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Lifetime

Lifetime: Jersey's Best DancersJersey's Best Dancers (1997)
Jade Tree Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: fatheadMark Williams
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This album was released way back in 1997. I just got it about 6 months ago. It truly is a unique and fucking awesome album. Twelve songs in 25 minutes. All of them have elements of punk and hardcore, with the very beginings of the emo sound creeping through. It is obvious Saves the Day listened to.
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This album was released way back in 1997. I just got it about 6 months ago. It truly is a unique and fucking awesome album. Twelve songs in 25 minutes. All of them have elements of punk and hardcore, with the very beginings of the emo sound creeping through. It is obvious Saves the Day listened to alot of Lifetime, and if they didn't, they need to, just to know what they should sound like.

Lifetime's singer has a very clear and listenable voice, but I cant really understand a fucking thing he says without following along in the booklet. I'm used to that by now, thanks to Bad Religion. All of these Lifetime songs have a definite east coast sound. The best songs are songs 1 through 6 and 9 and 11. "Francie Nolan" has been stuck in my head for a month, and none of these songs are anywhere near catchy pop-punk songs. For some reason, Lifetime just stays in your head with their punk/core sound.

They aren't a band anymore, but there sound lives on with the slightly more hardcore Kid Dynamite(featuring members of Lifetime), who, by the way, have a fucking awesome album called "Shorter, Faster, Louder". I suggest "Jersey's Best Dancers" to anyone who is looking for a different punk sound other than than the so-cal bands and other than the radio friendly pop-punks and other than the 70's streetpunkrock and other than the, well, anything else.

 

 
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mike_litt69 (February 27, 2007)

the singer sounds a lot like the guy from mxpx except he doesnt preach undertone christcore messages

Anonymous (June 15, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

Anonymous (September 8, 2005)

one of the all-time great albums! The reunion show at the Pony was the best show I've been to in my life!

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

The most underrated East Coast band ever.

judo (September 23, 2003)

i cant believe this album has only a few comments.

this is a sound defining album and most of the bands out in the past 4 years are so that everyone raves about are influenced by lifetime.

lifetime > everything else

Anonymous (January 8, 2003)

Heard that kind of music a thousand times. I just don't understand the hype about the band.

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

dammit, i just have to raise my original rating. i haven't stopped listening to this cd since the day i bought it, and it only gets better. damn good.- fathead

punk_kid (July 25, 2001)

i think that this is the best lifetime album but thats just me.. however they all rule. i havent heard a single bad song. if this one...or hello bastards were about 10 mins longer they would be the perfect albums

ncg1 (July 19, 2001)

Great album, although, I have to favor the "Seven Inches" collection on CD. It's classic.

Anonymous (June 6, 2001)

this cd is soooooooooooo good.

Anonymous (April 4, 2001)

i would like to say to that i'm sorry for the recent reviews i submitted. iwas drunk, and dont really remember even writing them, but that doesn't change the fact that lifetime, and jawbreaker are two of the most unique, influencial bands that i listen to. my reviews dont do these albums justice, and i will soon be submiting alternate ones that do.

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