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Mike Park: North Hangook FallingNorth Hangook Falling (2005)
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It's been two and a half weeks or so since the latest Mike Park solo effort was released. Honestly, as soon as I got it, I wanted to review it just as a way to promote; since I know Mike Park is all about the small promotion, I shall do just that. Now, I'm sure anyone who follows 90's ska is awa.
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It's been two and a half weeks or so since the latest Mike Park solo effort was released. Honestly, as soon as I got it, I wanted to review it just as a way to promote; since I know Mike Park is all about the small promotion, I shall do just that.

Now, I'm sure anyone who follows 90's ska is aware of who Mike Park is: former front-man of the legendary Skankin' Pickle, also the lesser-known Chinkees and the Bruce Lee Band. He now runs his own label, Asian Man Records, which was home to many big acts around today, including Alkaline Trio, the Lawrence Arms, and Less Than Jake to just name a few. But it took him a while to go out on his own, and in 2003 he released For The Love Of Music, which I purchased at the beginning of this summer. I was instantly hooked, so when I heard he was coming out with another album, I was really excited. It is now in my possession and I must say it is an A+ disc.

Instead of just Park and an acoustic guitar and a few guest musicians, this time around he recruited the uber-talented members of Chicago emo jazz / math rock geniuses, Colossal. This album, thanks to Colossal has a much different feel, less bouncy, more mature sounding. I can't really say the same for Mike's lyrics; though open-minded and always profound, they are rather simple, but then again, I guess that is the appeal of singalong acoustic anthems he is accustomed to writing. Each song contains some sincerity to something, whether it's politics, relationships, or riding bikes, there's something sincere here for everyone. The real standout track on the CD would have to be the last song, which is a live track called "Blue Marble," and has one of the best politically-charged lyrics; same goes for "Is It Safe For Me To Go Outside?"

Another important element that made the last album so good was the use of the cello; I am a huge fan of this instrument, so naturally as soon as I hear it I fall in love, and Mike uses it perfectly on this album, and unlike the last CD it is used more often, which makes it even better.

This is a really strong release, and I suggest people should go give it a listen; you might want to get his debut release first, but shortly after listening to it go out and buy this one. Then after that, go pick up a Colossal album or anything from Asian Man's ever-growing catalogue of top notch acts.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

Mike park rocks my effing socks and he could kick yo ass ANY DAY!

Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

All of you who post bad comments baout Mike Park can GO TO HELL.

Some people don't like Mike. That's obvious. But some people DO. Like me. And you don't need to go making comments on a message board, about how much you hate him.

And you sure as hell don't need to make racist comments about him or his music, either. Stupid fucks.

Anonymous (September 16, 2005)

This is really funny. Mike's mom allows them to use the bottom floor of her house rent free, she put in some initial investment but she never "bought" the label.
Mike has no problems with bands moving on, he likes it when they become successful. Asian Man has been a stepping stone for many bands and he takes pride that he has helped these bands out.
And no, Lawrence Arms and Alkaline Trio haven't turned their back on the label, LArms released their b sides cd a couple months ago( and it has sold really well)and A3 will have some more Asian Man releases in the next few years. Alkaline trio lets Mike open TONS of shows for them which is both great for Mike and the label, he is going to Europe with them in November, and played some dates during A3's summer tour when Rise Against had other shows to play.
The album may be boring to some, but Mike is awesome and always will be to me.

Anonymous (September 13, 2005)

"Are you not cognizant of how the word "will" means in the future, you fuck, you fucking child. They left A.M. as they got bogger, when it ends (and it will) they'll go crawling back to that lame little label for you Chicago children to fawn over. Scoop shit."

i'ld rather be a "child" than a dude in his 30's who is pissed that mike park came from a loving family and has built a respectable label that puts out great releases, and is so pissed that he resorts to talking shit about the label on an internet message board where mike park will never read his comments

descenall888 (September 12, 2005)

it ends for everyone at some point or another my friend. but then again alkaline trio are gaining mainstream success and the lawrence arms are up there as one of the best pop-punk bands today. either way, your perception on the matter is just fucking stupid.

