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Motion City Soundtrack

Motion City Soundtrack: Commit This To MemoryCommit This To Memory (2005)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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When I Am The Movie came out, I thought I had found musical bliss. Amidst the growing love of bands like Simple Plan, New Found Glory, and Sugarcul, MCS was a very welcome divertissement from such -- ahem -- shit. Not a flawless record of course, IATM was a helluva fun one. Now 4 years later, MCS ha.
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When I Am The Movie came out, I thought I had found musical bliss. Amidst the growing love of bands like Simple Plan, New Found Glory, and Sugarcul, MCS was a very welcome divertissement from such -- ahem -- shit. Not a flawless record of course, IATM was a helluva fun one. Now 4 years later, MCS has released a well-crafted followup that reminds of their previous album, but never rehashes.

Commit This To Memory succeeds on the same basis as its predecessor, and this is certainly not a bad thing, as being similar to IATM is the thematic content of this record. In an age of poorly crafted lyrics and pretentious-sounding singers, Pierre's songs of dependence, drug use, nostalgia, emptiness, and even relationships come off as surprisingly truthful.

CTTM is not simply a second IATM, as MCS shows great maturity as a band. The record flows much more smoothly than IATM, as the only out of place songs are the first ("Attractive Today" is a pathetic opening and "Everything is Alright" really picks up where "A-OK" left off, and would have been a great opener) and last ("Hold Me Down" drags on way too long and ends a really well done record on a boring note). "When You're Around" is the probable "single" of the record; it's ridiculously catchy and sticks out on the first listen of the record. "Resolution" has perhaps the best lyrics on the record and puts to shame all other current songs about relationships. "Feel Like Rain," "Make Out Kids" (which sounds exactly like "Red Dress" for the first two seconds), and "Time Turn Fragile" are certainly going to be played at every MCS show on their next tour and lead up perfectly to "Lgfuad," a softer song that showcases Pierre's lyricism. "Better Open The Door" is getting a lot of shit thrown at it because it "sounds like Hoppus." I think it sounds like MCS and kicks ass like MCS. The tenth track, "Together We'll Ring In The New Year," recalls the earlier "Resolution" but the line "These humans all suck / I'd rather be home feeling violent and lonely" makes this short song worth every second, which brings us to "Hangman." In my opinion, "Hangman" is where this record ends. It is an amazing final track and almost as good of a closer as "A-OK;" I can hardly wait to hear it live. Unfortunately, it isn't the end of the record. "Hold Me Down" is long filler and poorly placed at the end, so I usually just end this record one song early.

MCS continues to rise above every other Epitaph band (save HWM and BR), and CTTM gives hope that they will continue to release records that entertain an audience with a slightly higher IQ and taste for music than everything else that is "scene" these days.

 

 
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aaron_07 (September 18, 2007)

sick CD, the review blows.

historypeats (April 24, 2007)

Fucking love this CD!

Anonymous (March 9, 2006)

I preferred I Am The Movie, I just liked the songs better.

And I think some these songs have incredibly trite lyrics, more so than the last release.

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

Crap, the review below should have been a 4 out of 5 (didn't notice the scale). Anyway, that translates to an 8 out of 10, so here.

Anonymous (February 28, 2006)

Great album. It's amazing how well Make Out Kids and Time Turn Fragile fit together. That's on some Dr. Dre - The Chronic type cohesiveness, but I digress. These two tracks are probably my favorite on the album (and really ends up sounding like 3 with the change that happens on Time Turn Fragile about half way through). Also loved Ring in the New Year... it's like my freakin anthem sometimes.

Great lyrics, great follow-up to I Am The Movie (what an awesome title btw).

sk8rchic (February 1, 2006)

love this band first heard them on warped tour . then i got thier cd it rock my cock even though i don't have one but you know what i mean. good cd everyone should listen to them sooner or later

warningdevice (January 9, 2006)

Mark Hoppus needs to produce more records

Liam_yes (January 4, 2006)

this is the best album ever i absolutley love hold me down so you ppl who r saying it is bad well go get a life i love the way the write there songs it makes me feel amazin i love these guys and there albums. Go hold me down!

