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Boys Night Out

Boys Night Out: TrainwreckTrainwreck (2005)
Ferret Records

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There are a number of things that could be discussed in this opening paragraph. We could talk about how Boys Night Out may have binged on the scream-laced pop-punk trend on their debut full-length Make Yourself Sick, but it was widely agreed they were a cut (no pun intended) above the rest. We could.
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There are a number of things that could be discussed in this opening paragraph. We could talk about how Boys Night Out may have binged on the scream-laced pop-punk trend on their debut full-length Make Yourself Sick, but it was widely agreed they were a cut (no pun intended) above the rest. We could talk about the idiocy and/or laziness surrounding the mainstream media's discussion of Green Day's American Idiot last year as if it really was the first concept album made in music since the Who's Tommy. We could talk about progression. Maturity. Musical stagnation. A lack thereof. While these are all certainly both refreshing and utterly stale topics depending on the perspective, Trainwreck is an album that requires about as much text as can be allotted for.

For starters, Trainwreck opts for more melodic pop-rock injected with post-hardcore flourishes and dream pop overtones as the vehicle for the conceptual narrative surrounding it, but with a fluid number of tempo, pace, and dynamic changes through and through. Written by guitarist Jeff Davis, each of the 12 tracks follow the story of The Patient, our protagonist who, after murdering his wife in his sleep, seeks to create the song stuck in his mind created by medication, prescribed in the first place to fill the "holes" and imminent loneliness following the murder. Most bands attempting this sort of musical novella would tend to rely on overblown instrumentals or overly vague narration, while Boys Night Out are mostly to the point, simple enough lyrically to clue the listener as to what's going on while at least keeping some open interpretation to it. "Introducing" finds The Doctor, the one other directly notable character in the tale, recording notes about The Patient following one of a few hospital releases granted to him, but all on top of delicate instrumentation being composed. Upon "Dreaming," the second track, The Patient takes over the story. From there, without giving too much away, we follow his attempts at recreating the aforementioned song save for a final narration from The Doctor in "Dying."

Essentially, this is the same Boys Night Out fans have come to known. There's that playful guitar tone, Connor Lovat-Fraser's flawless ability to impart multiple emotions through his voice alone, and the band's consistent expertise at crafting inviting melodies. While Trainwreck is certainly bursting full of these traits, it's hardly reliant upon them. Sure, the first single, "Medicating," which involves The Patient trying to convince The Doctor he's sane enough to warrant a release from the hospital, is a spectacular song with a breathy singing style of the verses, a recklessly catchy chorus, and a breakdown with gang vocals and BNO's signature handclaps, but the diversity of the record is noticeable immediately following it; the introductory parts of "Purging" are the only inherently aggressive and seemingly intentionally cluttered moments of Trainwreck, containing most of the remaining screaming left in the band's system; if they're trying to convey The Patient's actual state of mind following his guise in assistance of the release, they've succeeded considerably here. Early track "Waking" is even moog-filled, cheesy power pop at its finest, and as infectious as the disease that starts to spread through The Patient's body from rusty factory machinery by album's end.

Towards the end of the album, new keyboardist/vocalist Kara Dupuy ends up playing the part of his wife, and there's two clear instances of The Patient believing he's hearing her voice in his head: "Relapsing," in which Dupuy sings the chorus in a near-Denali / Bright Eyes-esque, acoustic-dependent (the latter more so in the first half of the track) setting, and "Disintegrating," in which she convinces The Patient the only way to conclude the song is through The Doctor's death.

Machine is responsible for production on the record, and it's as fine a job as can be performed. Every cascading fill of guitars is heard beautifully, with differing levels of vocal power changing throughout. It's little things like Lovat-Fraser singing the sole line of "Introducing" ("these lines I wear around my wrists are there to prove that I exist"), and having his voice trade off between equal stereo separation and sneaking up from the right side alone that proves there's fine attention to detail, whether it be through interchanging drum fills -- clicks on the rim, light taps on the cymbals, or barreling charges -- or the advantage taken of a range of effects pedal options that the band's recording shines with a perfect amount of harrowed gloss.

Complementing it all is a lavishly gloomy layout from Switzerland. It's hard to imagine managing to get away with a hue palette consisting solely of greys and one shade of yellow, but through Gordie Ball's photography of several of The Patient's states, a cover shot fitting into the story perfectly, song lyrics flip-flopping between said two colors, and scattered amounts of pills and blotch stains, the general sense of the record reaches across visually defectless.

