Album Reviews

Saves The Day – S/T (Review) 2013

Saves The Day started making music in 1994. In that time the band has gone through a lot of lineup changes, released a slew of albums, and traveled the globe. However, for all of their successes, the band has never released a self-titled album. Until now.

With Chris Conley being the only remaining founding member, the band is less about what a collective of musicians can put together and more about what Conley is trying to maintain. And what he’s trying to maintain is a very dated sound.

The album begins with a track called “Remember” which set the tone for this very underwhelming album. I’m not going to sit here and describe every single track on this album because there’s not much to say here. This album would be amazing if it were 1998 but in 2013 it’s hardly groundbreaking.

I tried my best to give this album a shot but I mean, come on. At some point you have to think less about the structure and more about the quality. Sitting here trying to find some grand adjective to describe this album would be a tremendous waste of your time. I’ve already wasted my time listening to this album. Thankfully each track is around three minutes so if you find one track to be a waste of your time then you are only out a mere three minutes.

Bottom line: If you’re a fan of pop punk emo bands then this is the album for you. But may I also say you have shitty taste in music and the one thing theFIVE10 has always tried to do is help people with shitty taste in music. I think this is the only album I’ve ever recommended passing on even if you find the opportunity to get it for free. I know, that’s harsh and I don’t mean to shit on someone’s creative project but that’s why I have a website that allows me to voice my opinion. I’m sure there are people that will disagree with me and that’s fine. However, you’ve been warned.

Rating: 4/10

-JC

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    • Again, I don’t think everyone will agree with me but this was just not something I enjoyed. I’ll be honest it got better as I got further into the album but I found myself trying to stop myself from hitting the forward button on every track. Someone said I should listen to it a few times to let it “grow on me.” If I don’t love it at first, I don’t think I’m gonna change my mind after listening to it a few times.