Anonymous (September 12, 2005)

"its funny, both those bands you mention havent gone back to asian man....so both your examples dont even follow the point youre trying to make"

Are you not cognizant of how the word "will" means in the future, you fuck, you fucking child. They left A.M. as they got bogger, when it ends (and it will) they'll go crawling back to that lame little label for you Chicago children to fawn over. Scoop shit.

sickboi (September 12, 2005)

Nice guy, boring music.

Sorry Mikey, you could cure cancer and the music would still be snore-core.

Anonymous (September 12, 2005)

Getting laid > This record....well probably any record. This begs the question; if you had to choose between never hearing your favorite album again or never getting laid again what would you pick (and yes there is a right answer to this).

Note: If your favorite record is by Opeth, this is probably a real-life problem for you.

Anonymous (September 12, 2005)

"Oh my god! Some of you in here need to get laid, all this bitching for nothing! Great Cd!"

this 26 year old has never been laid in his life

Anonymous (September 12, 2005)

Oh my god! Some of you in here need to get laid, all this bitching for nothing! Great Cd!

rkl (September 11, 2005)

fuck all this argument nonsense.

score is for deicide.

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

OK, this leads to my comment, Asian Man is a label for has-beens. As soon as Alk3 and the Lawrence Arms have faded from notoriety, Asian Man will be there waiting to release solo albums by members of the aforementioned bands.

whats your point? is this a bad thing for a label? help bands get big, let them do what they want...keep in touch for rare releases and b sides...

its funny, both those bands you mention havent gone back to asian man....so both your examples dont even follow the point youre trying to make

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

"bands obviously move on at some point, same goes for any other label. as far i know, asian man still keeps in touch and does work for alot of the bands such lawrence arms (the new b-sides album) and alkaline trio (tours with them regularly)."

OK, this leads to my comment, Asian Man is a label for has-beens. As soon as Alk3 and the Lawrence Arms have faded from notoriety, Asian Man will be there waiting to release solo albums by members of the aforementioned bands.

AlmostPunkEnough (September 11, 2005)

jones, i don't say it like a SoCal surfer or anything KILLER BRAW!!, it's like a quick 'raw' with a 'b' there's only a hint of a 'w' but it's not the straight A sound like the apparent proper pronunciation.

i do have a tinge of east coasty-ness (read NY/NJish) to my speech, or so i've been told by a few people (not from this area). this includes not saying "g's" at the end of ing words and not pronoucing the "h's" on some words, like i say 'uman', not 'human'. though i think saying Human sounds funny

i don't know, i sound like everyone else i know.

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

i know there is no reason to even throw this out there, but asian man doesnt even have written contracts. i'm pretty sure its all verbal and bands dont "sign on" to asian man for 3 releases or whatever

soulbleed (September 11, 2005)

And if Asian Man was such a great label, how come all the "great bands" he's "harbored" are now docked at other labels? (The nautical thing's a great metaphor, and Asian Man is a sinking ship.)

Um, bands leave indies all the time. Bands even leave nice labels like Fat Wreck. It says nothing about Asian Man that Mike Park doesn't even release on his own label, nor does it say anything if a band leaves to go onto something bigger. Asian Man still rocks more than you.

stevejonestherealbones (September 10, 2005)

that guy down there is just mad that all his friends' mommies bought his friends record labels, but his mommy wouldnt get him one. and then next year, when this guy's mommy does buy him a record label, they wont be cool anymore, shoe companies or some shit will be

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

joeg (September 10, 2005)

"Mike Park's mother bought him a label and you fucking twerps act as if he should be sainted for it or something. So fucking what. Since he's done three lifetimes worth of glorious accomplishments, isn't it time for him to die?"

-"twerps" is soooo 10 years ago. you've been on a 'wonder years' kick lately, haven't you?

descenall888 (September 10, 2005)

dude, everyone knows it was mike park's mom who suggested on releasing the screeching weasel re-issues.

stevejonestherealbones (September 10, 2005)

i dont say it much, but when i say it, i say it like what a chick puts her tits in...bra...

so i guess i do bah with an "r" right?

thats the only way i can picture someone saying it...how do you say it? like brak without the "k"?

