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Something Corporate

Something Corporate: Leaving Through The WindowLeaving Through The Window (2002)
Universal Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: maverickScott
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This CD is too fucking long. I just wanted to get that out of the way right up front so you know. So, what else can I say about this band? Well, they're listed as a "punk" band on the MCA Records webpage. As an interesting sidenote, the band is also listed in their "pop" category as well, an.
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This CD is too fucking long.

I just wanted to get that out of the way right up front so you know.

So, what else can I say about this band? Well, they're listed as a "punk" band on the MCA Records webpage. As an interesting sidenote, the band is also listed in their "pop" category as well, and they fit there much better. In this album's 14 tracks, there isn't a hint of punk rock anywhere to be found [save the title of one song, "Punk Rock Princess"]. Let the bashing commence in the comments section now, right? Whatever.

Well, I better talk about the music at some point. So, like I said, there's 14 tracks, and the album clocks in at a way too long 57:28. For a pop band with a gimmick [the liberal use of a piano in the tracks], this is way too long overall. There are too many songs, and each song seems to enjoy sauntering in at around the 4 minute mark, acting like the musical embodiment of the drunk uncle at Christmas who just won't leave when he's asked.

These songs like to beat their choruses into your head over and over to make sure you don't forget them, and I'll be damned if every song on this album isn't named after the hook in said song. There's no hidden message in these titles: "I Woke Up In A Car," "Drunk Girl," "You're Gone" - want to guess what the song will be about? I figured as much.

Musically, the band seems pretty proficient at writing a good pop song. They're all competent musicians, and singer/pianist Andrew really has a nice voice which he finally allows to shine on the album's closer, a sparse piano number called "Globes and Maps." A string section turns up very frequently throughout the album as well. It adds a nice symphonic touch to some of the tracks, but it gets overused and played out [a gimmick band wearing out different gimmick in the studio - ironic, ain't it?].

Unfortunately, the band felt the need to recycle a lot of old material on this release. Three tracks from their "Audioboxer" EP [Jordan, Princess, and Hurricane] all get repeated, as well as a handful of songs from their first full length as well. That's tacky and insulting to fans, in my opinion.

Overall, if you want a decent pop album to hum along to in the background and you want to drop the 15 bucks, then go for it. There really is nothing special about this CD whatsoever - go buy a Ben Folds Five album if you want good piano-driven pop, or if you want more electic stuff [which this band doesn't even think about going into], pick up the new Ben Kweller or Ben Folds CDs - they're much, much better than this. To be blunt, this is a New Found Glory, just slower and with more flourishes. Don't believe the hype.

MP3s
iF yoU C Jordan
Punk Rock Princess


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iF yoU C Jordan

 

 
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Anonymous (December 1, 2006)

I honestly think that you should never judge a band by their genre.... I really enjoy this CD... I know the whole thing by heart and I've seen them twice in concert. You can't hate a CD just because they were accidentally labelled punk when it really wasn't. LAME EXCUSE! The whole song title thing, LAME EXCUSE! Why don't you set the fucking genres aside and listen to the MUSIC. If you don't like the CD because you don't like the music, then I'll respect your review.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

Buy this one!!! It“s fuckin“ great!!!

Anonymous (November 7, 2002)

*mutters* Stop the presses!! There's a piano-rock outfit on DTR? Let's go check them out..was probably the first thing that Blink-182 and Sum 41 fans thought when they heard about Something Corporate.

The CD goes nowhere fast, taking way too long, and occasionally putting in a piano into what without it would be soft rock. The songs are predictable, there's no charm, and there is very little originality in the album. I heard it once at a friends house, and all but 1 of songs were about girls.

If you like piano rock, get the Andrew W.K. CD "I Get Wet". If you want easy listening find some pop crap. If you want both, get Something Corporate CD.

It has its uses though. It's a nice coaster.