Liam_yes (January 4, 2006)

this is the best album ever i absolutley love hold me down so you ppl who r saying it is bad well go get a life i love the way the write there songs it makes me feel amazin i love these guys and there albums. Go hold me down!

Anonymous (October 21, 2005)

I personally love this band. From what I have heard their sound is distinct, and a nice breath of fresh air from the same boring junk that has been playing over and over again on the radio. I have both their albums and enjoy almost every song. The last song on CTTM is pretty dull I must say...

Someone mentioned Simple Plan being so much better than these guys, I honestly don't see that. For some reason I find SP to be a bit 'pansyish' (which isn't even a word).

Well that's what I think on the matter. Don't judge the band by reading these reviews, listen to it first and form your own opinion.

and now I step off of my soap box.

AlmostPunkEnough (October 14, 2005)

how have i never commented on this?

fucking awesome. 5 months or so later, and this is still probably gonna be in my top 10 of the year.

Anonymous (September 17, 2005)

This album is truly amazing. The combination of the keyboard and guitar really brings out the best in music. To me it seems like an improvement from I Am The Movie. MCS must've chose to improve on some of the things that they weren't too good on their last album. Room for improvement is always good.

Go MCS. you rock.

mikiplanas (August 15, 2005)

i love this album . justin pierre has a great voice

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

i like how the lyrics are more personal this time around. this album makes me feel warm inside, but warm with pain.

sciulli (June 30, 2005)

""Attractive Today" is a pathetic opening"

You are retarded. "Attractive Today" is a damn fine opener.

Anonymous (June 23, 2005)

all of the songs sound the same to me...I don't like it. Am I missing something? all of my friends love it...

tristan (June 19, 2005)

Super fun in spurts, but doesn't have the staying of I Am The Movie.

Anonymous (June 13, 2005)

my god! I cannot get the verse of "make out kids" out of my head. Cripes that song is catchy. This album would probably be better if they didnt associate themselves with bands like small towns burn a little slower.

Anonymous (June 13, 2005)

I'm revising my earlier score down. I've had it for over a week and my favorable first impression has vanished. It's still tolerable, but it's far too bland to really be considered a good album. It's a "safe" album, though well-constructed, and it plays that way. Honestly, I can't imagine listening to it again after the newness wears off.

OC

Anonymous (June 13, 2005)

I think an argument can be made that I am the movie is better than this...and I think a solid argument can be made that this cd is better. Both are very strong albums, and I don't see how anyone who liked 'i am the movie' isn't liking this...i can only think you are all biased against mark hoppus, who did as good of a job w/ production as ed rose IMHO, or you are all being bitches now that more than 50 people know who they are and they might get 'big' on this cd. who cares, they're great

paul

Anonymous (June 12, 2005)

This record is amazing. Anyone who claims not to like it is lying.

Anonymous (June 12, 2005)

it's an alright CD. There is a conspicuous lack of riffs and lead guitar, which really could have added to the CD.

Marlon (June 12, 2005)

Although this album is alright (expecailly the song "Everything Is Alright", that songs kicks ass) they sort of let me down with this one. They've lost most of their catchy punk rock nature and have turned itno minie Death Cab For Cuties.
*buttbadger

They turned into nothing near Death Cab for Cutie (more like a less annoying Fall Out Boy), you sir are a fucking moron.

Anonymous (June 11, 2005)

Although this album is alright (expecailly the song "Everything Is Alright", that songs kicks ass) they sort of let me down with this one. They've lost most of their catchy punk rock nature and have turned itno minie Death Cab For Cuties.
*buttbadger

Anonymous (June 11, 2005)

Epitaph sucks...

sciulli (June 10, 2005)

After listening to this a few more times, I've come to the conclusion that you are a bitter, cynical, lying human if you liked their first album and don't like this. This record is just as catchy/distinctive/fun as "I Am the Movie." It's not as over the top "weird" sounding, but just as good in my opinion.

davebrave4 (June 10, 2005)

Not the greatest album in the world, but I thought it was pretty good. I have been buying a lot of hardcore stuff recently, so I thought this was a nice break from that. The second song is disgustingly catchy, though. I learned the guitar part (super-easy, that's why I learned it) and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since. Maybe some Blood Brothers will take care of that....

