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An Angle

An Angle: ...And Take It With A Grain Of Salt...And Take It With A Grain Of Salt (2004)
Drive-Thru Records

Reviewer Rating: 3
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Contributed by: hstisgodhstisgod
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Weeping through the blue grass of rockabilly always sits An Angle. This Angle, however, seems a bit different as it portrays an emo feel. Delivered November 9th, 2004, And Take It With A Grain Of Salt, which was recorded just under two years ago, is just about the epitome of emo. From one song to th.
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Weeping through the blue grass of rockabilly always sits An Angle. This Angle, however, seems a bit different as it portrays an emo feel. Delivered November 9th, 2004, And Take It With A Grain Of Salt, which was recorded just under two years ago, is just about the epitome of emo. From one song to the next, the up and down emotional feelings bounce like the moods of a bi-polar human. But before all the Brand New and Juliana Theory fans flock to their local Mom and Pop, do make sure you're in the market for deep folk and lyrical content. Soaked in overanalyzation, long-winded vocal admissions, and simple one chord efforts, this project certainly fits the odd mold Drive-Thru Records has made for itself over the past few years.

Tracks one through five are the garden variety man with his thoughts, 'geetar' and voice. But with track six, "Off to School," comes the unprecedented branding of folk emo. Although this may not be the only existing version of folk emo, it may be the only entertaining recent version. Wrapped in electric guitar, this form of folk won't seem so foreign to those aforementioned stereotypical fans (teens). Track seven "Did You, Did You, Did You" welcomes in the progressive harmonics and blending of a male-female vocal combination. Track eight, "Flicker Of A Cigarette," contends more instrumental contributions. The musicianship seems to mature as the album's length grows, and the overall moxy of the effort becomes more confident. For instance, "There is a Ship, Let's Sail" introduces the sweet, soulful addition of a flat horn. Forget all the bouncing ska bands and their horn contributions, this introduction of brass enhances the atmospheric blankness.

Beautifully cracked and impressively amateur is this voice of one Kris Anaya who seems to be the ringleader on an album that includes the performance of at least 15 different instruments. Although grainy odd studio releases seem to have been the hype of 2004, accordions, mandolins, and keyboards are just some of the hardly used instrumental additions making this project one of a kind.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 1, 2005)

oh the pure thing sorry....i meant beautifully cracked blalalablabala....

man does the reviewer have a crush on kris?

Anonymous (July 1, 2005)

1 star for actually getting through with this shit.

1.album cover---->>>bright eyes "fevers and mirrors"
2."did you did you.."--->> bright eyes "you will. you? will...."
3.voice--->>>i thought conor was singing i couldnt believe it.
How oculd you EVER say kris's voice is something "pure" *vomit*
4. dammit...every single song. the chords. the lyrics..it's like he cut out all hte lyrics from bright eyes, glued it on a piece of paper...and voila: A NEW; PURE; ORIGINAL SONG!

i say the reviewer should NEVER write a single review again. never. doesnt know what hes talking about. def. worse review i read.

Anonymous (June 15, 2005)

I have never commented on any band on a website in my entire life, except for now. I just couldn't hold back from commenting on how much I hate "An Angle." I listen to plenty of bands that are derivative of other bands, and am able to still enjoy myself. But, needless to say, this is not derivative--it is criminal plagiarism. I hope this clown is making some money off the fools at drive-thru, because he is going to get his ass sued off for this. I know this talentless asshole wouldn't have the balls to ever show his face in Omaha, but if he is dumb enough to do that, he will be in for a big surprise. Also, this website is clueless for giving this album 3 stars. I won't be back.

Anonymous (June 6, 2005)

I can't believe you idiots. THIS IS CONOR OBERST. They are not "ripping off" Bright Eyes, they ARE Bright Eyes. Jesus. You have 8 billion websites at your disposal, and you don't even ATTEMPT to find out what's really going on? You people are the reason the music industry is the way it is today. You deserve Linkin Park, Britney Spears, and Nelly.

Anonymous (March 5, 2005)

COMPLETE RIP OFF OF BRIGHT EYES.

listen to "Like a Locket, Like a Necklace, Like a Bracelet" and then listen to "June on the West Coast."

EXACTLY THE SAME.

