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JamisonParker: SleepwalkerSleepwalker (2005)
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The thing that makes the All-American Rejects -- the band JamisonParker bit so hard on their EP -- tolerable in some aspect is perhaps their bounciness and flow. What makes Number One Fan -- an inarguably similar artist with probably a cloned following -- so tolerable, and at times, enjoyable, is no.
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The thing that makes the All-American Rejects -- the band JamisonParker bit so hard on their EP -- tolerable in some aspect is perhaps their bounciness and flow. What makes Number One Fan -- an inarguably similar artist with probably a cloned following -- so tolerable, and at times, enjoyable, is not only their ability to build songs, but nod a bit towards Clarity-era Jimmy Eat World. Sleepwalker is completely void of these details, and most any other redeeming qualities.

"Alcohol & Bandages" opens Sleepwalker up, and it's immediately noticable how high the vocals are in the mix on this particular track. By this process, it's easy to guess there's an emphasis on lyrics at the moment, so why does it sound like the cumulative result of all watered-down, modern day emo pop? Halfway through the absolutely structure-less track, the song breaks into its relying, irritatingly repetitive hook, with the band repeating "Just close your eyes / everything will be okay" ad nauseum until its finish.

The rest of the album they're brought down a bit more, but this seems due to the strength of the vocals themselves. Both Jamison and Parker are awkwardly raspy throughout, making their compositions all the more fitting. The songwriting isn't nearly as groanworthy as "Alcohol" from here on in, but the songs are mostly lethargic, down-tempo, disinteresting, and fail to earn the unique affiliation it seems JP is striving for.

In the least, the duo seems a bit more creative on the arrangements for their debut full-length here. There's some occasionally more atmospheric programming going on that's pretty interesting for their overcrowded genre, but isn't anything special enough to overcome the overwhelming blandess of what makes up a painfully generic, utterly boring album with barely a fraction of incentive for repeated listening.

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Anonymous (October 22, 2005)

jamisonparker is one of the best bands ever! i love their songs each one reminds me of something in my life. i love Jamison Covington and Parker Case!! i`m going to marrie Jamison just watch!

Kacie 13

Anonymous (July 21, 2005)

"Great album...it almost makes me cry that the junk posted on AP.net's forums is actually more intelligent than the retarded drivel here."

on why AP is not a good magainze:
"SLADE775
IS MAD 4 MEDUSA~
Location: Reno, NV Join Date: Aug 2004
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alt press gave EMERY "the weaks ens" a bad rating......need I say more.

as if saying this is a good album wasn't enough, the above statement proves beyond any doubt that your head is completely up your ass.

fuck off

Anonymous (July 20, 2005)

Great album...it almost makes me cry that the junk posted on AP.net's forums is actually more intelligent than the retarded drivel here.

sethcohen (July 18, 2005)

Fuck that. What-a-Burger is where its at. Bullets too.

Shit, any RVA kids on here will tell you Carytown Burgers and Fries owns any burger you've ever had.

I ate at Carytown Burgers when I was in Richmond last weekend. It was really good. But the Five Guys in Georgetown is the best burger I've ever had

joshcbfl (July 16, 2005)

The frat comment is actually very similar to the military. Everyone rags on the military... and as Paul stated, there are cool guys and there are assholes. Before joining up, we were normal people - and we still are. In the dorms on an AFB, you'll hear everything from 50 Cent to Zombie Apocalypse (though it was always me playing ZA..)

But.. bottom line is that these stereotypes are getting out of hand. I think most of you can agree.

josh

AlmostPunkEnough (July 15, 2005)

i definitley have to agree with paul on a lot of what he said, but especially the 'paying for friends' part, which i forgot to address. it really annoys the crap out of me when people say that. like paul said, all that money goes to doing stuff for the frat, it's not like it all goes to one dude who then 'allows' you to hang out with him.

i also joined the frat i joined cause i hung out with a bunch of guys who were already in it, and i decided that i wanted to be part of it too, not just join for the sake of being accepted.

i would have to still say that most frats and frat guys fit the stereotype, which is pretty lame because i always wind up etting lumped in with them.

Anonymous (July 15, 2005)

FRAT STEREOTYPES BY PAUL

hey...ive gotten in plenty of arguments over being in a frat over the past 5 years, and listening to music that frat guys shouldnt listen to. evne on this site.

'frat boys will eat this up' and comments like that...

frat guys are like any group of guys. you have assholes, and you have cool guys.

