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Emery - I'm Only A Man



Average User Rating: 8.37 out of 10
Total votes: 19 (Click here to vote)
Total comments: 30

01. Rock-N-Rule
02. The Party Song
03. World Away
04. After The Devil Beats His Wife
05. Can't Stop The Killer
06. Story About A Man With A Bad Heart
07. Don't Bore Us, Get To The Chorus
08. What Makes A Man A Man
09. The Movie Song
10. You Think You're Nickel Slick (But I Got Your Penny Change)
11. From Crib To Coffin


Posted on 07-20-2011 by cakirby
I'm surprised people are saying that the lyrics were lacking. Emery has the deepest lyrics of most bands out there today, and this album is no exception. If you think they're meaningless, you aren't paying too much attention to them.

Posted on 10-04-2007 by earlessdog
Suggested guide for voting
10 - Amazing CD. Everyone should own it.
9 - Among the best of the year.
8 - One of the top CDs around, but could have been improved in a few places.
7 - Not a bad CD, but could have been better in a number of places.
6 - Pretty good for it's genre, but overall it's only acceptable.
5 - Decent CD, but only if you're a big fan of this genre.
4 - If you love this band, you'll like this CD. Otherwise, probably not.
3 - If you're a fan of this genre, the CD is barely acceptable.
2 - If you're a big fan of this band, this CD is tolerable.
1 - Even if you like this band, you won't like this CD.

Posted on 10-04-2007 by Gsus_Rawks
I was planning on getting this album when Emery released Party Song, which was poppy garbage, I heard the CD a few times on myspace trying to convince myself to like it. It wasn't Emery - honestly, it wasn't listen-able. 4/10

Posted on 10-04-2007 by earlessdog
[QUOTE=Gsus_Rawks;3059567]I was planning on getting this album when Emery released Party Song, which was poppy garbage, I heard the CD a few times on myspace trying to convince myself to like it. It wasn't Emery - honestly, it wasn't listen-able. 4/10[/QUOTE]

wow, mine is coming in the mail, I hope I still enjoy it. It better not be generic, I always explain Emery to people as "non generic screamo, a band with their own sound"
I like the 2 songs i've heard from it so far. .

Posted on 10-04-2007 by Oh!Gravity
Yeah, I don't have it either, but I actually liked "The Party Song." "Rock 'n' Rule" is pretty good, too.

Posted on 10-05-2007 by Mr. claw
[QUOTE=earlessdog;3060112]wow, mine is coming in the mail, I hope I still enjoy it. It better not be generic, I always explain Emery to people as "non generic screamo, a band with their own sound"
I like the 2 songs i've heard from it so far. .[/QUOTE]

I listened to about the whole thing on their myspace. It may be quite different from their first two cds, but it's anything but generic, if you ask me.

And if "Party Song" is poppy, then the rest of the cd isn't.

Posted on 10-05-2007 by j2_da_k
I'm only a man is probably the best one they've put out. I didn't find it generic in the least. Most newbs don't like it because it's softer, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it to my taste. So they branched out a little. So they searched for more harmony. WHatever. You don't have to scream in every song to be an amzingly good band. I hope they're critics are silenced. 10/10.

Posted on 10-06-2007 by EKCender429
i got mine the day it came out an loved it

i figured out rock-n-rule,party song, and after the devil beats his wife on guitar

9/10

Posted on 10-06-2007 by tl_guitarnut
I can't get enough of this cd. I really like how they branched out and did something different, but not to different as to lose devoted fans. It gets a 9.

Posted on 10-06-2007 by Gsus_Rawks
[QUOTE=j2_da_k;3061196]I'm only a man is probably the best one they've put out. I didn't find it generic in the least. Most newbs don't like it because it's softer, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it to my taste. So they branched out a little. So they searched for more harmony. Whatever. You don't have to scream in every song to be an amzingly good band. I hope they're critics are silenced. 10/10.[/QUOTE]

It's not generic, but I don't think it's good. The Teletubbies are not generic, but they don't make for good television. Lyrically, it tends to be repetitive and often meaningless. Musically, it's lacking.

The one complaint I had about Emery in the past was that they were a bit to heavy for my taste, but they always made up for that with brilliant song-writing and meaningful lyrics. I listen almost exclusively to music softer than Emery, so I don't think I am being a "newb" in my reasoning.

Whatever. I don't want to get anyone upset, that's just my take.

[QUOTE=tl_guitarnut;3061504]I can't get enough of this cd. I really like how they branched out and did something different, but not to different as to lose devoted fans. It gets a 9.[/QUOTE]

Well, they lost one.

Posted on 10-07-2007 by Mr. claw
[QUOTE=Gsus_Rawks;3061688]Lyrically, it tends to be repetitive and often meaningless. Musically, it's lacking.
[/QUOTE]

I didn't really like the lyrics.

But it's a great cd.

