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Mayday Malone

Mayday Malone: A Reason To QuitA Reason To Quit (2003)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 1


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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I don't know why, but I actually expected something good from this band. Maybe it was the modest shot of a snow-covered city street that graced the cover of their album A Reason to Quit. Maybe it was their name's throwback to "Cheers" hero Ted Danson. Maybe I was getting desperate for something i.


I don't know why, but I actually expected something good from this band. Maybe it was the modest shot of a snow-covered city street that graced the cover of their album A Reason to Quit. Maybe it was their name's throwback to "Cheers" hero Ted Danson. Maybe I was getting desperate for something in my review pile not to SUCK SO FUCKING MUCH.

Mayday Malone instead bored me with their brand of blah-at-best pop-punk. It's not the whiny kind, but that sure as hell doesn't make it good. The vocalist sounds like a cheap, watered down imitation of Audio Karate's lead singer without the gruffness, and, granted their musicianship is tight, but used to do absolutely nothing new. The best track is the acoustic throwaway with violins that still isn't good enough for me to bother finding the song title.

The mix is weird, too. The bass is turned up WAY louder than most other CDs I've heard, which is probably because he'll occasionally pull off some half-interesting lines, but it still jumps out at you like a stray cat with its claws exposed.

The self-deprecating title rings true.

 

 
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SnowCobra (July 14, 2009)

these dudes ripped of Streets of Thieves big time!!!

Anonymous (April 12, 2006)

Where are they now?

Anonymous (November 10, 2004)

To "WOODY" you put the cd into a cd player and press play........... fuckin retard!

Anonymous (November 10, 2004)

Fuck all of you who said this cd sucks, i bet your the bitches who go home and listen to your Good Charlotte cd's and other pussy bands like that and think your Hardcore. Know when to respect good music when you hear it. Keep it up Mayday, and FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKIN DOUCHE BAG WANNABES!

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

if i was your age i'd be mounting every woman in wabasha!

- burgess meredith in 'grumpy old men'

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

These ice aliens sure are tricky!

-Mighty Max

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

Smash to fuck the fucking system!

-cal

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

Hey, open up! It's the pigs!

-Neil the Hippy

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

Shoot a mother fucker in a minute! Find a good piece o' pussy, go up in it!

-MC Ren

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

Brother, you on the down low. You gay.

-Finn Tutuola

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

I hate having a black boss!

-Andy Sipowicz

Anonymous (July 9, 2004)

Mmm thanks for the cookies.

-Frasier's dad

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

This score is for "Jesse" breaking the chain of Cheers references. He is obviously naught but one of the common folk I occasionally read about in my favorite periodicals.

-Lilith

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

apparently I'm a retard

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

I meant 5 stars not 2 and a half!

Anonymous (July 7, 2004)

I agree Carla. When I first got this CD I couldn't stop listening to it. Catchy as hell.

Jesse (July 7, 2004)

Hehe...Scott thinks he may have mixed up mine and yours latest new packages. So if your pile sucks EXTRA hard this time, you'll know why. It was meant for me.

On the other hand, I got some actually good CDs in my latest pile...

Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

I like it.

Carla Tortelli

Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

geez, i caaan't figuure oouut hoow too listen to this thing

-woody

Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

Please kill me.

Norm's Liver

Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

Indubitably.

Frasier Crane

Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

I agree.

-Cliff Claven

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