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Blue Monday

Blue Monday: What's Done Is DoneWhat's Done Is Done (2003)
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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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If the first thing you thought of when read this band's name was that shitty cover that Orgy did a few years, please forfeit ten scene points and hang your head in shame. Now that we've gotten that out the way, I can tell you about this nice album from Vancouver's very own, Blue Monday. Blue M.
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If the first thing you thought of when read this band's name was that shitty cover that Orgy did a few years, please forfeit ten scene points and hang your head in shame. Now that we've gotten that out the way, I can tell you about this nice album from Vancouver's very own, Blue Monday.

Blue Monday play a style of hardcore that gives nod to the 80's as well as more modern bands. These guys would fit in well on the Indecision Records roster. Their no nonsense style of hardcore, with slight touch of melody here and there conjures up memories of the dearly missed Count Me Out. Yes, this is another straight edge hardcore band, but you probably already guessed that. Still, the music is enjoyable, even if the lyrics don't mesh with your own personal beliefs. This band is just what the doctor ordered if you're looking for something angry to let off some steam.

I think that this album could have benefited from a slight upgrade in production. Not that I want everything to be slick sounding and perfect, as overproduction can rip the heart right out of a record. I just wish this recording sounded a little crisper; the guitars in particular come off sounding a bit dull. This takes some of the energy away from a band that thrives on it. I imagine that these songs would sound much better live.

Production issues aside, if you like just about any straight up hardcore band on the Indecision roster; I can't see any for you not to enjoy Blue Monday. Interesting side note: this band's label used to be called Stab And Kill Records. I can't decide if that the most awesome or most hilarious record label name, perhaps it's both. All I know is that I have a Stab And Kill sticker on my door. Change the name back, guys, come on.

 

 
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Anonymous (April 26, 2004)

I don't know about CBK being better than Blue Monday. But anyways know-it-all dude, I live in Winnipeg, where the Comeback Kid is from and have been listening to them for like years and I know for a fact that the singer for Blue Monday is not in CBK. Just cos they sound the same doesnt mean theyre the same guy brainiac. By that logic then Jamey Jasta is in like 38 bands. Shut up and get a clue before you start telling people they're wrong.

Anonymous (April 23, 2004)

umm...i'm friends with dave, and he's not in comeback kid. blue monday is from vancouver, comeback kid is from winnipeg...comeback kid is a million times better.

Anonymous (April 22, 2004)

Actually the singer for this band definitely IS NOT in the Comeback Kid. Way to be an idiot.

Hahaha...way to be WRONG.

Anonymous (April 22, 2004)

New Order is better than all of you

Anonymous (April 22, 2004)

...and Find Him and Kill Him rule...
-Janelle

Anonymous (April 22, 2004)

forty- i must say my favourite record label name is Happy Couples Never Last...
-Janelle

Anonymous (April 21, 2004)

Does anyone else notice how the singer kind of sounds like a pre-"Night In The Ruts" Steven Tyler? That is awesome.

Dud3 (April 21, 2004)

How many points do I get for not thinking of Orgy, not knowing what the reviewer was talking about after he said something about Orgy, and not having a clue about "scene points"?

Anonymous (April 21, 2004)

Actually the singer for this band definitely IS NOT in the Comeback Kid. Way to be an idiot.

Anonymous (April 21, 2004)

Way to not mention that the singer of this band is in The Comeback Kid. I can't decide if I like Blue Monday better, but they're daaamn good.

Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

"I burned my scene pointes when I realized the scene was full of shit... "

well you just earned 20 scene points for that statement. give them to charity or something.

-benz

Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

I burned my scene pointes when I realized the scene was full of shit...

-kyle

johnnydanger (April 20, 2004)

i LOVE this band

Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

http://www.silentuproar.com/showreview.php?ID=559

Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

Yeah, I'm down 10 too. What is that 15 i have left?

Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

i love choking victim.

Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

I'm down 10 scene points hehe

Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

new rule: don't name your band after a new order song.

Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

how many scene points do i lose if i like s club 7?

Anonymous (April 20, 2004)

ah fuck it..i'll post it again..im bored....Anyone going to the Bouncing Souls, Avail, Randy show in Sauget on wednesday? -TahoeJeff

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