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Pink Razors: Leave AliveLeave Alive (2008)
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Pink Razors have returned with nine new tracks of pop-punk that makes you feel like you are back in high school, except without everything about high school that sucks. Leave Alive also happens to be the first Pink Razors release with their new guitarist, singer-songwriter Erin Tobey. These songs.
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Pink Razors have returned with nine new tracks of pop-punk that makes you feel like you are back in high school, except without everything about high school that sucks. Leave Alive also happens to be the first Pink Razors release with their new guitarist, singer-songwriter Erin Tobey.

These songs are noticeably longer than most of their previous material. Most of the time they manage to keep the songs interesting enough that they do not feel too formulaic or absurdly long. However, there are a few points in the album where the songs bleed together. Another change is that they sound less aggressive, which allows them to focus even more on melody. Leave Alive also reinforces, with the song "Clouded," the idea that instrumental pop-punk songs are not a good idea. Sure, the guitar line can be catchy, but the beginning of the next track cannot be more welcomed.

There are a number of high points on this record. The choruses will have you singing along after the first listen. The guitar work on this album makes Pink Razors stand out among their peers. Erin Tobey's vocals work perfectly and left me wishing that she sang lead on more songs.

Leave Alive is yet another solid release by a band that is constantly at work bringing the fun back to punk.

 

 
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brendanpwns (April 24, 2009)

Packaging - 100% standard. Photocopied full sheets of paper folded over and stapled. Nothing beyond what you would expect.

Lyrics - Decent. Nothing that I found worth quoting. Probably should have mentioned what I thought about the lyrics, but nothing really stood out.

briennis (January 31, 2009)

Ugh, atrocious review. Do you honestly think their goal is to "bring the fun back to pop punk"? I hate that shit. You sell this fabulous album pretty short. Also, I assume that you don't actually own a copy, since you didnt mention any of the lyrics or packaging. People need to stop reviewing mp3s they've downloaded as if they're albums.

ihatemusic2dotorg (November 24, 2008)

geometric park rules

Misanthropee (November 23, 2008)

Curses! Score is for ME!

Lmnndtlgrph (November 22, 2008)

erin did not play on the split with EYC.

Split w/ EYC
=
Pink Razors' first EP (Scene Suicide) & a Lemonheads cover

first six songs on EYC's Wet Stuff Dries tape

brendanpwns (November 22, 2008)

I have not gotten the split with EYC yet, but when Jeff posted the ordering info on VLV, he said this is the first release for Erin.

Sorry I apparently suck.

Misanthropee (November 22, 2008)

Score is for the previous comment.

Also, further criticizing the review: Erin's first release with Pink Razors was actually their split with EYC (I think). Which, of course, fucking rules, except for the EYC side...

bigwig1022 (November 21, 2008)

im not one to criticize how another writes.... but fuck..... youre terrible

Misanthropee (November 21, 2008)

I didn't even know this was out yet. To the record store!

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