I joined a frat because
A. I went to a college where I knew no one...I was starting over
B. I started hangin' out at the various frats to meet people, meet girls and mostly, party my freshman ass off
C. after finding myself going back to this one frat more than any of the others, due to the overwhelmingly friendly attitude of most of the brothers and the great parties, i considerd pledging
D. I got a bid, pledged, and got in

thats it. no big deal. i didn't like everyone in my frat (i'm 25 now...done w/ college and frat life for a few years now) but I liked enough to join

our frat was kind of like a melting pot...jocks, preps, punks, hippies.

in my one brothers room, john, you will hear eminem, 50 cent and G unit on a loop

right next door, levi will be blasting ZAO (his favorite band...search me), nofx and falloutboy

Dingo was partial to johnny cash, bob dylan, the beatles and the Grateful Dead

i've heard everything from 311, to pennywise, to garth brooks on our house stereo

it was pretty cool. yea some of the guys and me clashed and didn't like each other. but whatever, it was a fun place to party, get drunk, meet girls, have fun, and be exposed to people from all walks of life. some of my brothers were from the city, some from the boonies, some from wealth, some taking out loans to get buy and work during school

its no big deal

yes, there are many assholes in frats, and some frats that look for only 1 type of guy to join (preppy, jock, etc.). that stereotype is true...but its a generalization. there ARE many frats filled w/ jock assholes and date rapists

but then you have ones like mine

whatever. and its not 'paying for friends'. the dues go to house repairs, party supplies, cookout supplies, etc. its just easier thna hitting everyone in the frat up for 5 bucks to throw a party, or hitting every guy up for a few bucks to pay for a hole in the wall

paul

AlmostPunkEnough (July 15, 2005)

i din't think you thought i had anything to do with AE-Pi, just wanted to make sure no one else did either. as far as the hookah, it was about 2:30 in the morning, we were all smashed, and i just picked it up from the kids room and carried it out. we called a cab a few blocks away, put it in the trunk, went back to the dorms, and sat there trying to figure out what to do with it. this thing was solidly 3 or 4 feet tall, so i can't just leave it on the floor in the middle of the room (our RA was a dick). so the next morning we gave it some kids in the building next door, they eventually got it taken away from them by their RD.

i have had a cool RA, he used to buy us vodka actually, he was kind of aherb, but really chill to hang out with. of course he got caught one day and got 'fired' or whatever you wanna call it.

the cab drives in binghamton really rip people off, a lot of them won't go onto the campus unless you throw them an extra few bucks, so unless you wanna walk at least a quater mile anyway, you gotta suck it up and pay. fucking bastards.

benz

i would say for the most part, all the frat guys i know, with few exceptions (like myself) are complete morons, which is why they're so goddamn fun. i gotta agree with Anchors in so far as we all have severe drinking problems. my crowning acheivement in alcoholism was when we made our 4 story funnel, i almost choked from the sheer velocity of the beer.

one quick other story (as if anyone gives a shit). we had a superbowl party at my friends frat house this year. a bunch of people got waaay too drunk and all wound up throwing up in a keg bucket. this keg bucket sat outside with a tarp over it until early may, then we all had to clean up cause they were getting evicted, so we got garbage bags and for some reason someone thought they should throw the puke away in the bags. so this bag of filth, including vomit, is sitting on the floor in the middle of the living room, and it was leaking through a small tear. we go out and come back a few hours later, the house smells awful and the puddle of vomit like water on the floor had started eating through the shitty wood floor. all the boards were warped and rotted. it was the most disgusting thing ever. except for maybe the time that someone took a shit on the stairs.

sorry that was so goddamn long and pointless.

dazed (July 15, 2005)

I work at Popeye's so I honestly subsist on a 90% fried chicken diet and I feel like shit all the time. I'm gonna agree with the "fuck fast food" sentiment, I probably won't eat fast food more than about once a month when I hear back from someplace and get a new job.

And yeah, even at a big jock school like the one I dropped out of there's a couple cool fraternities without stupid hazing rituals to provide a nice counterbalance to the cocaine ones.

Anchors (July 14, 2005)

It honestly depends.

You're more likely to find the steretypical frat guys at a huge school (Arizona State, Miami, Michigan) something like that, but they're everywhere. Joining a fraternity was the last thing I ever thought I'd do at college, but I obviously decided otherwise.

