Saves the Day - Stay What You Are (Cover Artwork)

Saves the Day

Stay What You Are (2001)


When retrieving this CD, make sure you realize something. The first time anyone I know has heard it, they hated it. Give it another try. Just a note.

This CD is VERY strong, especially for a Saves the Day CD. I've always been a fan, but never a huge one, until this CD. If you're expecting another "Through Being Cool", you're going to be disappointed. This CD just flings Saves the Day into the general "rock" genre, rather than pop/punk or emo or whatever Through Being Cool was.

The CD starts off with a little slow bit which is the beginning of "At Your Funeral", and then once that song starts, you can just hear how amazing this CD is going to be. The CD has it's slow songs ("Nightingale", "Freakish"), and it's faster songs ("Firefly", "Cars and Calories"), and unlike most new CDs, this one isn't like a long track at all. It just keeps changing and sounding different.

All the reviews that I've read so far have called this CD "deeper, darker", and I must agree. I was surprised when hearing "Your Ghost Takes Flight", which would be normal for an Alkaline Trio song, but surprising for a Saves the Day fan, when they hear "I should have had my hammer, and a few rusty spikes to nail you on a wall, and use bottles to catch your blood. display you for the neighbors, so they know your time had come".

The CD proves that Saves the Day has matured in writing style and music style, and is an amazing 11 tracks that'll stick in your head for a very long time. I've had this CD for about 2 months now, and I'm still obsessed with it.