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Cadillac Blindside

Cadillac Blindside: Read The Book, Seen The Movie

Read The Book, Seen The Movie (2000)

Soda Jerk


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One of their song titles is "Just Pull The Trigger." I couldn't agree more. This CD is so derivative of every emo band out there right now. Is there any reason for a band like this to exist? I mean, it's not even remotely original. Every song seems to fall into the mid-tempo emo-rock vein, and ...

One of their song titles is "Just Pull The Trigger." I couldn't agree more. This CD is so derivative of every emo band out there right now. Is there any reason for a band like this to exist? I mean, it's not even remotely original. Every song seems to fall into the mid-tempo emo-rock vein, and each song just plods along. The lyrics are nothing if not stereotypically "emo", and the song titles? Gimme a break. "Fashion Before Function." "Milemarker 92." "At Wit's End." This CD just screams sweaters and horn-rimmed glasses. Buddy Holly, anyone? I wish there was something nice I could say about this band, since they seem like nice people, but I just can't get anything to come out. Heck, they're even pretty boring live [all except for their drummer, who was fun to watch -- I've never seen anyone throw that much energy into pounding the skins -- kudos]. Kids, please pass on this. Go to the source of the water, not the spot where all the streams slam into each other and create a mess.

[taken from A different kind of greatness webzine]