The one stereotype about every frat being essentially alcoholics, well, that's true no matter what. My fraternity, joe blow's fraternity, everyone's fraternity. It is possible to find frats where everone is chill, and they're not going to make you drink your own vomit during pledging, and i just happen to find one of those.

benz (July 14, 2005)

so you guys, are all the stereotypes about frat guys true?

-benz

Anchors (July 14, 2005)

The beer pong our Chi Phi guys played with Binghamtons was a lot of fun, we played 12 cup I think, and there was no rules against blowing, bouncing or anything, but nobody really did any of that.

It's always a mad scramble to get on our drunk busses to, especially during Fall rush, my God, they need about 10 busses to bring everyone back, but there's usually only 3 or 4, so the cab drivers make out like fucking bandits that week. Especially with freshman who don't know what's up, some of them will charge 3 or 4 bucks a head. It's shady, but the freshman don't know any better, it's pretty overwhelming for them. Me and my friends used the same cab guy every time, he called himself Tyler Durden, and to this day I don't know the guys real name but he's a rad dude, always cheap fares.

And I wasn't associating you with those dudes, and it's pretty solid that you were able to jack a hookah, I doubt I'd have the balls to make off with one during a party.

Dry Campus sucks, to be honest, but it entirely depends on your RA. As long as you're not stupid, you can drink to your hearts content in your room. My RA first semester would drink with us in the room, come out to bars with us, until he ran from a cab and got fired from being an RA. Second semester I was pledging, so I wasn't around to drink in the rooms for 6 weeks or so with the new RA, but he really didn't care either. I usually put vodka into a minute maid orange juice bottle and walk around with it, nobody thinks anything of it. Kids do get caught occasionally, but like I said, you have to be pretty dumb for it to actually happen to you.

AlmostPunkEnough (July 14, 2005)

first and foremost, please don't think i affiliate myself with kids in AEPi, i hate them more than almost anyone, but they have thrown some killer parties. i just do my best to not actually intereact with anyone in the frat. i stole a HUGE hookah from their place once during a party, i consider that to be doing my part to bring them down (that and not paying for ups at parties).

the drunk buses run until 3:30 i think, and there's always a mad rush to get on the last one. they're so fun, i would always find the hottest girls and squaih myself onto the seat with them and bullshit, hopefully get back to their room. that's the thing about binghamton, everyone complains about it, but for the most part, the people are outgoing and not stuck up. all those hot jewish girls from LI are exactly what im talking about, i've hooked up with some that are sooooo outta my leauge, but i just act like the asshole i am and they love it. i would like nothing more right now that to go find one, preferably named rachel, and go to town.

people play pussy beer pong in binghamton, blowing, no airballs, crap like that. but that's fine, lets me do that much better. my best comeback ever was in a doubles game, these girls (yes, hot jewish ones) had just sunk one of the two balls in our last cup and they had five left. me and my friend hit five in a row to bring it to OT, then dominated from there.

what's it like having a dry campus? are they strict to the point where you can't really drink in the dorms at all? cause i would have to transfer haha.

AlmostPunkEnough (July 14, 2005)

ah, i thought tehy would have a bigger place. AE-Pi had a huge abandoned warehouse downtown a few years ago, i remember there was a 12 kegger there one night, it smelled like piss and sweat, and it was packed to the point where you almost couldn't walk. one of the best nights of my life. i never really knew anyone who lived downtown. i stayed in a house on cleveland street for a while, 53 to be exact. the whole block was college kids, it was quite the shithole. we were robbed once while we were all upstairs, someone just walked in, took the tv and the microwave and walked out teh backdoor. we heard it, but of course no one had the balls to go downstairs and do anything.

as far as the bars, yea, i'm sure you went to the rat and sports bar, cause those are the only places worth going to. i prefer sports bar, it's more laid back (read: easier to get smashed in). the rat has hotter girls, but it's always literally 105 degrees in that place. there have been numerous nights in winter where i would walk out of there after a night and the sweat would instantly freeze to my face. all the jewish girls from LI love that place, i hooked up with many of them.

goddamnit, all this talk makes me wanna be there right now.

oneonta is a nice school, i saw guster there a few years back (my ex-girlfriend made me go, i swear). i didn't know they had drunk buses there... do they have other cool binghamton things like being able to order foor from the caf to your room, and allowing kegs in the dorms, shit like that?

