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Mae

Mae: The EverglowThe Everglow (2005)
Tooth & Nail Records

Reviewer Rating: 2
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Contributed by: Sally_FieldMeg
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It's pretty hard to take an album seriously when it begins with a soft-spoken woman speaking over a piano, giving directions as if it were a book on tape. "We're So Far Away," The Everglow's first real track, makes me want to write a letter to Mae, suggesting they do a split with Savage Garden (whic.
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It's pretty hard to take an album seriously when it begins with a soft-spoken woman speaking over a piano, giving directions as if it were a book on tape. "We're So Far Away," The Everglow's first real track, makes me want to write a letter to Mae, suggesting they do a split with Savage Garden (which, y'know, I wouldn't complain about).

The Everglow exhibits distinct vocal maturation and a larger use of pianos, as well as implementing a more cohesive album/artwork combination. Other than that, The Everglow stays true to the format that Destination: Beautiful established for Mae. With around 70,000 album sales, it's probably not a bad idea to not drastically change one's sound.

Bearing a striking similarity to Copeland, Mae will surely charm the ladies with lyrics like "I need you here tonight, just like the ocean needs the waves." (Presumable part for most readers to end browsing the article and go straight to bashing using the word "emo.") To quickly sum The Everglow up, if you're a Mae fan, you'll most likely be pleased with the consistency of their sound.

Upon reaching the end of the CD, you'll be revisited by the soft-spoken woman from the prologue, thanking you for coming on the "journey" with her. Oh, it's just too much.

 

 
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dingy (July 23, 2006)

two stars? are you kidding me?

This is one of the best albums of 2005.

dingy (July 23, 2006)

two stars? are you kidding me?

This is one of the best albums of 2005.

dingy (July 23, 2006)

two stars? are you kidding me?

This is one of the best albums of 2005.

Anonymous (May 7, 2006)

fuck u sally and all you shitty fucks who thinks this band is all christian.

Anonymous (August 31, 2005)

I just love the guy who takes the attitude of "I hate Christians and all their music."
I'm a Christian but it's not like I go, I hate all AGNOSTIC bands becuase they're stupid for NOT believing in a God.....

You just gotto learn to appreciate music as a whole, Mae don't preach the message do they?

All you who just keep on saying it's 'gay' are just being unfair, just because it oozes with sweet melodies and lacks the use of a crunch/ distortion guitar with metal growl vocals, you call it gay?

Get back to your tuff guys hardcore, which by the way DID have some gay figures in the early 80s DCHC scene!......does that make it gay?

This is a great album, yes maybe they are 'emo' but each some structure takes you in unexpected turns, an interesting album and definitly not gay.

Anonymous (August 5, 2005)

I hope some people come across reading this because I think it's really important. I listened to Mae like once or twice when destination beautiful came out...and just thought it was kind of boring and crappy, so that was the end of that. My freind showed me The Everglow about 3 months ago, and my opinion on this band has changed more dramatically than any band has ever changed my mind. Although i still dont like "destination beautiful" Mae has reinvented themselves and they even say in an interview that they consider the everglow to be their first band effort. I'm not going to get into detail, because most of you people will probably not understand it or want to experience what I think and feel and see in this album, but I'm telling you that this album is sooo much more than music. Mae is on to something that is really going to take the world by storm once people allow themselves to open up their minds. When I first listened to the Everglow, I was overwhelmed by the things i felt and the saw while listening...i thought i was kind of crazy, it sometimes put me in like a hypnotic state. The other night while i was bored surfing the web, i came across some interviews and bios on the band. What i found shocked me...i didn't even know what Mae stood for before last night (multisensory aesthetic experience). Anyway i highly suggest that if you are in touch with your senses and unconcius mind that you read up on the science behind mae's music and experience what happens with this album for yourself. it's just amazing. amazing.

Anonymous (June 2, 2005)

An intro and closer are important, but not so much that they would ruin a 15 song record. Both those parts are integral to the concept though, so I suppose if you found them too much to handle, than it could lower the score a bit...

But still as someone else said, sally was almost completely vague about the meat of the record. I've found the songs imporve the later in the song order.

Not a very trustworthy review. Oh well.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

Suspension!!! Yes Yes Yes!!! Great Album!!!

Anonymous (May 12, 2005)

I beg to differ with the persons comment about "the everglow" being too much i can only suspect she has not enough staying power for something so deep and so beautiful, the piano is turned up a lot more on this album and after seeing them live supporting coheed and cambria on tour last week i can see why. they are amazing and deserve a lot more recognition than they recieve. go buy it now, with the poetic words of the "sun and the moon" i was almost brought to tears. this is a masterpiece and on of a kind.

