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Deas Vail - Collapse (Cover Artwork)

Deas Vail

Deas Vail: CollapseCollapse (2006)
Brave New World

Reviewer Rating: 1.5


Contributed by: Ben_ConoleyBen_Conoley
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This is still punknews.org, right? Listen, I don't care if you grew up on New Found Glory or Jimmy Eat World, it doesn't mean that the crap you spew out now in any way resembles anything punk in even the most abstract sense. Deas Vail sound a whole lot like later-day Juliana Theory, and we all kn.
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This is still punknews.org, right? Listen, I don't care if you grew up on New Found Glory or Jimmy Eat World, it doesn't mean that the crap you spew out now in any way resembles anything punk in even the most abstract sense.

Deas Vail sound a whole lot like later-day Juliana Theory, and we all know that the only good thing about newer Juliana Theory is that you can say "at least there's old Juliana Theory."

Collapse is the Arkansas Quintet's teaser for their recently released full-length, All the Houses Look the Same. Having heard said full-length, Collapse is an accurate representation of what the band presents on their newest effort. That is, it's chock full of piano-driven emotional pop with a heavy spiritual leaning.

While this kind of music has a home -- a very safe home -- it's not between my walls. There's no edge to Deas Vail. It's completely safe music, albeit comforting and easy to listen to. It's got nothing to do with the band being Christians; they just don't offer anything other than smooth vocals and clean melody. It's not even as though you can fault the band for doing what they do -- there's nothing wrong with it necessarily, I just don't want to hear it, and I am willing to bet that the readers of this website don't want to hear it, either. Just because punk rock has become a catch doesn't mean that it's going to be accepted by the punk community.

However, there are people reading this who are going to dig Deas Vail. So here's the deal: If you bought a copy of the last Juliana Theory album and didn't pawn it, buy Deas Vail's music.

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
SilentStorms (April 24, 2007)

I want to start an argument with a Christian! Religion is stupid. Prove that I'm wrong. Seriously, let's take a jab at what has ruined the human race for thousands of years. BRING'ER!!!

Anonymous (April 23, 2007)

juliana theory was pretty awesome

ben_conoley (April 22, 2007)

Because they seem to be a Christian band rather than merely a band comprised of Christians.

Anonymous (April 21, 2007)

Why would you point out the fact that they are Christian if it doesn't matter?

branden (April 20, 2007)

who listens to the fucking juliana theory?!?!

Anonymous (April 20, 2007)

This is still punknews.org, right?

then stop reviewing arcade fire and shit like that as well!

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