Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American (Cover Artwork)

Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World: Bleed AmericanBleed American (2001)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: repeaterrepeater
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Jimmy eat world is a band that gets me excited. They are one of the most influential bands on the entire emo scene. contrary to some peoples belief, they've been on a major since 'Static Prevails'. Quite simply put; I love Jimmy Eat World. and i don't give a shit that they're on a major. I.
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Jimmy eat world is a band that gets me excited. They are one of the most influential bands on the entire emo scene. contrary to some peoples belief, they've been on a major since 'Static Prevails'.

Quite simply put; I love Jimmy Eat World. and i don't give a shit that they're on a major. I knew it was a mistake to put this cd on the listening post. I couldnt afford to buy it really, but as soon as I heard that signature sound that makes j.e.w what they are, I had to part with the cash. and it's good. It's always gonna be hard to live up to the expectations that they set on 'Clarity', and I gotta admit, it's not quite as good as Clarity; but it most definitely rocks a hell of a lot more than anything else that's come out recently. The cd has a more basic, laid back and poppy feel to it than 'Clarity' does but it's just so catchy, so heartwrenching and most definitely sooo emo! there's some classic stuff on this. 'hear you me' and 'my sundown' are the two stand out tracks by far and they are the 'for me this is heaven' and 'lucky denver mint' of the album. 'your house' is the heartbreaker song sporting the lyrics 'if you still care at all, don't go - tell me now' and even when Jim sings 'you ripped my heart right out' it just can't help but sound so charming. 'get it faster' has a monster of a riff towards the middle of the song and this is the most gritty and bitter of all of the tracks but then they follow it up with 'cautioners' which is just amazing and gets you sitting there, all dreamy eyed once again. 'the authority song' is the catchy as a cold pop rock tune that you think Green Day wrote while Weezer were lending them their guitars. The handclaps are just so cool. This is gonna be a cd that gets played over and over and over again.


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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.
pitoresco (June 22, 2007)

score for the review.

this cd is very good

Anonymous (May 25, 2004)

jew at their worst.

Anonymous (December 1, 2003)

I can garauntee that anyone giving jimmy eat world bad reviews has never heard any of their stuff outside of "middle" and "sweetness". Why are they even wasting their time reviewing a band they have never even heard.

punkboy_1 (November 14, 2002)

this has some good songs and some that aren't so good. bleed american, praise chorus, sweetness, hear u me, and cheating gets it faster are all kick ass an shit. the others leave a little to be desired

Drizzt7_drek (March 2, 2002)

Sometimes, I want to hear music that's intense. Something that can just make me feel alive, make me very angry or sad or any emotion strongly. Something, that makes me feel like I'm doing something important that the outcome will save the world. If I feel like that, I put on Fugazi.

And sometimes, I want to hear music that makes me think of making out in the back of a Ford Escort. If I feel like that, I put on this CD.

I need both kinds of music available to me. This may not be an amazing of a kind CD. I still think it's pretty good though.

Eddie (January 1, 2002)

This CD rocks!!

jheisel (October 30, 2001)

if this review is serious, then the state of the world is even worse than i had previously thought. if, however, this is a parody, i must say it is brilliant.

Anonymous (October 29, 2001)

Good album, shitty review

repeater (October 28, 2001)

Ah right i see. I'm not new to the site but this is just the first time ive been bothered to get an account cos i wanted to post some reviews. Thanks for the advice, and yeah, jimmy eat world does get me exited.

Anonymous (October 27, 2001)

Jimmy Eat World is a band that gets you excited? ummmmm. OK.

maverick (October 27, 2001)

Repeater --
You must be new, as I've clarified this point many many times on this site. I can't post anyone's reviews but my own [same with Shindo, Kip, etc]. The only person who is able to publish reviews written by non-staff members is Aubin. So you'd have to ask Aubin about it. Feel free to email him at aubin@punknews.org.

Anonymous (October 27, 2001)

I like their older work, but this album isn't bad at all. I think it gets a bit too much attention, but oh well.

repeater (October 27, 2001)

I agree totally. Clarity is their masterpiece, static prevails is pretty awesome, the split with Jebadaiah is cool (apart from the fact that jebadaiah are on it) and this album is damn good. hey scott, i submitted some more reviews with this, how come you dont put them up?

coldjuly (October 27, 2001)

I would honestly compare some of these songs as being foo fighterish, which is ok..but this too became boring after a while.

Please don't hate me for saying that.

And Static prevails is their best record.

Anonymous (October 26, 2001)

Fuck this pussy shit and fuck MTV!

MusicIsMyLife (October 26, 2001)

thank you for being cool.

maverick (October 26, 2001)

Where the hell where all you fuckers when my JEW/Jebediah review was getting blasted? Shit! And this album's only okay, Clarity is much better.

Anonymous (October 26, 2001)

I didn't like Jimmy Eat World at all when I bought this, and I think it's perfect. Even the rigidly anti-Jimmy Eat World will have to give in to this.

Anonymous (October 25, 2001)

best record of the year

Bryne (October 25, 2001)

What an amazing record. "A Praise Chorus" has been stuck in my head about 1000 times since I got this album.

Anonymous (October 25, 2001)

This album is beautiful. Absolutely perfect in my mind.

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