Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Album Review: "New Again" by Taking Back Sunday


  1. New Again*%: It's the first track on the record, and I think it's the perfect opener. It's not too intense, or too drastically different from anything one would expect from TBS. But it's still new, and amazing. It's got a killer chorus and it's catchy as hell. You'd want to keep listening to it on repeat for a while if you didn't need to hear the rest of the record.
  2. Sink Into Me*%: The single, now available on iTunes. Now this one is different. It's very upbeat, but not 'happy-happy-joy-joy' if you catch my drift. It's got a lot of energy, and I'm willing to bet it'd be amazing live. [I'LL SEE IT AUGUST 25th BABYY] Here's a video of them playing it live at Bamboozle. Sink Into Me - Live From Bamboozle '09

  3. Lonely, Lonely%: Starts out with a riff that's a bit heavier than what you'd normally expect from the band. It's a good track, but it doesn't really stand out for me. I could, however, see a bunch of kids trying to mosh to this at the chorus.
  4. Summer, Man%: This song is lighter than the previous track, but there's a good transition. I really like this chorus, and I could almost see it being used in a movie when they're talking about the end of summer, or maybe during a random in-between shot before someone heads off to school. It's not a typical pop song in that sense though, far from it. It's a song you can really relate to, lyrically and melodically.
  5. Swing: I could see this blending in with tracks from Louder Now. The guitar pretty much makes my life.. An obvious exaggeration but it's so sick. The beginning practically invites you to listen to the whole thing, and you're drawn in with every word. Then you hit the chorus, followed by more of those riffs I'm in love with. It has a harder tone than Summer, Man but it's not as heavy as Lonely, Lonely, so imagine it being somewhere in between.
  6. Where My Mouth Is: Between the intro and especially the chorus, I'm pretty sure Adam wrote this song for me without realizing it. These lyrics are probably my favorite. It's probably the most mellow track, and naturally it's the one that means the most to me. Anyone going through a rough patch can easily relate to the chorus of epic proportions. It's really chill, but you're never bored when listening to it. This song just feels very honest and genuine; everyone will connect with it.
  7. Cut Me Up Jenny%: This song wasn't exactly well received when the band added it to their Purevolume page. It's a decent track, but I think the chorus is what freaks fans out. Adam sings the title of the song, then he screams/screeches it. It's not completely awful, just very rough. That's the only 'maybe-you-shouldn't-have-done-that' moment on the whole record. Another thing people aren't as fond of is how this song doesn't draw you in as much as some of the others. This is probably one of maybe 2 songs that aren't 'up to par'.
  8. Catholic Knees: Adam's voive is the roughest throughout this song. It's more controlled & something you'd want to listen to as opposed to that one part of the previous track. It reminds me of a song I'd hear on a WWE game fer the X-Box. FYI, It's the shortest song on the album.
  9. Capital M-E: This song would deffinately fit in a movie montage set in the fall, perhaps set on a college campus? Haha that's the vibe I get. The intro almost reminds me of a newer song by The Academy Is... Almost. I really like this song, it's chill but not bland.
  10. Carpathia: I love the rythm in this song. It starts out slow, but that chorus takes it up a notch. It's got fairly good riffs, too. It's almost like a combination of the more relaxed songs and the 'harder' ones. It'll make more sense when you hear it, I assure you.
  11. Everything Must Go*%: Starts out slow, gets really emotionally charged at the chorus, and stays fairly intense in that way throughout.
>>Overall, this record is amazing if you listen to it straight through. I think they should have split up "New Again" & "Sink Into Me" just to spread out the super addictive tracks, but then again I love how it flows. I've been listening to this record almost non-stop since I got it last week, and I would definitely suggest a pre-order. Either that, or buy it as soon as it comes out. New Again drops Tuesday, June 2nd. Can't wait to hear what you guys think of it <3 onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_27nWag53tnI/Sh4Cy24K_MI/AAAAAAAAAL4/JgMEYSZhgOs/s1600-h/tbsnewagain.jpg">>>*You can listen to "New Again", "Sink Into Me", and "Everything Must Go" at Taking Back Sunday's Website now.
>>%Other songs from the record are on their PureVolume page. You can also pre-order the record on iTunes, or purchase the single ("Sink Into Me").
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Friday, May 22, 2009

New Addition: TMO on Facebook & Twittuhhh

Actually, we've been on Facebook... and Twitter.

