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Glasshead

Glasshead: Daydreams on JupiterDaydreams on Jupiter (2006)
New School

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: die_die_diedie_die_die
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I'm going to just flat out say it: If you don't like New School Records other acts, walk away. If you do like the above my guess is you sat down with me. Now onto the review... Glasshead is a band best compared to Goldfinger with their radio rock sounds. They hail from Vancouver and from what I u.
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I'm going to just flat out say it: If you don't like New School Records other acts, walk away.

If you do like the above my guess is you sat down with me. Now onto the review... Glasshead is a band best compared to Goldfinger with their radio rock sounds. They hail from Vancouver and from what I understand have one hell of a live show

Fans of pop-punk music will know what to expect here: catchy choruses -- that's the key to all pop-punk records. In fact, this record even has catchy choruses in subpar songs. The guitar work isn't complex, it's kind of space-sounding and adds a bit of a unique flavor to the songs. The drumming compliments each song correctly and the tempo for each song flows. It's pretty much what you would expect from an album of this musical nature.

There is one minor exception, and it's with the last song. Guess what it is...no, no I can waitā?¦. Done? It's an acoustic song! The song is called "Ocean" and is different than other end-of-the-record acoustic songs. It was actually put together with much class; the song has a combination of acoustic guitars, piano and a violin. You can get a feel that the band is more than just beating drums and plucking strings as they can mix more classical instruments into songs.

Lyrically, well, the album is once again everything you'd expect. Songs about summer ("Wasted Summer") and girls (take your pick). Still, the lyrics feel real and emotional so you can't take that away from them. Granted, sometimes they are a little silly or dull -- you can look at the song "Peachfuzz" with a glaring eye if you'd like. They show off their writing talents in the song "Deadair" and create a Lawrence Arms-ish (yes, I said Lawrence Arms on a Punknews review, shoot me) line with "I can't remember how to remember." Not that I'm saying that line makes the whole song but I think that it shows a little more clever side of the band. They may not have the most sophisticated or new lyrics in the world but tied with the great tune in your head you'll be bouncing around and singing along in no time.

I'm not saying this is record of the year or even a record that's going to change everything. It's really just a fun record pulled off with some professional attitudes, pretty good lyrics and choruses that can make you sway or bounce, and in the end isn't that what a pop-punk fan wants?

Best of the Best:

  • Bullet
  • Hydrophobic Mermaid
  • Words That Kill
  • Charger `74
  • Deadair
  • Ocean

 

 
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AlmostPunkEnough (July 2, 2012)

easily the best pop-punk record of 2006 and one of the top 20 from the last decade.

in retrospect, 2006 was an incredible year for all things punk-related. from Ignite to NMB to Ryan's Hope to Strike Anywhere and the RX Bandits and No Trigger. i could go on with at least 25 more amazing albums off the top of my head. basically if you released something in 06 and it stood out to me this much it must've been something special and this was.

also, i can't believe you left "C " off the best songs list. while my favorite changes all the time that's one of only two that remains in the top four or five at all times.

KitimatPunkRawk (November 26, 2010)

well i know this is way late but i got to say ''Glasshead'' was way better when they were Nutboy dunno if anyone knows or will even post on this but just putting that out there while i listen to some old school NUTBOY!

DarrenMcLeod (March 24, 2007)

man, these guys came from my tiny little rural canadian hometown. as far as the person talking about the "g" logo and ripping off glassjaw, glasshead has had that logo since at least 2000. i'm not sure when glassjaw started using theirs, but i'm betting its just coincidence.

die_die_die (March 24, 2007)

thats half the fucking cd... best tracks should be limited to no more than a quarter of total output

I'll sum up my response with "don't care".

rkl (March 24, 2007)

Best of the Best:

* Bullet
* Hydrophobic Mermaid
* Words That Kill
* Charger `74
* Deadair
* Ocean

thats half the fucking cd... best tracks should be limited to no more than a quarter of total output

cherrycolarain (March 24, 2007)

Glasshead... giant G symbol... I can't help but think that they ripped off Glassjaw (minus the J on the symbol) but oh well. They don't seem that interesting. And I also agree, "Hydrophobic Mermaid" is a retarded name for a song. Just horrible. On the other hand, I might give the songs a go.

Scruffy (March 23, 2007)

You're joking right? NUFAN put out an album in 2005, still tours and is releasing a greatest hits and an EP this year.

Ianw (March 23, 2007)

kind of space-sounding

Anonymous (March 23, 2007)

why is this band still around? shit, no use for a name stopped putting out records years ago.

Hey_Asshole (March 23, 2007)

my mistake...it says hydrophobic.

that being said, it is even more retarded than i previously thought

Hey_Asshole (March 23, 2007)

i was going to read this review and keep an open mind...but fucking "hydroponic mermaids"?! are you fucking serious?

that is, without question, one of the most RETARDED song titles i have heard in a while.

fucking cunts

branden (March 23, 2007)

ive never even heard of new school records

Anonymous (March 23, 2007)

New School Records bands have bad cover art

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