Wednesday, July 24 2013
Respectable in execution, but not quite as recommendable as certain past works, Damage is nevertheless a serviceable effort from a still very talented band.
Thursday, May 9 2013
Illumination Ritual is like a watch that you want to take apart and view all the individual springs to see what makes it tick, particularly when it comes to the rhythm.
Wednesday, January 4 2012
With the influential emo-rockers closing out a long-in-the-works album trilogy, Saves the Day's Chris Conley speaks openly and candidly to PopMatters about who he was, who he wants to be, and the event that changed everything for him ...
Monday, July 18 2011
Taking Back Sunday experiences revival through the reunion of their original lineup and creates their best work in years.
Wednesday, March 2 2011
If you yearn for the real, true emo of 10-15 years ago, here are five songs to satiate your sensitivity.
Wednesday, February 2 2011
I hear everything from Against Me! to Braid to the Pogues, and goshdarnit, it works damn well!
Tuesday, September 28 2010
If each subsequent release by a band is worse than the previous, but each record has its merits, do they cease to be a worthwhile band? I don't know. Can YOU still feel the butterflies?
Wednesday, November 18 2009
Stars' new record is a departure -- into U2 and Coldplay territory
Monday, September 14 2009
In anticipation of a reunion tour, the two albums produced by the original Sunny Day Real Estate lineup get remastered and repackaged with extra tracks and expanded liner notes. They are ripe for revisiting.
Monday, June 22 2009
In general, Taylor's writing is unflaggingly good-natured, but that doesn't seem to suit the subject matter, which trades in stereotypes and casual cruelty.