Anonymous (September 5, 2002)

fucking CHRIST! I actually liked this review! He was ... non-biased. I personally love the cd. but that's my opinion. I think it's unique. But hell that's just me. But what i like about the review is that it talks about its upsides too. Except "It's too long." Punk cd's that are like 12 minutes long cos the band can only play three chords should not be the norm. This cd held my attention all the way through. But the reason I'm posting...
WHAT THE HELL IS WITH YOU PEOPLE AND "GAY?" I'm sorry but come up with another fucking adjective for something you don't like. I like this site, but i browsed it today and I've seen that word at least twenty times in the ten minutes i've been here. Grow up. And anyway why are you reading these reviews if you don't like this "gay" stuff anyway? ...one more thing - something i've noticed around me - kids who prefer to call things gay very often, and emphasize it, also love to talk about the male genitalia. And the like. Sorry to say but I'm pretty sure if you're using that so damn much you may ... just may ... have a "problem." I'm straight but let gays be gays and pick something else to say. That has no bearing on the cd, merely states you don't like it. WHY don't you like it? HOw about that?
...fuckers.

Anonymous (August 26, 2002)

one word..

gay

CincyPunkGal (August 3, 2002)

I like this CD, but maybe it's because I've seen this band live and they were great, in my opinion. Maybe I have gone crazy, but besides the song titles named after all of the hooks, I really enjoy listening to this album after a long day. But I can see where others wouldn't like it... Something Corporate has a sound you either like or you hate.

hix07 (July 28, 2002)

okay, First off Scott needs to give a little less bias reviews. SoCo never claimed to be punk. If Scott doesn't like something based on its bad, fine. But, if its because he doesn't like the type of music don't let him review the CD. I like SC based on thier musical talent not thier Punk"ness". Because they're not. I'm huge punk fan and I'll be the first to say this isn't punk. So scott can say this is bad punk, shows how much he knows about music. Plus, if Scott says SC is bad because of thier label, bullshit. Drive-Thru can do whatever the fuck they want and if he doesn't like a band because of the label, shallow. He needs to leave drive thru alone, I'd be pissed to if I got shitty reviews that hold CD sales down. Shitty reviews because the CD is too long??? Then listen to it in parts dumb shit. No one said you didn't have a stop button. All of you need to listen to the music types you like and leave the music you don't like alone. People like different things. No one is as perfect as all knowing Scott.

Anonymous (July 24, 2002)

Whoever said tool is shitty must die... Now! you have to be retarded to say that Tool sucks live. I've seen them, although they dont run around and jump around, the show is quite impressive with massive stage screens and crazy shit happenining. Music is played perfectly. A Perfect Circle is kick ass too. Maynard would be god, if god existed. Cant wait to see them in Ottawa in august! whoohoo.
-ejaculine

Anonymous (June 17, 2002)

It's really a shame you associate Ben Folds, one of the greatest song writers of our generation, with this band. It hurts me inside to hear that.

Anonymous (June 16, 2002)

this may have been the worst review ive ever read. sure the cd might not be that good, but to judge a song in its name? no thats shallow. this review was god awful, but the cd still isnt that good. oh yeah, it defentily deserves points off because it was catagorized under "punk" from an ignorant label.

waste_elite (June 14, 2002)

tool and a perfect circle sound absolutely nothing alike. the music written for each band is done by completely separate groups of people. the only similarity between the two bands is maynard being the vocalist. Lateralus and the a perfect circle album are like night and day; i see no musical similarity between them. i love tool, but i can't stand a perfect circle.

sorry you got to see maynard's ass. i went to see NIN and APC play when they toured together. i didn't stay around for most of the APC set, the music just doesn't appeal to me. NIN, on the other hand, was/is fucking incredible.

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

This is a pretty good album, but if you want to hear some really GOOD something corporate, download some songs from their "ready-break" cd (its out of print) and then come back here. The panio is much more present and they sound much similiar to Ben Folds. Its sad to see, but this band is becoming poppier as they get older instead of more mature.

