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Just Surrender: PhoenixPhoenix (2010)
Razor & Tie
Reviewer Rating: 1
Contributed by: SloaneDaleySloaneDaley
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Three years can seem like a long time between albums with the glut of music that gets released today--unless, of course, you are Mike Ness. Save for a self-released tour EP, that's how long we've been waiting with baited breath between Just Surrender releases. Well, they are back, and it appears tha.
Three years can seem like a long time between albums with the glut of music that gets released today--unless, of course, you are Mike Ness. Save for a self-released tour EP, that's how long we've been waiting with baited breath between Just Surrender releases. Well, they are back, and it appears that the band and the major label subsidiary Broken English that put out their last two albums are currently seeing other people. I'm sure the guys in Just Surrender wanted to move to a place that embraced their less commercial and darker new album Phoenix. To get this done they are now releasing records on Razor & Tie, a label know for such groundbreaking releases as the Kidz Bop franchise and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. If you are a comic book fan--and I'm betting you are--at this point you are probably saying to yourself "Hey! This must be like when that wussemo Jean Grey turned into the totally powerful and attractive intergalactic entity known as Phoenix." But you have to admit that being attracted to an illustrated image is kind of strange. You know what else is strange? Grabbing your band's very bland form of Taking Back Sunday-influenced pop-rock/nü-emo and taking three years to produce something that revels in even more clichés of the genre and poor songwriting.
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