Trainwreck is a surprise full of surprises. It's a dark and morbid tale exploring the intentions and actions of a deeply troubled man, and the drastic consequences that can occur simply from trying to write a song. Granted it's a rare, hyperbolic scenario when stated simply as such, but whole-heartedly imaginable when carried by an assorted range of styles and affectations bundled inside a package as cohesive, riveting, and picturesque as the story is alone.

Highly recommended.

MP3s
Medicating
Composing

STREAM
Healing

VIDEO (QUICKTIME)
Medicating

 

 
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fuck0 (July 18, 2008)

I am not by any means an avid BNO fan. I can understand why some you, after listening to half of one of the songs off of Trainwreck, will majestically describe it as "sucky". The lyrics can at times be completely generic, and somewhat pathetic.
Listening to this album from start to finish is a great experience. IMO, best album to come out of this genre since its inception a few of years ago. Anyone with a broad mind when it comes to music will love this cd. Thosse of you who are musically illiterate, and hear a band that you've been trained to hate by the punk bands you're influenced by...well, it will be 'super sucky'.

dumhed01 (April 1, 2008)

That's what i meant. hahaha

dumhed01 (April 1, 2008)

I like this album..
But i'm still not sure how i like it as a whole..
So i'll give it a three and a half for now..

AWilhelmPetter (June 9, 2006)

i think this was the second best album of 2005. both the music and lyrics are amazing, and the story that is told through this album is in every way a good story.

i'm happy i discovered this release and i am indeed pumped for a new one.

petter.

Anonymous (November 27, 2005)

Best album ever!

Anonymous (November 21, 2005)

What is with this band and murder? Seems like they're trying to grab attention by focusing on a supposedly "shocking" topic over and over again. Lame, murder isn't cool nor is it really "shocking" at all.

How the fuck can you only see 'murder' as the theme of this cd? If the lyrics were "blood on the street, guts on the sidewalk, brains in the gutter, I killed you, fucker" then this may be a murder-themed album. Seeing as how the lyrics seem to depict a man who goes insane from love, you seem to indeed be wrong.

This album did, however, suck compared to Make Yourself Sick. It can be compared to cheese:
At first it is exquisitely delicious... but after a few weeks, it begins to emit a powerful odor. it effin' stinks.

Love,
Katrina

Angel-Jin (October 29, 2005)

tired of writing big posts.

I just recently picked up this CD because my interest in the bands at Nintendo Fusion (other than the headlining act), and out of all the bands, this has to be the best on the tour. It's just a shame that the concert sold out.

okay, the mashed-up Green Day & MCR comment is way off the scope. That's like saying Killswitch Engage is the lovechild of Deftones and Reggie and the Full Effect: no fucking way in hell.

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

bno rules! this is by far my favourtie album you've had .. possibly my favourite cd i own!

i fuckin love boys night out!

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

oh my god .. boys night out rocks and thats all i can say i have everyone of your albums and i've gone to three of your concerts, you guys rock i love you!

Anonymous (October 26, 2005)

Boys Night Out - Trainwreck
Posted by Anonymous on 2005-07-29 17:32:56

Boys Night Out is named after a Frank Sinatra song. Deal with it.

BNO as a band love Adam Sandler, in the movie the Wedding Singer they say "boys night out" alot therefore they decided that it was going to become their band name. Also taken from the movie The Wedding Singer was the song title for I Got Punched.... They also came up with their song title for The First Time Shouldnt... from the movie Darkness Falls

md40_07 (October 10, 2005)

The thing I love about this CD is the story, its so freaking twisted and messed up...he kills his wife in his sleep and ends up cutting off his own hands too...I just love how different it is and its also an amazing album overall.

Anonymous (September 23, 2005)

haha this site is so filled with fucking morons

hey retards, as everything here gets criticized as shit and whatnot, is there a single album that is liked by people in general or by a greater percentage?

just one?

enlighten me

crazytoledo (August 24, 2005)

So your saying you rather be castrated (sp) and be a freak if you couldnt like BNO.

Makes me wonder what your lifestyle is now.

rainbow-trash (August 23, 2005)

I couldn't care less if liking Boys Night Out means I have no balls (heheh)...they still kick ass.

Anonymous (August 23, 2005)

This is the epitomy of a good concept album. The songs are meant to be similar because, well, they relate to a similar topic. If you do not enjoy the greatness of this album, then you just don't deserve to hear it.

This band, Boys Night Out, put much thought into this album and from what I hear, got much out of it. I listen to this album pretty often. Not saying that this is anywhere near the "best album out there" but it is pretty damn good.

If you don't like the band, great, go listen to Britney Spears or whatever else you kids are listening to these days. This is an album made with a purpose, not just for music, but to traspose a message to the masses.

Congratulations BNO, great album and you got my $$$$.

