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Unread 03-02-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Anberlin - Cities

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1. (Début)
2. Godspeed
3. Adelaide
4. A Whisper & A Clamor
5. The Unwinding Cable Car
6. There Is No Mathematics To Love And Loss
7. Hello Alone
8. Alexithymia
9. Reclusion
10. Inevitable
11. Dismantle.Repair.
12. (*Fin)
13. Uncanny
14. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
15. The Promise

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Unread 03-02-2007, 03:09 PM   #2
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Awesome album. I give it a 10.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 03:22 PM   #3
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Meh.. no progression from NTFP at all and the lyrics are half as good. 6.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 07:21 PM   #4
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Meh.. no progression from NTFP at all and the lyrics are half as good. 6.
"Godspeed" was the only song that sounded NTFP-ish, to me at least.
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Unread 03-02-2007, 11:04 PM   #5
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Should I buy it?
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Unread 03-03-2007, 09:32 AM   #6
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Yes, It is awesome. You can check out their Purevolume if you wanna listen.
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Unread 03-03-2007, 12:12 PM   #7
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A great Album. I don't regret my purchase at all. 10 of 10.

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Yes, It is awesome. You can check out their Purevolume if you wanna listen.
Their Myspace used to have the whole album. I don't think it does anymore. But usually their myspace has more songs.
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Unread 03-04-2007, 10:59 AM   #8
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My first impressions of this cd agree somewhat with what akaukal said. I gave it a seven, though. Here's what I heard while I was reading an issue of Alternative Press: "In the past, the band had occasionally argued concerning their sound, and with this cd, the conflict is gone." That wasn't an exact quote, but it's close. And it tells me that Stephen is a wuss. Don't quote me on this, but I also think they said that the cd sounded exactly like he wanted it to. He's 29, and the drummer is 19. So I guess the younger band members liked their harder sound. Don't get me wrong, I love catchy music, but I really liked the harder intros they had in NTFP. That said, I do really enjoy Godspeed, No mathematics, and Reclusion - I love Reclusion - because it sounds like one of their old songs. I thought that they failed to make the slower songs stand out from each other enough for me to like them. In a way, this cd kind of broke my heart. I had always really loved Anberlin's sound, and now they're just...bleh. I'm a hardcore guy, but Anberlin was always cool. Maybe next time they'll redeem themselves. None of the songs (except Reclusion) sounded serious. They were all just dandy. But if you love Anberlin more than you like screamo bands, you'll probably like this cd. Good for you.
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Unread 03-04-2007, 11:03 AM   #9
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I love this cd, but I didn't like that it didn't progress from NTFP. Still, it gets a 9.
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10 all the way....personally I loved their previous albums...but I thought this one even though a little bit better than the last one, was very impressive and had a more mature sound....

I personally thought the lyrics were top notch on this album.....the album had a little more variety on it shown in the difference between debut, godspeed, inevitable, alexithymia, and fin.....

Godspeed is an amazingly addictive song, and so are many of the other on this album...Fin was just excellent musically and a 8 and half min long song...Adelaide is incredibly catchy and sounds a lot like their last album....I think Hello Alone is the one of the best tracks on the album but will be overlooked...The Unwinding Cable Car is an excellent acoustic

my favs were Godspeed, A Whisper and a Clamor, Hello Alone, and Fin
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I forgot to say this earlier, but I do think that their drummer was way better this time around. He doesn't get to go crazy too often on this cd, though. I'm not saying he was bad before or anything, but I heard a definite improvement.
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I think it's impossible to say that since the album is more unified in sound, and sounds somewhat different than their past efforts, that Stephen is a wuss, or that as the oldest member, he badgered the other members into doing something they rather wouldn't.

It's entirely possible that they're simply maturing into a sound you'd rather not hear.

I love this album, but I agree that on some levels, it's an uncomfortable love. I'll never regret the money I spent on it, but I do hope the next one is slightly better.

I don't entirely understand what's wrong with the lyrics; I thought they were quite proficient.
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Unread 03-07-2007, 05:58 AM   #14
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Alright, I'm sorry, haha, but I did read an article in said Alternative Press magazine that said the band had agreed to go with a more unified sound of Stephen's choosing. Not grudgingly, mind you, they were in agreement. Thus, my statement concerning Stephen. So it could be said, I suppose, that they are indeed, "maturing" and that I do not like their new sound.
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I don't entirely understand what's wrong with the lyrics; I thought they were quite proficient.
The lyrics sound forced to me.
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