My biggest problem with it is that Devin sings more that Toby. That right there makes me like it a little less than their last two. But as I said...I thought it was great. It was a nice step forward from "The Question" but it was still Emery, to me. 9/10

Posted on 10-17-2007 by emery
woot it was a darn good album. if you were to ask me i would say its definitely much better then "The Question"

Posted on 10-17-2007 by Adam K
I give it an 8. Definitely not generic though.

Posted on 10-20-2007 by TrekonBT
better than The Question fer sure!!!!!

but NOTHING beets The Weak's End
(any1 know where i can get songs from "Columbus EEP Thee"????)

Posted on 10-20-2007 by schecter777
this album is definitely different from the past two, but i still enjoy it. 9.

Posted on 10-21-2009 by tmlfan123
9.

Guess I'm a little bit late on this one, but I'm glad I finally got this CD. I'm sure how anyone could diss the lyrics on this one, they are top-notch. Most of all, Emery is fresh in a genre that breeds atypical bands by the thousands.

Posted on 10-22-2009 by mYdEePeStDrEaM
Emery is my favorite band, but this isn't their best stuff.

I love it, but it's not close to what they can do.

8.

Posted on 10-28-2007 by earlessdog
I've given it one listen so far, simply because I havn't had the time to listen to it more.
Judging from my first listen, it would get a 7. But I will most definetly not vote until I have thoroughly listened to it more.
But, from that first listen, I thought most of the songs nearly sucked. There were definetly some good ones, but most of it wasn't even appealing. i don't like the tone of the new style so far.

BUT, I went through this when The Question came out, and that became one of my favorite albums of any music. So, i'll give this more time and listening before I give a full review.

Posted on 11-06-2007 by tl_guitarnut
I actually really liked this album. Although I did think that the last song was super repetative and didn't have the twists and turns to keep me interested. Other than that I think it was really good, not as good as The Question though.

Posted on 11-08-2007 by demonhuntress
[QUOTE=j2_da_k;3061196]I'm only a man is probably the best one they've put out. I didn't find it generic in the least. Most newbs don't like it because it's softer, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with it to my taste. So they branched out a little. So they searched for more harmony. WHatever. You don't have to scream in every song to be an amzingly good band. I hope they're critics are silenced. 10/10.[/QUOTE]

Way to be! :clap: You said it. And I concur.

Posted on 11-09-2007 by Adam K
I didn't like the vocals as much on this one.

Posted on 11-09-2007 by Mr. claw
That is totally because Devin sings more than Toby, and even then Toby sounds different. I really do like this cd, but it doesn't even touch The Question for me.

Posted on 11-09-2007 by earlessdog
[QUOTE=Mr. claw;3094990]That is totally because Devin sings more than Toby, and even then Toby sounds different. I really do like this cd, but it doesn't even touch The Question for me.[/QUOTE]

amen

Posted on 11-09-2007 by Small
[QUOTE=Mr. claw;3094990]That is totally because Devin sings more than Toby, and even then Toby sounds different. I really do like this cd, but it doesn't even touch The Question for me.[/QUOTE]
I agree--what puzzles me about Toby's vocals is that the graininess is obviously something he does on purpose--because even during the acoustic set on the DVD, it comes and goes, depending on the song.

Josh Head's screaming on this album is excellent, I thought.

Posted on 11-11-2007 by Mr. claw
[QUOTE=Small;3095184]
Josh Head's screaming on this album is excellent, I thought.[/QUOTE]

Always is...that guy's nuts.

Posted on 11-12-2007 by CDBongo
This CD has some amazing stuff (two words: world away) and is lacking in some areas.

The first two songs have really chezzy titles but are really good songs. There are also some cheezy lyrics or lyrics that are straight up awkward and don't make sense

It's kind of shaky on it's cohesive values and takes a few listens to adjust to but I'd say it's well worth it.
Definitely different, I'm glad I bought it, (or rather that my friend bought it for me)

Posted on 11-25-2007 by holyhardcore
this cd is simply incredible...it's great how much emery's grown as a band and as musicians
their musicianship has impoved tremendously since the question...emery can't make bad music so go buy the cd and start lovin it!

Posted on 11-26-2007 by earlessdog
I gave it a 6, overall, unimpressive, but acceptable. It's Emery, but it's them at their worst so far.

Posted on 11-27-2007 by CDBongo
Weird the contrast of the comments.
I might have to check out the question...

Posted on 12-03-2008 by Davomann
I love this CD. not as good as The Question but better than The Weak's End IMO. There are excellent songs on all 3 albums. I like the fact that Devin is singing more. Bands with 2 singers are good. Take Blink 182 for example - mark and tom shared the singing fairly evenly (Tom probably did a little more than mark) and theyre good if you like that style.

Emery will NEVER be generic. I can't think of a single other band that uses 3/4 or 6/8 time more than 4/4 other than emery. And their progressive song structures are great.
I give I'm only a Man 9

(by progressive I mean without a strong verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus structure. The songs just kinda flow (or progress) from one section to the next)


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