-tokez

Anonymous (August 21, 2005)

Im not really into much emo/pop-punk but this album is awesome. The whole story thing is great. I love it!

Anonymous (August 13, 2005)

boys night out is so goddamn addictive. easily the best release of the year. easily. the artwork leaves a little something to be desired but the music speaks for itself. this is the type of band that comes out with such great new shit that it makes the old shit seem brandfuckingnew again.

FlamingEmerald (August 13, 2005)

BNO rule! Although i miss their screaming, this new album still beats most this year. Keep up the good work.

Pheonix_Ignition (August 13, 2005)

I don't know, as a BNO fan for years, I am in mad love with this cd. It's really nothing like Broken Bones and Bloody Kisses or Make Yourself Sick. Getting away from the whole "she broke up with me, I think I'll kill her" thing was really smart, and showed that they are able to grow. Adding Kara to the band seems to give them this interesting pop that makes everything so awesome to listen to.

CherryColaRain (August 12, 2005)

I've already posted my comment on this album, I like it. But one thing I don't understand is how fans of this band get labeled as "eyeliner/girl pant wearing gay asses" I don't! And I've been a true fan to this band since they realeased "You are My Canvas EP". Also "Make Yourself Sick" was amazing and "Trainwreck" is too just in a different way. And this is by far the best concept album realeased this year. Not many people like conpcepts but its pretty well laid out and it was their original idea they didn't just make a concept album based on goverment preassures or a movie/book. Either way good album whenever their next album is more like "make yourself Sick" or this I'll be happy nonetheless.

Anonymous (August 8, 2005)

too many scenesters here that go to local shows and hardcore dance. stop hating on everything that is mildly mainstream. your heads are clouded with the attempts you scenesters make to maintain your "image". this cd is good, and i didnt like the older BNO cd's as much.

peace

Anonymous (August 3, 2005)

So I was reading all of the comments left on here about this album...and wow. First of all, anyone who thinks Pink Floyd sucks should just shut the fuck up and never speak about music again, because you obviously don't know a DAMN thing about music. Now, I can see how some wouldn't like this CD...personally I think it's great, even my favorite BNO release. They have gone nearly completely pop/rock, and it's perfect. The music is absolutely flawless. Fuck your comparisons to MCR...that just doesn't make sense. And 'Ohhh this is a concept album, those are so over-done and if you make one nowadays it's going to be absolute shit just for the sole reason that...it's a concept album.' Uh-huh, because every single concept album sucks right? Fucking morons. If you know anything about music, you will think this is a good CD. It might not be your thing to listen to, but at least you will appreciate it. The music is ridiculously catchy (a BNO trademark), the singing is perfect, the lyrics are well-written, I could keep going on but why do I need to? It pisses me off to see such well-crafted music getting shit on by ignorant fucks like most of you, so I give a personal fuck you to you who claim to be interested in music... LEARN WHAT MUSIC FUCKING IS. If you would like to contact me, then do so. FIVE STARS BOYS NIGHT OUT keep up the good work, I am already anxiously awaiting your next release.

Andrew Majkut

AIM sn - iamthemajkut

Anonymous (August 2, 2005)

i'm glad everyone gets a chance to voice his/her opinion on an internet messageboard. such progress humankind creates. actually, what i meant to say was that reading through some of this garbage makes me wonder why i even waste my time. nonetheless, it's a place where a collection of feeble minded, fucking wannabe elitists can discuss how six months ago they were lapping up bno's music, but now that they've become relatively successful, they're 'not original'. fuck you people. this is some of the most innovative, awe-inspiring music that will come out this year. it doesn't sound like any other band making music today. oh by no means are they bane, from a second story window, (insert obscure band name here in hopes of impressing people) or whatever you idiots are listening to to make you feel like the SuPeR-scenster that we all know you are....and that's a good thing. a very good thing. bno is the fresh breath of air in a room full of beer farts. it's science.

and to the moron who said boys night out changed their lyrics to get radio play...i don't get it....at all. no one does, because it doesn't make sense. and it is my personal challenge to you, smart guy, to come up with an explanation.

Anonymous (August 2, 2005)

the album is a victim of it's own hype. bno set the bar so high with make yourself sick that any follow-up to it, especially a follow-up pimped as hard as this one could not even come close to holding a torch next to it.

bno's desperate attempt to grow up and expand their style in the album lacks any subltelty. they went from being an amazing [too many genres to combine into one name] band into just a cruddy alt-rock band. damn shame.