Anchors (July 14, 2005)

It's an apartment downtown, and it's right next to this small little place, it looks like a pizza place, but they have subs too, there's no sign or anything, just a counter in the back of it. It doesn't have the letters or anything on it, it's 3 story apartment, and next door is the bar that the guys have.

I forget which bars everyone went to, honestly, The Rat and The Sports Bar I believe.

What you said Binghamton is stupid for is just what Oneonta understands. There's 4 or 5 pizza places right near the main bus stop open until 3 or 4 in the morning. They must make an ungodly amount of money on us drunk mother fuckers. And, there's a hot dog cart that sets up right across the street from my favorite bar, so I never take the drunk bus hungry.

joeg (July 14, 2005)

i feel sorry for you guys who think taco bell is the best fast food around. on the west coast, we got del taco, tommy's, in and out and probably more i haven't found yet.

AlmostPunkEnough (July 14, 2005)

anchors

i'm not sure where the chi phi house is, but i assume it's actually in the city of binghamton like almost all of the other frat house, and where the off campus kids live. the school itself is in johnson city, where all the food and other stuff (wal-mart, lowes, etc.) is. i'm pretty sure i know the subway you're talking about. rocky's pizza sucks, but so does all pizza in binghamton. i take it you guys were out at the bars downtown? there's really not much food around there, no one has a clue they live in a college town and could clean up on late night food. i usually just stumbled to a drunk bus trying to not freeze to death, got carted back to campus and passed out without eating... ahhh, great times.

sickboi (July 14, 2005)

Pittsburgh sounds pretty ass-tacular.

Can anyone actually clarify and REAL difference between Carl's Jr and Hardees?

We only have Hardees, and they are ALWAYS run by the most ghetto-fabulous motherfuckers that give you the "I'm gonna stab you if you ask for anything to eat" look.

Anchors (July 14, 2005)

Almostpunkenough,

I live in Verona, right by the Turning Stone Casino, and go to school in Oneonta. I went to Binghamton though, I forget what street, but if you know about any of the fraternities there it was the Chi Phi house, and the only fast food place I saw was Subway. I ended up getting pizza at like 3 A.M. from this place called Rocky's, I think? It was a street over from where I was, and there was also some Chinese place across the street, China 1?

I was so hungry that night all I wanted was a fucking burger, but we were walking so we couldn't go that far. This was a much longer response than it needed to be, I'm pretty bored at the moment.

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

yo kenjamin......shut the fuck up! no one wants to hear that shit mom.

anyway, in pittsburgh , all we have are
taco bell
kfc
wendy's
mcdonalds
burgerking
subway
long dong silvers

kinda sucks...i mean we have like brugers and qedoba grill (like chipotle a bit) but we lack sonic, hardees, del taco and all that other shit

paul

ps. the fries sound bomb. bummer.

Kenjamin (July 14, 2005)

you will all envy my chiseled buttocks and once a month triple-bypass free lifestyle when you are old and fat.

fast food is overrated.

sickboi (July 14, 2005)

Sonic burgers are way overrated. They do have tater tots though.

And Popeyes, man I can eat some Popeyes. But every god damn location here closed at once, really pissed me off.

AlmostPunkEnough (July 14, 2005)

anchors? where in upstate NY are you? i wnt to binghamton university and the surrounding area had pretty much every chain resturaunt/fast food place that the rest of the state has, except white castle i guess. i'm not familiar with long island at all, but i know there's a checkers in co-op city in the bronx, a few blocks away from popeyes, i think it's all part of bay plaza. regardless, it's the only checkers i've ver seen, and you always wind up waiting at the drive thru for half an hour.

also, someone needs to open a goddamn sonic in the nyc metro area, i hear that place is damn good.

and everyone around here that doesn't already know needs to go to Cherry Valley off francis lewis blvd in queens, that place has the best sandwiches on the planet.

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

Taco Bell is the best national fast food, but those of you in the West know the deal about Del Taco. Del Taco is even better.

sickboi (July 14, 2005)

I think the Taco Bell fries thing was only in certain areas. Some of my family lives in Northern VA, and they didn't have them there, but Richmond (central VA) had them everywhere.

They were so fucking good, and you had 3 choices:

-Supreme (meat, cheese, sour cream, tomatos, green onions)
-Chili Cheese
-Cheese

Anchors (July 14, 2005)

Upstate NY has very little to choose from, just the regulars. McD's, BK, Wendy's, and sometimes Taco Bell, KFC, and Long John Silvers.

