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Title Fight

Title Fight: Kingston [7 inch]Kingston [7 inch] (2008)
FlightPlan

Reviewer Rating: 3
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Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Title Fight plays speedy, emotional pop-punk seemingly influenced by early Fairweather and Saves the Day. Their Kingston 7" is an admirable display of musical prowess, involving chugging guitars, solid energy and a sincere yelp. So there isn't much to rail Title Fight with regarding their songwritin.
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Title Fight plays speedy, emotional pop-punk seemingly influenced by early Fairweather and Saves the Day. Their Kingston 7" is an admirable display of musical prowess, involving chugging guitars, solid energy and a sincere yelp. So there isn't much to rail Title Fight with regarding their songwriting skills, but boy, most of the time Kingston comes off nearly identical to the west coast's First to Leave.

Why Title Fight is getting a pass for sounding so similar to a band that's already not that original themselves is due solely to their chops. None of the three songs on Kingston play straightforward all the way through. Instead, there's a clear willingness to change up the tempo every so often, offering mid-song dynamics and moments of restraint. When a more gravelly and forceful vocal approach kicks into "Loud and Clear," the band just sounds on -- even if it sounds like First to Leave's singer is making a guest appearance.

By coincidence or not, the immediate similarities on Kingston bring it down just a bit. But the quality of these three songs is well enough to push it into positive territory. Now let's see the band mix it up a bit more for the next release.

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swellersfan7407 (March 22, 2009)

Loud and clear is the most catcheist song ive evr heard.

teaessare (January 28, 2009)

This band is incredibly tight. Really young, and really talented. And this is a great release. Should definitely have a higher rating.

danclemens (October 13, 2008)

I agreed with you at first listen of First To Leave, but then after getting into them, they sound nothing alike vocal wise. I remember in 2003 everyone though Thursday and Taking Back Sunday's vocalists sounded similar and if you look back at it now, you'd be crazy to still say that. And I really doubt this band has ever heard First To Leave, hell I had never heard of them until you mentioned them.

JamesWOAH (May 15, 2008)

Recently started listening to them. Great band. Good guys as far as I know since they are local.

suburbanxcore (February 18, 2008)

Awesome band. I actually gave a similar to review at
http://gosleeveless.blogspot.com

8dollarclarinetsolo (February 3, 2008)

this is a garbage review

uriahthomas (February 3, 2008)

this seven inch is amazing. i totally don't get the first to leave similarities at all, i just don't hear it. its punk man, no one is reinventing the wheel here.

JayBear (February 2, 2008)

This rules. I listen to it everyday, check it out!

nate_derby (February 2, 2008)

Wow. This awesome...and that First To Leave band is sweet too.

Archangel (February 2, 2008)

I read "Fairweather and Saves the Day" and went to try this out. Musically it's dead-on, but these vocals just aren't really doing it for me.

mean_and_Average (February 2, 2008)

great kids. great band. they're just getting started too. keep an eye on these dudes...

suburbanxcore (February 2, 2008)

This band is good as hell for being as young as they are. Flight Plan is a sweet label that deserves some support, so pick this up and the Memorial record when it comes out.

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