- jones

AlmostPunkEnough (September 10, 2005)

"you need to chill out, braw"

apparently when i say 'bra' i say 'braw' not like a hard 'aw' sound, quicker than that. people bust my balls about this, but they say 'braa' like 'bah' with an R. whats up with that?

and the person who said Mike Parks mom bought him a lable is not very smart.

descenall888 (September 10, 2005)

bands obviously move on at some point, same goes for any other label. as far i know, asian man still keeps in touch and does work for alot of the bands such lawrence arms (the new b-sides album) and alkaline trio (tours with them regularly).

Plaidical (September 10, 2005)

you need to chill out, braw
the reason why the big bands left is becuase AMR is like 3 people. the bands got big and needed more than AMR could give them. stop the hate

stevejonestherealbones (September 10, 2005)

Mike Park's mother bought him a label and you fucking twerps act as if he should be sainted for it or something. So fucking what. Since he's done three lifetimes worth of glorious accomplishments, isn't it time for him to die?

she bought him a label?she just went and fuckin picked one up that came with a bunch of great bands or what? aside from knowing he runs it out of his parents garage, what do you know of the specifics? seriously, how do you know?

And if Asian Man was such a great label, how come all the "great bands" he's "harbored" are now docked at other labels? (The nautical thing's a great metaphor, and Asian Man is a sinking ship.)

his mom couldnt afford to buy him a bigger label, so they move on after he helps them get big

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

And if Asian Man was such a great label, how come all the "great bands" he's "harbored" are now docked at other labels? (The nautical thing's a great metaphor, and Asian Man is a sinking ship.)

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

Mike Park's mother bought him a label and you fucking twerps act as if he should be sainted for it or something. So fucking what. Since he's done three lifetimes worth of glorious accomplishments, isn't it time for him to die?

descenall888 (September 10, 2005)

it's quite funny, because mike park has accomplished more than any you people will do in 3 lifetimes. and anyone who says his label sucks should get a clue, because they have harbored some of the best bands (ie alkaline trio, the lawrence arms, less than jake, etc).

AlmostPunkEnough (September 10, 2005)

i'm not a teenager. and if you really get pleasure in baiting teenagers you need to get a hooker or something.

i'm still down with the shit-sucking thought.

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

Maybe I just get a kick out of baiting you losers. Did that ever occur to you? Now, what do I believe in? I believe in baiting teenage twirps on message boards. I believe in sucking shit through a tube. I believe in sex with dogs.

AlmostPunkEnough (September 10, 2005)

damn, i should have waited a minute to post that so i could have seen your brilliant retort to joeg.

you're so cool that you can say whatever you want. SO COOL!!!! remember kid's, it's TeH PUnX to sound like an ignorant jack-off.

i'm gonna go suck some shit (or mike park) through a tube now.

AlmostPunkEnough (September 10, 2005)

"So yea, KILL THE MESSENGER. Maybe Park should find someone who can deliver a similar message in an artistically viable/interesting/musically compelling way and release that on his label. THAT would certainly be a new wrinkle for Asian Man, which is now no more than a rehash/oldies/has-beens' solo project label."

what are you doing to better the community? this is a serious question, all you're doing is sitting here bitching about Mike Park and Asian Man, is this what you 'believe in'? at least Park is doing what he thinks is right, regardless of whether or not it will ever make a difference.

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

PS: When I referred to "has beens" I was referring to Ben Weasel, Josh Caterer and Mike Park himself. Now, go fuck a third degree burn victim.

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

Well, how about this. I'll say whatever the heck I want on here. I think Mike Park's label sucks and I think his music sucks and I think you oughtta LICK A DOG'S ASS UNTIL IT BLEEDS. When asskissing, poorly written reviews of shitty bands are posted up here and I have a chance to call foul, by golly I will.

One thing we'll agree on: Park's stuff AND his label is better than 99% of the shite out there, but that ain't saying much. IT'S ALL SHIT. Saying something is better that a musical herpes sore isn't exactly a compliment.