By the way, did anyone notice the insane number of albums that came out the same day as this one? Motion City Sountrack, MXPX, Finch, Punk Goes 80's, Punk-O-Rama 10, Warped 05, Aquabats...Christ.

xmidipunkbastardx (June 10, 2005)

kind of a let down.
good but not as good as i had expected.

just like with that the streets record last year. which pretty much ruined it for me, i guess.

Anonymous (June 10, 2005)

i finally listned to it. absolutely brilliant album

Anonymous (June 10, 2005)

This album is phenominal and a great accomplishment in modern day music. Motion City Soundtrack sound is distinctive, unlike so many other bands that sound monotonous. In comparison to I Am The Movie, Commit This To Memory will totally rock your socks off too.

It's deffinitely one of the best albulms of the year!

Anonymous (June 10, 2005)

This album is phenominal and a great accomplishment. It is complex, alluring, fun and entertaining. I'm so glad to hear MCS grow musically.
This album totally rules over I am the Movie, though it is kick ass too.

Anonymous (June 9, 2005)

"I remember Alternative Press did a little bit on Motion City before the cd came out. This isn't a direct quote, but Pierre was asked about donuts and said something to the effect of, "I think we're all empty people on the inside" . Then goes on to say that is one of the underlying themes of this peice."

Wow. I don't know what's more disturbing: The fact that that statement is probably the truth or the fact that it's an attitude held in high regard by most "scene people".

There's nothing cool about modern decadence. If the comments for this trash record mean anything, it doesn't even make for good music.

-BSD

Inspection12e (June 9, 2005)

Weezer called they want their image back.

brutallybored (June 9, 2005)

well i havent gotten a chance to buy it yet (so damn busy) but i've heard the whole thing on purevolume and i love it. suppose i love pretty much everything mcs does though. such irony and intelligent lyrics contrasted with fun danceable tunes. i admit some of the slow ones aren't my favorites but i still enjoy them.

i was hella bored and read back through all the comments and to reply to colossalbandit it seems hemingway did fine writing about nothing. take the sun also rises for instance. then again, i did despise that book. i may have to take a closer look at this record.

Anonymous (June 9, 2005)

why did epitaph put a parental advisory sticker on this album? it seems like they're doing it more and more lately!

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

this band will fill the void left by get up kids

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

who is sugarcul?

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

If this was a nine song cd it would be the cd of the year. Unfortunately there are also songs 10-12. I can't believe how crappy those last three songs are.

Songs 1,3,5,7 and 9 are the best. Funny all odds.

sciulli (June 8, 2005)

Well I only listened through once so far, and there were already like 5 standout tracks for me. This bodes well for repeated listens and the album's ability to grow on me.

The White Stripes album is better than this though. So freaking good.

etwiels88 (June 8, 2005)

Hardly. I just streamed it on purevolume and it sounds like an album that you would listen to for a week, if that, and hang up.

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

Superb album. One of the year's best.

prankish (June 8, 2005)

I guess I just don't get it. You could tell me this was the new Simple Plan CD and I would believe you. It's garbage.

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

scott pushed this band as the best unsigned band in the country. where is he now that they put out this entirely mediocre record?

JKyle (June 8, 2005)

Man, I didn't like it. I thought it would eventually grow on me, but it didn't (with a few exceptions). I listened to the old Motion City Soundtrack songs to see if perhaps my tastes just changed in the few years since , but i still found those songs to be awesome, and these new ones, not to be.

My thoughts exactly, right down to listening to the old stuff to make sure it held up.

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

I'm not sure they really held back completely from using the moog. To me it just seems that it's used in the wrong parts. It seems like it's only used when there are already 2 guitars driving the song.