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

kill........Kill............KIll............KILLLLL!!!!! !!!!!!! KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! NOW KILL EVERYONE NOW!!!!! KILL EVERYONE NOW!!!!!!!

evildeadalive (June 13, 2002)

You were right about one thing - to each his own. I own all of the Tool cd's and, like i said, at one time i loved them, i am just extremely bored of them right now. you can say their albums sound different, but i think the new one sounds exactly like a perfect circle, who in my opinion suck ass. it is boring shit to me. don't tell me i have a short attention span because i do not. i will admit tool is better live than a perfect circle, but that is not saying much. when i saw a perfect circle with nine inch nails, maynard stood with his back to the crowd the whole time with his pants down so we could all see his ass, literally. is that entertainment? no that is shit. fuck a perfect circle, fuck tool, and fuck maynard james keenan. like i said, that is my opinion, and to each his own..

waste_elite (June 13, 2002)

dude i don't know what the hell you're talking about. Opiate, Undertow, Ęnima, and Lateralus all have separate, very distinct sounds. there has been a huge progression from opiate to lateralus; it's pretty hard to miss it. and when i saw em live a few months back, the crowd went fucking insane. it was an awesome show.

i really don't understand why people say tool is boring. i think anyone with some sort of attention span can appreciate this shit. to each his own i guess.

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

Maybe so but he does know when he hears a bad album and this one applies.

Thank god this cd was only $6 or I would really be pissed. At least I can get the same value for it in a trade.

Anonymous (June 12, 2002)

Whoever wrote that review, I say this:
"Fuck you up your stupid ass you dirty sheep fucker. You don't know a good album when you hear one."

Sicarius (June 12, 2002)

I dont know what the fuck your talking about, but TOOL has made 3 very distinctive sound changes. And suck live? They have one of the best sounds, and most astounding visuals at any concert ive been to. And at the 4 TOOL concerts i've been to, the crowd has had more energy than most punk concerts i've been to.

evildeadalive (June 12, 2002)

God I hate Tool. They were one of my favorite bands 8 years ago, but they are just boring as goddamn hell to me now. For a band that people seem to think are so progressive there shit sure does sound all the same. Opiate is the only album of theirs worth listening to anymore. The rest is shitty, shitty, shit shit. They absolutely suck live too. Boring as all hell, but too loud to go to sleep to. I had never seen 5000 people yawn so much before. God. Don't even get me started on Tool.

waste_elite (June 12, 2002)

"whats too long is the tool cd which Scott put on his top ten list for 2001. Now that shit is too long and many many many many times too boring to sit through"

yeah the new tool cd is really fucking long but in a good way. i don't mind a long album as long as it's good. tool songs are long but complex and varied enough to keep you interested. yeah it's not punk either but who cares. tool is fucking brilliant. they're the only "metal" band that i'll even bother to listen to. they put more thought into one song than any other shitty, meathead nu-metal band puts into an entire album.

here's to smart music.

JOE_MOMMA (June 11, 2002)

lookie here kids let me tell you a story about a gay boy named Tim. THis gay boy wanted to be loved by other gay boys but there werent any gay boys to love him back so he tried to DO IT with a NORMAL kid and he got his ass kicked. SO DONT BE A FAG.

GO 49 ERS

Sicarius (June 11, 2002)

easy there tiger.

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

Wow these guys are so good! NoFX and Thrice sound like crap compared to SoCo!
On tour, they even signed my yellow t-shirt!
"Punk Rock Princess" is the best song ever! "The Decline" is crap compared to that!!
I can't wait to see them with S Club 7 in November!!

Ben Weasel

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

if this website is so bad then why are you here in the first place?

I'm sure something corporate will some how make it without the needed defense from comments like yourself or criticism from others. Point blank, their songs get annoying really fast and quickly fade away. Even the songs I somewhat liked really haven't stuck with me at all and are no different than any other power pop/punk songs out there today just because they incorporate a piano. If you want to hear a piano, listen to billy joel or ben folds.

There is a reason why everyone dislikes drive-thru and mostly it's because every single band sounds the same on that label with an exception for the rx bandits. It just becomes repetitive and their fan base is alot like the bay city rollers, when the fans grew up they faded away. which is what happened to me and the ataris when they showed they could only write songs about girls and high school when their lead singer has to now be pushing 30. I moved on with my life and in the coming years, no one will remember drive-thru.