As stated before, this man should be shot for commiting this crime. All Bright Eyes fans should protest outside his shows with picket signs and shit. That'd be incredible. To show this fucker that he's trash and belongs where my trash goes: the gutter.

HE EVEN STOLE CONOR's LOOK FOR GOD'S SAKE:
"AN ANGLE"
then:

CONOR

i rest my case. fuck this guy and drive thru for trying to market off of the popularity of bright eyes and listen to the real thing. god.

Anonymous (March 5, 2005)

This cd is a fucking, crime against music. I've heard plenty of bands that sound like other bands, but I mean, to blatantly rip off every single little detail about another band (bright eyes, of course), i've never heard anything like this. It's like some cruel practical joke. Conor Oberst took about 10 years to get where he is today, and this douche bag took about one night of listening to every bright eyes cd and then quickly stealing the guitar riffs and song titles and vocal patterns, and got a fucking record deal with drive-thru records. It's disgusting. Also, to even dare to write a review about this "band" and not mention Bright Eyes once is ridiculous. DEATH TO "AN ANGLE", the worst thing ever to appear on this planet. WORSE THAN HITLER. Ok, maybe that's a bit of an overstatement, but Jesus, I'm fucking pissed. Bright Eyes i

Anonymous (December 28, 2004)

this place has reached an all time low. and i'm not talking about this horrid review on this shitty band. someone posted a ways down, "i hope your mother gets raped". for christsakes.

this website should be called you'reallabunchofwhinypussies.org

lame.

WNB
-jd

Anonymous (December 26, 2004)

hm. this is my first time visiting the site.
and i must say that the fact that you gave this unoriginal piece of shit a higher score than the used, im not coming back.

you are all kumquats.

lou (December 25, 2004)

he called brian rutherford a plague. that was the funniest thing i've heard all christmas. i'd feel kind of bad if this many people completely hated ever fiber of my being. maybe that's why he quit responding to comments.

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

more bands should sound like mineral.

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

"i didnt know bright eyes had a twin"

A smelly and socially akward twin.

OverDefined (December 23, 2004)

I constantly return to this site for several reasons. one of which are the people that piss me off/amuse me. Now with Htisgod reviewing records I am totally enthralled with what people will say about his ridiculousness. It's like a bad joke. I hate this guy so much that I love him for giving me something so entertaining.

An htisgod review is like when Alfalfa sings.

(blowjaab!)

Anonymous (December 23, 2004)

i didnt know bright eyes had a twin

theevilmonkey (December 23, 2004)

This score is for the Yoda reference I just scoped about ten comments down. Yoda kicks ass.

theevilmonkey (December 23, 2004)

htisgod A.K.A Brian Rutherford is the most evil thing to ever happen to Punknews.org, and I fear that if the moderators of this website don't bring this man to a swift and painful conclusion, Mr. Rutherford will indeed bring hell on earth with only a few more painfully terrible reviews. He is a plague, a virus, even, and needs to be destroyed.

Anonymous (December 23, 2004)

Score's for

1)This band
2)This review
3)Skate punk
4)people that like skate punk
5)the reviewer.

Anonymous (December 23, 2004)

Cheer up dude, there are lots of great punk bands out there (especially skate punk) but none will ever get mentioned on this site.

Here are some rad ones to check out
Life Set Struggle from Ohio
Bones Brigade
The Snobs from Texas
Venice from Argentina
Scholastic Deth (sadly broken up, but still great)

Check these bands out, they are keeping skate punk/.thrash alive

CallingLondon (December 23, 2004)

what the fuck ever happened to skate punk? if i hear one more "punk" band crying i'm gonna flip a fucking lid. there's this thing called "fun". musicians should try it out some time.

Anonymous (December 23, 2004)

alternative press said this sucked. EVEN ALTERNATIVE FUCKING PRESS SAID THIS SUCKED. and apparently they all have the same haircut.

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

Fuck the reviewer...he IS that stupid and his girlfriend looks like a dude.

swingline (December 22, 2004)

there's plenty of stupid people in the world. when i meet people and they say they're into punk, i ask what they listen to. i'd say about 6 out of 10 times someone will mention maroon 5. 10/10 mentions yellowcard.

Anchors (December 22, 2004)

The more I read this stuff, the more I do get a sneaking suspicion that this kid isn't serious.