Anonymous (April 30, 2005)

I do not believe in a higher power, and I have no problem at all loving this album. I love consept (spelling?)-albums, and the music on this is so good. Painless and The Ocean are ridicously catchy without being cheesy.
Big Ups to Mae!

/Peter, Sweden

Anonymous (April 23, 2005)

whoever this anonymous jerk is can go to hell! I know alot of christian music sucks, and being a christian, lover of music, i am disappointed. but to substitute, there is starflyer 59, joy electric, showbread, mewithoutyou, and more. so stop acting so immature by insulting something you know nothing about. I'm sure you haven't even graduated high school.

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

Fuck this band and all of you goddamned Christians. Not only are these geeks stupid for loving a nonexistent god, their music is Dawson's Creek bullshit.

Copeland can eat a bag of dicks too.

Sally_Field (April 21, 2005)

Maybe what everyone needs to do is learn to appreciate music.

And adopt bunny rabbits.

No, but really. I agree with you. That's just way too farfetched.

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

this is a really good band and a really good album. fuck everyone who disagrees - they're all trendy fucks anyway

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

i actually do enjoy the album, and everyone can disagree to this and comment about how i have shitty taste in music, but that would be absolutely false..

I think just because a band falls into the category of "emo" does not automatically places them in the situation in which their music is horrible. People should learn to appreciate the art of music.. there are many genres, just because one doesn't fall into your preference does not mean it should get ripped apart.

Yes i am a girl, and mayhaps it has a lot to do with my interest in mae, but i also enjoy bands such as Bane, Less than Jake, Monty's Fan Club...

Maybe what everyone needs to do is learn to appreciate music.

Sally_Field (April 18, 2005)

I'm not the one that made that comment, but just a heads up, you might want to keep holding that shift key while you hit the 1 key if you want 7 exclamation marks and not 5 exclamation marks and two 1's. And wouldn't two or three exclamation marks really have made a sufficient point?

Thanks for the heads up!!!!!!!!111111111oneoneoneo!!11

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

an ocean does need the waves, otherwise its not an ocean, its still water...this album is amazing, i got a copy about a month before it came out and didnt stop listening to it, still havent.

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

"Does the ocean really need waves? I always thought it made the waves . . ."

Oh, how i thought the same exact thing.

And im not kidding.

Anonymous (April 18, 2005)

i like it when punknews gets to its roots and makes fun of bands.

the stuff about the ocean and waves is pretty funny

and yea this cd is still pretty gay. i'm sorry, i can't describe it as anything better. gay seems to really fit.

paul

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

"omg. Your comment was like, almost as long as my review!11"

I'm not the one that made that comment, but just a heads up, you might want to keep holding that shift key while you hit the 1 key if you want 7 exclamation marks and not 5 exclamation marks and two 1's. And wouldn't two or three exclamation marks really have made a sufficient point?

Jesse (April 17, 2005)

This sucks and so do most of you.

Showtyme (April 17, 2005)

tides are caused by the moons gravitational pull... the rest of that stuff was covered in "and shit"

iheartadam (April 17, 2005)

I thought waves were a combination of the tide, wind, and ocean floor/shelf?

I still need my hair braided.

Showtyme (April 16, 2005)

"Does the ocean really need waves? I always thought it made the waves . . ."

The waves are made from the ocean, but its actually the moon and gravity and shit that make the waves happen.

greenparticle (April 16, 2005)

The comments on this have had pretty much nothing to do with this CD. Last time I checked, the review was about an (albeit) poor record, not absolutepunk.net.

Fuck, everyone here just assumes everyone else hates absolutepunk, so who fucking cares when some people say they read it's reviews? Just say that you think the CD sucks and move on. It's really unnecessary to keep condeming it. Yeah, it sucks. We all know you think it's a piece of shit. Thanks.

And what is it with bands and cover art these days - this is fucking terrible. Hire an artist, douchebags.

iheartadam (April 16, 2005)

Does anybody know how to braid my hair into cute pigtails?

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

this band, as well as copeland, is terribly boring

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

this review sucked. too short.

the album itself has a few good songs, but the intro and outro could stand to go as well as the first track. "anything" is a stand out track, but that's about it. this band neither went forward with their sound, nor backwards. they just stayed where they were.

Marlon (April 15, 2005)

"i don't know why you guys are hating on mae. they're on par with fall out boy... which means it is totally amazing."

I saw this and was about to start yelling at people and then I saw who posted it...

ubershep (April 15, 2005)

"That's one of the only reviews on the site that's rightly positive, though."