>>Naturally by 'we' I mean this page and myself, but whatever. So I made a 'fan page' for TheMusicObsession.com kind of a while ago, and there are currently about 170 fans. Awesome. Somewhat recently I added a hit counter to the website you're currently viewing, under my Twitter updates on the right side of the page. As of this second, there are 702 views, but the number is always changing. My question: How awesome would it be if everyone who viewed this page could become a fan on Facebook, then tell their friends to check it out & do the same? I plan on updating a lot more because I should have more time, so there'll always be something new on here. Between album reviews, new songs, tour dates, new bands to fall in love with, random videos I find, and more; I'll have something to add. I was also thinking about doing a 'week in review' sort of thing on Sundays, but I'm not sure how that'll work out.

>Now that you've read my ramblings for the morning, you might be thinking, "Why should I 'become a fan'?" Well, there are quite a few reasons.
  1. I post pictures and videos from various concerts I go to, something I can't do all too well on here. I mean, I can post them, but when I add new posts the pictures & what not slide down the page, and then you'll have to search to find them... With the Facebook page, I added tabs so that you can easily view the pictures & videos whenever you want, hassle-free.
  2. I send out updates from the Facebok page. Not too many, I don't want to harass anyone, but enough to keep you updated with the little yet important things I find.
  3. Like on Twitter, you can easily see what I'm up to, or what I'm adding to the site through the status.
  4. I make events on facebook for things like album releases and Glamour Kills shirt day (the first Monday of every month). Can't really accomplish that one via blogger.
  5. You can always find a way to get in touch with me. I have all of my links under the 'Info' tab, so you won't have to scroll all over the place trying to find something. I posted the links to the Twitter account fer this site as well as my personal Twitter & MySpace accounts.
  6. You can 'like' and comment on whatever I post, such as links, pictures, etc. This helps me figure out what you guys like best so I can add more of it.
>There isn't really a downside, so why not go for it? Also, following on Twitter is pretty beneficial. I 'retweet' (re-post) updates from artists, record labels, and whoever else I think you might care about. Of course, I also post what I'm doing or who I'm writing about, so the acount isn't just made up of everyone else's updates. [PS, if you don't have any idea about Twitter or why I'm obsessed with it, think of it this way: It's like a Facebook status on steroids. Bands, labels, clothing lines, and just regular people like myself post updates as to what they're doing. It sounds mad sketchy, but if you get/have one, you'll understand. I promise.]

>>Thanks fer reading that. As a consolation, I'll post my links here too. Just click and do the following:
Become a fan, add as a friend, follow, and tell a friend. Thanksabunchhhhh.

Twitter Links
Mine
The Site's
Facebook Link
The Site's

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Video Killed The Radio Star: #2

All night looooooongggg.



I need to see them live like now.
Eh, add them to my list.



>> ^Technically, this 'interview' could be considered a party in their bedroom. So I figured I'd post it. Gotta love John Ohhhhhhh.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Video Killed The Radio Star: Blink 182 live

"The Rock Show" by Blink-182, Live on Jay Leno





PS, Mark Hoppus = <3
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Video Killed The Radio Star: Asher Roth





>I seriously need to see him live. His record, Asleep In The Bread Aisle, is amazing. A definite 'must-buy and listen to non-stop', that is, until the new Taking Back Sunday record (New Again) drops June 2nd*. [Listen to the new songs on their MySpace.]

*PS, I ACTUALLY JUST GOT THAT RECORD :D And it's pretty damn good <3
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Get Hyped: Blink 182



*Updated 5/26*

>>FINALYYYY, Blink-182 announced dates for their upcoming tour this summer. According to Alternative Press, the line up is pretty damn epic, including Taking Back Sunday, Panic At The Disco (who I've actually been listening to ALL DAY), Fall Out Boy, Weezer, the All-American Rejects, Asher Roth & Chester French ("on various dates"). Oh man, I can't wait. I know I say that about every concert, but this one is different; IT'S BLINK FOR CRYING OUT LOUDD. Tickets go on sale May 30 here.

Here are Blink-182’s upcoming tour dates: *See Bottom of post

Here's what Hoppus has posted:

July 24...Las Vegas, NV...The Joint...Motion City Soundtrack, Chester French (On sale: 5/30)

July 28...Vancouver, BC...GM Place...All American Rejects, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

July 30...Calgary, AB...Saddledome...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects (On sale: 6/6)

July 31...Edmonton, AB...Rexall Place...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects (On sale: 6/6)

August 1...Saskatoon, SK...Credit Union Centre...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects (On sale: 6/6)

August 2...Winnipeg, MB...MTS Centre...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects (On sale: 6/6)

August 4...Milwaukee, WI...Marcus Amphitheater...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

August 6...Boston, MA...Comcast Center...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 6/13)

August 7...Montreal, QC...Bell Centre...Fall Out Boy, Planet Smashers (On sale: 5/30)

August 8...Portland, ME...Cumberland County Civic Center...Fall Out Boy, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

