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- User: 67
In my opinion an EP is a small taste of what the fans can expect from a bands next record, more often than not they are released before or between full lengths and it builds up the hype and excitement, with Fireworks fans i think 'Bonfires' has done the job. These boys have progressed well from their last record and although they may seem to have a little but further to go the potential is definitely there. If they play their cards right with this next record, 2011 will be a great year for Fireworks.
- KYS: 66
- User: 100
After almost a decade, 11 short minutes doesn’t quite feel like enough, but to most fans I'm sure it was worth it if only for a short time and let’s be honest, right from the start it was pretty much a given that The Frustrators were not going to be a full time thing. But this is good honest punk rock record and although the lyrics may suggest otherwise, hopefully it won’t be another 9 years before we hear more from The Frustrators.
- KYS: 70
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'Costs' is a considered and decisive debut release. Obvious potential is self-evident. So too promise. But both still need to be built upon. At the moment the sound is clear but not yet unique. A decent album this time around but if the overall style sounds the same in the future then longevity starts to become questionable.
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- User: 90
Yellowcard have proved that the two-year hiatus was worth it, as “When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes” is the band’s strongest, and most well rounded album since “Ocean Avenue”. I’m sure many people will be doubting the band and wonder what relevance they hold in 2011, but the this album is good enough to prove them wrong, and launch Yellowcard back into being pop punk heroes worldwide.
- KYS: 95
- User: 70
Articulate, intelligent and profound, 'The Collective' is a beautifully composed, fifty-minute example of how to tackle music in a clear and precise manner. A mix of short and prolonged tracks create the atmosphere and mood, while the delivery leaves the lasting interest. Absolutely brilliant!
- KYS: 68
- User: 80
On the whole 'Don’t Bite Your Tongue' has everything that a good pop-punk record should have, it’s good but nothing to write home, I wouldn’t say that it’s entirely original however still in their early days Handguns do have a lot of room to evolve and grow and I’m sure that will come in time.
- KYS: 89
- User: 20
A surprisingly brilliant mesh of psychobilly, thrashy garage punk and baritone vocals, this album marks the return of Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster after a six-year album hiatus. And they've certainly come back with a vengeance.
- KYS: 97
- User: 63
Sometimes, comebacks disappoint, this one certainly does not and is evidence that Glassjaw's time was never ready to be over, there is plenty of juice left in the tank as these are some of the best tracks the band has ever written and recorded. After listening to 'Our Color Green' it is safe to say that the forthcoming album will be nothing short of brilliant.
- KYS: 86
- User: 50
New music in 2011 has started out on a good note with this record. A refreshing sound to the overly crowded scene, it is evident that this band knows what they are doing and they do it extremely well but still with room there to evolve. They have built a solid foundation for themselves with ‘Last Days Of Rome’, if they continue along this road, Daytrader is definitely one to watch out for.
- KYS: 73
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Abysmal Dawn are clearly on a diet of all things heavy. Although it won't factor in many end of year music discussions this ten track offering is a more than adequate take on a genre that can sometimes be hard to find success in.