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The Arrivals: Marvels of IndustryMarvels of Industry (2007)
Recess Records

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Of all the great albums released this year so far, this is the one that surprised and grabbed me the most. This is the first full release I've heard from these guys and they remind me of many of my favourite bands, but at the same time not sounding exactly like any other band. Think powerful, no bul.
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Of all the great albums released this year so far, this is the one that surprised and grabbed me the most. This is the first full release I've heard from these guys and they remind me of many of my favourite bands, but at the same time not sounding exactly like any other band. Think powerful, no bullshit punk rock with a heavy Leatherface/Jawbreaker influence, especially vocal-wise. The melodies and harmonies are so spot-on that it really is the perfect fast-paced summer record everyone hunts for each summer.

Yes, Paddy from D4 plays bass on this record, and no, I'm pretty sure he has not contributed any vocals. The funny thing is that their singer's voice is so clear yet mumbly that it really doesn't matter that only Paddy's bass abilities are on this one.

On first listen, I say the last two songs were the only ones that were really special ("Dangerous" and "The Joke"), but after spin number eight or so, it all seems infectious, every song stuck in my mind and never to leave.

The band doesn't necessarily stick to the exact same style all the way through the album, too -- there's one song that reminds me of a certain Irish psychobilly band.

The Arrivals have delivered one of 2007's punk rock gems with Marvels of Industry. Marvelous.

 

 
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Sliced-T (June 9, 2008)

Makes punk sound like a dangerous art form again without pretension. Just really creative and honest aggression.

randomD (August 3, 2007)

StevePerry, i have nothing to do with punknews, they edited the shit out of my review, you make me sound like a staff member, i consider eight to be a good score, thats all

SteeevePerry (August 2, 2007)

The way you describe the album makes it sound flawless, yet you still only give it an eight... Is there something you didn't like or are you afraid to give an album a nine or ten? Oh no wait... punknews.org don't like reviews that don't give an eight

HeyLittleFingers (July 31, 2007)

I've been waiting for this review for awhile. Great record, "Fat of the Land" is the jam of the year. The Arrivals had been playing alot of these songs for 3 or 4 years before releasing this record and it was long worth the wait. I have a man crush on Isaac.

crippledmark (July 31, 2007)

Love the arrivals!

JerryCola (July 31, 2007)

I was so happy the day I finally got my hands on this album at that record release show, four years was far too long of a wait for a new Arrivals album. Especially since they were playing most of these songs at their shows once Paddy joined the band which I think was a good year before this album came out.

After all the waiting this album didn't dissapoint one bit, music like this is what makes me happy that I live so close to Chicago.

Anonymous (July 31, 2007)

Thsi band reminds me of drinking a beer.

Anonymous (July 31, 2007)

Tour De Pubs 2007! Samson

Anonymous (July 31, 2007)

good band, releasing rather good records.

anarchynate (July 31, 2007)

Blew my Fucking head off!!!
"do i smell anger?"
Killed me!

nocigar (July 31, 2007)

thanks for this review, this album is great.

Phantom_Maggot (July 31, 2007)

This band is awesome...great great stuff. Reminds me of Hot Water Music meet Screeching Weasel.

notfeelingcreative (July 31, 2007)

Great rock n' roll record!

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