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Stadium - Change of Plans, We're Coming Home (Cover Artwork)

Stadium

Stadium: Change of Plans, We're Coming HomeChange of Plans, We're Coming Home (2007)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: nightowlnightowl
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Forget the new Jimmy Eat World; I've heard it and it's not what we wanted. As blasphemous as that sounds, it supports my next claim; Stadium's Change of Plans, We're Coming Home could take its place. Giant hooks, weaving dual vocals, and not to mention a great packaging job make this Houston ban.


Forget the new Jimmy Eat World; I've heard it and it's not what we wanted. As blasphemous as that sounds, it supports my next claim; Stadium's Change of Plans, We're Coming Home could take its place.

Giant hooks, weaving dual vocals, and not to mention a great packaging job make this Houston band's debut EP surpass most bands doing the pop-post-punk thing. It's no surprise, as the band is comprised of Houston music veterans and Negative Progression alumni, Little Compass, a band who was not afraid to mix mathy guitar work with off-time drumming.

With just an EP, a band doesn't have much time to make an impression on the listener. That's not a problem when every song is as big and full of life as the last, building a stage for Beshara and Stillwell's dual vocals. This record gets straight to the point and really only leaves the request for more songs...

Fans of old Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eat World or Hey Mercedes, REJOICE!

[originally written for Mammoth Press]

 


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TheKidsSuck (September 29, 2007)

This isnt bad, but its blatantly a Jimmy Eat World ripoff. To the point where it negates its own existence.

elephantdwarf (September 27, 2007)

there is no fucking comparison between coliseum and this crap band. coliseum fucking annihilates them, even if they are completely different styles of music.

Holy_Balls (September 27, 2007)

5 STARS!

Holy_Balls (September 27, 2007)

OH SHIT. I saw these guys open up for Moneen awhile ago. They were really good.

bytheslice (September 26, 2007)

Little Compass was pretty rad, a better band live than on cd. Stadium are pretty solid as well.

Coliseum completely rule, by the way. They're playing w/ High On Fire tonight in my city, but I can't make it....

imapolarbear (September 26, 2007)

what's with the rip-off of the cover of pelicans new album?

pinkerton (September 26, 2007)

eh, review got me stoked. music did not.

wallofyouth (September 25, 2007)

coliseum > stadium ?

Preston (September 25, 2007)

Cover art looks like City of Echoes meets Seasame Street.

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