Sound — 9
I like to say that the Band's originally like blew my mind, because this is one of my favorite albums by Brand New. It has the pop punk feel from like the early 2000's, it's hard to find band these days to have the same feeling, because Brand New is their own style, it makes me wanna jump, sing along, dance to it, and just tune in everyday. The story behind this is probably simple, from getting revenge on best friends, breaking up with girlfriends, and just staying young forever.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics were amazing, compared to other pop/punk bands, I think Brand New won, because Jesse is my favorite lyricist, and is also my inspiration/idol. "And I'm sick of your tattoos, and the way you always criticize The Smiths, and Morrisey" I love that line, from the song mixtape, I mean their lyrics were so perfect, I loved how they used to it too, like examples such as 70x7 "They say you gotta pray if you wanna go to heaven, but they don't know what to say when your whole life has gone to hell" and to Soco Amaretto Lime "I'm gonna stay 18 forever, so we can stay like this forever" their lyrics are far out the best to listen to, and just read, cause every song has their own style, it's awesome to own a CD like this. Jesse's singing blows my mind, because he hits the notes right, sings very fast, and changes throughout songs like to a steady voice in Soco Amaretto Lime to a fast paced in Seventy Times Seven
Overall Impression — 10
I guess it can compare to Taking Back Sunday's Tell All Your Friends, since both cds are kinda similar into the situation they had with Brand New. The best songs I love from this CD is "The Shower Scene, Jude Law and a Semester Abroad, Seventy Times 7, Last Chance To Lose Your Keys, Failure By Design... shoot, I love all their songs!" I love the style and the message they try to bring out, I don't hate anything about it:). I would so buy this CD again...