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Self Against City

Self Against City: Take It How You Want ItTake It How You Want It (2005)
Drive-Thru Records

Reviewer Rating: 1.5
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Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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In baseball there are minor league systems below the highly cherished major leagues; each team possess several farm clubs that allow young prospects to climb in the rankings. The purpose of the minor league teams is for the pro club to support and develop future big leaguers. Drive-Thru Records have.
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In baseball there are minor league systems below the highly cherished major leagues; each team possess several farm clubs that allow young prospects to climb in the rankings. The purpose of the minor league teams is for the pro club to support and develop future big leaguers. Drive-Thru Records have taken a note from sports leagues and have created Rushmore Records, a subsidiary that nurtures young talent that is not quite ready for the bigger label.

Self Against City have the pleasure of throwing out the first pitch for Rushmore Records with their debut Take It How You Want It. The six-song EP is just as banal as the bulk of material being released on Drive-Thru. Emo rock stacked up with plenty of infectious guitar melodies and attractive chorus' inhibiting adolescent lyrical content, bellowed by a charming young man's voice. In this case, the vocalist comes off as a cross between Drive-Thru's piano rocker, Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate), and a pubescent Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw, Head Automatica).

For rookies, these songs are respectable and the band has the potential to catch the ears of the youth; however, without diversification, their position is already filled by major league players the Starting Line and the Early November.

 

 
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xmonachettix (September 8, 2007)

yeah, i love this band. seriously.

Anonymous (May 23, 2006)

I heard one song and fell in love, I couldnt say I loved them actually until I heard it. I heard the album and listened to it for hours. I LOVED IT! so no talking crap on this hunnys.
____Oreo182

Anonymous (July 5, 2005)

i think the band is rad personally.

Anonymous (May 25, 2005)

when i heard some song of theirs on a sampler i thought it was the something corporate guy's side project. decent song, but yea, totally unoriginal and sounds pretty much how you think a young band on drive thru's side label would sound. just emo-pop. chicks will love it.

paul

Anonymous (May 24, 2005)

Yeah, dudes - sure does sound a lot like Something Corporate. But it's a lot better than the other shit this god-awful label's putting out. Their other bands are fucking unbearable!

Anonymous (May 23, 2005)

This album deserves a listen. Fans of Something Corporate would definetly dig this. "Speechless" is a great tune off this album.
-chris

Anonymous (May 22, 2005)

emo sucks

Anonymous (May 22, 2005)

I don't think you suck, Kirby.

Marlon (May 22, 2005)

kirby, you really suck at reviews. stop, please.

If you got the box of shit Brian sent him to review you wouldn't be to enthused with your reviews either...

Anchors (May 21, 2005)

Kirby,

Soulbleed is right. That's why he's been staff for well over a year, and you're just some random registered user.

Oh wait...

- Neil Patrick Harris

Marlon (May 21, 2005)

Tatecore...

soulbleed (May 21, 2005)

kirby, you really suck at reviews. stop, please.

Cos (May 21, 2005)

And really, with so much music out there, why would you want to spend your money on music that isn't "quite ready" for a shitty label like Drive-Thru?

Anonymous (May 20, 2005)

This review was short and great.

-Ken

Anonymous (May 20, 2005)

dear record labels!
please stop releasing all this emo and metalcore shit en masse!

Anonymous (May 20, 2005)

good review. i did a show for this band and they played exactly how you described the album. im actually listening to Day At The Fair right now, and i think its safe to say you can use the exact same review twice.

Anonymous (May 20, 2005)

Haha, can I use that comment in the Day At the Fair review I have cooking Brian?

- Kirby

Anonymous (May 20, 2005)

Just to continue with the baseball analogy....

Drive-Thru Records bands are the Kansas City Royals of the MLB.

-Chinatown

inagreendase (May 20, 2005)

This whole Rushmore thing needs to make like a paper airplane and fold.

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