Inkwell - These Stars Are Monsters (Cover Artwork)


Inkwell: These Stars Are MonstersThese Stars Are Monsters (2006)
One Eleven Records

Reviewer Rating: 1.5

Contributed by: Ben_ConoleyBen_Conoley
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I think this is how Inkwell became:

Unknown: "Minus the Bear, meet Brand New. Brand New, this is Minus the Bear." Half an hour laterâ?¦Boys Night Out: "Hey, my name is (new) Boys Night Out."

All: Threesome!!!

Now, since everyone knows Brand New are a bunch of pussies, we know they're the ones getting pregnant.

I'm not positive, but I think this is how it went down.

These Stars Are Monsters is Inkwell's second album in as many years. I'd be damned if it wasn't a really polished piece of melodic rock work, great for a drive home from the beach, but not much else. Sure, it's an honest effort, and it sounds really great on the surface, but at its core, These Stars Are Monsters seems like a basement boredom project of a couple of once-were punkers with some melody and Beach Boys love hiding deep down in them. Now, their bio says they started this band to have fun, and that they've accomplished that. So how come we're not allowed to have any fun listening to it?



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Anonymous (August 18, 2006)

The early-mid 90's inkwell destroys this shit.

Marlon (August 17, 2006)

Actually, I don't like CYHSY.

cantsitstill (August 16, 2006)

score is for the old Inkwell playing in some shitty VFW club with In/Humanity circa 1995.

TK (August 16, 2006)

I don't get it. If I like Boys Night out and Brand new should I buy this CD or what.

And let me take away the most clever retort....... "No you should kill yourself"

Good one, TK. You are emo gold......

kirbypuckett (August 16, 2006)

What would you name this band Marlon?

"Clap your hands say Inkwell!!"

Kidding dude.

- Kirby

Marlon (August 16, 2006)

"Inkwell" isn't exactly the kind of band name only one person could ever think of. I doubt it's stolen--they probablly don't know of the other band.

sirens (August 15, 2006)


kirbypuckett (August 15, 2006)

This review was pretty good, but:





mpc (August 15, 2006)

Greyicewater, you're my hero... I loved the original Inkwell. Saw them at the Falcon Club in Hamtramck, MI... what an intense live show.

colin (August 15, 2006)

while i disagree with your hatred of brand new, i did LOL at that jab.

nocigar (August 15, 2006)

this review blows goats

coldwaffles (August 15, 2006)

Boys Night Out < Brand New.


greyicewater (August 15, 2006)

too bad this band stole their name from an incredible band. inkwell was a screamo/hardcore/emo band from atlanta georgia. they played music in the vein of portrait, still life, indian summer, and older iwouldetc. but they were around before most of those bands. so they were some of the originators of the screamo movement. the real screamo wiseguys. score is for the real inkwell.



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