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Audience Of One

Audience Of One: I Remember When All This Meant SomethingI Remember When All This Meant Something (1999)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: strickenstricken
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Where do I begin with this? Audience of One is former Saosin frontman Anthony Green's first band. Essentially a three-piece of barely-outta-high school Philadelphians, they managed to put together a very diverse album. They switch seamlessly between smooth songs such as opener "Show Your Teeth" to t.
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Where do I begin with this? Audience of One is former Saosin frontman Anthony Green's first band. Essentially a three-piece of barely-outta-high school Philadelphians, they managed to put together a very diverse album. They switch seamlessly between smooth songs such as opener "Show Your Teeth" to the more gut-wrenching, minute-and-a-half long "The Icarus Ambition" almost as well as Green transitions between his singing and screaming. The latter does indeed strongly dominate the album.

As always, his lyrics are nearly indecipherable, but that was always a part of his charm. The lyrics you can hear from him remain cryptic, seemingly devoid of meaning to anyone but him or the most analytical of listeners.

The one problem I do have with this release is not the poor production values (Zolof The Rock & Roll Destroyer's guitarist Vince Ratti took the seat) as it gives it a sense of character and rawness that makes this CD feel like it was made in the early 90s as opposed to 1999.

Another problem is that none of the songs really stand out too well, save a couple of tracks, such as the final song (before the hidden track) "Saosin" which has Anthony basically singing "to be honest I'd really like to, but I know that it'd hurt you and I can't" and screaming "your smile, it breaks my heart" which could be an example of poor, cliché lyricism if it weren't for the intensity and passion with which he sings it, giving it an authentic sense of emotion most bands could only dream of achieving.

So in the end, if you're looking for a semi-new band that could give such classic "screamo" bands like Saetia, Orchid, or Antioch Arrow a run for their money, buy this. Plus you'll get to see where Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green got his start and how he's changed through the years.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
ticklishgio (August 24, 2008)

this album is good the person that wrote tht is stupid of course when they recorded it sounded cheap cuz it was there 1st album and alll there songs are bad ass and u can gets these off limewire and they dnt sound like early 90's music they sound like music from today and its a best selling album also i recommend u this album to n e one

showyourteeth (October 24, 2006)

Does anybody know where you can find this album?
Or atleast download it somewhere?

Anonymous (January 11, 2005)

here's a quick story, take it for what it's worth. Saoshit were playing a show at the Chance in poughkeepsie ny. they came out and were doing their thing. now, i certainly don't like what they do, but i can't knock their effort. the screamer/singer girly man was mocking the crowd and taking shots at the other band the entire set. towards the end he's flailing around like a putz and gets tangled in his mic cord and one of the guitar cords next thing you know, he's on his back. hahahah. the crowds laughter was louder than the music. fucking hilarious.
-WNB
jd

stricken (January 8, 2005)

i didnt really even think this would get posted actually, which is why i didnt really check it all that much.

but, the reason there's that "one problem/ another problem" part is cause one of them didnt really turn out to be a problem.. the production actually worked to make the cd better

stricken (January 8, 2005)

no its not like high and driving

just fucking listen to it.. its not like any of these new "screamo" bands at all. it's more of the old school version, hence the "namedropping".

give it a chance, take it for what it is.. good music.

Anonymous (January 8, 2005)

was saosin that band with the vocals that were so high and nasally that it kind of sounded like coheed and cambira? and they really sucked?

Anonymous (January 8, 2005)

"If you're going to namedrop those three bands in this review, it had damn well better back it up."

dead up, nigga.

but fo'real, this shit right hurr's one of the worst reviews i have ever read. i wanted to check this album out, but then some kid online told me it was mediocre. then you fail at changing my mind. i doubt this band is even comparable to antioch arrow or saetia, so STFUNOOBIE. I bet its just like High&Driving, but maybe harder...but you know what, I cant even get a real idea of what it sounds like, because your review sucked that bad. Especially that "one problem...another problem" part.

Moral of the story: write reviews only if you passed english sophomore year. &more importantly; proof-read your godamn shit.

p.s., yes this came out a bit harsh, but you should take that into account & try better next time kthx.

Anchors (January 7, 2005)

If you're going to namedrop those three bands in this review, it had damn well better back it up.

Anonymous (January 7, 2005)

I remember back in high school there was this shitty christian metal band that used to play all of the battle of the band things. They were horribly bad, and every song was about their audience. His name was god or dog or something.

I'm pretty sure this is a different audience of one.

Anonymous (January 7, 2005)

"The one problem I do have with this release is not the poor production values..."

"Another problem..."

uhh...

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