And you, my friend, can go suck shit (or Mike Park) through a tube.

joeg (September 10, 2005)

"So yea, KILL THE MESSENGER. Maybe Park should find someone who can deliver a similar message in an artistically viable/interesting/musically compelling way and release that on his label. THAT would certainly be a new wrinkle for Asian Man, which is now no more than a rehash/oldies/has-beens' solo project label."

-honestly, who gives a fuck what he puts out on his label? he doesn't release music so that he can satisfy what joe a. punker thinks is "interesting" or to start raking in the dough for a future retirement home. and please, i'll take the sincerity of old "has beens" like neville staple and kevin seconds over the newest metalcore/pop punk/dance rock band any day.

mike writes and releases stuff that is personal to him. whether the audience connects to it is a different story. but to tell him how to run his label and how to write his own music, unless you've done a better job pretty much being the model of how an independent label can/should be run, is pretty asinine to me.

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

"-so i guess every message posed in any song, be it social or political, is not worth saying since it's already been said before?"

Well, everything's been done before, of course. Duh. I just don't see anything that's particularly compelling about Park's method of rehash. As far as I'm concerned, Park's "style" is rote repetition of tired (if well-meaning) cliches delivered via a thin, unremarkable, emotionally vacant voice.

Well, I gotta admit Colossal's pretty damned good. Other than that, the new stuff on A.M. is utter shite.

So yea, KILL THE MESSENGER. Maybe Park should find someone who can deliver a similar message in an artistically viable/interesting/musically compelling way and release that on his label. THAT would certainly be a new wrinkle for Asian Man, which is now no more than a rehash/oldies/has-beens' solo project label.

joeg (September 10, 2005)

"Sure, racism is bad. So what? I knew that before Park The Prophet told me so"

-so i guess every message posed in any song, be it social or political, is not worth saying since it's already been said before?

Kenjamin (September 10, 2005)

hahaha, Jones, you are unstoppable.

Seriously, what the fuck is that guy talking about?

corpseofmymotivation (September 10, 2005)

How does Colossal do on the album? That's all I really care about.

stevejonestherealbones (September 10, 2005)

So how long are you people gonna look the other way as Park releases album after album of thinly veiled racist and sexist music? I don't care what he's done with his label, the ideas on this are contrary to punk ideology, hurtful to women and minorities, and morally reprehensible. Mike Park is the Toby Keith of punk. DON'T BUY THIS OFFENSIVE AND PHILOSOPHICALLY WRONG CD. Park is a pig, and his ideas about "white superiority" are totally ridiculous.

thats how all asians are. its part of their culture. the liberal thing to do be to accept other ways of life and not culturally change him.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

So how long are you people gonna look the other way as Park releases album after album of thinly veiled racist and sexist music? I don't care what he's done with his label, the ideas on this are contrary to punk ideology, hurtful to women and minorities, and morally reprehensible. Mike Park is the Toby Keith of punk. DON'T BUY THIS OFFENSIVE AND PHILOSOPHICALLY WRONG CD. Park is a pig, and his ideas about "white superiority" are totally ridiculous.

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

Well, what can I say about this? This album is essentially mediocre folk/protest music in simple 4/4 patterns delivered by a weak singer. Park tries really hard to be passionate on this, I suppose, but the results seem equal to hearing some well-meaning "sensitive" fratboy sing "Blowin' With The Wind" or "These Times They Are a'Changing" at a bonfire. I don't doubt Park's belief in the poiltical ideas he espouses on this record, but the execution is weak. The talents of Colossal are squandered on this disc. For fuck's sake, Skanking Pickle had more soul than this, and they sucked. Park is incapable of delivering any emotion through his pedestrian singing and passe, cliched lyrics. Sure, racism is bad. So what? I knew that before Park The Prophet told me so. This album is post punk follk delivered with the depth and fervor of John Denver. Feh.

Jet (September 10, 2005)

Did you make us food to eat?

Crookedsuperhero (September 10, 2005)

Good record, good guy.

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

the spammer repented for his sins.

