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Chase This Light

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Jimmy Eat World, one of rock's most lasting and loved icons, return with Chase This Light. The first album since 2004's Futures finds the band partnered with legendary producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins) overseeing as executive producer. Largely recorded in the band's own studio in Arizona, Chase This Light has a powerful optimism and, like 2001's beloved platinum break-through Jimmy Eat World (aka Bleed American), each song finds a way to compel the listener to keep coming back again and again to discover a new favorite. Jimmy Eat World have the unique ability to be a bands-band as well as fans-band, marrying credibility with a tuneful accessibly that makes them a permanent fixture of the modern music scene. Jimmy Eat World never stop striving to make the best music of their career, Chase This Light proves this.

The rough edges have been shaved away, but there is something admirable about the way Jimmy Eat World recovers from 2004's dreary Futures album with a follow-up that displays all the confidence and vitality of its seminal early work. Executive-produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins), Chase This Light is packed with huge pop moments, galloping off with the exhilarating "Big Casino" and swiftly following it with the towering "Carry You," songs seemingly custom made for action-packed pick-up truck commercials. Clarity, the Arizona band's 1999 breakthrough, remains in a completely different class, but at least you get the sense that it's making the effort this time around, despite following what is clearly a more mainstream glow. --Aidin Vaziri

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  • Audio CD (October 16, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tiny Evil
  • ASIN: B000VQW7OK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,162 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Andy on October 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD
As they've plugged away for over a decade, crafting music that wears it's heart on it's sleeve so proudly that it's often mistaken for emo, Jimmy Eat World have managed to not only influence a new generation of bands, but also crank out classic after classic. From 1999's "Clarity" --which still goes by underappreciated to this day -- to 2004's groundbreaking, somewhat experimental "Futures," they have yet to miss a step, simultaneously tinkering and fine tuning their sound along the way. So it should come as no surprise that their sixth studio album, "Chase This Light" contains the standard Jimmy Eat World watermarks, such as huge choruses, clap-along verses and plenty of good-guy, let me be your boyfriend gushing from frontman Jim Adkins. But like it's predecessor, "Futures," they're doing their best to grow with their audience and create songs that are more universal and stand the test of time as more than just anthems for your High School prom. With "Chase This Light," they give us the best of both worlds. The sound that won audiences over with the breakthrough album, "Bleed American," is held intact here with songs such as "Carry You" and "Feeling Lucky," while the band explores other avenues later in the album. "Here It Goes" is an upbeat, almost dance-able throwback to the 80's (and no, not of the wretched Fall Out Boy type) that puts a spin on an album that might otherwise play like Jimmy Eat World on autopilot. Likewise, the creepy, crawly "Gotta Be Somebody's Blues" shows off a darker side of Jimmy Eat World that is rarely explored, and turns out to be one of the better songs of the album. To be truthful, there isn't a bad song on this disc, but the reason why it gets four stars instead of five is because on too many songs, they play it safe.Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael Yovkovich VINE VOICE on December 7, 2007
Format: Audio CD
After breaking through with the smash single "The Middle" back in 2001, Mesa, AZ band Jimmy Eat World looked poised to become a household name for pop/rock fans across the country. After the success of subsequent singles "Sweetness" and "A Praise Chorus," along with several mainstream movies sampling the tearjerker ballad "Hear You Me," Jimmy Eat World's self-titled (previously named Bleed American but changed after the September 11th attacks) album went platinum. Instead of following up their smash cd with pop/rock songs, Jimmy Eat World released a darker album filled with alternative rock songs ("Pain" "Work") and searing emotional ballads ("23" "Kill"). The album, titled "Futures," fell short of its predecessor in sales, but managed to go gold and satisfy the growing masses of Jimmy Eat World fans.

With "Futures" in the rearview, Jimmy Eat World went back into the studio with no expectations of what the new album would sound like. Lead singer Jim Adkins' only goal was to create the very best album that his band could make at the time of the recording. After three years in between albums, the resultant "Chase This Light" made its way to stores in the Fall of 2007. The album comes across as a blend of the band's previous two albums, combining the catchy pop songs of its self-titled album with the uptempo rock songs on "Futures." The album plays out as such.

1. Big Casino- 9/10
A catchy opener and great choice for the lead single off the album. A smart blend of pop and rock that is oozing with machismo.

2. Let It Happen- 9/10
A rocking uptempo song with a sick yet simple chorus. One of the best on the cd.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By sirchad on October 29, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The production gets slicker with every release and with Butch Vig at the helm, well, you get the picture. That's too bad because when you market for a mass audience, the music tends to suffer. So is the case with Chase This Light, Jimmy Eat World's latest release. Futures painted with darker themes but still held some sembelance of hope. Chase embraces the poppiest moments of Bleed American and makes them more so. It's a shame they insist on backtracking than blazing. Also, you have a hard time believing Jim Adkins is still dealing with the woes of a post-adolescent at 31.

That being said, he can still write some decent pop tunes. The songs that stand out are the sugariest, goofiest ones: whether it's the cheesy synthesizers and handclaps on "Here It Goes" or the Angels-and-Airwaves-like chorus of trained seals on "Electable (Give It Up)." "Big Casino" sounds like vintage Jimmy but in a good way, bringing back some of the magic of "Sweetness" while peppering it with high-soaring guitars and clean vocal harmonies.

But for every hook that could spend hours in your head, there's an uninspired dud. The snoozefest "Carry You" and thouroghly annoying "Feeling Lucky" would have been better as b-sides. Some of the melancholy songs (particularly "Gotta Be Somebody's Blues") bring to mind the contemplative sonic soundscapes of Futures, but their inclusion in the album makes them token downers.

In all, Jimmy Eat World plays it safe. The few chances it takes it succeeds, which is why it's somewhat disappointing. It begs the question: why not take more chances? Jimmy has done much better than this. I know I'm not alone in saying that I hope they find ways to push themselves into new territory, regardless of record label aristocracy or slick producers.
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