GreenVandal (August 1, 2005)

I hate this because it sounds the same as everything else in this pseudo-genre. The only difference is that they pretend there is some kind of concept. Wow. A story about some depressed suburbanite and his dead girlfriend. Joy. Let me get on the eyeliner and girl pants so I can sing along!

Do people really take this transparent "art" seriously? There is nothing here that involves any degree of talent skill or thought at all. Just smash GD's American Idiot and MCR's last albums concepts together on top of some so bad its almost alternative radio rock riffs and you get the album of the year!

Fucking stellar job guys! Keep shitting on music, the kids are lapping it up!

Anonymous (July 31, 2005)

this is a love-it-or-hate-it cd. some hate it because it isn't old bno, some like it because it isn't old bno, in addition to an assortment of other two-sided reasons.

i personally think music, first and foremost, should be entertaining to listen to. what entertains us is where people diverge and form conflicting opinions. for example, some people enjoy hearing extremely technical musicianship, and thus prefer tech metal over pop/rock. others prefer a catchy hook or poppy chorus, thus leaning towards poppier genres before more technical, less catchy music.

trainwreck is, in my opinion, a very catchy cd. it isn't extremely technical, but it does accomplish what they set out to do: not be another copycat poppunk ripoff band a la fall out boy, senses fail, etc. while they were certainly one of the best of the genre, even they acknowledged the stagnancy of the genre, and tried something different. it isn't a big jump, it is still obviously boys night out, but it doesn't sound just liek every other poppunk band anymore. sure, some of the songs are less stellar than others, and the storyline is a little melodramatic and unrealistic, and the intro and outro are a little more boring than if they had chosen to write real songs for them, but overall, it's a very entertaining cd.

some of the reasons why this record sucks seem to be rooted in opinion and/or a lack of knowledge. condemning the lyrics for their outlandishness, while not realizing that it is part of a storyline, not an actual account (as if old bno's lyrics were more rooted in reality anyway), and also, simply because the person loved old bno and is bitter because they changed. a band can't stay the same forever, otherwise they become old, stagnant, boring hacks (read: pennywise).

Anonymous (July 31, 2005)

murder is so beautiful

soulbleed (July 31, 2005)

boys night out suck.

some1 (July 30, 2005)

if the point of your band is to get your music to as many people as possible, maybe you shouldn't be playing music.

the point of playing music is to play music.

Anonymous (July 30, 2005)

how does this get praised while others like tbs and alexisonfire don't? song writing skill. talent at musical instruments. lyrics that don't make me want to puke. are those enough reasons?

Anonymous (July 30, 2005)

I like this, but how come this band get praised and bands like TBS and Alexisonfire get ripped at?

Anonymous (July 29, 2005)

Boys Night Out is named after a Frank Sinatra song. Deal with it.

moneenerd (July 29, 2005)

"why is Boys Night Out a stupid band name? what makes weezer, bad religion, lagwagon, foo fighters, modern life is war? yeah ok, how about lawrence arms? against me!, what the fuck is with the exclamation, pedro the lion? are you serious, the unseen, yeah well i see you buddy, what about gay shit like, the beatles? fucking beatles? all spelled wrong and shit? all band names are somewhat stupid, and they probably are an inside joke or whatever.

boys night out i think describes the band perfectly, lots of songs about drinking and hating on women, which is pretty much what a boys night out is.

now, how about you get some boys(friends), have a night out, and lighten up about band names.

GOSH."

I would agree with you here buddy, if only they were STILL singing about drinking, killing, and hating on girlfriends. They also have some broad on the team who probably wouldn't agree with the old material at all, so i wonder if they even bother touching the beauty that was "You Are My Canvas EP".

moneenerd (July 29, 2005)

"bands have to evolve. any kid who bitches about bands when they get "famous" you really dont like the band at all. cause the point of being in a band is to get your music to as many people as possible and if you get angry at a band for doing that, then fuck you dont like them at all.

plus do you think bands make a shit load of money going around playing crappy venues so joe from new jersy on myspace can say your band is amazing? no.

be happy for them"

There's a difference between EVOLVING and giving in to the corporate bullshit monster, and steering into a direction where they would rather be screamed at by 14-year-old girls than praised by a 21-year-old male who could say he loved them from their very start. If you back up your "evolution" by saying you want more radio play and to avoid offending anyone, then obviously making GOOD music isn't really #1 on your priority list. That goes with being involved with almost any artform. It pours from the heart. If money is pouring into your wallet while doing so, then good for you. But these guys seemed to have found a wave to ride on and plan on going with it until the next -core genre gets big and they can milk the fuck out of that.

crazytoledo (July 29, 2005)

BNO is a shit. Make Yourself Sick wasnt bad but this is.

xbryanx (July 29, 2005)

bands have to evolve. any kid who bitches about bands when they get "famous" you really dont like the band at all. cause the point of being in a band is to get your music to as many people as possible and if you get angry at a band for doing that, then fuck you dont like them at all.

plus do you think bands make a shit load of money going around playing crappy venues so joe from new jersy on myspace can say your band is amazing? no.

be happy for them

moneenerd (July 29, 2005)

Worst band ever.

