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Permanent Me: After the Room ClearsAfter the Room Clears (2007)
Stolen Transmission

Reviewer Rating: 1.5


Contributed by: crazytoledocrazytoledo
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After the Room Clears, the debut full-length from Long Island's Permanent Me, manages to bring to the table the same blend of rock and pop-punk that has been done so many times before that it'd be easy to dismiss the album prior to even listening to it. And while originality isn't the high point for.
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After the Room Clears, the debut full-length from Long Island's Permanent Me, manages to bring to the table the same blend of rock and pop-punk that has been done so many times before that it'd be easy to dismiss the album prior to even listening to it. And while originality isn't the high point for this four-piece, the band has still managed to garner numerous positive reviews and a decent amount of press coverage, all claiming that this band has what it takes to be the next breakout band, or should I say, the 'flavor of the week' band.

Well, when push comes to shove, all I can say is better luck next time. After the Room Clears isn't necessarily a terrible album...it just goes nowhere. Not only that, it goes nowhere so slowly, that it makes it hard to even get through a couple of the songs in a row. While this style normally manages to keep an upbeat pace, just about every song on here follows the same structured, medium pace, making the entire album just plod along. Sure, the singing is pretty good and the instruments sound great, but that's all thanks to the production budget and the use of Auto-Tune.

The album is so watered down and lacking of direction that it becomes entirely apparent this band has a production budget to make them sound good, but little else. "Until You Leave," "Allison," "Heartattack," "4 AM," and "Christine" kick off the album and they all sound like the exact same. The occasional hook that shows up from time to time throughout the album can't save it from becoming one of the more monotonous releases unleashed in a while.

After the Room Clears may sound amazing according to some, but tedious and watered down third-rate radio rock with second-rate pop-punk influences don't make for a great album. There are simply a number of better options than listening to a band that you'll completely forget about the second after you hit the stop button.

 


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Leonidas (June 17, 2009)

That one song they did that was on Burnout Paradise was annoying as fuck.

icapped2pac (February 16, 2007)

You know it's gonna be good when all their comments on myspace are from underage chicks. I like some pretty poppy stuff, but I couldn't even stomach that "Allison" song. Puke.

Anonymous (February 15, 2007)

Thank god for this review. Right on the head. Which band are we talking about again? I've already forgotten...

Royish (February 13, 2007)

This album does suck. But I'm sick of people saying that auto tune makes vocals sound good, because it really doesn't. A bad singer will still sound like a bad singer reguardless of auto tune.

crazytoledo (February 13, 2007)

but of course it won't be, since Stolen Transmission has no idea how to sell records

Which is a cryin' shame, considering how addicting Monty Are I's "Wall of People" is.

elephantdwarf (February 13, 2007)

hearing this band makes me impotent.

ForgetThisPlace (February 13, 2007)

I only like the song "Allison", because it's my name.

punk_rawk_show (February 13, 2007)

i feel exactly the same way as scott said below me, the song Allison is fucking supurb but the rest of there songs are very boring

maverick (February 13, 2007)

That "Allison" song should be a smash hit (but of course it won't be, since Stolen Transmission has no idea how to sell records). The rest of this record was completely forgettable, however.

-Scott

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