Anonymous (September 10, 2005)

the spammer repented for his sins.

stevejonestherealbones (September 9, 2005)

wow, i cant spell Colossal (had to cut and paste it) worth a shit

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

AlmostPunkEnough (September 9, 2005)

yea, it's not like it's supposed to be Collossal with Mike Park on vocals, at least that's never the impression i got. i think it's great that they worked together on this, but like jones said, i thought it would be more 'Collossal-y'.

and i would go with Deicide, jones. no need to ever impress BSD, that's like trying to impress a girl, and no one here would ever wanna do that, it's so not gay. besides, Deicide actully isn't horrendous, considering how corny as fuck and evil it is. it's pretty much listenable unlike most death metal, and the one album i've heard multiple times, "Serpents of the Light", has an almost punk feel to it.

Fuzzy (September 9, 2005)

Scott-
You totally need to see this material live. While it may be simpler technically, there's a ton of heart poured into it. Almost moreso than Collosal's own work.

stevejonestherealbones (September 9, 2005)

scott, come on. i dont think you should hold that against this disc.

do you really not think this is an improvemant on his last one?

maybe if this were called mike park and the collosals, then that would be a different story

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

- i was surprised about how little collossal had an effect too though, i thought it would be less acoustic, more minor threat/deicide (which one of these would make me sound cooler here, minor threat probably to the older people and wiLSD, but Deicide to whatever. i'm done here)

maverick (September 9, 2005)

This record completely marginalized the phenomenal talents of Colossal. Rarely does the band get a chance on this disc to sound like themselves; mostly, they just sound like a folk singer's backing band, playing straight 4/4 progressions. Total letdown instrumentally.

Mike Park's still a totally sweet dude, however.

-Scott

AlmostPunkEnough (September 9, 2005)

Adam,

i hate to bitch or ask jackass question, actually, i love to ask jackass questions... but anyway.

why did you delete MY post making fun of the idiot spammer but not the idiot spammers post? i can understand killing them both, but just mine? i don't get it. did i say something really wrong? i don't mean to piss you guys off.

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

Whether or not Park is a nice guy, and whatever impact he may have on "the scene" really shouldn't play into how you receive this album. As far as I'm concerned, this is boring as fuck.

descenall888 (September 9, 2005)

this album is great and much better than his first debut cd. the music and lyrics are more well written and the additional performers on the album brings more heart to the songs. i would personally give the album a 3.5 or a 4.

stevejonestherealbones (September 9, 2005)

"ok here is a question: I liked for the love of music and LOVE everything colossal puts out. So, would I dig this?"

maybe

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoooooooooooooooooo!

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

ok here is a question: I liked for the love of music and LOVE everything colossal puts out. So, would I dig this?

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

I loved "For the love of music" but this cd just really isn't that good. Mike's voice is a little "breath-y" if that makes any sense. I'm not sure why he changes his voice so much, but there is a huge difference between what his voice sounds like on his BLB cds and his solo cds (I know, I know, different type of music, but still). There are a few good songs here, but overall it's just not that great of an album. Hopefully on his next release he'll turn it around.

Four stars for this album is insane.

jamalxbearings (September 9, 2005)

Yeah the other releases on Asian Man are still 8 dollars, even the Larry Arms B-sides cd and I'm still yet to hear the new Bruce Lee band EP.

stevejonestherealbones (September 9, 2005)

"umm.
its subCITY ..?

it's $10 at asianmanrecords.com, and that makes me sad. the days of $8 cds are leaving us? I hope not"

yeah, typo/slip of the mind or whatever...

anyway, i think its only 10 dollars, because its not an asianman release.

- jones the bones

Plaidical (September 9, 2005)

umm.
its subCITY ..?

it's $10 at asianmanrecords.com, and that makes me sad. the days of $8 cds are leaving us? I hope not

stevejonestherealbones (September 9, 2005)

As nice of a guy as Mike Park is, as great as his influence is on the scene, and as wonderful as he runs his label..... his own music is just so remarkably bland and tiresome. I almost feel bad for him. And I certainly can't hate on him too much, but his solo stuff is just lame.

if you like ska, try the newest bruce lee band EP. that was pretty darn good. not everyone is gonna like this solo stuff

email me at adam[at]punknews.org and I'll be happy to help you

primative Canadians dont even have the @ button. hahah. cave dwellers

Why didnt Park release this on his label, its big enough now, isnt it?