First they change their lyrical styling because kids are freaking out and the radio won't give them no play because of their girlfriend-murdering subject matter, and now they have a girl in the band, so their name is completely meaningless.

These guys were hanging out at Sneeky Dee's last night, and everyone they were hanging out with were kissing their asses and wearing BNO everything. FUCK THAT.

Anonymous (July 29, 2005)

Im love how you are all saying Madball is unoriginal, when they have been around since the late 80s and pretty much with Agnostic Front were the only bands playing the style of music that you all listen to today. Yeah totally unoriginal.

Anonymous (July 29, 2005)

i live in the town they come from and their music is good...hey all you bashers i bet your in a shit-ass band right now and are upset that your band isn't going anywhere and they did...grow some balls you bitches and stop bashing them cause ther're doing better then you are...grow up

crazytoledo (July 28, 2005)

True.

There evn more unoriginal!

etwiels88 (July 28, 2005)

"Posted by Anonymous on 2005-07-28 01:52:01
this band is no madball"

Agreed. They are nowhere near as unoriginal as Madball.

Anonymous (July 28, 2005)

boys night out is a gay bar.

bizzlebrizzle (July 28, 2005)

why is Boys Night Out a stupid band name? what makes weezer, bad religion, lagwagon, foo fighters, modern life is war? yeah ok, how about lawrence arms? against me!, what the fuck is with the exclamation, pedro the lion? are you serious, the unseen, yeah well i see you buddy, what about gay shit like, the beatles? fucking beatles? all spelled wrong and shit? all band names are somewhat stupid, and they probably are an inside joke or whatever.

boys night out i think describes the band perfectly, lots of songs about drinking and hating on women, which is pretty much what a boys night out is.

now, how about you get some boys(friends), have a night out, and lighten up about band names.

GOSH.

Boys nights out are stupid to begin with, any band faggy enough to name themselves after one is gay to begin with.

Lawrence Arms get their name from the apartment they stayed at or something like that.

Lagwagon is named after a car.

Modern Life is War is a very good name, I'm sure there are ties to something somewhere.

mikeinflames (July 28, 2005)

beastman aids?

johnnydanger (July 28, 2005)

i have aids.

- BSD

Anonymous (July 28, 2005)

this band is no madball

maverick (July 28, 2005)

Stellar.

-Scott

yayforapathy (July 28, 2005)

Their last one was good, but this shit is seriously lame.

mikeinflames (July 27, 2005)

so you and your mom make fun of this band?

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

haha 'cut above the rest' my ass. everyone i know says this band blows, and we make fun of them together.

Big_Guy (July 27, 2005)

"Well, Pink Floyd isn't that good to begin with, so the comparison is probably warranted."

Yeah, I don't like them much either, but there is no way that BNO will ever reach the status of Pink Floyd.

mikeinflames (July 27, 2005)

i bought my PS2 off one of the dudes in this band
yeah good times

leftoverbud (July 27, 2005)

why is Boys Night Out a stupid band name? what makes weezer, bad religion, lagwagon, foo fighters, modern life is war? yeah ok, how about lawrence arms? against me!, what the fuck is with the exclamation, pedro the lion? are you serious, the unseen, yeah well i see you buddy, what about gay shit like, the beatles? fucking beatles? all spelled wrong and shit? all band names are somewhat stupid, and they probably are an inside joke or whatever.

boys night out i think describes the band perfectly, lots of songs about drinking and hating on women, which is pretty much what a boys night out is.

now, how about you get some boys(friends), have a night out, and lighten up about band names.

GOSH.

jamespastepunk (July 27, 2005)

Well, Pink Floyd isn't that good to begin with, so the comparison is probably warranted.

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

Great another concept album that totally sucks. Way to go, dicks.

Anchors (July 27, 2005)

I thought it was a joke at first, and maybe it still is, but we both know there are plenty of kids out there who would make that statement in full seriousness.

