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The Movielife

The Movielife: This Time Next YearThis Time Next Year (2000)
Revelation Records

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Undoubtedly one of my favorite cd's so far this year is "This Time Next Year" by The Movielife. Though it was technically released late last year, it will surely make my list of this years best albums. Perhaps you haven't heard of this band...neither had I until a few months ago, when I saw the band.
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Undoubtedly one of my favorite cd's so far this year is "This Time Next Year" by The Movielife. Though it was technically released late last year, it will surely make my list of this years best albums. Perhaps you haven't heard of this band...neither had I until a few months ago, when I saw the bands name dropped in a Dashboard Confessional interview. From there I checked out some mp3's, and I liked them, so I ordered this hard to find cd from my local (capitalist pigs) HMV store. To me that is one of the great things about to underground punk scene, discovering new bands. One can feel a certain sense of ownership when discovering a new underground punk band, when you discover a new top 40 band, it's not just you discovering them but thousands of others too. Just thought I'd share that tidbit...anyhow back to my review, a clever infusion of pop-punk and hardcore, The Movielife hails from Long Island, New York; home of long island iced tea, and east coast hardcore. Their sound can best be described as a unique infusion of pop punk (or emo-core) and hardcore. The vocals are in the vein of other punk bands but they add hardcore elements in the instrumentation, timing, and at times, the vocals.

This cd starts out hard and fast with the opener, "I Hope You Die Soon", a sadistic little opener that's not too catchy but opens your ears and sets you up for the rest of this killer album. The title track is track number three, and is probably the catchiest song on the album. It is followed strongly by "Once in A Row". And from there on in the onslaught really doesn't stop the rest of the cd is solid. "Single White Female" and "Another Friend" are other standout tracks. Every song on the disc is intensely emotional, with lead singer, Vinnie, wearing his heart on his sleeve. The instrumentation is intense, the lyrics are blunt and emotional (and a bit angry), the production is excellent, and the sound is so unique. If you are at all into pop-punk, or melodic punk, or hardcore I highly reccomend you go to your record store and order this album. Order because it's released on Revelation Records, and apparently their distribution sucks. But that will soon change as they are in the midst of making a deal with Drive Thru/MCA which will increase the distribution of their next record immensely. Let's just hope they don't end up getting soft and sounding like New Found Glory.

"This Time Next Year" everyone will know who The Movielife is. Which is sadly unfortunate...We can hope it doesn't ruin this band as fame has ruined so many before them...

Probably my favorite cd of the year so far...If you like Pop-Punk with an edge this is a must-have for your collection. I love it!

 

 
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coldwaffles (October 1, 2006)

You're wrong

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I_love_Toe (May 31, 2006)

i have to say prolly the worst cd from movielife tho i loved the song another friend

Anonymous (September 22, 2002)

mmm...feces. movielife blow my bunghole...at least, in my dreams they do...mmmm. alas, why can't i come to terms with my sexuality? im oh so sexually frustrated. -fathead

waste_elite (May 24, 2002)

yeah and then i heard their cd. shitty generic pop-punk. bleh. still, check them out live. they play like a hardcore band.

waste_elite (December 21, 2001)

i can't really comment on the cd as i havent even heard it yet, but i saw these guys open for h2o a few days ago... and they were fucking incredible. these guys just tore up the stage, so much energy and passion, they never slowed down. the whole place was practically rioting, everyone was into it. watch out for these guys, they're gonne be big. and if you ever get a chance to see them live, do it. you WONT be disappointed.

Anonymous (September 20, 2001)

sum 41 sucks

Anonymous (June 28, 2001)

bitchin'

Anonymous (June 28, 2001)

good review. good album.

Anonymous (June 28, 2001)

that was almost english.nice try. almost funny too. please if your gonna talk shit and crack jokes about me, make it readable. I love fucking with people as much as the next guy, but your comments are stupid. please try again.- the real fathead

Anonymous (June 27, 2001)

Man what would rule is if the siner from the MovieLife would shit on my fae - FatHead

Anonymous (June 27, 2001)

to whoever signed my name to the comment below, I will hunt you down and gruesomely slaughter you in front of all your family. what the real fathead has heard of the movielife is pretty fucking good. be ready to die- fathead

Anonymous (June 27, 2001)

doesnt sound like a girl on the new disc. this band is gonna be big...i hope they keep their edge.

coldjuly (June 27, 2001)

Ok i havent heard "this time next year" yet, But i did pick up "its go time" the other day. Ok do they have a guy or a girl singer..i cant tell....the CD was good...but i think the singer needs to hurry up and hit puberty.

Anonymous (June 27, 2001)

fathead needs to take a laxative cuz he's full of shit.

Anonymous (June 27, 2001)

i think they are so unique in sound, and thats why i love it. theyre not another pennywise (like the deviates)

Anonymous (June 27, 2001)

thats the beauty of it, that they dont stick to a style.....you guys are assholes that just want every band to be another rancid or something.

sickboi (June 27, 2001)

These guys are confused, they want to have emo vocals and rippin' guitars. Its not emo-core because the music is too loud. Make up your friggin' mind...

Tim (June 26, 2001)

I'm backing Fathead hard on this one..this band is the most embarassing thing I've heard, not named Pennywise that is, thy need to consider suicide - not record more records.

SMstealthisrecordshldrock (June 26, 2001)

I would of given this crap a zero but I can't, all I can say is BUTT SHIT, I hate all that poppy crap!-Fathead

Anonymous (June 25, 2001)

long island iced tea rules, and so does this band!

Anonymous (June 25, 2001)

yes! great cd....looking forward to their new album next spring!

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