If you like crap.

swingline (April 15, 2005)

i don't know why you guys are hating on mae. they're on par with fall out boy... which means it is totally amazing.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

absolute punk just suck in general, bunch of douche bags who like a lot of shitty music

Sally_Field (April 15, 2005)

hey nice review, four whole paragraphs...i think you could have done just of nice a job by cutting it down to one senctence such as "hey it's emo, it sucks." i think it would have been just as informing. anyways, this cd isnt as bad as the review, and it is much better than the new copeland album which you kids gave a 9...wtf?

omg. Your comment was like, almost as long as my review!11

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

these guys are boring. the first cd was boring and i'm guessing this one is too. live they are boring. part of my problemw ith them might be the fact that they start off thier live shows with a song about jesus. perhaps its not meant for my agnostic ears. if i ever start believing in imaginary men in the sky i'll give these idiots another try

oh and i was at one of thier shows because i used to work the door at the shelter in detroit, not because i wanted to be there.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

it's cool not to like a cd and all, but at least listen to it. the review was too vague and brief. you really didn't listen

inagreendase (April 15, 2005)

After listening to the new Gatsby's American Dream, I've decided that anything given a positive review by abolutepunk must be avoided at all costs

That's one of the only reviews on the site that's rightly positive, though.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

oh and that ocean needs the waves comment was funny.

man being at work today sucks.

paul

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

hahaha, yes i am 24, but me dumb.

and yea, i agree w/ whoever said Absolutepunk was waaay off base creaming themselves over gatsby's american dream. that cd does NOT live up the hype at all. they are nothing special. Mae also. i agreed w/ them when they shit themselves over say anything and cartel really is an underrated pop punk band, but thats about it.

paul

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

After listening to the new Gatsby's American Dream, I've decided that anything given a positive review by abolutepunk must be avoided at all costs... though this obviously wouldn't apply to No Idea or Asian Man bands. - OC

Kenjamin (April 15, 2005)

Paul is 24. Yup it blows my mind

inagreendase (April 15, 2005)

it is much better than the new copeland album which you kids gave a 9...wtf?

If by kids, you mean one person.

tylerdurden8136 (April 15, 2005)

hey nice review, four whole paragraphs...i think you could have done just of nice a job by cutting it down to one senctence such as "hey it's emo, it sucks." i think it would have been just as informing. anyways, this cd isnt as bad as the review, and it is much better than the new copeland album which you kids gave a 9...wtf?

Inspection12e (April 15, 2005)

Nice insight Paul. Post again when you actually know what emo is.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

i recommend this to people who love the postal service and death cab. and dashboard. and the OC and doing laundry in a dorm on friday night crying over pictures of your ex boyfriend. that goes for guys too you fags. hahaha. man i'm sounded homophobic right now.

paul

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

i found this used (already) at the store accross the street from me (bonus location) so i got it for 5 bucks.

ehh. pretty gay emo stuff. really. tracks 3 and 4 are both real good after that it just kinda all sounds the same, the songs are all too long (average about 4:30...too long in my book) and they need to bring some more balls/rock.

i did see them live at a free show at Pitt a few weeks ago, and i will say they were good live. very proficient musicians and the singer sounds good. but even live they are pretty boring, no energy and way to gayly emo.

paul

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

the cd is amazing! yea the intro is cheesy. but overall it is so good. i wish the reviewer would have given it justice

lou (April 15, 2005)

"Does the ocean really need waves? I always thought it made the waves . . ."

score is for making me laugh loud enough to make my roomate lift his head up and look around.

gregs (April 15, 2005)

I wish I didn't have to be familiar with a band's previous output or similar sounding bands in order to find out if it's something I might be interested in. It'd be nice to determine that from the review. Oh well.

8dollarclarinetsolo (April 15, 2005)

oh need less to say i didnt go on another date with her

8dollarclarinetsolo (April 15, 2005)

once i went on a date witha girl who said this was her favorite band. i understand how you could like this band, but how could this be your favorite band ever?!? makes no sense. actually scratch that, i dont even understand how you could like this band

mikeshitter (April 15, 2005)

this is one of those cds that absolutepunk jacks off

- jones the bones

You don't say. What an insight!

Not a bad disc, apart from the female spoken parts, which are a piss-poor imitation of Midnight Marauders.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

Does the ocean really need waves? I always thought it made the waves . . .

stevejonestherealbones (April 15, 2005)

this is one of those cds that absolutepunk jacks off

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

On the first listen i foudn this CD slow and boring. But i gave it a couple more chances and now i think it is outstanding. One of my favorite recent CD's considering the shit that bands i used to like have put out the last year or 2

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

This band is a joke.

"I needed you like the ocean needs the waves."

Thats fucking elementary school Valentine's Day poetry.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

It's so gay, it's good !!

Kenjamin (April 15, 2005)

hahaha

Sally_Field (April 15, 2005)

so it charms the ladies but not you? what does that make you?

A BUTCH DYKE

ubershep (April 15, 2005)

Why is Sally reviewing all the crappy CDs?

Kenjamin (April 15, 2005)

so it charms the ladies but not you? what does that make you?

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

first! very very gay!

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