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Decomposer
The Matches

DECOMPOSER, the new full-length album from The Matches, hits the streets on 09/12/06! It's got 13 all new compositions produced by Mark Hoppus, Jon Feldman, Tim Armstrong, Nick Hexum, Brett Gurewitz and more. Here's some album art, the full tracklisting, mp3s and more to keep you going until then.

When Matches singer Shawn Harris opens new album Decomposer with the lines "Do you belong to a song, does it drag you along by the top of your lungs?" it's no idle question. Waltzing across chamber strings that quiver like a tearful lip, "Salty Eyes" feels at first like a simple song of ruined love, but is really a lovesong from a band whose lives have been saved by music to its fans. An album filled with smart, literate songs that reveal a depth of listening uncommon in guitar bands, from the up-to-the-moment clubthrob slipped into "Drive" and "You (Don't) Know Me," to the theatrical settings of "Salty Eyes" and "The Barber's Unhappiness" that hint at past listens to Bowie and Queen. De...

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No: #86815

US Rel. Date: 09/12/2006

EU Rel. Date: 09/11/2006

Type: Full

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I am going to be up-front with you right now: This band is not for everyone. In fact, there are a good many of you that are going to straight up hate...

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Allmusic.com Rating: **** When the Matches first hit the scene with E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals, they were basically playing straight-up pop-punk,...

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Average Fan Rating: 4.67

 


Bjornski7

10/03/2006

Wierder, but Badass...

this cd is much wierder than the old one, (I prefer the Old CD much more) but its gotta badass style to it

sti_guitarist

09/29/2006

The new album is...

Simply stunning.

If you've never seen one of their live shows, I highly recommend that you do.

poo_shaw

09/25/2006

worth the wait

Better then the first album. ive heard reviews saying its over produced, but i think its awesome. nice guest vocals from the legendary tim armstrong. one of the most original bands out there, which deserves points alone. nice

anamericancer

09/18/2006

HOLYSHIT

This album is so fucking amazing!!!

( ScarlettxxRose )

molokorave

08/09/2006

The album preview is AMAZING! I can't wait till the actual cd comes out!

DangerJohn

07/29/2006

Fuck Yes!

When i first heard the matches on punk-o-rama 10, i was jus like fuck yes! now this new album is going to jus secure their place as one of the best bands ever. sorry, but they are nothing compared to NOFX!

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