People just have different opnions whether you like them or not. So, stop trying to be a "rebel" by posting here when you don't even like this site

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

for all the people that think this shit isnt punk...i don't think they intended it to be. they listen to punk, and the influence comes across in some of the songs. it reminds me of a more radio friendly get up kids. kinda like get up kids meets new found glory w/ ben folds if he was young influence. its good if u like the aforementioned bands and have an open mind. its not ground breaking but its a good album to make out to or something. my girlfriend who doesnt really listen to punk loves it. globes and maps got me some when i put it on in the car. buy it and maybe you'll get some hahhahahaha!

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

I think this is the best album to come out so far this year. Hoe about we learn what we are talking about before we review a band. This is their first full length. The only other CD they released was an EP

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

Oh by the way, I paid 7.99 for this cd. if anyone pays $15 for a cd these days you are 1. getting ripped off and 2. and complete moron.

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

Okay, cause I'm 15 and all, actually I'm 18, and I have quite a bit of a music collection. And in no way does absolutepunk steal news. Your so incredibly right though, because Punknews updates every day with good news right. NO, they don't, sorry. AP.net does though, and at least they weren't psuedo rebels and block off DTR. Punknews needs to get a life and stop being "unique rebels".

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

jay and silent bob was a god-awful movie. they tried too hard to recycle funny parts of its predecesors. the other four are great, particularly Mallrats.

ludacris (June 10, 2002)

www.outlawrecordz.com

real punk.

this band ain't bad tho from the 2 songs i heard. not my thing tho.

Anonymous (June 10, 2002)

if i was in something corporate and read all the shit u guys talk on them, (especially the fact that most of u can't play music instruments yourself, or write a song, doesnt give u much room to talk)i'd pull a jay and silent bob strikes back and come to your houses and beat the shit out of you. you guys are just a bunch of fuckin dorks who have nothing better to do that sit around butting heads about a band. its a fucking band. you should be lucky you don't have real concerns like people who live in fear of their lives everyday in the middle east and shit. i'm not trying to sound all holier than thou, but posting a comment like 'this shit is wimpy and gay' just makes you sound like a homophobic asshole. now, w/o further ado, i'm gonna go have sex w/ my girlfriend, while listening to this album.

Sicarius (June 10, 2002)

Cornbread = the nasty.
But i could go for some cheesecake right about now.

seek (June 10, 2002)

who wants some cornbread? ... i like cornbread.

Sicarius (June 10, 2002)

I simply find this site entirely too hostile. Alot of people refuse to take into consideration that A.Other people have opinions that differ from their own. and B. The opinions of those who differ are just as meritable as their own.

Anonymous (June 10, 2002)

Um, for starters absoulutepunk steals news from every site (especially this one) and never credits their sources ,focuses on bubblegum bands like this one and nothing else. This site actually give credible news and has a variety. However for this record that for some reason I actually bought, it's decent. I haven't listened to this since I bought it but their are a couple of good tracks like hurrricane and you're gone. But at the same time, they have tracks like "if you c jordan" and "punk rock princess" among others that are just horrible even for drive-thru. All this disc is doing at the moment is collecting dust and will soon be in a used indie store by you.

And to say that something corporate are the best band ever? Well, you really need to get out more and ask your mom for a ride to the store because you probalby are not even 15 yet. Even Earth Crisis are better than them and we all know how bad they were..

Anonymous (June 10, 2002)

Wow, I must say people on this thread are so punk. Actually wait, it must be that if it's not Punk then it sucks. Well, let's see doesn't any one here like music like that. Oh wait, this site LOVES Dashboard. I forgot. Something Corporate is one of the best bands, ever. And I agree go to Absolutepunk.net, it's a much better site than this.

Sicarius (June 10, 2002)

you must not get laid to often.

Anonymous (June 10, 2002)

i classify this as "homo-core". "oh what are you, a homophobe? why don't you fuck yourself you close-minded asshole!" hey why don't you lick my meat curtain you two-bit ass-huffer. shitty music for fucking cock gobblers.

Anonymous (June 10, 2002)

"Why don't Stephanie and Richard just kill themselves. Then the indie scene can be at peace again. " Drive Thru is not an indie label fucker. Something Corporate is a decent band. Who the hell cares what the rest of the people think. I personally think that Konstatine is a great song, Jordan is a good song, In a Car is a good song and there are a few others that I listen to on this album so why put it down for being too long... whats too long is the tool cd which Scott put on his top ten list for 2001. Now that shit is too long and many many many many times too boring to sit through.

