01. Tautou

02. Sic Transit Gloria & Glory Fades

03. I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light

04. Okay I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don't

05. The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows

06. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot

07. Jaws Theme Swimming

08. Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis

09. Guernica

10. Good to Know That if I Ever Need Attention All I Have to Do is Die

11. Play Crack the Sky



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Deja Entendu
Brand New

As the popularity of emo and punk-pop plateaued, many bands had a lot to prove to stay in the game. As of 2003, Brand New had sidestepped any notion that they'd be stuck in the prototypical mold found on Your Favorite Weapon. Unlike their debut, Deja Entendu isn't all about bitter breakups and doesn't fall into a permanent punk-pop hole. Produced by Steven Haigler (Pixies, Quicksand), this sophomore effort finds Brand New maturing, reaching for textures and song structures instead of clichs. They still, however, alternate their full-on blasts with slower acoustic work, which doesn't hurt. Many antiromantic lyrics such as "my tongue is the only muscle on my body that works harder than my heart" saturate the disc, but there's still some resentment with downers such as "I hope you come down with something they can't diagnose and don't have a cure for." "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" is one of the stronger tracks and isn't so much a fresh entry as it is a rewrite of their semih...

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CATALOG DATA

No: #6696

EU Rel. Date: 08/19/2003

Type: Full

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Editorial Reviews
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Kenyon Hopkin

As the popularity of emo and punk-pop plateaued, many bands had a lot to prove to stay in the game. As of 2003, Brand New had sidestepped any notion that...

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Average Fan Rating: 5.00

 


ColdWaffles

08/06/2006

An amazing jump for Brand New. They went from a cream of the crop Long Island pop-punk act to a... well, it's kind of hard to explain. Lyrically tight. Musically tight. Maybe not for you "TRU PUNX" kids, but this is a great album. You can get it in the U.S.A. via Triple Crown Records.

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