Nobody, and I mean nobody can honestly, process in their head and type out that they think Incubus is related to emo music. I just can't see anybody being that naive, or just stupid.

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

i have a good feeling this guy is playing a huge joke on us.....look at his homepage...noone can really be this much of a dork

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

the best thing about the juliana theory review this guy wrote is that he references their age old explanation for the name 'juliana theory,' which was about some group of scientists who proposed a theory about music. yeah, well, years later they changed their explanation. the story is bullshit, there was no group of scientists or 'juliana theory.' the band just thought the name sounded cool.

swingline (December 22, 2004)

if i gave a starving immigrant student a dictionary/thesaurus combo and forced him to write a review praising shitty music, while putting his green card on the line... it would be almost identical to this bullshit.

lou (December 22, 2004)

PS - the comment below my comment below makes an excellent point. you need to get a fucking clue, dude.

lou (December 22, 2004)

i try and avoid trashing reviewers because i'm too lazy to write a review myself, and it can be hard to write a decent review that will appease the bastards on this site.

but, with that said, this guy is the epitome of why the phrase "everyone is entitled to their opinion" is complete and utter bullshit.

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

no offense, but from one writer to another, you really should stop trying so hard to sound intelligent. without some real substance warranting the kind of language you use, you're really just wasting your words. a good journalist knows to speak to your audience and to keep what you can brief and straightforward.

and for chrissakes, learn something about music if you're going to write so definitively about it. brandon boyd didn't start emo. juliana theory probably isn't the essential "emo" band. and drive thru records isn't really what many consider a breedingground for the originality you praise it as.

Anchors (December 22, 2004)

I just realized 'I'd say' appears three times in three sentances in my comment.

My bad. That's overkill.

Anchors (December 22, 2004)

I'd say more, because this review pissed me off that much, but
I'd say ThrivetoFailure has sufficiently made you feel inadequate both at writing, and life.

Appropriately so, I'd say.

Costanza (December 22, 2004)

http://punknews.org/reviews.php?op=albumreview&id=780#97458

w hat was the point of posting your own shitty review at this end of this one months after it was originally posted?

IDIOT!

Costanza (December 22, 2004)

Seriously, you are 2 for 2 on shit reviews. I hate the way you write, I hate the way you use big words to act like your arguement is correct, and I hate this whole "I'm way over everyone's head" thing you try to pull off. Go fuck yourself you piece of dog shit. And don't lie, that fat bitch Stephanie Reines probably sucked you off to write a few reviews on their bands that just lick their assholes and have nothing to do with the music. Your usage of the word "emo" is shitty too. Anyone that thinks Incubus is emo, (I read your fucking web page) is a fucking idiot and should get castrated. I hope your mother gets raped.

ThriveToFailure (December 22, 2004)

"Beautifully cracked and impressively amateur is this voice of one Kris Anaya..."

Make you sound clever, talking like Yoda does not.

See? It's just annoying.

Sure, maybe I shouldn't criticise, given that I don't have the testicular fortitude to put a review on this site myself and invite the criticism of others, but c'mon dude! I have a literature degree and I don't know what the fuck you're talking about half the time!

"Wrapped in electric guitar, this form of folk won't seem so foreign to those aforementioned stereotypical fans (teens)." WTF? What. Are. You. Trying. To. Say? That teenage emo kids would listen to folk music if it had a generic electric guitar sound? If so, then why not just say "maybe more emo kids would listen to folk music if it had a generic electric guitar sound"? (And, more importantly, why make that point anyway?). Stop writing like you're auditioning for a laureateship - you're only reviewing a CD...

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

blatant, disgusting bright eyes ripoff.
i wanna shoot this guy in the face. He wants to be Connor so fucking bad.

FortyMinutesWest (December 22, 2004)

Keyboards are rarely used?

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

i think this reviewer got the word "Angle" confused with "Angel."

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

"Weeping through the blue grass of rockabilly always sits An Angle."

What does that mean? I mean, what the hell does that mean?

kenjamin (December 22, 2004)

maybe we should give the dude some credit and pretend like he ripped off David Dondero?

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

i'm gonna go read the fugazi review

Paul

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

for fucks sake...."did you did you did you" is the name of a song on this cd. sounds a little bit like the title of a bright eyes song "will you? you will you will" (something like that). thats in addition to the cover which resembles fevers and mirrors. oh, and this dudes voice. horrible.

and quit using the word "emo". that term hasn't defined a specific type of music since mineral broke up.