We dont' have;

Sonic
Checkers
In-And-Out
Rally's
White Castle
Carls Jr.
Whataburger
Hardee's

Man, I hate this area.

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

A. taco bell had fries???

B. wendy's fries in a frosty are indeed the bomb

C. taco bell is the best overall

paul

sickboi (July 14, 2005)

Fuck that. What-a-Burger is where its at. Bullets too.

Shit, any RVA kids on here will tell you Carytown Burgers and Fries owns any burger you've ever had.

corpseofmymotivation (July 14, 2005)

Can we talk about In and Out Burger? Thanks.

sickboi (July 14, 2005)

Speaking of Taco Bell, I think I am one of the few people that sincerely misses the fries. Those Supreme Fries rule.

benz (July 14, 2005)

taco bell is still the best fast food.

i'm a fan of BK though.

-benz

Anchors (July 14, 2005)

They actually have Checkers up in New York? God damnit. Why have I not known this?

Well just don't get them soggy. I've honestly never had a problem with anything but wanting to buy more of them because they're so fucking delicious.

But yeah Sickboi is right too, Wendy's fries are great, even not dipped in a frosty. Oh, and anyone have an A&W near them? They're usually coupled with a Taco Bell or KFC, but they have some pretty damn tasty fries themselves.

sickboi (July 14, 2005)

Fuck Checkers. Rally's crushes that shit.

But if you want to know about fries, IF you can get them fresh and with salt (they never salt them here), Wendy's fries are the bomb if you dip them in a Frosty.

inagreendase (July 14, 2005)

Florida kids and some other kids will know what I'm talking about here, but Checkers fries are where it's at.

I know for sure there are Checkers locations scattered across Long Island, and yeah, those are tasty and all, but if you get them soggy they're horrible crap. Like, even more than normal soggy fries

Anchors (July 14, 2005)

Mcdonald's fries? No way.

Florida kids and some other kids will know what I'm talking about here, but Checkers fries are where it's at.

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

so whos' excited for hockey!?!?!?!

mario! mario! mario!

paul

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

i'm a simple man. gordita's and tacos.

the potato burrito owns when drunk

the crunchwrap supreme is great but its just too filling. i don't know.

nachos bell grande will always own too.

my dream fastfood place (aside from taco bell) would be a place that had burger kings burgers, wendy's chicken sandwiches and nuggets and mcdonalds fries.

paul

maverick (July 14, 2005)

Three words: Cheesy Gordita Crunch. Score's for that.

-Scott

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

god i've eaten so many crunchwrap supremes in the last week, i think i'm getting sick of them. bring back the chicken enchilada grilled stuft burrito, that was the best shit t-bell ever had.

also, i love your reviews Anchors, and i hate BSD even more than chinatown (at least chinatown likes one o two good bands). but that was actually pretty funny. i really do think he has a man-crush on you, though.

dazed (July 14, 2005)

Score is for my luck in never having heard this band.

corpseofmymotivation (July 14, 2005)

"this site is turning into gossip column. score is for an opinion of something else entirely from the album... such as a crunchwrap supreme."

Dude, crunchwrap supremes are fucking horrible. Score's for beef and potato burritos.

joeg (July 14, 2005)

great record

best zinger of the day

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

great record

Anonymous (July 14, 2005)

this site is turning into gossip column. score is for an opinion of something else entirely from the album... such as a crunchwrap supreme.

-cockblock

GreenVandal (July 13, 2005)

I think its funny in that sad kind of way.

Anchors (July 13, 2005)

BSD IM'd me, with what was supposed to be a parody of how I review. That's was supposed to be written "from me." He's trying to be clever, and cut down my writing style, and failing horribly.

He also posted the same thing on the actual review of The City And Film album.

The stort of it is this; BSD is obsessed with me, and he's not funny.

threechordsandthetruth (July 13, 2005)

Anchors: what the fuck are you talking about?

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

who the hell wants to read about this crap!?!?!? WHERE IS THE ADOLESCENTS REVIEW!!!???????????!!!!!????????!!!!!!

Anchors (July 13, 2005)

In case there was any discretion as to whether or not BSD is obsessed with me, I came back from mowing my lawn to find this at my away message;

"isadeadkid: "The City On Film- A Formal Introduction"

Review by Anchors

Disposable cameras are a commodity mostly created for tourists and visitors. They may make their relatives pose in the picture, but what they're really after is getting a little bit of the City On Film.

