Upon first listen it's country and folk tinged acoustic punk in the spirit of early Against Me! Not quite as catchy, but for those who miss that era, this is for them - and me.
Upon first listen I wasn't as impressed as I was expecting. A lot of people are claiming this to be the best hardcore record of the year, but I just don't hear it. I do hear a lot of promise which will bring me back again, however.
Upon first listen none of these remixes eclipse the original tracks, but a couple of them (the ones that maintain the familiarity) are really good. In the end I'll listen to You're A Woman far more.
Upon first listen I was very confused by this album. It just didn't sound like what I thought it would have. Certainly a depature from Transatlanticisim/Plans. Darker, sparser, slower and better. A lot better. My favorite album this year (so far).
Upon first listen I could not stop thinking that this is very similar to a Coheed and Cambria album if they were more pop and less prog. Unfair to be sure, but something I was unable to shake.
Upon first listen most people would be surprised at how many of these tracks they know without knowing the band's name. While this is a great way to preserve some of these classic pop songs, it runs a bit long with a good bit of filler. If I share it with friends, I'll likely pare it down to about twelve tracks.
Upon first listen the novelty, for me, has worn off after only the second album I've listened to. I really wish he would flesh out some of these songs.
Upon first listen I can't wait for the next Broken Social Scene Presents because then I can take the few good tracks from here, Sprit If and from the new one to make a really good followup to their self titled album.
Upon first listen another good release by the former Clem Snide frontman. Low key instrumentation, emphasis on the lyrics and catchy choruses.
Upon first listen not was I was expecting from an Equal Vision Records release. Very quiet with little energy. Great for those who like Dusk and Summer era Dashboard Confessional (which I did), but likely appeals to a niche market.
Upon first listen I'm just not that into Wolf Parade. I tried many times with Apologies but it never caught on. That trend sadly continues with their follow-up.
Upon first listen there wasn't a single track that equaled, nevermind improved upon, Bjork's originals. Until Final Fantasy and Ed Droste's Possibly Maybe. Wow.
Upon first listen I was expecting one volume of quiet and one of loud. What I got was one of quiet and one of even quieter. Weird thing is, the quieter one was better. A lot better.
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