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Tomorrow In Review

Tomorrow In Review: Imperfect: BeautifulImperfect: Beautiful (2004)
Self-Released

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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Every time I logged into MySpace (keep your comments to yourself!) for a month straight I had this band's profile and pictures shoved in my face. I figured they're probably just some All-American Rejects wannabe/cover band that was geared towards fifteen year old girls. Thanks to my luck the deb.


Every time I logged into MySpace (keep your comments to yourself!) for a month straight I had this band's profile and pictures shoved in my face. I figured they're probably just some All-American Rejects wannabe/cover band that was geared towards fifteen year old girls.

Thanks to my luck the debut record from the two young gentlemen landed near the top of my review material pile. My predictions were half right; this is definitely music for the youngsters in high school. The other half went awry because instead of playing sugar coated pop-melodies these guys pawn off as a two man Dashboard Confessional. Even the vocals pouring from the two youthful voices are rather uncanny to the wails of Chris Carabba at times. Further comparing Tomorrow in Review to the current pop star "So Long Would Suffice" borrows quite a chunk musically from "Again I Go Unnoticed," I'd go as far to accuse plagiarism on their behalf. On the album's title track "Imperfect: Beautiful" the secondary vocalist sings in a similar fashion to that of Tom Delonge; drawing resemblance to his style in Box Car Racer.

The thirty five excruciating minutes of Imperfect: Beautiful play like one of those terrible tribute records. For a stand alone album this embezzles too much from other artists and clich├ęs. Sadly, it will probably succeed, riding on the heals of a single so simple that it's guaranteed to fill some teenie bopper's stereo. "Hello are you there / are you listening / don't waste / these un-tired ears / I'm out of touch / my oxygen is fleeting / I miss you so." are the lyrics that will surely grasp consideration, while a graceful acoustic guitar and soft drums fill out the song.

Tomorrow In Review is the ideal example to prove that the emo genre has been beaten dead. There's not a speck of originality in any of the eleven tracks and if I was Mr. Carabba I'd go have a word with these boys about pilfering.

 


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Anonymous (December 8, 2004)

These guys are total fags!

Anonymous (October 12, 2004)

there are decent lyrics i dunno i would say this album is decent

Anonymous (September 13, 2004)

I'll have to agree with everyone else on this one...

Anonymous (September 12, 2004)

AAAAAHHHHH YEAH!!!! My buddy just told me you guys reviewed this TRASH! Thank you sooooo much! I thought I was alone in the world, can't believe there's people out there that LIKE this shit! Thank god for you dropping the knowlage on these FUCKING FAKES, I hope they read this review....fucking assholes...

Anonymous (September 12, 2004)

These guys are from Sacramento, not only the capitol of California but also the capitol of horrible horrible terrible music! Why such terrible music? you may ask....well, you see it gets nurtured there. Promoters there love generic bands because they are safe you see...I want to beat these guys up.

Anonymous (September 9, 2004)

While I see a Dashboard similarity, to call it plagaristic is going way overboard. I like it.

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

Though it does sound excruciating, I'm sure it's just a couple of high school kids with no penchant for songwriting whatsoever.

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

This band sounds like they have something very unique and progressive going on, and I for one anticipate receiving this release. All hail.

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

This sounds like probably the worst record ever recorded.

Anonymous (September 8, 2004)

Killswitch Engage and 36 Crazy Fists most recent albums have identical artwork

Barkley

Anonymous (September 7, 2004)

Yeah, you could take the cover art, color it molten orange instead of blue, and it could be used for a metalcore album too.

Anonymous (September 7, 2004)

HOLY FUCK ALONG WITH EMO BEING DEAD: the usage of "wings" imagery for artwork, merch etc IS SO FUCKING OVERDONE ITS UNREAL. Hey about using stars instead? Oh fuck me indeed.

Barkley

tahoejeff (September 7, 2004)

If emo is dead I wish it would hurry up and go away

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