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

http://www.purevolume.com/motioncitysoundtrack/music

Listen to the album if you want...

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

I had a feeling this was going to happen. "I Am The Movie" was one of those albums that was so fresh and fun that I just loved it purely for its enjoyment, not necessarily the songwriting. The lyrics were flukey and the vocals were distinctively strong. However, you could get a sense that they just weren't serious enough about making good music that they wouldn't live up to the potential they showed. And unfortunately, this is the case with "Commit This To Memory".

There are a few decent songs on here, but overall it is more structured than it should be and they don't take the same risks. And their biggest mistake was holding back on the moog. Bad idea.

In a word, disappointing.

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

boring boring boring
always tape machine recording
i heard all this before
your emotions make you a monster

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

Nah this isn't as good as I Am The Movie. They seem to be lacking ideas on this one, which is a pity. And yes, I too question the state of Epitaph these days.

Joe

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

Man, I didn't like it. I thought it would eventually grow on me, but it didn't (with a few exceptions). I listened to the old Motion City Soundtrack songs to see if perhaps my tastes just changed in the few years since , but i still found those songs to be awesome, and these new ones, not to be.

I was disapointed.

slippy (June 7, 2005)

This cover art reminds me of the cover art for Since by Man's "We Sing the Body Electric". That is a good record. I bet this one sucks.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

While it's not a total bomb, this certainly is a let down if you're expecting another gem like I Am The Movie. This album lacks energy. It tries to ignite but only a spark or two comes out of it. Download the MP3s from the Epitaph site and you're good.

Ramo

musical-monkey (June 7, 2005)

i like the acoustic "when you're around" on that split they did sooo much better. only 3 songs into the album so far and it's alright. score is for that acoustic song.

captaincrunch (June 7, 2005)

This is a disappointment. It just seems to me that there was a lack of effort or thoroughness that went into writing some of these songs. I can handle the increased production and poppiness (hey, they deserve to make some money and appeal to a larger audience). I do not like the fact that there are some throw away songs on this album. Motion City Soundtrack proved they have the ability to write very good slower songs with the I am the Movie Re-Release, but these slow songs just reek of 'filler'. They can do much better than this. I'll still buy the album, but I fear that they are close to jumping the shark.

I am speaking figuratively, of course.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

Exactly. I was expecting to hear the next Throwdown. But if this is what they wanted to do, no problem. I'll take the slower songs on here that aren't trying to live up to the fast predecessors of I Am the Movie. (cough Everything is Alright)

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

"Where are the fast songs on this?"

On average the songs are faster than on their last. The extremes aren't as extreme though.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

'better open the door' and 'when youre around' 'attractive today' are all pretty fast songs...i am the movie had its share of slower tunes by the way...

paul

colossalbandit (June 7, 2005)

I remember Alternative Press did a little bit on Motion City before the cd came out. This isn't a direct quote, but Pierre was asked about donuts and said something to the effect of, "I think we're all empty people on the inside" . Then goes on to say that is one of the underlying themes of this peice. IS THAT REALLY SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF OR WRITE AN ALBUM ABOUT!??!? I dont thinks so. C'mon "everything is alright"....its okay to be an empty being null of meaning or soul... I think that IS what this cd is about. Settling with empty music. Settling for a release without the PASSION or FIRE. AND THEN MAKING AN ENTIRE CD ABOUT NOSTALGIA, when this band DID have the passion (I Am The Movie). This most definately is a dissapointment.

kirbypuckett (June 7, 2005)

While I don't think this is better than I Am The Movie, it is still one hell of a record. One of the very few anticipations I've had that has delivered so far.

Commit This To Memory is more "Perfect Teeth" than it is "The Future Freaks Me Out."

- Kirby

Sally_Field (June 7, 2005)

I don't want to listen to this album because it's not the Starting Line, but seriously...

its really gay and so scene. come on just write out the title fag

Are you twelve and uncomfortable with your sexuality?

JKyle (June 7, 2005)

"This record doesn't even come close to touching how good I Am the Movie is. Where are the fast songs on this?"

