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All State Champion

All State Champion: Is It Nothing To YouIs It Nothing To You (2004)
Five One, Inc.

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: almightydanishDane Jackson
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Because of their loyal fans and sold out show across Canada, All State Champion was able to fund the recording of its first full-length, Is It Nothing To You. With an EP already under their belt, and a growing fan base, the band caught the interest of Five One, Inc. When you put this album in, t.
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Because of their loyal fans and sold out show across Canada, All State Champion was able to fund the recording of its first full-length, Is It Nothing To You. With an EP already under their belt, and a growing fan base, the band caught the interest of Five One, Inc.

When you put this album in, the first thing you'll notice is stellar writing. While most of the songs are about lost love and regret, the band finds a way to make these topics interesting and listenable. Usually, I almost always stop listening if I can tell the music is going to be some sort of emo hybrid, but I'm glad I didn't with this release. The music is fresh, crisp, and enjoyable.

The guitar work on this album is some of the best I've heard in a while. Daniel and Tim are truly masters of their craft, and because of their playing, they give All State Champion a distinguishable sound that makes it easier to notice this band amidst the sea of post punk and indie bands in the scene today. The guitars are metallic, chunky, and are ultimately the driving force of the intensity showcased on this album.

If you're looking for a band that takes the general characteristics of intense, driving indie rock and post punk, and completely makes them their own, then All State Champion's Is It Nothing To You should be on your list of future purchases.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 9, 2005)

a must have for fans of at the drive-in and/or moneen

fatbrendan (April 2, 2004)

not to say you're wrong about this, but this album is a far cry from what i expected from them. you can read my review of this album if you want to at punkcanada.net

Anonymous (March 8, 2004)

Everyone click this link and then the number it tells you to click.

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Anonymous (March 5, 2004)

This reviewer needs to learn more describing words.

This crap sucks.

-BSD

Anonymous (March 4, 2004)

kick it up!!

Anonymous (March 3, 2004)

ohhh snap! punk'd 'eem

adam (March 3, 2004)

devildog1507: what gets reviewed is determined by three things really. 1) what the week's current releases are (this prioritizes what we post up top) 2) what the reviewers have been getting to review 3) what readers choose to review and submit.

If you don't see enough straight-up punk that fits your personal definition, feel free to write something and submit it.

-adam

Anonymous (March 3, 2004)

yeah

devildog1507 (March 3, 2004)

why arent any punk or hardcore records reviewed here just indierock and metalcore and emo?

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