August 12...Hershey, PA...Hershey Park Pavilion/Stadium...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 5/30)

August 13...Cincinnati, OH...Riverbend...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 5/30)

August 14...Pittsburgh, PA...Post Gazette Pavilion...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 5/30)

August 15...Chicago, IL...First Midwest Bank Pavilion...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 5/30)

August 16...Omaha, NE...WestFair Ampitheater...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

August 18...Minneapolis, MN...Xcel Center...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

August 20...Indianapolis, IN...Verizon Wireless Amphitheater...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

August 21...Buffalo, NY...Darien Lake PAC...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

August 22...Detroit, MI...DTE Energy Music Center...Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

August 23...Toronto, ON...Molson Ampitheater...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/5)

August 25...Wantach, NY...Nikon Theater at Jones Beach...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

August 26...Holmdel, NJ...PNC Bank Arts Center...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

August 28...Camden, NJ...Susquehanna Bank Center...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 5/30)

August 29...Hartford, CT...New England Dodge Music Center...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 5/30)

August 30...Washington, DC...TBA (hope it happens)...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French

August 31...Saratoga, NY...SPAC...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

September 2...Cleveland, OH...Blossom...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 5/30)

September 3...St Louis, MO...Verizon Wireless Amphitheater...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

September 4...Kansas City, KS...Sandstone Amphitheater...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/27)

September 6...Denver, CO...Fiddler's Green Amphitheater...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

September 7...Salt Lake City, UT...McKay Center...Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

September 10...Seattle, WA...White River Amphitheater...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/6)

September 12...Sacramento, CA...Sleep Train Amphitheater...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/13)

September 13...Mt View, CA...Shoreline Amphitheater...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Chester French (On sale: 6/13)

September 14...Bakersfield, CA...Rabobank Arena...Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth (On sale: TBD)

September 16...San Diego, CA...Cricket Amphitheater...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth (On sale: 6/6)

September 17...Irvine, CA...Verizon Wireless Amphitheater...Weezer, Taking Back Sunday, Asher Roth (On sale: 5/30)

September 19...Phoenix, AZ...Tempe Beach Park Amphitheater...Fall Out Boy (On sale: 6/6)

September 21...Albuquerque, NM...Journal Pavilion...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Asher Roth (On sale: 5/30)

September 23...Dallas, TX...Superpages.com Center...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Asher Roth (On sale: 5/30)

September 24...Houston, TX...Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Asher Roth (On sale: 6/6)

September 26...West Palm Beach, FL...Cruzan Amphitheater...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Asher Roth (On sale: 5/30)

September 27...Tampa, Fl...Ford Amphitheater...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Asher Roth (On sale: 5/30)

September 29...Atlanta, GA...Lakewood Amphitheater...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Asher Roth (On sale: 5/30)

October 1...Charlotte, NC...Verizon Wireless Amphitheater...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Asher Roth (On sale: 6/5)

October 2...Virginia Beach, VA...Verizon Wireless Amphitheater...Fall Out Boy, All American Rejects, Asher Roth (On sale: 5/30)

October 3...Atlantic City, NJ...Borgata...Asher Roth (On sale: 5/30)


*NOTE: Blink cancelled 2 dates at Wantagh, N.Y. (Nikon Theater at Jones Beach) and replaced them with one show. I'm not 100% sure if they made any other changes, but this is the most accurate list of dates I could find. If you notice any mistakes, please let me know and I'll fix it immediately.

PS, AUGUST 25 BETTER COME QUICKLYYY <3
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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Video Killed The Radio Star: A Rocket To The Moon

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I <3>



This is my favorite song from the Greetings From EP.
I just found the video, and I'm in love.




"Mr. Right", Live at Bamboozle 09

>>PS, let's just say I have some head trauma.. so sorry fer the serious lack of updates. I'm doing my best to feel better, so I'll probably just be posting random interesting things I find for a while.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Video Killed The Radio Star: The Audition

I Feel My Temperature Rising
For Youuuuuuuuuu <3 style="text-align: left;">

My Temperature Is Rising - The Audition

>>I'm officially in love with this video, and of course, the band. I really want to see them live again, especially playing their new stuff :] They were amazing when I saw them in December, and if you get the chance, definitely make the effort to see them. Also, Danny [the lead singer] is a total sweetheart.


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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Promoting 101 ; Glamour Kills Shirt Day

GK = Glamour Kills, one of my biggest addictions.

>>The first Monday of every month has been claimed as Glamour Kills Shirt Day. Participate by wearing your Glamour Kills shirt to school, band practice, out friends, to a show or where ever you hangout. Make sure to tell your friends to do the same!


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