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

Even the artwork looks a bit reminiscent of Fevers and Mirrors.

Biggest. Rip-off. Ever.

swingline (December 22, 2004)

‚??Understand This is But a Dream‚?Ě to be the beginning of Emo itself."

i really hate emo but that's the most absurd comment ever. go hang yourself while spinning incubus on repeat, retard.

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

There's a link to this guy's Epinions account down in the long comment below. He reviewed the first Juliana Theory record and wrote:

"As excited as I am to getting into the swirling and long argued definition of Emo, I feel its necessary to tell J.T.‚??s (Juliana Theory‚??s) story, for they created THE EMO ALBUM EXTRADONAIRE. Some might even consider ‚??Understand This is But a Dream‚?Ě to be the beginning of Emo itself."

Yeah...

vocalyouth (December 22, 2004)

also, this reviewer sucks and apparently knows nothing about music whatsoever. if you don't mention bright eyes once in this review, you're living in a cave or working for drive thru.

please don't post anymore of his reviews. thanks.

-vocalyouth, a loyal reader of the org

swingline (December 22, 2004)

hey htisgod... why the fuck do you choose to review the worst albums?

vocalyouth (December 22, 2004)

I would give this a zero if possible.

Worst ripoff of bright eyes i have ever heard.

Worst ripoff of another band in general ever promoted as being original music.

my review in 2 words: Shit Sandwich

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

This band opened for my friend's band late last year and I was amused by their dishevled look, set, and sound. They reminded me of a group of high school kids who heard a Bright Eyes album and threw together some songs and included as many friends from band class as possible. When they performed the songs were messed up often, it felt like their third show ever, and no one seemed to care about the music at all but the singer/guitar player. My amusement ended with this band when I heard they got signed to Drive-Thru.

- Walter Sobchak

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

This review reads like Pitchfork review. This is about mall punk though.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

This reviewer is like KirbyPucket; unable to dish out good scores. In this case, his lack of generosity acts to mankind's advantage.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

it's good to know that if connor oberst ever dies... this guy will still suck just as much as he did. oh, terrible review too.

SilentStorms (December 21, 2004)

Ahahah drive thru has original bands!?!?!?!? Maybe 7 years ago! Hahahahahaha... damn I'm mean.

maverick (December 21, 2004)

Jesus Christ. Even Alternative Press gave this piece of shit a 1. No more heckling from the peanut gallery anymore, methinks.

-Scott

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

steel train and bright eyes are WAY better than this band. i dont like this CD at all.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

Is this the same Drive Thru, that I've come to know as being a beacon of original and talented music?

L0LZ0R
I HOPE YOU WERE BEING SARCASTIC
DRIVE THRU?
HOMEGROWN=OBVIOUSLY ORIGINAL
STEEL TRAIN=TALENTED
oh wait.
i was being sarcastic.
the score's for drive thru ( 1 for hellogoodbye and saying they're pop instead of emo and 1 for letting senses fail leave and make vagrant's roster look that much worse.)

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

this cd sucks

-i12e

TheMarc (December 21, 2004)

This score is for this poor kid's English teacher.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

you ended this review with "one of a kind". that makes me hate you. yes, personally.

xmidipunkbastardx (December 21, 2004)

i liked that one song.
then i heard what he sang.
then i got back to my doughboys-records.
good times....

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

"But with track six, ‚??Off to School,‚?Ě comes the unprecedented branding of folk emo. Although this may not be the only existing version of folk emo, it may be the only entertaining recent version."

What the fuck?

Anchors (December 21, 2004)

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am both shocked and appalled that Drive-Thru records has put out a release that resembles another artist (Say, Bright Eyes.)

Is this the same Drive Thru, that I've come to know as being a beacon of original and talented music?

Say it ain't so!

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

this band is probably the most blatant ripoff of another band i've ever seen (that takes itself seriously, that is)

i mean, some of their song titles are even rip-offs of Bright Eyes song titles, and their singer copies all of Conor Oberst's vocal nuances

with all of the carbon copy screamo bands there are, i've never even seen a band do this with a band like thursday--it's incredible

-notaclevername

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

like the other guy said....how can you listen to this and not IMMEDIATELY bring up Bright Eyes. it's an utter clone.

