I'm Only A Man review by Emery

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  • Released: Oct 2, 2007
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.5 (20 votes)
Emery: I'm Only A Man
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Sound — 8
After listening to Emery's older album where songs like 'walls', 'Ponytail Parade', 'Studying Politics', I was expecting something similar in their new album 'I'm Only A Man. The soaring vocals of Devin. The mellow yet soulfulness of Toby's vocals. Both their vocals shine in this album. The emotionally drench screams of Josh. The great guitar and drum works of Matt and Dave. I was expecting maybe a little more heavier and catchier of the old emery judging on 'The party Song' but then this album gave me something different but nonetheless, it s still has the Emery in them. A few songs that really stand out are 'Rock & Rule', 'A World Away' and 'can't stop the killer'. There are also great guitar lines in 'Can't Stop the killer'.

Lyrics — 9
Overall impression of the lyrics is that, emery doesn't write their songs to rhyme. They don't try hard to make it rhyme. It's very direct and straight to the point. As I listen to the lyrics, I can imagine the way the video/scene would be. It's so realistic. One fantastic line that always gets me is from Can't Stop The Killer. 'The part where he sings she may not be perfect, but oh my friend neither were you'. The way it's so straight forward and the way it blends with the melody just so amazing.

Overall Impression — 8
I've never heard any albums like this before so this is definitely a first for me. A few songs that really stand out are 'Rock & Rule', 'A World Away', the movie song and 'can't stop the killer'. I love how I can dance to this album only disappointment is that, the screams are as frequent anymore. Still, it's pretty impressive. it's shows that they have evolve and aren't making The question part 2 or 'The Weak End' part 2. If you are looking forward to hearing the old emery, I think this CD won't really be for you but if you're willing to give them a shot, I bet you would love them all the more. If it was stolen, I won't buy until there's a sale because I've already have it on my iPod but the CD cover is really impressive and so are the songs.

8 comments sorted by best / new / date

    danielspeed86
    Mad album but not as good as the question. only half the songs are really good in this album but still some crazy tunes. party song and after the devil beats his wife the best.
    nolanxxx
    i don't think i'll buy this, i don't mind emery, but its really anoying when it gets stuck in my head, don't really love the singing
    NemX162
    I don't understand why so many bands are softening up. This album is good, but it lacks the energy of their previous work. Although, it's not as much of a let down as Aiden's latest stuff...
    Matt Chavie
    Horrible live band, not ragging on em, I love the keyboardist, he is very amusing to watch, and dances a lot.
    Murderface x3
    NemX162 wrote: I don't understand why so many bands are softening up. This album is good, but it lacks the energy of their previous work. Although, it's not as much of a let down as Aiden's latest stuff...
    Softening up? You gotta look at what type of music we're talking about here. This is the definition of soft. Nothing is softer. Bands like Aiden and Emery make Billy Joel look like Meshugga
    pigmaggots
    i heard this streamed on myspace and couldn't fully listen to all the songs..i've just gone off them. good on them for not rehashing old stuff though
    thesecondman
    First, these guys are not horrible live. I've seen a lot of their live stuff. It's good, it's just hard to try to pull off that kind of screaming night after night with their insane tour schedule and their extremely exciting and energetic show. Second, this album is a lot lighter, in parts, than the question. It is NOT, however, any less talented or creative. These guys obviously don't follow trends, they do what they want. They take chances, and I am going to stand up and say that I, for one like it.