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Far: Water & SolutionsWater & Solutions (1998)
Sony Music Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: RockRock
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I first heard of "Far" from a friend who told me that I had to get my hands on thier album "Water&Solutions." Using the great source of the internet I decided to check out this Sacramento band. The first song I listened to was Mother Mary and after about thirty seconds of one song I was alrea.


I first heard of "Far" from a friend who told me that I had to get my hands on thier album "Water&Solutions." Using the great source of the internet I decided to check out this Sacramento band. The first song I listened to was Mother Mary and after about thirty seconds of one song I was already in my car, and on my way to my nearest cd store.

Right now I'm lovin the whole emo thing and this band seems to pack as about as much emotion into this cd as great bands like "Jimmy Eat World," and "Thursday." I'm not going to give you the play by play, but this band has almost too much talent to pass by. My favorite thing about the band is the fact that the lead singer starts out quiet in his vocals, and then lets it all go as he yells the chorus. I wouldn't call it screaming like for instance a band like Thursday throws into the mix, but you can definetely feel the emotion that the singer packs into the meaningful lyrics. The lyrics are definetely refreshing as they not only relate, but they are so sincere. The lyrics stick with you such as in the song "Mother Mary," it kicks off with, "Like Elvis, like everyone we all die, we all live on in photos, and paperbacks, if we're lucky we're coming back." Its so damn catchy you will be singing it in your sleep. This cd would still be excellent if there were no vocals, thats how good these guys from Sac really are.

I definetely recommend this album to anyone. To be honest this is some of the best music I've heard in a long time and truly establishes a higher level than your average band. What the hell are you waiting for?

Check out the best songs on the album: "Mother Mary," "Bury White," and "Water&Solutions."

 

 
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aliveisdead (December 16, 2007)

good album...a little boring at times but good

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

WOW thats the funniest thing ive ever heard in my life... wait my life sucks

Anonymous (December 11, 2001)

are you serious that is the dumbest comment made on a message board. We have now gotten dumber for reading that.

Anonymous (December 10, 2001)

your to FAR from what you know. music comes from the anus and only there. people say beans are the magical fruit. i think they are a phenomenon.

Anonymous (December 8, 2001)

far was awesome

to that one guy, by stating that they're trying to be like nfg you're not only admitting that you know nothing about music, but you're basically saying that you're a moron as well

Anonymous (December 8, 2001)

FAR ROCKS!!!!

Anonymous (December 7, 2001)

"these guys are damn shitty musicans. They have no talent at all. They are just one of like 500 bands trying to sound like a new found glory(who also suck) so they can be rich. THis emo shit isn't orgasmic at all..."

Dude, I think you're thinking of Farside. If you are actually talking about the band "Far", well then you are an idiot.

Anonymous (December 7, 2001)

Whoever doesn't like Far is a god damn idiot. If you don't get it, well then you probably never will, and therefore you are 'bout dumb. Go listen to Good Charlotte geek.
Feel free to email me if you feel differently (or the same)
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exhaustra (December 7, 2001)

emo-core rulez, dudes.

Anonymous (December 6, 2001)

This CD is fucking horrible...i bought it used for like 4.99 man, what a waste of money...Not punk, not emo, its metal mixed with a healthy dose of shit.

Anonymous (December 5, 2001)

the last band that this music sounds like is NFG. this is more emo/core not pop/punk. Do you listen to music??

Anonymous (December 5, 2001)

for the idiot who mentioned something about NFG. news for you buddy, Far broke up before NFG hit it big, if that's what you mean. think before you speak, it's called common sense.

Anonymous (December 4, 2001)

Far rocks! They are so talented and they are not trying to be like NFG. I dont care what anyone says they rock and they are good at it

Anonymous (December 4, 2001)

Just to let you know they sound nothing like New Found Glory dumb ass

Anonymous (December 4, 2001)

these guys are damn shitty musicans. They have no talent at all. They are just one of like 500 bands trying to sound like a new found glory(who also suck) so they can be rich. THis emo shit isn't orgasmic at all...

Anonymous (December 4, 2001)

Far is one of the best bands i've heard, they've been one of my favorite band for the last couple of years. If you like Water and Solutions you should also buy Tin Cans With Strings To You which is Their 2nd or 3rd cd. It's more heavy and more emocore. Quick is a good cd too. Jonah kicks ass. He rulez onelinedrawing and NEw End Original.
Duo-Thang

rejekt (December 3, 2001)

Far isn't bad. They seem to be decent but I haven't listened to them that much. New End Original however is one of the most powerful bands I've ever heard. I had never heard them before seeing them open for Hey Mercedes last month, but their whole set sent shivers up my spine.

Anonymous (December 3, 2001)

I'm sure most of you already know this, but hey, it's worth mentioning. Jonah of Far has his own side project called onelinedrawing that features him and an R2-D2 drum machine playing quieter songs. If you like Dashboard Confessional, you'd probably like this stuff. And if you hate Dashboard Confessional because it's so run of the mill, then you might like onelinedrawing anyway (especially fans of Far).
Also worth noting is that Jonah currently playing guitar and singing for New End Original, which also has a couple of the guys from Texas is the Reason involved.

Anonymous (December 3, 2001)

I never liked Far, and I always found it odd that they appeal to punk fans. Its seems to me that fans of bands like the Deftones and Helmet would be into these guys more. But hey, to each their own. I like the Bloodhound Gang for Christs sake.

SideLinedForLife (December 3, 2001)

Its cool "fathead" we may disagree on things (in previous post) but we share some commons such as my town as well as yours sucks bad! Anyway everyone check this band out as well as this cd and I gaurentee you wont regret it. -Rock

Anonymous (December 3, 2001)

my bad rock, you didn't say they SOUNDED like JEW or thursday, I guess i was a little trigger happy today. Far rocks.- fathead

Anonymous (December 3, 2001)

What??? Far doesn't remotely sound like Jimmy Eat Shit or Thursday. but they do rock really hard. great band.- fathead

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