Anonymous (June 10, 2002)

I saw them at the Annex in Madison and they kicked ass live. The album is a good one to kick back to after listening to machine gun drums and hammering power chords. It is not really punk, just a nice change of pace during the day.

Anonymous (June 10, 2002)

If this is punk then punk sucks- but this isn't punk, so punk isn't bad- even though mohawk punkers are fucking poser wimps

Sicarius (June 9, 2002)

I find it quite strange that people have A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION. Jesus, who would have thought.

Anonymous (June 9, 2002)

Look! Someone pooped out a CD!

seek (June 8, 2002)

It seems some people decided to fight the righteous pro-Something Corporate fight, armed with the notion that everyone doesn't like them because they are "unpunk" or "not hardcore". Sorry there battleaxes, but I, as I'm sure many others here, don't like this band simply because they aren't very good. Is that a crime? Sure they are unoriginal, the CD is way too long, and they aren't "punk". I don't care about that. I just think the band has nothing going for them. Furthermore, I am not biased towards their record label, as I'm sure Scott wasn't. Sure Drive-Thru are cunts, but I am fair enough not to hold it against anyone but those responsible for the fact. The bands certainly don't carry responsibility. So, that isn't a factor. No, really... I just don't like the band. Aren't you usually the people who say "who cares what other people like?". Yes, the same people who then attack those who say "bad things" about bands they like, questioning their basis. Blah. And in all fairness, this band isn't horrid, they just aren't very entertaining. I'd rather listen to my mom's Dave Mathews CDs. Ouch.

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

This band is the first ever where I couldn't even listen to an entire song. They are so fucking boring and their music just fucking blows.

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

This record flat out sucks. Drive-Thru sucks, they are nothing but a bunch of wankers that haven't put out a good record since Cousin Oliver's last record.
Why don't Stephanie and Richard just kill themselves. Then the indie scene can be at peace again.

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

Dude this whole band is a gimmick designed to get MCA execs more Mercedes.

cardhore (June 8, 2002)

Scott, it's not very professional of you to classify a piano as a "gimmick". On the other hand, your review was so dead on that I could easily overlook that remark.

Geetarchick (June 8, 2002)

Alright I was lazy and didn't read all the comments, but i'll make my own. I haven't heard this album yet, but i personally like SoCo... I'm not a diehard fan or anything, but I have AudioBoxer EP and i thought it was pretty good. I don't consider them punk either, but I don't really care what's "punk" or not. If I like it, then I like it. People call them a "sissy" band but I don't care either. 57 minutes *is* really long for an album, but hey, its SoCo... Konstantine itself is like 8 minutes long which is equivalent to 4 fast punk rock songs. But I still like Konstantine. Too bad its not on the album, it is definitely a nice song. Sometimes I like long cds so I won't have to bother changing my cds so often on the bus or train (hehe) but I think if the songs are well written then I won't mind it being that long. If the songs aren't well written, then.. I'd probably wish it was shorter. I dunno, I still plan on buying this cd..

maverick (June 8, 2002)

As far as I know, this CD is on MCA Records. That's who sent it to me. That's who paid for the recording and the mixing and the producing of the CD itself. Take up any issues with them.

-Scott

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

To the guy below who said "So what if about 1/2 their cd is recycled ? So what if it doesn't break amazingly artistic new ground ? So what if it's too long ?"

That's like saying "If you ignore everything that sucks about this album, then it's great" WOW! What a fucking brilliant observation!

I frankly don't care about this band but the reviewer REVIEWED the album based on things that matter, like length and new material and musical merit. If that gets your little mall-punk panties in a bunch that's fine... but don't go saying "Ohh he only hates it because its on Drive Thru Records"... that's bullshit and you know it

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

i give this a 2 because KONSTANTINE wasnt on it and its the best song the band ever wrote
handsdown

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

This one hell of an album. Yes, I have heard many albums and bands that are more "punk" than SC, however if you ever get tired of listening to power chords then pick this album up. The songs on leaving through a window are a great mix of everything that is great about rock. Something Coporate's sound is somewhat of a mix of saves the day, get up kids, and ben folds five. So pick this album up before all your friends tell you about how great it is.