I agree completely. What happened to the frenzied energy of "Don't Call It a Comeback" or "Mary Without Sound"?

It would be too easy to blame Mark Hoppus, but...you know what? I blame Mark Hoppus. I get the feeling he didn't really push the band at all. They probably had a relaxed, comfortable recording environment, free of the stress and distraction of productive criticism. Yeah, that's probably it.

Score is for my insight.

Big_Guy (June 7, 2005)

I like this record

I love the first record

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

This album is really good, not quite as good as IATM but still really really good.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

I fucking hate this band.

-Ninja

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

I Am the Movie came out 3 years ago, and only 2 if you consider the re-release.

This record doesn't even come close to touching how good I Am the Movie is. Where are the fast songs on this?

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

the review doesn't give you the slightest hint as to what this album sounds like. it just says "these songs are good" and "i like this one lame lyric in the shorter song."

how the fuck can anyone actually claim that this is intelligent music? god damn, i thought our differences weren't too great, but maybe i really am at the wrong site.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

This will go down as one of the best albums of 2005. Recognize.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

Without the moog, this band would be average. Average band with moog > other average bands.

To hear a GOOD band with a moog, check out The Squares! - http://www.thesquaresband.com

i-type-poorly (June 7, 2005)

inagreendase said more in his comment than what this whole review could. I've never agreed with him so much. The band is trying to be something it isn't on this disc. It just doesn't work.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

i hate it when people call albums by their intials .. its really gay and so scene. come on just write out the title fag.

When you going to review the forecast?

OverDefined (June 7, 2005)

Paul, you're being arrogant. You're talking about sugary pop-punk bands not political maneuvering.

elliot (June 7, 2005)

seriously, dude. waaaay too many acronyms. that was one of the most annoying reviews i've read on this site because of it.

JKyle (June 7, 2005)

I was gonna write a review for this album, since it had been leaked for so long, but then I got lazy. Anyway, here's my two cents: Motion City Soundtrack jumped the shark. There's a handful of good songs on here, but nothing that I'd miss if I never listened to the album again.

I was going to make a joke about the irony of calling a mostly forgettable album "Commit This to Memory," but I couldn't think of anything funny, so I wrote this sentence instead.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

"a turn towards the mainstream'?? 'falloutboy w/ moog'??

you guys are tripping BALLS. 'the future freaks me out' and 'my favorite accident' are more radio friendly and had potential huge hit written on them compared to anything on here.

anyone who thinks 'when you're around' is a better radio hit than 'the future freaks me out' is nuts. MCS could have been HUGE if epitaph threw some money behind that single.

this album is much darker lyrically, I don't see how anyone can't see the maturaiton on this album.

and hoppus did a great job, get the fuck over it.

paul

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

just to add, ironically, I think 'hangman' is one of the weaker tracks, along w/ 'lgfuad'

'better open the door' and 'time turn fragile' are fucking amazing, along w/ basically tracks 2-6.

paul

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

Matt Skiba wish's he was still upset enough to write lyrics like this.

This cd takes everything I liked about the old record, drops most of the poppy fun songs (no sequels to capital H or the future freaks me out found here) in exchange for poppy depressing songs and really just made the record more personal...the lyrics are a lot more poingant and meaningful. songs like 'shiver' , which I always considered as pretty vague in their meaning are also gone.

Musically its a natural progression...no real new ground is broken, but everything has been stepped up a bit and done more complementary to the other instruments (the moog seems mixed in and used more tastefully this time around). It sounds like more of a band this time...because it was.

props to Hoppus for getting a better drum mix than Ed Rose ever has

superior to 'i am the movie' in every way. couldnt be happier w/ how these guys responded to the success of that cd.

paul

Marlon (June 7, 2005)

Decent review of a great record.
I wasn't a fan of this band before I heard this cd. I didn't hate them. I just never gave them a good listen to.
After hearing this record a tad early through a friend, I fell in love with it.
Play on, Motion City Soundtrack!

