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New Atlantic

New Atlantic: The Streets, The Sounds, And the LoveThe Streets, The Sounds, And the Love (2007)
Eyeball Records

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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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Coming to a sappy teen drama near you! Just waiting for the CW to pick up their title track for an emotional theme song for a new hit show, New Atlantic have a knack for the polished hyper melodic guitar-driven rock music. Catchy? Poppy? Emotional? Layered? Check, check, check, check. Eleven trac.
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Coming to a sappy teen drama near you! Just waiting for the CW to pick up their title track for an emotional theme song for a new hit show, New Atlantic have a knack for the polished hyper melodic guitar-driven rock music. Catchy? Poppy? Emotional? Layered? Check, check, check, check.

Eleven tracks of snoreable boring radio fodder and I can't seem to find anything nice to say. Nor can I tell the difference between any of these mid-tempo formula-based jingles. "Wire and Stone" has a half-assed dance beat and "Now That You're Gone" has an inventive theme (namely, one being there -- then gone -- thus proving worthy of a song). "What It's Like to Feel Small" explains nothing of my curiosity of the band's purported Lilliputian-ness. "Late Night Television" neither describes my love for Bravo reality TV competitions nor my passion for marathon runs of "I Love New York" on the VH1.

Are they hardworking? Probably. Will they get popular? Maybe. Their songs are well-written and they are adept musicians and performers. They hit the harmonies on the head and and arrange their songs intricately enough for a five-piece to retain interest, but I feel like this album could put me to sleep faster than the instrumental side of the Little Mermaid soundtrack that I used to listen to on tape every night when I went to bed (side note: Have you ever tried to listen to "Kiss the Girl" without lyrics? Now that will knock you out in seconds flat.). Confusing punctuation aside, these chumps know that they have to all wear coats for press shots and understand that going on tour with Cartel and Cobra Starship will no doubt gain them a fanbase of adoring 14-year-olds.

When it comes down to the wire, I have to listen to this album on quiet volume while writing this review so my co-workers don't get confused by the lack of NPR and the addition of shitty wuss rock. And I think that speaks to core of this review.

 

 
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rkl (May 19, 2007)

if this is shitty wuss rock to jesse, then this must be the worst album ever, excluding candlebox's discography

Anonymous (May 18, 2007)

i miss kinixtion....

Anonymous (May 16, 2007)

Is Ian Macaye in this band?

Anonymous (May 16, 2007)

start reviewing good cds again or at least cds that are not indisputably terrible

misterpink (May 16, 2007)

the cover is really nice though

Anonymous (May 15, 2007)

simply stated this is pop without hooks, which makes absolutely no sense. pretty boring stuff.

Anonymous (May 15, 2007)

Very YAWN.....fuck this band

omfgfaggotry (May 15, 2007)

Reviewer knowz siltch about the biz. I am from hollywood. I know what the fucks up. If you wanna get in where you fit in email me.. _the_industry_faggot

Anonymous (May 15, 2007)

Some of them went to college with me it seems. They were in the frat that like doubled up pop collar shirts and being assholes.

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