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A Moments Loss

A Moments Loss: The ForgettingThe Forgetting (2004)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 0.5
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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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I told Brian that my reviews were all going to be concise and well-thought out. I said I would quit bashing bands unabashedly. I figured that I had gotten to a point where it was just ineffective. People knew what to expect. I was going to wow everyone with reviews that were not inflammatory. Well, .
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I told Brian that my reviews were all going to be concise and well-thought out. I said I would quit bashing bands unabashedly. I figured that I had gotten to a point where it was just ineffective. People knew what to expect. I was going to wow everyone with reviews that were not inflammatory. Well, let me tell you: no band has ever made me want to go back on my statement more than A Moments Loss. They're a group that "is heavy without resorting to drop tuning or pummeling double bass drumming and emotional with(sic) falling into the post-Thursday cliches that are so prevalent today." I can only guess they meant to say "without falling into," but the way they stated it just fits better than anything I could have written myself in the old days. But a new Jesse has come around. I will not make fun of this band. Well, besides the fact that they claim they create "effects laden soundscapes reminiscent of Sigur Ros or Pink Floyd." I mean, come on. That's just laughable.

But I resist! I shall do my best to review this without gimmick! The songwriting is simplistic beyond belief. Three or four chords. Pre-pubescent drum fills that are snare heavy and not always on time. Guitar chords that just scream Thursday. Off-key vocals. Pathetic background screaming. If I had to guess the age of the band, I'd place them in their mid-teens. Song titles like "Big (Empty) Sky," "Agony And Ecstacy(sic)," and "Shed My Cries" just points the band in the direction of kids trying to be emo. I guess they've been around for five years now. Kind of a shame that this is the extent of five years of songwriting. I know a band back in Minnesota with an average age of 16 that writes better shitty screamo, and they've only been around for three months.

I guess the worst part about this band is that they claim to be different, and acknowledge the fact that there are too many screamo clichés, yet they are at the forefront of all of them. Anyway, the new "No Score" feature on Punknews should be allowed to be used in reviews so I can truly express how I feel about this band without having to spell it out.

 


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soulbleed (March 20, 2005)

This band sent me their CD for review also, but I haven't been able to bring myself around to do it. As for the name, I think they don't mean to be grammatically incorrect (maybe moments is supposed to be plural?) but I don't really feel like giving them the benefit of the doubt. This release is unnecessary, and there is much better out there.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

i liked these guys better when they were First Things First...

Jesse (March 17, 2005)

Oh, I forgot, my audioscrobbler:

www.audioscrobbler.com/user/jesseraub

Yep, there's a Punknews group started on there, so be sure to join!

Jesse (March 17, 2005)

Actually, I'm a little bit chunky. Sort of full figured. I had pretty long hair, but I just got it cut shorter, so it's fairly shaggy. I don't really wear Chucks anymore. I have a pair, but now since Nike took over Converse they make them skinnier and I have wide feet. I wear Adidas indoor soccer shoes, Spezials to be exact, because they're really comfortable. I don't wear tight jeans, but I abhor baggy pants. Levi's 501s are a good fit for me, and I wear the same pair of pants everyday. I have a black zip-up hoodie, but I usually only wear it underneath my trendy German officer's coat on cold days. I also wear a black watch cap everyday because I'm too lazy to do anything with my longish hair. I used to wear the same red and black lumberjack flannel shirt everyday, but I got bored of that. In winter I have a black semi-long coat with a big fur lined hood.

So you were mostly right. Thank you for calling me cute, though. I appreciate comments like that. Yeah, I might dress a little trendy, but hey I wear what I think looks good on me without putting too much thought into it. Label me a hipster or a scenester if you want, I don't mind. If you check out my Audioscrobbler profile, you can see a trendy picture of me holding the camera above my head and taking a picture downward. Albeit it is the back of my head and supposed to be in playful jest, but regardless, it is there.