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

Listening to this band makes me want to puke and then find the memebrs and murder them, then hide their bodys in a dumpster- along with their record- which is where it belongs. REALY< REALLY BAD MUSIC- WIMPY AS WELL!!

Anonymous (June 8, 2002)

oh shit, this isnt hardcore punk! it sucks! wow scott, thanks, what a rocket scientist! a cd is too long? are you so out of material to blast DTR bands with that you have to resort to "It's too long", "the cd case is way too white", "the winds blowing southeast, therefore this sucks". hey guys, head to absolutepunk.net and pastepunk.com for some decent web punk content.

THAT_GUY (June 7, 2002)

Why does almost every person on this board have to bash these guys ? So what if about 1/2 their cd is recycled ? So what if it doesn't break amazingly artistic new ground ? So what if it's too long ? So what if it's not punk ? It's still 100 times better than most of the emo bullshit out there. The lyrics,though they aren't beautifully written,are still a step above many band's. Plus,at no time do they make the claim of being "punk",that claim is made by their label. Even on "Punk Rock Princess",in the chorus he says "I'll be your garage band king",not "I'll be your PUNK ROCK KING".Also,I understand why people try to compare them to Ben Folds 5,but come on,everyone in BF5 is about 10 years older than SC.They should be so lucky to be as talented as BF5 when they're their age. Come on Scott,I'm used to agreeing with you on reviews,but this one,call me soft if you will,disappointed me. I usually don't like slower music,but this,for some unknown reason,and at the expense of getting made fun of by my more"punk" friends,actually holds my interest. There are numerous reasons for this,but I think the main one is,is that it's a GOOD cd,not GREAT,GOOD cd.One more thing,I got this cd the day it came out for $6.99,plus it came with a bonus sampler cd that was quite good,so much for the $15 price tag.Later

THAT GUY

lockdown59 (June 7, 2002)

I must agree that this is not punk, nor is it pop-punk. These are just 5 guys having fun writing music that they like, and I bet that they don't give a shit what you think. I am 110% certain that they are way more mature than most people on this site. I am sure that they understand that their music doesn't reach you guys, so be it.

Second, I would like to comment that is is ultra-punk to hate people with eclectic tastes. (wow, we are just loading the sarcasm on there)

FatTony (June 7, 2002)

I'm gonna be honest...I love every band on Drive-Thru EXCEPT Something Corporate. I listened to this album and it's terrible. None of the songs held my interest for more than 30 seconds. Go listen to Ben Folds Five. Now THEY were a great fucking band!

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

this, like EVERYTHING on Drive Thru is a steaming pile of shit. save your money.

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

"I also still think Scott is a piece of shit. So what if Drive Thru took legal action on you, they just didnt want to cause more shit with the whole Midtown thing which I think is a good idea. Drive Thru staff didnt want to get involved personally because would you have actually taken them seriously?? No probably not.. you would have gone and written another shitty review like your boxcar racer one. You are a big fat loser Scott and have nothing better to do than to sit in front of your computer and write comments on your own reviews trying to defend your shitty opinion on music. I really havent noticed the other webmasters coming on to the comment boards and making asses out of themselves and some of them actually know how to write a review. You are giving them a bad name.

Drive Thru Drive Thru Drive Thru... I hope they do sue you."

-I think Stephanie decided to give her 2 cents...

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

this CD is like a big steaming pile of GAY POOP

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

Drive Thru Sucks, sue me! - bigjerk

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

man this junk is GAY

kirbypuckett (June 7, 2002)

if u c jordan, yes, that's the worst title i've ever seen. however the song is pretty good...well basically because i can relate those lyrics to some psycho that stalks me and spits on my car and what not...

finch, now that shit rules!

ego100 (June 7, 2002)

Boring. Overhyped. Overproduced.

