The Movielife - This Time Next Year (Cover Artwork)

The Movielife

The Movielife: This Time Next YearThis Time Next Year (2001)
Revelation Records

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This is surely one of the best releases of 2000. This album is so good and rockin', you would be just totally ridiculous not to pick this up and see exactly what I'm talking about. If you wanted to put these guys in today's terms, I'd describe them as New Found Glory with a harder edge times.
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This is surely one of the best releases of 2000. This album is so good and rockin', you would be just totally ridiculous not to pick this up and see exactly what I'm talking about.

If you wanted to put these guys in today's terms, I'd describe them as New Found Glory with a harder edge times 10. The Movielife are superb with mixing punk and melodic hardcore. Many of the songs have definite Jawbreaker influences in them and it shows big time. The riffs are echoed along with the vocal perfections that Jawbreaker was known for.

This album was recorded with Brian McTernan (Cave In, Snapcase, In My Eyes, Reach The Sky). The sound is excellent throughout the entire c.d. Brian has expressed that he loved working with the band on this album and that the Movielife is an up and coming band which will be huge one day. I agree. The hype for these guys is huge, and only continues to grow day by day. This band is more deserving than anyone.

"I Hope You Die Soon" (first track) rips you right open and smacks you into the album. This short song is full of anger and spite, the kind of song thats an excellent opener. This whole album is just pure fun to listen to. One can tell that The Movielife loves making and playing music.

Many songs are melodic packed. "10 Seconds To Late", "Self Destruct", "Another Friend", and "Deal With It" are all great examples of the Movielife's delivery through songs. The best part of the Movielife is their presentation, they deliver the true punch that very few bands can do these days.

Its very hard to label them because they touch upon every aspect. While at times they can sound like the latter days of Jawbreaker, they can also come out sounding like post hardcore rockers, 7 Seconds. I can tell that The Movielife has a wide range of influences.

Lets just sum it up this way: you are very silly if you don't go and pick this up. I could never see why anyone would dislike "This Time Next Year" and the Movielife. Congrats go out to the band for being inventive. This time next year everyone will know about this band, why don't you make sure you're one of the first to hop on their bandwagon? Recommended big time. 


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Anonymous (September 22, 2003)

best hardcore/punk record. period.

waste_elite (May 24, 2002)

shitty generic pop-punk. bleh. still, check them out live. they play like a hardcore band on stage.

silentbob (February 14, 2002)

this cd is real good...i havent heard there new ep but im sure this will remain there best work...i got to see them live and it was fucking amazing...

waste_elite (December 21, 2001)

i can't really comment on the cd as i havent even heard it yet, but i saw these guys open for h2o a few days ago... and they were fucking incredible. these guys just tore up the stage, so much energy and passion, they never slowed down. the whole place was practically rioting, everyone was into it. watch out for these guys, they're gonne be big. and if you ever get a chance to see them live, do it. you WONT be disappointed.

Anonymous (June 25, 2001)

this cd rules, this band fucking rocks!

Anonymous (May 27, 2001)

You know what's really funny?
How many time shave a read something about Saves The Day and they say that they sound like Lifetime? Too many. STD does not rip off lifetime, they are INFLUENCED by them. It's not that hard to tell. Really, it's just people who need to complain about STD because they've gotten so popular.
So why is it that Drive Thru Records (who just bought this band out of a contract with Revelation) calls them the best band in the world, and this review says they are great, and mention a little Jawbreaker influence, when this CD could BE a Lifetime CD. Please. I like this CD probably as much as you all do, because to me, music is music. I dont care if its ripped-off. If it sounds good, hey, keep doing it. But give credit where credit is due, these guys owe a lot to Lifetime. But i do like this CD. I want to hear more of the Movie Life(time)

Anonymous (May 23, 2001)

awesome cd. thats all....

Anonymous (May 12, 2001)

I first heard about these guys off napster adn i got some of their songs and the next day I went and bought the album. I cant wait to see these guys in concert cause they fucknig rock and their video single white female is kick ass

Anonymous (March 30, 2001)

i haven't heard this album yet, but thanks to napster and fatfreeradio
i am a fan of the movielife and i will most definitley go see them with cooter!

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