I'm sorry if my review doesn't have A Formal Introduction, but that's not much needed, seeing as I liked this album.

The City On Film are a band, in case you didn't know. They make music. I liked this album.

-Anchors"

Isadeadkid is BSD, obviously, and bare in mind that I have never made any effort to IM him, seeing as he doesn't even have a registered account with contact information. If I were BSD, I'd consider doing what everyone on this site outside himself and Chinatown can do, and that's make actual friends to interact with, outside of complaining about every other review and news post.

corpseofmymotivation (July 13, 2005)

fuck every last one of you haters. if you can't appreciate good, solid songwriting and the subtle and poignant lyrical obscurity confined with their impeccably diligent song structure, than go beat yourselves (or beat off) to minor threat and the bad brains.

-j. tate

Wow. For the longest time, I wondered why everyone hated this guy. I get it now.

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

i'm 6'5" 240 lbs. try telling me shit like that on the streets and i'll tear your ass apart.

- jason tate

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

fuck every last one of you haters. if you can't appreciate good, solid songwriting and the subtle and poignant lyrical obscurity confined with their impeccably diligent song structure, than go beat yourselves (or beat off) to minor threat and the bad brains.

the bad brains were one of the most intelligent and melodic bands ever. i doubt this shitty band could pull off playing varying musical genres like bad brains could.

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

PARRKERR!!!

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

fuck every last one of you haters. if you can't appreciate good, solid songwriting and the subtle and poignant lyrical obscurity confined with their impeccably diligent song structure, than go beat yourselves (or beat off) to minor threat and the bad brains.

-j. tate

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

black flag > jamesparkerlee

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

haha, i know, i'm just being sarcastic about it...its hard not to in a situation like this

paul

benz (July 13, 2005)

no, paul. i'll give you everything except "ok to use gay as an insult".

-benz

Anonymous (July 13, 2005)

no no no,,, in this case it is totally ok to use gay as an insult.

this is kid touching music

this is the kind of shit guys listen to when masturbating for the first time

this is like the boy george of pop crap

this is gay band

this is what al qaeda thinks all americans listen to

this is like homocore

this is so gayly emo, i mean, i will call this emo. mall emo. i do not usually stoop that low or use that mall emo label but this is retarded

why's the one guy look like a retarded famished robert smith?

paul

GreenVandal (July 13, 2005)

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Thank You.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

Dudes kiss other dudes to this music, whack.

- Kirby

swingline (July 12, 2005)

Omg angst

Kenjamin (July 12, 2005)

jones totally wins. Oh and anchors, your reply made me quietly chuckle to myself.

stevejonestherealbones (July 12, 2005)

to the guy two posts down.

thank you for acknowledging one of my talents. that aside

1. i am currently working on my thesis. i am designing a spacecraft control platform mock up to be used for in class examples and satellite modelling. this requires me to be in front of a computer quite a bit and yes, alot of my breaks are spent at punknews. i am fairly sure i will achieve more than the "worst music ever" or whatever you said. so yeah i take alot of breaks here.

2. most of the crap i write isnt to be taken serious. and the fact that you can get so pissed by someone over the internet who calls himself "jones the bones" really cracks me up

3. "this band r gay" - thats a good one...i dont think i have used it before..i gotta remember that

4. i have real friends...i mean, fuck, i have like 50 of them on myspace

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

benz (July 12, 2005)

i know i'm beating a dead horse here.

but, there has to be another way to insult someone without degrading homosexuals.

-benz

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

wow my comeback was already made by your amazing spelling :p cheers buddy

Moo

benz (July 12, 2005)

So what I'm hearing here, is that a very generic copy band is being compared to ...
:ahem:
MY BLOODY VALENTINE?!

NEVER trust press sheets. And NEVER trust absolutepunk.net

-benz

mjg (July 12, 2005)

i think Brian was generous by giving it a one star review. the Punknews staff should have negative scores for shit like this.

dustindiamond (July 12, 2005)

wait a second...

did scott make a boy least likely to party... reference.

what has AP turned you into?

sickboi (July 12, 2005)

Anchors-

You talk shit on Bobby again, and its on.

blaubs21 (July 12, 2005)

i hate myself for liking this as much as i do....and i think it's merely catchy derivative shit. the only redeeming quality is the slight catchiness.