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

BNO are good guys, and I admit the music is very ehh... still, at least they tried to change it up a little. It's nothing ground breaking and certainly no a 'rock opera' (ugh), but again, scores for at least trying to break their own mould and no one elses. I think its better to try, even if its nothing special (or even too original), than to be like lameass bands like Pennywise who release the same album forever. BNO realised they were lame at least, and so many other bands should probably admit that. Again, certainly not album of the year, but its definatly not terrible butalso not groundbreaking or memorable.

stevejonestherealbones (July 27, 2005)

i'm pretty sure its safe to say that floyd comment was a joke

- jones

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

these comments are funny too! gosh you guys all make me laugh alot. that comment about train having the monopoly on the 't' section was good

and the 'you need to die' comments are always great

yea pink floyd huh? yea man, and senses fail are the fucking beatles.

paul

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

boys night out is a really stupid band name

this whole thing smells funny

paul

rkl (July 27, 2005)

tylerdurden830690210: youre right. i havent listened to the full album. maybe because im trying to cut back on my theivery. but i did listen to the tracks that were provided, in order to make a fair, honest judgement.

survey says... suck.

TahoeJeff (July 27, 2005)

Street team...not street tram.

TahoeJeff (July 27, 2005)

Ah ...it seems he BNO street tram is out in full force, spewing ridiculous praise and adoration for this album. Pink Floyd of our generation? Give me a fucking break.

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

ok i actually listened to this so i can say it:

this album is a fucking piece of shit you've already heard about a thousand times before.

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

that pink floyd comparison is pretty stupid and this guy is definitely a retard but honestly you and anchors need to die with him.

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

i agree with anchors, that guy needs to die.

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

My hopes werent too high for this cd after being letdown by Make Yourself Sick, and it pretty much ended up being what I thought it was. Here was a band that had alot of potential after their first EP and proceeded to say 'fuck it' and try to make a quick buck. While this cd does have a few good songs, it just doesnt have staying power. You listen to it once and get the story, then after that its just kinda boring. No great songs like 'A Torrid Love Affair'.

And saying they are going to be the next My Chemical Romance or just jumping on the bandwagon of the dark and disturbing lyrics is a stupid statement cause they have been doing this for almost five years now.

Anchors (July 27, 2005)

"I got the CD today at FYE and I've been listening to it nonstop. Seriously its like a different band than they were, and its in the best way possible. I think they're going to be the Pink Floyd of this generation/scene."

I try to be a nice guy and all, remain pretty civil, you know, but you honestly need to fucking die.

Big_Guy (July 27, 2005)

Pink Floyd?

c'mon

c'mmmmmmmmmmooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

I got the CD today at FYE and I've been listening to it nonstop. Seriously its like a different band than they were, and its in the best way possible. I think they're going to be the Pink Floyd of this generation/scene.

the_other_scott (July 27, 2005)

this shit doesn't sound any different to me than hawthorne heights or anything else endorsed by fuse/jason tate/alternative press/the makers of girls jeans/hot topic/autistic hairdressers etc

etwiels88 (July 27, 2005)

"To me it's everything to me it's everything to me it's
On every corpse I see her face,my love, my heart
I hear her laughter and she’s still alive
It's like she’s still alive
It's in the body I’m holding
As we make love
My heart breaks every time I dismember the flesh
Hide the evidence and start again because
It's all about the song in my head
The one where the audience is all dead"

Mmmm, necrophilia

etwiels88 (July 27, 2005)

"Posted by Anonymous on 2005-07-26 14:09:26
fuck this, where isthe review for the new minus the bear"

It's not out until August 23rd, dickhead.

bizzlebrizzle (July 26, 2005)

The new Crime in Stereo EP does fucking rule. I bought it when I saw them Monday night.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

SUCKS! ALOT!, but i'll tell you my story on this record ... I went to the record store to pick up the new CRIME IN STEREO ep THE CONTRACT ... now that is what should be highly recommended, but i saw the bno cd and said the last one had some decent songs i'll give it a try i put it on in my car and i listened to the whole thing before i went home ... when i got home i immediately starting trying to find someone who would buy it off of me becuase it was one of the worst cd's i'd ever bought ... even my limp bizkit cd's are better ... anyways i listened to it and its not any good the concept is really lame enough with the killing of women start talking about something worth while in your songs and everyone else stop hyping this band, THEY AREN'T ANY GOOD ANYMORE!

GreenVandal (July 26, 2005)

Sucks.

tylerdurden8136 (July 26, 2005)

o-ver-ra-ted (clap clap clapclapclap)

yeah recordings, that's pretty much how i feel about witness, decent enough, but try listening to it more than three times.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

I'm just surprise with all the talk of concept albums, no one's mentioned Husker Du's Zen Arcade (or while not aesthetically punk, Lifter Puller for that matter).

