Sound — 8
On this album it shows how the used play live. It also shows rare tracks and old demos. The Sound of the live part of the album is great. There is so much energy and emotion. There live shows are very intense. There is some great unreleased track such as "Just a little". Just a little was taking of the used first album. It should have stayed its a great song. It starts of pretty slow during the verse and has a hardcore chorus. It's one of my favorite used songs. It also has a few home demos. Most of them are unheard of but it does have the orignal version of "bulimic" which is pretty cool to hear. It also includes song ideas and a christmas song which appeared on the KROQ Christmas Album.
Lyrics — 10
The Lyrics on this album are great. If you liked the lyrics on the lyrics on there debut album you will love this. For you that have not heard the debut album it starts with "maybe memories" a song about Bert's days of drug addiction. On maybe memories it shows of berts singing skills. He comes in with a glass breaking scream then breaks into a high note, he's very talented. Then follows up with "a box of sharp objects" the most energetic song. Then "on my own" which reveles there soft side but there is a twist. It's a slow song there's screaming in it. That's pure emotion. "Say days ago" is next just equaly as good as the others.
Overall Impression — 10
My overall impression was that "Maybe Memories" was a awesome album there's not too many live albums coming out with new bands. So this is a breath of fresh air. This has just so much more to offer. It has a live show, unreleased songs and demos. It also has a DVD. The DVD includes the live show on the CD but also has all there videos and the making of them and a biography on the band it is awesome. Every song is great and DVD is great. It's Definitely worth buying.