subpop probably has a bigger distro, plus park probably likes what subpop is doing as far as charity. also, seems like alot of bands that have labels release their own stuff on other labels

anyways, this is better than his first. was korea is so far away a chinkees song previously? it sounds like i've heard it before (or whatever song has that lyric)

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Inspection12e (September 9, 2005)

Mike Park > You

rkl (September 9, 2005)

not that im thoroughly enlightened about the record buisness, but im going to go ahead and guess that sub city has a lot better distro avenues than asian man.

jamalxbearings (September 9, 2005)

It's finally published! Awesome, this is my first review, thanks for taking the time to read it and yes at times this cd can feel somewhat boring, but it grows on you.

skaboom (September 9, 2005)

Im afraid I have to agree with what a few others have said here. I think that Mike Park and Asian Man are one of the most credible, positive forces in the scene today, and I am a big fan of Pickle and B. Lee, but his solo stuff is pretty boring sometimes.

Sirens (September 9, 2005)

So anyways after being enlightened by arguements and let down by makeups....

Why didnt Park release this on his label, its big enough now, isnt it?

adam (September 9, 2005)

Anonymous,

That's understandable, no harm done... but be glad I didn't catch it last night when I was similarly plastered, as then there would have been some sort of clash of self-righteous indignations and, well, who knows what crazy stuff could have happened. Our "electrocute commenters" function doesn't quite have all the kinks worked out of it.

-adam

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

hey adam,
yeah, sorry about the bit of spam. it was definitely unwarranted and a bit of a dick move. but it's tough to stop a drunken fella from the copy/paste option when he's basking in his righteous indignation, no matter how invalid it may actually be. and even though it's not like people actually follow a reasonable protocol when it comes to posting relevant responses to posts and stay coherent or not make incendiary baiting comments, it's more than just a little bit of a bad faith move to just post on all the new reviews on a friday because you're drunk and grumpy that shit has leapfrogged what you were hoping would be posted. so... apologies.

rkl (September 9, 2005)

hence the formation of the term "gook." racial slurs are fun.

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

Anybody who DIDNT like For Love of Music like this?

adam (September 9, 2005)

RE: "SERIOUSLY..."

How can I put this... DO NOT SPAM THE SITE.

If you have a complaint or concern, email me at adam[at]punknews.org and I'll be happy to help you. It's no mystery how to contact us, so if you have a problem let's deal with it and not just copy and paste garbage in every review. All that does is sideline conversations that should be about the bands and music.

Summer is particularly busy for us in terms of reviews, and there are just under 200 waiting to go up. We're ecstatic that you guys are participating so much, but since we post 30 reviews a week we can't guarantee when your particular review will go up.

-adam

jimmy_the_saint (September 9, 2005)

WHY aren't you posting reviews in a more timely manner? Some stuff like Against Me! and Bayside get that, as well as immediate concert reviews

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the guys at the ORG have lives and need to sometimes focus on other things in their lives. Be patient.

psychoos231 (September 9, 2005)

was a comment deleted?

AlmostPunkEnough (September 9, 2005)

great album. i think it's a lot stronger than 'For the Love of Music', which i also consider to be a great album. for the most part i don't like acoustic-y stuff like this, but it transcends that lable. awesome.

psychoos231 (September 9, 2005)

i saw this in the used bin acouple days ago. I should have bought it

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

As nice of a guy as Mike Park is, as great as his influence is on the scene, and as wonderful as he runs his label..... his own music is just so remarkably bland and tiresome. I almost feel bad for him. And I certainly can't hate on him too much, but his solo stuff is just lame.

Anonymous (September 9, 2005)

SERIOUSLY.

There are GREAT reviews written for BIG albums that came out WEEKS ago just sitting in the queue.

WHY aren't you posting reviews in a more timely manner? Some stuff like Against Me! and Bayside get that, as well as immediate concert reviews.

So, why are you sitting on very well written reviews for seminal discs?

theundergroundscene (September 9, 2005)

this was just plain boring

i like this dude, but i can't sit through this whole cd

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