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Roses Are Red

Roses Are Red: ConversationsConversations (2004)
Trustkill Records

Reviewer Rating: 1
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Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt Whelihan
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I could just say that Roses are Red sound a hell of lot like Story Of The Year and a plethora of other bands that have rode in on the coattails of emo's success, but Roses Are Red do such an incredible job of dabbling in just about every emo cliché that I think they deserve recognition of their fea.
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I could just say that Roses are Red sound a hell of lot like Story Of The Year and a plethora of other bands that have rode in on the coattails of emo's success, but Roses Are Red do such an incredible job of dabbling in just about every emo cliché that I think they deserve recognition of their feat.

First off, there is their name. Roses Are Red sounds like it came direct from one of those internet band name generators. It screams "emo" more than high school poetry written by a guy who has to push his dyed black hair out of his eyes so he can cry on his women's jeans.

Next up is the music, which carries that ever-redundant "emo" tone. You know, guitars that are deceptively heavy, but in reality extremely polished, parts based in minor keys for that "sad" tone, breakdowns with stops just long enough to allow the guitarist to swing his instrument around behind his back, and numerous crash cymbal-based drum parts to emphasize just how "passionate" the band is. It doesn't get any better when it comes to the vocals, though.

Roses Are Red take the emo staple of whiny, nasally vocals to a new level of annoyance and then throw in some random screams that seem completely out of place. Sometimes they can find a melody (which is why this gets a 2 and not a 1) but even then it seems like something New Found Glory would have done five years ago. The lyrical content, if you didn't already guess, never strays too far from tales of boy loses girl, with such forgettable lines as "Don't say you're sorry / I've heard it far too many times / We play these stupid games from a million miles away."

But let's be rational here; Roses Are Red deserve congratulations on all of their hard work. They've incorporated every emo cliché into such a perfect combination that I can't even distinguish them from a hundred other bands.

In case my sarcasm wasn't clear enough, then let me say thisâ?¦please do not even listen to this album for shits and giggles. I've seriously heard better music on Casio keyboard demos.

 

 
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crazytoledo (May 19, 2006)

I'd hold off of their first album and wait for their next album coming out on the 13th of June. It's really, really good. Completely surprised me.

pabstboy (October 8, 2005)

Also, if anyone likes this album, their first album is phenomonal.

pabstboy (October 8, 2005)

Awesome band. Way better than 18 visions and everyone else in nu-cock rock.

crazytoledo (July 2, 2005)

roses are red arent too bad and are better than those shitty bands, even if they were radio fodder...

Anonymous (March 24, 2005)

i'd much rather listen to this over bands like story of the year,the used etc...

Thats just cause their "underground" status makes you think that you're less of a trendy fuck than you really are

vocalyouth (March 24, 2005)

i don't think trustkill can ever put out records that aren't shitty.

the new terror was so-so. but man, like at least victory and ferret put out some quality stuff once in a while to make up for the many bad releases they have, but not trustkill, it's just like a damn shit factory over there.

Anonymous (March 21, 2005)

I hope this emo stuff dies soon.

Anonymous (March 21, 2005)

i saw this band in a church basement. they had these flood lights the mo singer controlled with a foot switch. they were rocking out straight bon jovi style. and for the record, it was not good. at all.
-TOBB

Anonymous (March 21, 2005)

i saw this band in a church basement. they had these flood lights the mo singer controlled with a foot switch. they were rocking out straight bon jovi style. and for the record, it was not good. at all.
-TOBB

theundergroundscene (March 21, 2005)

this is hands down one of the worst albums i have ever fucking heard

soulbleed (March 20, 2005)

This band sounds nothing like Story of the Year .. more like Senses Fail but with a different sounding vocalist. Also, this CD has some good moments.

mikeinflames (March 20, 2005)

a) i think this is a great album
b) i like this band a lot
c) i like it when your mother gives me head
d) i like it when i listen to this album while your mother gives me head

Anonymous (March 20, 2005)

don't knock casio keyboard demos, dude.

bogey4 (March 20, 2005)

Its funny; you seem to rip on this band (who incidently, I don't really care for either, but thats not the point), however, your writing style is as full of cliches as the record you criticise "to push his dyed black hair out of his eyes so he can cry on his womenâ??s jeans."

Your writing is not witty, nor clever, nor insightful. This was just an incredibly selfish review that had more to do with the inflating your ego than actually reviewing the record. Now we can finally see that there is indeed a journalistic bandwagon on which you have hopped.

Next time, try to actually review the record, and not just offer a review of elitest review catch-phrases of 2004.

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

hey, achilles boy, who are you? bonawitz? stefano?

Anonymous (March 19, 2005)

AHH this band blows so hard. If you want to hear a good Rochester band listen to Achilles. Those guys fucking rock.

slippy (March 19, 2005)

This is shit.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

This blows and so does screamo.

-Strewtho.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

chinatown and anchors...you two know what's up, this shit is not emo. fuck this band and fuck you reviewer for calling this shit emo.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

This band's alright. Bitches.

Anchors (March 18, 2005)

Sane with "screamo" and jackasses like the one below you.

Go listen to Saetia and Orchid, and try to tell me this sounds the same, kid.

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

Staffers shouldn't be allowed to give false connotations to the word "emo."

-Chinatown

Anonymous (March 18, 2005)

I'd like to thank punknews or whoever chooses what reviews to post for helping end all things screamo with reviews like this. bring on the prog rock! up the ska! up the jazz! fuck emo.

glamcore (March 18, 2005)

um,they sound nothing like story of the year...i for one think it's a decent cd..and i cant think of any of a "plethora" of other bands they sound like.i'd much rather listen to this over bands like story of the year,the used etc...

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