OverDefined (December 21, 2004)

this review sucks

no intelligent comment needed

this review sucks

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

Score is for the record. Oh, and to the reviewer: it's easy to see when an individual is trying too hard to sound intelligent.

kenjamin (December 21, 2004)

oh man... you could have provided us with a link to a Bright eyes review and told us to subtract 2 points for lack of originality and 1 point for lack of talent and saved yourself some time.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

uhh how can you write a review of this without mentioning that they are a bright eyes tribute band? listen to the voice, the instuments, the style, the song titles. come on.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

Is drive-thur Sanctuary's bitch now?

Crookedsuperhero (December 21, 2004)

Score's for how funny it is that the reviewer wants to be a journalist.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-20 23:31:26
My Score:
I can honestly say i really dislike anything these guys do. Sounds like New Amsterdams gone horribly horrbily wrong.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by primeevil7 on 2004-12-20 21:27:31
My Score:
"Widely known and respected for his work with The Early November..."

That's some dubious shit you're saying.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by swingline on 2004-12-20 16:32:11
My Score:
"I'll bet if that Drive-Thru logo hadn't been added at the bottom of the review, most of these negative comments wouldn't have been made. Fuckin' idiots, the lot of you."

okay... 10 dollars, retard. most people here do like the rx bandits and we're not at ap.net, so like you, i'm going to presume, and say the majority are not idiots.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-20 12:32:25
My Score:
I'll bet if that Drive-Thru logo hadn't been added at the bottom of the review, most of these negative comments wouldn't have been made. Fuckin' idiots, the lot of you.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-20 10:51:09
My Score:
here we are again, arguing about the reviewer, the review, yada yada yada. lets say this. ACE ENDERS IS FUCKING AWFUL. he's on drive thru also FUCKING AWFUL. he's also in a FUCKING AWFUL band named the early november.

Someone review the detachment kit. or the fatal flying guilloteens.
-jd

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-20 09:17:24
My Score:
I forgot to say....the internet, as well as message boards ahve been around for a while. Dont pretend to be suprised by the comments

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-20 09:15:07
My Score:
Hahahahaha....Incubus is emo? Man your girlfriend looks like a fat turd. You sir, are fucking stupid.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-20 09:13:43
My Score:
Murder all the pseudo-intellectuals

Really, who else is sick of the

"Im 15-25 but.....im more in the know than the rest of the world. My intellignence makes me laugh at you. You can never understand..HA your feeble minds your feeble minds WTF! how dare you challenge me. bitch."

Hey just for kicks lets emulate an argument between an average poster and a pseudo-intellectual"

"Hey your an asshole. and your full of shit and every1 can see through you"

"Ha ha...oh the ways of the plebians. but that is ok my student. for when u join me at the scholarly age of 21 you too shall see the light. These scoundrels make a mockery of what i truly love. That being music. This music is timeless......who cares if their sound, hair and promotional photos look strikingly similar, they are still geniuses. I am also a genius. I know all, obviously."

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-20 05:47:26
My Score:
"the attitude that comes through the speakers by this New Jersey native is that of his labelmates. Confident, powerful, and progressive"

Are we talking about the same drive-thru records here?

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-20 01:41:50
My Score:
so at the recommendation of a poster below, i glanced through brian rutherford's plethora of his repetoir of musical performance reviews.

fuck man stop.

and incubus isn't emo. christ.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 22:07:48
My Score:
Decent review, could have been a little more specific.

Oh wait, I have to comment in the true spirit of the complete morons on this site:

hey u, ur such a fagut! dont revue evar. i luv teh lawrense armz. omg!

-China(ohwaitnoonecareswhothehellyouare)

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by swingline on 2004-12-19 21:57:41
My Score:
holy shit i just checked out this douche's eopinion page .. have a look ... http://www.epinions.com/user-hstisgod

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 20:21:29
My Score:
this album just goes to show that if you close your eyes, shit into a paper bag and stamp it 'drive-thru,' somebody will like it.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 19:43:44
My Score:
Pitchfork Audtions are in THAT room.