Spoken truly like a man who hasn't heard I Am The Movie... Play on P Fresh!

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

This was a challenge to read, and left me wondering what I just read. Please work on your writing skills.

This is a good band, deservering of a well written review, even if it's negative, it'd be better than this one.

theundergroundscene (June 7, 2005)

oh, and this review is as juvenille as they come

don't review anymore please

thanks

theundergroundscene (June 7, 2005)

okay, first of all, CHILL WITH THE ACRONYMS

second, this album is pathetic

four good songs (the first three and "time turn fragile")

this band is pretty much done, which is sad because i am the movie showed a LOT of promise

screw this band

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

well, no one has said it yet so it may as well be me -

motion shitty soundtrack more like

oscar wilde must be shitting himself...

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

this is really weak shit......music that no one will remember

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

Seriously

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

Epitaph has turned into shit. Seriously.

muskawo_ (June 7, 2005)

This album is pretty good, but it didn't hit me the way IATM did when I heard it. Back before they were "cool". I used to be able to listen to IATM over and over and over and over, but I couldnt do that with this album. Some really solid songs, but really, it's nothing more than a pop album. FOB with moog, really. I think they lost their originality and freshness on this album. Which is sad cause they had lots of potential. Still love them, though, and I hope this sells well enough out here so they will tour.

ubershep (June 7, 2005)

Obsessive fanboys should not write reviews.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

are you people kidding me? i looove their last album...witty lyrics, poppy but still managed to rock the fuck out. this one is totally drained of everything that made them fun. the production certainly didn't help anything, mark made it sound like a blink 182 cd.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

I really liked this CD.
including the last song. the length is fine

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

Lame that this didn't get respectable staff treatment.

phdecontrol (June 7, 2005)

Bah! My review gave way more information than this. I will hold the opinion that Justin has managed to sound like Ben Gibbard of Death Cab/Postal Service at multiple points on this record. And if you even try to argue that the begining of "Together We'll Ring In the New Year" DOESNT sound like it was taken straight out of a Postal Service song, you're high as a kite.

Archangel (June 7, 2005)

Okay... but what does it sound like? Score is for the review.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

definitely a turn towards the mainstream. Could easily mistake this as the new mae or fall out boy. That quirkiness you cited definitely made them more endearing and standout. Now they are more of the same unfortunately (look to troubled hubbles new one for that quirk, different genre but same quality)

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

p.s. that "quirk" someone mentioned before. i heard it on their earlier stuff. it was songs that made no sense. if you like nonsensical shit, then quirkyness is for you my man!

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

This band is only getting better. They have turned their amps up from the previous record and put the moog a little more down with the guitars..and the drummer is getting more complex without taking away from the songs, brilliant.

swingline (June 7, 2005)

i liked one song. but now i'm sick of it.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

i totally agree with inagreendase's comment. i'm not trying to sound "too punk" for mark hoppus or anything, but the first thing that i thought when i listened to this is boy this sounds a lot like so many other pop punk bands. i am the movie was very fresh, very original. it almost seems like commit this to memory should have been the first record and i am the movie was the maturing one. not a bad record, but what made motion city soundtrack stand out from everything else is pretty much gone

p-fresh (June 7, 2005)

Decent review of a great record.

I wasn't a fan of this band before I heard this cd. I didn't hate them. I just never gave them a good listen to.

After hearing this record a tad early through a friend, I fell in love with it.

Play on, Motion City Soundtrack!

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

I just heard this and agree whole-heartedly with the review. Like Jimmy Eat World, they've matured (for the better) without totally changing their sound. Too bad more bands can't manage to work that out.

OC

inagreendase (June 7, 2005)

This is completely void of the quirk the band had going for them on all previous recordings. I don't completely mind the new topics of the lyrics but I preferred them when they didn't take themselves as seriously. The keyboards are sparse and the vocal harmonies lazy...a few of these tracks barely qualify as catchy.

Pretty disappointing.

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

album of the year. any band that uses a Realistic Moog mg-1 rocks.

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