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

Hmmm...I guess I'm weird, but this is one of my favorite cds, after Punk In Drublic by NOFX, Igniton by The Offspring, and Losing Streak by Less Than Jake. I didn't even notice the cd was 54 minutes. The hooks are so strong, and the lyrics are great. But I guess I'm just a big weirdo.

CallingLondon (June 7, 2002)

woops

CallingLondon (June 7, 2002)

you'd think that if a song was called "punk rock princess" it would be a punk rock song, but no, it's boring mid-tempo pop song. 2 stars for this band with an incredibly UNironic name.

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

no dude, i listened to it, its boring pop shit, it sucks!
give me the beatles, now thats good pop music

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

let me write a review for all the non-eclectic people that may be reading this and think ben kweller is an artsy fuck. this album isnt phenomenal, but its something a little different added to teh recent explosion of pop punk and 'emo'style bands that write mostly about girls and have powerful hooks.the piano is fantastic.the band is also averraged aged at 21...how old is ben folds? give these guys ten years, and they will be writing circles around him. for their age this shit is amazing. sure some songs drag. by the way teh song 'hurricane' definately ahs a punk styled strum pattern and chord progression. sure the song titles contain the meaning of the songs. so what? not everyone can be like teh lawrence arms or brand new and write neat titles to songs. big fuckin deal.in a nut shell, do u like NFG, but wouldnt mind seein them slow down and add some cool touches like piano and strings? well hear ya go. cool album. not really punk. so what.neitehrs sy;stem of a down, your top pick for 2001, but that album kicks ass.i usually like your reviews (boxcarracer was good i thought), but u just shit on these guys, cuz they arent artsy and just write happy poppy songs. life doesnt always have to be deep and artsy. its summer. pop this shit in your car, roll down the windows, and just be happpy.start being artsy w/ bad astronaut, radiohead, thursday, etc. later. changing up styles can be fun, try it scott, don't be scared. i give the cd an 8.

_911 (June 7, 2002)

whats with all this shitty pop punk taking over? im getting sick of it.. whatever happened to the days when bands like offspring, goldfinger and rancid were the good mainstream punk bands not this fake shit

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

"iF yoU C Jordan" has to be the most tacky title ever.

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

I also still think Scott is a piece of shit. So what if Drive Thru took legal action on you, they just didnt want to cause more shit with the whole Midtown thing which I think is a good idea. Drive Thru staff didnt want to get involved personally because would you have actually taken them seriously?? No probably not.. you would have gone and written another shitty review like your boxcar racer one. You are a big fat loser Scott and have nothing better to do than to sit in front of your computer and write comments on your own reviews trying to defend your shitty opinion on music. I really havent noticed the other webmasters coming on to the comment boards and making asses out of themselves and some of them actually know how to write a review. You are giving them a bad name.

Drive Thru Drive Thru Drive Thru... I hope they do sue you.

Bryne (June 7, 2002)

You're right about the length. This would probably be better if it only had 10 tracks instead of 14. With this kind of music, you get bored by it eventually. I know I couldn't listen to this album all the way through, I'd have to draw it out.

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

Good Review, Bad opinion on song titles. If you ask me a song title should be what the song is about and most of the songs on this album have a title that reflects that. Other than that this album is good but nothing special. I really wish they had put Konstantine on this, while yea its a really long song I think it is just fucking amazing. With so many tempo changes and the adding and dropping of a distorted guitar in some areas it keeps me interested through the whole thing and it doesnt even seem like a 9 1/2 minute song. Something Corporate is a talented band that didnt put everything they have into this record.

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

Much better than the Box Car Racer review, keep up the good work.

Anonymous (June 7, 2002)

If I was Ben Folds and I heard this trash, I would hunt this band down and beat them with a rubber hose. Hooray for boring and meaningless music.

maverick (June 7, 2002)

Shit dude, you said the D-T word! Fuck, now we're gonna get sued again...

-Scott

sockk (June 7, 2002)

fighting the good fight, scott continues to do battle with mca/drive-thru.

maverick (June 7, 2002)

Oops, I almost forgot: He talks about my hometown, Rockford, in one song. Major point loss for that. Our city sucks.

-Scott

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