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH SNAP

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 19:34:17
My Score:
Score is for:

a) This review
b) People who think this review sounds smart and highbrow.
c) Phrases such as "managing to hit all chords of the human spirit"
d) The terrible use of alliteration in 'instrumental intensity' and 'lyrical lunacy'.
e) Bad grammar - "it amazes me how singer/songwriter always manages to create itself a new cocoon"
f) Not being able to give the guy who made the Tom Hanks comment a five star rating of his own.
g) The Hallmark Channel
h) People who think this reviewer should ever be allowed to participate in this site ever again.
i) Kiddie-fiddlers.
j) The reviewer.

Merry Christmas.
-idp

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 17:41:38
My Score:
i thought the cd was really good. even thou it has the same feel that TEN has i would say the cd is really good..

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 17:24:52
My Score:
wow, the reviewer is a pussy. scores for how bad this guy's pussy hurts.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by theevilmonkey on 2004-12-19 17:11:26
My Score:
Two things: I don't see why this album is deemed terrible considering it's really just kind of background noise- it's not terrible, it's nothing life changing, but I found it was, indeed, a nice choice of bedtime music. I think the reviewer could have said this simple fact, howver, in a matter of sentences.

My second point, incidentally- the reviewer. You started off by signing your messages "Brian." Somewhere along the line, it became "Brian Rutherford". What purpose did that serve? If your goal in life is to write for The New Yorker, good luck on that, you might be a bit too pretentious for their tastes, even. At least those pretentious fucks make sense- at least to the 10 people in the United States who decided to learn every goddamn word in the English language. Jesus. I hate those guys. Just a bit less than Brian Rutherford.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by swingline on 2004-12-19 15:46:16
My Score:
he's been using you're instead of your a lot

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-19 15:22:25
My Score:
i just went and read all of the comments by the actual reviewer....and o my god. he is such a pussy ass bitch. and whats worse, as someone already pointed out, for someone who thinks they can write really well, he wrote this

"Until then I remain awaiting you're surely dry retort filled with likely four letter words and overthought out retort"

- jones the bones

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 10:36:21
My Score:
What about long walks on the beach?

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by xmidipunkbastardx on 2004-12-19 08:32:47
My Score:
"its quite hillarious.. for ppl who dont care aboutt his review... you guys sure spend alot of time around here... "

i was bored so i looked up all the reviews.
i red one person arguing horribly and so i said "you're arguing horribly. stop that"
because i'm cooler than all of you.
and i'm eating an orange right now.
score is for oranges. and going for walks in the woods.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 08:27:59
My Score:
I've never seen a reviewer kiss this much ass. Sad.

I award you no points.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 02:54:15
My Score:
hello everyone...

Ignoring all the madness Below Ill simply remind you all to make sure you check out any of my other reviews at www.epinions.com/user-hstisgod

thanks a bunch for all the great feedback everyone...and please keep it coming.... and dont be afraid to send me some via email.

Brian Rutherford
"Finally Realizing That Humility Is A Bruise"

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-19 01:17:11
My Score:
Score is for the review.

This all says nothing about the album. All I got out of this was that the music is pretty and soft. Stop using so many cliches and unnecessary/repetitive adjectives.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 21:53:47
My Score:
"You are all ridiculous. Opinions are just that, opinions. We all have our own and thankfully they aren't all the same. I liked this album as did many other people and I don't care at all if its not punk or whatever you regulars to this site want. Stop the bitching about other people's opinions and just express your own towards the album. You appear stupid when you try and bash someone's opinion."

take your own advice buddy.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 21:16:40
My Score:
You are all ridiculous. Opinions are just that, opinions. We all have our own and thankfully they aren't all the same. I liked this album as did many other people and I don't care at all if its not punk or whatever you regulars to this site want. Stop the bitching about other people's opinions and just express your own towards the album. You appear stupid when you try and bash someone's opinion.

sidenote: johnny ramone was a republican. haha...now that's punk

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 21:09:26
My Score:
So I was writing this record in my New Jersey basement stoned off my ass and I was thinking about the constant motions Stephanie Reigns makes toward me. I told myself "I bet I can name my side project "I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business" and that dumb bitch is so fucking into me that she will release it just to see if she can get one inch closer to my penis. Sure enough...I was right.

-Ace Enders(the real one)

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by swingline on 2004-12-18 19:28:07
My Score:
"swingline...what the fuck are you talking about?"

something i saw on tv. nevermind, but for those who saw it too... you were proabably also thinking "what a douche".

