot to change my score...fuuuuuuuuck

SublimeStylinMatty (June 7, 2001)

This CD is crap in my opinion. When I heard it I couldn't believe it was Gob...it was too soft for my liking. I hope they go back to their old style. The style they showed on Too Late No Friends and How Far Shallow Takes you.

Anonymous (June 7, 2001)

Good CD, HORRIBLE REVIEW. Come on, we're not English majors here, but we should still be able to fix a run-on sentence.

Anonymous (June 7, 2001)

There are only three good songs on this album. It sucks. 'How Far Shallow Takes You' is one of my top ten albums ever, and this completely discharges my love for the band. I just saw them about a month ago and they were really good because they played a lot of older stuff. Maybe they like the old them better too.

Anonymous (June 7, 2001)

um i understood this review perfectly well. Maybe you should go back to school and learn how to read instead

Anonymous (June 7, 2001)

i lik goob, thay is good. wat two do is a good songa. this review is nearly immpossible to read. a little punctuation would be nice.

stick (June 7, 2001)

i only heard a few times, so i guess i can't really comment here. but for what i've heard.. i wasn't really impressed.. more depressed actually.
and for the review thing.. it's not a great review maybe, but it seems that everybody understands what he means, so why make a whole point out of it.

Booker_Pee (June 7, 2001)

Oh yeah, the review is shitty too...can we at least have an editor/spellchecker look things over before going to the trouble of posting useless garbage like this?

Booker_Pee (June 7, 2001)

This disc is god-awful...the priestly video was actually for a song off How Far Shallow Takes You...

Anonymous (June 6, 2001)

sonik: no problem
i've written a few actually. Click here to have a look. BTW the only Gob that I like is How Far Shallow Takes you, but we'll never see that Gob again will we? (Ass seen on TV is decent, but the AJ half is better).

Anonymous (June 6, 2001)

Personaly I was very dissapointed with this CD..all in all it's decent pop punk, but it doesn't rip your ass like "how far shallow takes you"..also I beleive they have a video that was directed by Jason Priestly from 90210..It can't get much weaker than that.

Anonymous (June 6, 2001)

Corection on my spelling FRIENDS
Sorry

Anonymous (June 6, 2001)

I like this ablbum
But like most I like Too Late No firends better
But still gob is going to do there great shit at there concerts.

I LOVE YOU THEO

SONIKtheHEDGEHOG (June 6, 2001)

lol lol lol funny. You know what why don't you write a review and let me critacize it because of one fuckin thing read the damn review and get over what every terms I use. Heres a term for u fyypofssacastfu. That stands for Fuck You! You Stupid Piece of Frog Shit! Suck a Cock and Shut the Fuck up! thanks

Anonymous (June 6, 2001)

Call me old-fashioned, but I find reveiws more credible when they're written in somewhat proper english (you know, that grammer & spelling crap?) Using lol...what is this, an email reveiw?

Anonymous (June 6, 2001)

exactly. the old stuff scores, the new stuff misses the net cuz they tried to hard.

Anonymous (June 6, 2001)

I dunno, callme old fashioned, but I thought the old Gob stuff was way better. The new sound is boring. They're trying way too hard to make it big.

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