Anchors (July 12, 2005)

Ken;

No. Blasphemy. Probably. Yes.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

"Everyone needs a good cry album sometimes

That's why there's the Bright Eyes."

Bright Eyes only makes me cry when people compare him to Bob Dylan.

-duped

Kenjamin (July 12, 2005)

So on absolutepunk.net it says "fans of my bloody valentine should take note..." Would I, a huge fan of MBV, find enjoyment in this? What brought about such comparisons? Was it written in the press sheet? Is Jason Tate a fucking moron?

aimee (July 12, 2005)

i think this is a really good band!! u can realte to the lyrics in dif ways!!

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

shitewalker

Timis (July 12, 2005)

i just embarrassed myself...

that should be spelled -> "embarrassing "

Timis (July 12, 2005)

"All American Rejects mixed with The Early November. totally bent but I like it as I like both those bands. Everyone needs a good cry album sometimes whether you all will admit it or not, yes punk rock will always kick its ass but it doesnt stop it being tolerable to change your taste from time to time."

STOP......you are embarassing yourself.

CellarDoor (July 12, 2005)

I'd rather cry while listening to American Football. It's still blatantly homosexual, but in a manly-construction-worker kind of way.

I also tend to cry when I listen to Slim Thug.
Score's for Already Platinum.

jamespastepunk (July 12, 2005)

Everyone needs a good cry album sometimes

That's why there's the Bright Eyes.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

All American Rejects mixed with The Early November. totally bent but I like it as I like both those bands. Everyone needs a good cry album sometimes whether you all will admit it or not, yes punk rock will always kick its ass but it doesnt stop it being tolerable to change your taste from time to time.

Moo

Anchors (July 12, 2005)

Oh black people have had their share of musical embarassments, too.

Bobby Brown, anyone?

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

as soemone below said ...this is the gayest sex in the butt.

paul

i think the half-star is more insulting than none

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

This makes me embarrassed to be white

inagreendase (July 12, 2005)

more than likely because everyone over at absolutepunk creams their pants at the sound of their name.

I like-to-really-like some of their hype products (Brand New, Say Anything, Gatsbys), but this is just flat-out bad.

slippy (July 12, 2005)

I'm glad that this is the first thing I read this morning.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

WORST ARTWORK.

EVER.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

I got this album from interscope for a review but this shit fucking stinks...

theundergroundscene (July 12, 2005)

it's awesome when the headlining review gets one star

this made my day

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

oh and this band is shit. tied in first with all-american rejects for being the gayest sex in the butt. or something.

swingline (July 12, 2005)

"I really liked this cd, this is probobly one of my fav of the year so far.

The new Darkest Hour cd is great too!"

trying to save face, eh?"

that's what all of its kind does. it's more likely a random pick... anything with screams. sometimes they pick the wrong band, like fata.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

"I really liked this cd, this is probobly one of my fav of the year so far.

The new Darkest Hour cd is great too!"

trying to save face, eh?

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

I really liked this cd, this is probobly one of my fav of the year so far.

The new Darkest Hour cd is great too!

stevejonestherealbones (July 12, 2005)

you realize this alone will give somersets new album a bad review over there (if it wasnt gettin one already)...not that you should lose sleep over it or that this should have gotten a higher score...just sayin

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

stevejonestherealbones (July 12, 2005)

queers songs for the queer guy

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

tylerdurden8136 (July 12, 2005)

ah damnit, i always forget to score the album after previewing my comment.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

DTR wanted this dude to sign to rushmore so bad...

Scott: how did the EP do soundscan wise?

im gunna say 540 records sold.

tylerdurden8136 (July 12, 2005)

ummm scott... you said boys night out is one of the best records of 05. you have no right to bash this.

well, if you actually listened to "trainwreck" and "sleepwalker," you would notice that neither one sound anything like each other.

also, i think you guys are being just a little harsh on the jamisonparker release, more than likely because everyone over at absolutepunk creams their pants at the sound of their name. but in all honesty, yes, this album is boring, but it's still better than a lot of shit out there.

Anonymous (July 12, 2005)

ummm scott... you said boys night out is one of the best records of 05. you have no right to bash this.

kisses.

crazytoledo (July 12, 2005)

I thought they were gay emo fags.

O wait...

maverick (July 12, 2005)

I get the feeling that the guy in the background on the cover really regrets hitching his wagon to the guy in the foreground's star.

-Scott

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