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by greg0rb on 2004-12-18 18:01:58
My Score:
oh jones the bones, you crack my shit up. Also, there should be a question mark option for scoring.
-Greg

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 17:15:56
My Score:
swingline...what the fuck are you talking about?

This album isn't so bad. More of background music.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by swingline on 2004-12-18 16:10:25
My Score:
you really should send this review to drive-thru. they'll either send you a skinny idiot in a drive thru t shirt to make your x box look stupid or they'll send you the starting line to serenade you with penis.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 15:29:52
My Score:
Anyone who enjoys something put out by Drive Thru can't be that smart.

-BSD

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 14:59:51
My Score:
"It's apparent that you can write...."

"Until then I remain awaiting you're surely dry retort filled with likely four letter words and overthought out retort."

You sure about that? My mom would have kicked my ass had I written like that. Errors all over the place. Shit. Honestly, take a grammer class and stop trying to sound so intelligent.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:42:57
My Score:
now we are

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:42:48
My Score:
are we done here?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:42:38
My Score:
shit. that one was

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:42:23
My Score:
or was it?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:42:15
My Score:
shit, that last one was an accident

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:41:57
My Score:
truth be told, that last score of a seven, then changing it to a 1 was on ppurpose. just a little gag i did

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:41:15
My Score:
oops i did it again with the scoring

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:40:57
My Score:
even though i havent heard this i am still pretty sure the score should be closer to a one than a seven. i mean, first its on drive thru, second its a stupid name, third hes a cock lover

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:39:55
My Score:
i meant to score this like this

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by stevejonestherealbones on 2004-12-18 14:39:40
My Score:
" and work on sounding more genuine and human"

if you have to work on this......dont fuckin bother at all

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 13:50:45
My Score:
This is that lame band that i see every1 quoting

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 13:43:37
My Score:
I think the most upsetting part of this review is not the writing but the fact you gave a drive thru records band a 7 out of 10 you pussy.

PAINT IT BLACK '05 BITCHES!

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by electricjackals on 2004-12-18 13:27:43
My Score:
Brian, the problem is that this piece is dangerously teetering between sounding smart and sounding full of it. If you were ever to take a journalism class, the first thing you would learn is that you have to write to your audience. Since this isn't going in some high brow literary magazine, your language does not really fit your subject matter, and the result sounds forced and inhuman. I appreciate your effort to raise the bar around here -- too many reviews on this site are written very poorly -- but I think on your first effort you went a little overboard. This reads more like a college entry essay than a rock review. I suggest that next time you try achoring yourself and work on sounding more genuine and human. It's apparent that you can write, you just need to learn how to better focus it for your subject matter.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by kenjamin on 2004-12-18 13:05:53
My Score:
Come on! None of this "please tell the editors...blah blah blah" Just say something like, "Fuck off Idiots! I gave Croked Rain Crooked rain a 2! i Do what I want!"

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by TheMarc on 2004-12-18 12:09:56
My Score:
You must be new around here, hstisgod.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by hstisgod on 2004-12-18 11:37:38
My Score:
With this being my first published review on this site, I am going to take your venom spitting ways with a grain of sand and move along. I will ignore you're childish accusations and realize you're all negative for one reason or another. What that reason may be is simply not my fault, nor none of my business. IF any of you feel you need to further relieve yourselves of anger in the spotlight of my review, please do so directly by emailing me hstisgod2000@yahoo.com.

But please, refrain from continuing you're lowly attacks on these comment boards. For as long as I am a user of this site I will never again retort to a foolish calling out again. If anyone feels my writing is inappropriate... please inform the website and its administrators...If not stop wasting you're energy with you're pety so called tough guy act that comes through more like a pissy rabid terrortorial bulldog.

Brian Rutherford
"finally realizing that humility is a bruise"

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 10:56:04
My Score:
Most of you have not even heard this record. Quit hatin' .

I love this record.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Fuzzy on 2004-12-18 09:47:14
My Score:
Here's one, and another, one more, and a show review to round it out. Now then. Please go away! Or, don't go away, but if you're reviewing something, abstain from freshman college writing hyperbole and the need to sound intelligent. Sometimes just saying "I like it" is better than attempting an in depth analysis of the imagery and random words that you found in the Microsoft Word thesaurus. Just sayin...

