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The Track Record

The Track Record: The Track RecordThe Track Record (2005)
Drive-Thru Records

Reviewer Rating: 0.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Weak. Rushmore Records was created by Drive-Thru as sort of a dam to uphold any flood of signings D-T's owners might ever be tempted to cause. Rushmore in effect allows further bands to be given a home and keep D-T's roster at a moderate size. While some might subsequently regard Rushmore's acts .
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Weak.

Rushmore Records was created by Drive-Thru as sort of a dam to uphold any flood of signings D-T's owners might ever be tempted to cause. Rushmore in effect allows further bands to be given a home and keep D-T's roster at a moderate size. While some might subsequently regard Rushmore's acts as "leftovers" in that sense, I can't say there's a whole lot to argue the very notion; the Track Record is an even more underdeveloped version of any band playing terribly generic, laughably whiny, forced angsty "emo" pop.

The Track Record is one of the first albums I've seriously struggled to get all the way through, and it's only a five-song EP. Music should not result in migraines, but this is just what the band's label debut accomplishes. Comparisons could probably be made to any equally regurgitory emo pop act formed within the past two or three years, but I honestly can't think of anyone that's dumbed down to this "caliber."

These songs offer nothing new, musically or otherwise, with lazy guitar work, a poor sense of creative musical composition, and structure that begs for the use of a stop button. The band shoots lyrically for this aggressive, dark attitude at times ¡ la Saves The Day ([1] "go ahead slit your wrists" [2] "It's so crazy how suicide occupies the minds of so, so many happy people") but Michael Strackbein's vocals are such a fierce combination of whine and nasal that you really can't take him seriously, not to mention that said lines come off entirely too forced and overall poorly written.

Sure, they're an outfit who obviously must be very young, but so are plenty of other acts, and they aren't making crap so biodegradable you'd think they were employed under the NRC.

 


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Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

i think they are young.
but i see them having something to offer the music scene.
they maybe offering a big mistake but at least they are offering something others can learn and expand from.
who knows.

lets see what they can do before we judge and say the words hate/suck.

eh?

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

people have no music tastes, especailly the ppl that write these bad reviews

Anonymous (June 16, 2005)

I LOVE the track record and think that rob e. is an amazingly talented lyricist. Mike is a talented vocalist and bassist, Hasani rocks out on the drums, and both rob's are amazing on guitar.

Anonymous (May 23, 2005)

This album actually caught me off guard and deserves a listen. Don't be quick to hate.

-chris

Anonymous (May 5, 2005)

they suck live too.

Anonymous (April 23, 2005)

so no blastbeats?

-Ken

Marlon (April 23, 2005)

http://www.purevolume.com/thetrackrecord

Take a look at those member names and tell me where the fuck you see mine.

Marlon (April 23, 2005)

I'm pretty sure I'm not in this band. I'm pretty sure I'm not friends with this band... They live in Annapolis. I live in Fulton. Same state but pretty far from each other. Like I said I know a person who helps run them. And I do also think they suck...

But now for a shameless plug! I am in an indie folk band called Propaganda Machine. Big ups!

Anonymous (April 23, 2005)

Im pretty sure Marlon is in the band or is friends with the band.

Marlon.................you guys blow.

inagreendase (April 22, 2005)

wow, your a big dickhead. you judge this band based on pure stereotypes. why don't you quit bitching and put something into the musical community for someone else to rape with words.

This band is one big stereotype. This type of music isn't a contribution to the musical community, it's a slap in the face to all talented, unsigned bands who deserve this level of exposure light years more.

Marlon (April 21, 2005)

wow, your a big dickhead. you judge this band based on pure stereotypes. why don't you quit bitching and put something into the musical community for someone else to rape with words.

Brian is by far the most leinent review on this site. I assure you if he says something is bad it just really is... well bad.

Anonymous (April 21, 2005)

http://retarddisco.com/video/tr_mike_tysons_punch_out.mov

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

those can't do write reviews

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

Haha, "rape with words."

Nobody would want to "rape" this thing, it has various STDs.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (April 20, 2005)

wow, your a big dickhead. you judge this band based on pure stereotypes. why don't you quit bitching and put something into the musical community for someone else to rape with words.

pastepunk (April 19, 2005)

Even I think this an embarrassingly bad release, and of course, I tend to like almost everything. I don't think it will be long before Rushmore gets buried in a reputation for harboring crap.

Marlon (April 19, 2005)

I'm friends with the girl who helps manage this band and runs their street team so I've heard them bunches... And each time I wanted to kill myself with in 6 seconds.

Inspection12e (April 19, 2005)

I took the time to listen to every Rushmore band one day when I was bored. Brian is 100 percent right.

tahoejeff (April 19, 2005)

Great review!!

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

i think i heard a song of theirs on a comp, i'll have to check that out again, but yea its probably pretty shitty and they probably are 16. thats dtr's philosophy, find em when they're young dumb and manipulatable.

paul

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

Just heard their song "plans to wake up on the beach" its not as bad as people are saying but yea it has been done before.

Moo

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

honestly, infuriating.

tristan (April 19, 2005)

You're right, dude - this is really, really bad.

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

please post an mp3 i honestly awnt to hear them now

Anonymous (April 19, 2005)

Lordy Brian! What happened to your command of the English language?

TheOneTrueBill (April 19, 2005)

I want to hear them now.

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