- Little Guy

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

i am with recordings on that one

recordings (July 26, 2005)

"...though i don't understand the constant hatred for some bands (BNO) and the constant dick sucking of others (modern life is war)."

you evil person, you. im pretty sure Scott as well as other staff members (and also regular joe schmo anonymous posters) enjoy this BNO album. so stop whining cuz MLIW isnt gettin all the blowjobs around here.

besides, witness is far superior to this album anyway. consider me a cock gobbler.

CherryColaRain (July 26, 2005)

I'm a die hard Boys Night Out fan and I really enjoyed this album. The story line is great and yeah maybe the whole concept album thing is over done but really this one did it well along with Snapcase's "End Transmission". And yeah I do understand everything that is said and what it stands for just to clear up the mind of the dude that said "All die hard BNO fans probably don't even know what they are listening to." Anyways amazing album so sad to hear not many people liked it.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

If you like this bansd you got no balls

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

This album owns you all.

Big_Guy (July 26, 2005)

the only song I can listen to all the way through is Medicating

DFelon204409 (July 26, 2005)

Boy's Night Out is the rotten herpes blister on fordirelifesake's wang.

skaboom (July 26, 2005)

I've listened to it. It sucks. Just to refresh my memory, I listened to the songs linked here on this page. Yeah, it still sucks. Maybe the die hard BNO fans are the ones who don't actually realize what theyre listening to?

"To me it's everything to me it's everything to me it's
On every corpse I see her face,my love, my heart
I hear her laughter and she’s still alive
It's like she’s still alive
It's in the body I’m holding
As we make love
My heart breaks every time I dismember the flesh
Hide the evidence and start again because

It's all about the song in my head
The one where the audience is all dead"

Holy shit guys thats deep. I smell a grammy.

TahoeJeff (July 26, 2005)

I really tried to give these guys a chance. I saw them live, didn't like them. But because everyone was saying so many good things about this album I listened to all the previews they posted, I didn't like those either. Screamo, or whatever genre this falls under....I just dont like it. I pass on this one.

dazed (July 26, 2005)

Hooray! A concept album by these clowns. I bet it's "dark".

If myspace was a movie all the shit I've heard from this band would be the soundtrack.

tylerdurden8136 (July 26, 2005)

I'm willing to bet money that most of you that have posted bad comments on the album have not even actually listened to the album. Although, I must say, I'm not the least bit suprised...it is punknews.org.

ha, my thoughts exactly. no matter how good this album is, the kids on this messege board will find some way to hate it (and, like you said, most have probably not even heard more than one song). anyways, i don't always disagree with most of the people on here, especially since i have punknews to thank for introducing me to the lawrence arms and a wilhelm scream...though i don't understand the constant hatred for some bands (BNO) and the constant dick sucking of others (modern life is war).

but anyways, if you've heard this album all the way through and in correct song order and still don't like it, fine. but if you're coming on here and bitching about the album because some kid you know who wears a falloutboy shirt listens to BNO....well, fuck off.

stevejonestherealbones (July 26, 2005)

i'm not having it. that song in my head song or whatever is ok. but i am not having any of this. also, Boys night Out is such a lame band name....they might as well have called themselves Gays Day IN ..HAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHH

anyway. that "surprise full of surprises" made me think of "patterns within patterns" "plots within plots" so it made me think of dune so it made me want to give out a good score, so score is for dune bitches

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- also, basically what big_guy said below

Big_Guy (July 26, 2005)

They are by no means a bad band, but album of the year?

c'mon

anaphora (July 26, 2005)

I'm willing to bet money that most of you that have posted bad comments on the album have not even actually listened to the album. Although, I must say, I'm not the least bit suprised...it is punknews.org.

Big_Guy (July 26, 2005)

Album Of The Year?

some of you people are too fucking funny

skaboom (July 26, 2005)

Concept albums are lame. Pop punk bands writing songs with thinly veiled metaphors for violence are bad enough in 2 minute bursts. Writing an entire album around it is worse. Writing every single album about it is just unbearable.

These guys are the next MCR.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

punk is the new screamo

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

where is the pun in the first paragraph?

recordings (July 26, 2005)

o-ver-ra-ted (clap clap clapclapclap)

concept album, yeah whatever. the murder thing is overdone also. i really dont see why everyones shitting their pants over this.

recordings (July 26, 2005)

o-ver-ra-ted (clap clap clapclapclap)

concept album, yeah whatever. the murder thing is overdone also. i really dont see why everyones shitting their pants over this.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

"You pretentious homo, please. It may not be the best production, but if you want to hear a demo, try their ACTUAL demo."

Something ain't quite right about that sentence, I can't put my finger on it tho.....