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by hstisgod on 2004-12-18 05:31:37
My Score:
its quite hillarious.. for ppl who dont care aboutt his review... you guys sure spend alot of time around here...

Its quite hillarious... you and everyone one of the other stereotypical and "anonymous" people on this site spend more time talking about negativity..meanwhile this album is as far from punk as they come... so if you're really gonna take the attitude of punk, youre really gonna head down this path, and you're really gonna stand up for yourself and you're viewing eyes, my suggestion is indeed write a review, show me up , show me I dont belong writing a review... and most of all show me you're worth arguing with to begin with...

Until then I remain awaiting you're surely dry retort filled with likely four letter words and overthought out retort.
Brian

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Crookedsuperhero on 2004-12-18 05:30:15
My Score:
Crapina.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by xmidipunkbastardx on 2004-12-18 05:26:35
My Score:
why the fuck should he show you a review?

do i have to be able to cook to tell someone that the food he cooked has too much salt in it?

i don't care about this record at all but i hate it when people try to argue like that. score is for exactly that.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by hstisgod on 2004-12-18 05:19:19
My Score:
recordings,

Thanks for reading my review. and by the degree of you're reaction I feel you were certainly paying attention, even if you're misdirected ciriticism came through in disgusting colors, I still appreciate you're response. And please by all means... show me up with a review of you're own..

Brian

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by hstisgod on 2004-12-18 05:15:54
My Score:
Im sorry you feel Im kissing ass. Although I had nothing derogative to say about the album, it does not mean I feel 100% attached to it...please refer you're complaints to the 3 and a half stars yea?

Anyways, fair enough is your assessment, as you are correct, it was not individualistic enough. However, it was a truthful review...I suck no one off for stardom!

brian

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by recordings on 2004-12-18 05:09:57
My Score:
"Managing to hit all chords of the human spirit"

what is this, a blurb about the latest tom hanks movie?

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by swingline on 2004-12-18 03:46:57
My Score:
are you reviewing your own album? if not then please inform me on what the fuck it is that would make you kiss so much ass

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 02:51:42
My Score:
ive been told the band members have absolutely no control over the music they made in this band

AWESOME PUNK RAWK!

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 01:55:21
My Score:
Maybe you should listen to the album before judging it, especially when you base your judgements on a band name. It's a good album, although some songs are slow, most of them are awesome with some really impressing lyrics.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anchors on 2004-12-18 01:50:53
My Score:
"Sounding like the early days of emo, when every instrumental intensity began with a lyrical lunacy, songs such as ‚??So I Finally Decided To Give Myself A Reason‚?Ě are destined to become a bedtime choice. So familiar yet newer than ever, it amazes me how singer/songwriter always manages to create itself a new cocoon."

You don't even know why you said that.

You pretentious jackass.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 00:38:45
My Score:
Sucks.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 00:26:29
My Score:
don't ever write a review for this site again. I waited all day til now, for this bullshit? score's for the band, the review, the reviewer, the reviewer's username, and the reivewer's mother.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 00:25:52
My Score:
Horrible band name...

I'll bet the music is just as bad

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Fuzzy on 2004-12-18 00:25:45
My Score:
Wow. Another press sheet posing as a review.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 00:24:38
My Score:
worst band name EVER

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 00:19:26
My Score:
"Artists fade with trends‚?¶but real music fades inward and never leaves you."

i bet your dad writes greeting cards

-duped

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by theundergroundscene on 2004-12-18 00:02:32
My Score:
This is one of the worst reviews ever of one of the worst records ever.

Pass like Wayne Gretzky.

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 00:01:55
My Score:
Oh yeah, and the "early days of emo" have nothing to do with "bedtime "choice[s]." Get a clue.

-Chinatown

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-18 00:00:10
My Score:
Dammit, before I clicked I was predicting a 1-star review. Staffers usually end up on top of the list, and I thought Jesse had ended up with this album.

-Chinatown

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business - I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-12-17 23:59:42
My Score:
let me be the first to say it.....widely known and respected????

Save you some time.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

how was bright eyes not even mentioned in the review?

inagreendase (December 21, 2004)

Reviewer: listen to Fevers And Mirrors, then get back to us.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

I thought after the Bob Dylan debacle, drive-thru was banned. Wha' happen?

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