Oh, and I have a Myspace profile as well, and all of you are welcome to be my friends. Check it out, if you wish: http://profiles.myspace.com/users/409873

Yes, I know, many of you are going to use this to try and make fun of me, but in reality, I'm just being genuine. I don't care what you think about me.

Anonymous (March 17, 2005)

jesse, what do you look like? i picture you this like uber trendy indie kid with chucks on and a black zipper hoodie with tite jeans and shaggy hair. super cute. super thin.

Anonymous (March 16, 2005)

Maybe that insult would have some sort of weight behind it if I wasn't a transvestite. Try again.

Anonymous (March 16, 2005)

He was onlytwo years off Jesse, and it's your fault because you act like a little girl. hahahahahaha

Anonymous (March 16, 2005)

"nineteen, going on twenty"

...i thought nineteen always went onto twenty?

Anonymous (March 16, 2005)

this score is for sickboi using the term 'wack-attack'. can't get enough of that term.

Jesse (March 15, 2005)

Well, I'm nineteen, going on twenty. And if you look at all the other comments on this album, then you can see that your opinion isn't backed up. It's just like a conservative who watches Fox News you're not learning anything new if your media source is just reinforcing your established beliefs.

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

Jesse. You are a pompous Jackass. What bands are "preferred" in your skewed vision. If you'll read the other 30 reviews floating around on the internet regarding this album, you'll see A)How to properly write a review, and B) Your ignorant viewpoint is not shared by any other reviewers. Now does this make this band bad or you an utter jackass. I'll place my money on the latter. How old are you by the way. My money's on 17 or so. Idiot

sickboi (March 15, 2005)

Hey, at least hair metal was about partying, scoring and getting fucked up. (fun to some of us)

This shit is about bitching about girls and your dark thoughts.

Wack-attack.

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

Hey, at least they don't have a weekday/month/season as part of their bandname. Still, this kinda stuff is the new hair metal. Only worse, if that's possible.

Joe

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

Why does everyone hate Jesse so much. I get the idea of the band through his reviews.

-benz

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for...NO SCREAMO!"

-Crucial Unit

Jesse (March 15, 2005)

It's as if you're dumb enough to spell my name wrong even though it's spelled right a few times on this page.

Oh, and half star is one star, loser. It's a rating system of 1-10. It's represented by 5 stars.

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

jessie,
You've "wowed" someone from your reviews? I don't even like this kind of music, but i find you to be the most pompous asshole...its as if you are bitter that your application for Pitchfork got rejected.

sickboi (March 15, 2005)

Bahahaha.

"Fuck grammar, we need to be found on the web, doooood."

This is fucking absurd. My spelling is terrible, my grammar, not much better, but for fuck's sake.

inagreendase (March 15, 2005)

Shouldn't "Moments" be "Moment's"?

Yea, but a bunch of bands nowadays are discluding their apostrophe to make it easier to find them online. Even Gastbys American Dream.

Also, this is a true 1. If anyone has a spare second, read the lyrics to "Big (Empty) Sky."

costanza (March 15, 2005)

wow, i can't believe kids still start bands aiming to sound like this. on a related note, i heard a band on the other day. it was college radio, and i turned to my friend in the car and asked him who this band was. They had shitty lyrics like "slit my wrists and blacken my eyes". That band, was hawthorne heights.

sickboi (March 15, 2005)

And what the fuck is "the forgetting"?

Christ on a fucking cracker, this shit's gotta stop.

sickboi (March 15, 2005)

Shouldn't "Moments" be "Moment's"?

stevejonestherealbones (March 15, 2005)

"1/2 star does not count as one star friend"

quit being an anal stickler...you know what he means

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

1/2 star does not count as one star friend

Jesse (March 15, 2005)

No, you got all three.

Anchors (March 15, 2005)

I saw the band name, and album name, and immediately thought:

Reviewer: Jesse
Stars: 1
Band sounds like: Thursday/ Taking Back Sunday retread.

2 out of 3 ain't bad.

Anonymous (March 15, 2005)

First.

Waiting for kids to start eating this crap up any day now.

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