I was kinda more giving them kudos for doing well with a demo sounding recording. Oh well

Dave

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

fuck this, where isthe review for the new minus the bear

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

What is with this band and murder? Seems like they're trying to grab attention by focusing on a supposedly "shocking" topic over and over again. Lame, murder isn't cool nor is it really "shocking" at all.

fatbrendan (July 26, 2005)

i did not enjoy Make Yourself Sick as much as I would have liked. BNO seemed to have so much more potential and this album finally showcased that. this album will definitely end high on my list for 2005.

Crookedsuperhero (July 26, 2005)

It's kinda......not very good.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

"Highly recommended"

ahah, as if anyone cared about your fucking opinion you dumbshit.

sickboi (July 26, 2005)

M-E-H

You want a good concept album? Listen to Snapcase's "End Transmission".

Marlon (July 26, 2005)

That's the most asinine thing I've ever heard in my entire life.

Really? Cause I think me playing bass with a phone placed in front of an amp is the most asinine thing you've ever heard in your life.

theundergroundscene (July 26, 2005)

fear of leaks? i've had this for about a month

jamespastepunk (July 26, 2005)

Fear of leaks was so bad, they weren't even seeling this at Warped on Saturday...

I was annoyed.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

Album of the Year.

It's so good. Sit and listen to the whole thing top to bottom while reading the lyrics. It's fucking insanely good.

theundergroundscene (July 26, 2005)

i am a firm believer in that a wacked out concept alone does NOT make for a good album

for crying out loud, give me some songs that make me want to listen to your band, even if they're twelve random songs with no relation what so ever

i did not like anything about this album :-/

and i did think make yourself sick had some pretty nice songs on it too

iamfuckyou (July 26, 2005)

what's going to be great is when this album is spilling out of the used CD bins in the "T" section as Train Wreck. i bet Train is really going to be bummed about losing their monopoly on it....

bizzlebrizzle (July 26, 2005)

This band has nothing to do with screamo or pop-punk.

Score is for the review, cuz it sucked so bad one sentence in I couldn't even read the rest.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

i am a creative writing teacher and i am giving this story a F

Sally_Field (July 26, 2005)

this is what the blood brothers would sound like if they were a drive thru band.

That's the most asinine thing I've ever heard in my entire life.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

"P.S. this cd could easily be worse. it could be an Armor for Sleep CD"

right.........there's no need to justify yourself for liking this album. your cred is safely in tact. though armor for sleep is a billion times better than this band.

Colton (July 26, 2005)

Bad album art. Good album.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

P.S. this cd could easily be worse. it could be an Armor for Sleep CD.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

some people actually like poppy, melodic music. and in general, music of such a style is often shallow and playful. kudos to BNO for diverging from the bandwagon of screamy poppunk to pursue a musical sound more comfortable (and entertaining), than their previous efforts. i don't quite see why everyone is so fed up with concept albums, they've been around since the 60s/70s, and only just recently entered alternative music on the large scale. while the concept album was perfected by Rush (2112, don't even argue.), it's still interesting to see a coherent, fluent album, as opposed to some releases, more a collection of 12 tracks that were determined to be the best of the litter. And sometimes, these concepts lead to huge success, musically (Mars Volta), or commercially (Green Day).

And OBVIOUSLY, MYS was a demo. God, those pretentious fools thought they could get away with a fully mixed, mastered, and mass produced cd and fool us! You pretentious homo, please. It may not be the best production, but if you want to hear a demo, try their ACTUAL demo.

Dubar (July 26, 2005)

this is what the blood brothers would sound like if they were a drive thru band.

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

Kudos to Boys Night Out for selling an insane amount of copies (Make Yourself Sick) of an OBVIOUS demo. I heard this, not bad, more indie rock at times for sure. Yet another band scorns their screaming roots....

Barkley

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

bsd is right, this shock figurative image thing is getting old

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

"oh well, it still gets my vote for album of the year."

i'm hoping that trainwreck is the only album you've heard all year. because any other explanation would be mindblowingly retarded.

etwiels88 (July 26, 2005)

I never was really into their old material, but the new songs I've heard seem to have a more focused feel to them. I think I'm gonna pick this up today...

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

I like how bands these days all have to depend on these convoluted "concepts" since they're unable to make good music.

-BSD

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

thats a twisted and blizzarre tale indeed

but accompnaied by boring music

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

This band is such a trainwreck

OH SNAP!

tylerdurden8136 (July 26, 2005)

great review, but i think you maybe forgot a star, especially considering that i read barely any negative aspects in the review.

oh well, it still gets my vote for album of the year.

crazytoledo (July 26, 2005)

It has na interesting concept that wasnt all that great from what I've heard...

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