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Dear You [Enhanced]

JawbreakerAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 2, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Blackball Records
  • ASIN: B0001BYHW0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,798 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Band Ever February 12, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I remember when Jawbreaker signed to a major label ... people were shocked and disappointed. I was one of them. I was a fifteen year old kid, though, and now wouldn't care so much. But I wrote the band back then. Adam, the drummer, took the time to write me back and explain things from their point of view. Ultimately, he told me there are more important things for people to worry about ... and I now definitely agree with him, although at the time I was upset.

After all these years, it BLOWS MY MIND that he took the time to write a fifteen year old, snot-nosed kid. I'm sure I wasn't the only fan he wrote back to, explaining the band's decision to sign.

That's how important their fans were to them. And that's how special this band -- and this album -- is to me.

And I still have the letter!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better late than never... March 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Wow, I remember when this was first put out by DGC, and the first time I saw the video for fireman. I only saw the video once on 120 minutes. I was so shocked and so pleased. Having made 24 hour revenge my 10th grade record and trying to write like Blake. This album is what made say wow. One if not their best. I think some people may not share the same idea. All I can remember after this album was put out every one in my cool punk rock circle kept saying "oh man they sold out, thats it it's over." Then a few years go by the band breaks up and all the same kids are saying what a great record it was, and how Jets will never live up to Jawbreaker and blah, blah, blah. You know what this record is one of the best punk/emo or what ever you want to call it, records ever put out. If it wasnt then why I ask does go for crazy prices on ebay? Im 27 and this record is still as important to me now, as it was then. Blake is one of the best song writers of this genaration. I think is he is up w/ Waits, Cohen, and Dylan. I know alot of people think Kurt was, but lets face it what the hell was he talking about half the time. I have no idea. I know something about him coming from a broken home or something. But when I discoverd Jawbreaker was when I discoverd hart break.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That Rare Perfect Album May 25, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I've said this before (very rarely, mind you) but this is a perfect record. A friend of mine used to play this at work around the time he was dropping out of high school (and for many years after). He epitomized every lyric on "Dear You." He actually dropped out of school for admirable reasons (faculty and teachers didn't respect the students) and I really admire him for doing it. (By the way, he is now in his second year at a major university and is a straight "A" student.) He's cool because he stands up for what he believes in and does things his own way (not to spite others but because he doesn't need to "fit in.") This is the album version of his life. It very eloquently expresses the angst (real angst, not the cliched version postured by so many "alternative rock bands" today), hurt, guilt, pain, and even love (and lust) experienced by your average young person (but in a completely above average way). "Dear You" is one of those rare, absolutely honest, artistic records where everything rings true (lyrics, music, attitude, and even the production quality). It is a deeply inspired piece of work. That's saying a lot for punk/pop album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars can't really go wrong by buying this March 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
My friend got a copy of this album for me awhile back when it was still scarce and out of print. He writes a zine on the Chicago punk scene and some of the bands he likes can be a little much for me. So I popped this into my CD player with some reservation, wondering if it was going to be some piece of crap recorded out of some guy's garage. I could not have been more wrong. These songs represent the best of the alt/indie/punk/emo genre or whatever group you think they belong in. Their songs are well crafted, with interesting lyrics and solid musicianship. The songs are insidiously catchy; I will find myself singing them at random times. I admittedly don't know a ton about punk but if I had to compare this band to something I am familiar with, I would say Echo and the Bunnymen or maybe the Jesus and Mary Chain. At least that is who they reminded me of. I later found out that this band enjoys a sort of cult following, making the few copies of this album pretty expensive. After a few listens I can see why.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last of the True Artists June 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
The amount of people who actually work, and sacrifice to create something true and genuine is severely decreasing. Blake Schwarchzenbaugh, is one of the best lyricists, composers, and singers that has ever graced this majestic rock and roll forum. The lyrics are tragic and evocative of the struggle of anyone. The sound of Dear you is distinct and reminiscent of certain time. Just buy it, and let Blake talk to you about the ways of the world and explain all of your problems to you. Musically and lyrically this album is unstoppable. And for even better song compostions with less of the punk edge, check all of his Jets to Brazil albums.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Firemen' stole my youth August 18, 2004
By K. Chan
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Fireman when I was a teen and knew this band was great. I was fortunate to buy an original print which is a rare item these days. The lyrics are of lost sentiment, rough around the edges added by Blake's raspy voice. The sincerity of this CD is comparatively to Bright Eyes songs. Relive Jawbreaker with Jets to Brazil; Blake's new band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Remastered Jawbreaker Always Good
When the remastered Jawbreaker or any Jawbreaker released after they broke up, always have a few extra songs more than the original recording did. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Michael D Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars Sell-outs? Whatever.
Jawbreaker's last and only major-label album is probably the most accessible to new listeners accustomed to the sound of modern production, because this is one of the records to... Read more
Published on November 11, 2011 by Ian M. Mcclintock
4.0 out of 5 stars One, Two, Three, Four. Who's Punk? What's the Score?
Jawbreaker is one of the most exhilarating melodic punk-rock outfits ever.

Originally released by DGC, ex-Jawbreaker drummer Adam Pfahler has re-released the... Read more
Published on April 9, 2011 by Hawkman
5.0 out of 5 stars missing blankey
was missing my blankey for a long while...and now it's back: the brilliant existentialist punk album.
Published on November 2, 2008 by j.
4.0 out of 5 stars Cass of '96
I think everyone had this record in my senior year of high school: the punks, the straightedge kids, the burnouts, skaters... everyone. Read more
Published on June 1, 2008 by Justin Mcmahon
5.0 out of 5 stars in my top 10 every year
some people will say this was the "sell-out" album that Jawbreaker made, but those people are just in awe (read: jealous) of how great this album is. Read more
Published on January 9, 2007 by squishypuff
4.0 out of 5 stars Blake Started Singing
Until releasing this album, Jawbreaker was known for Blake's raspy vocals (much in the style of their friends in the Lookout! Records band Crimpshrine). Read more
Published on December 28, 2006 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Hell of a way to go out
This is a great album, though it has a much more polished sound than their previous work. This may be a problem for some, but it's full of great songs and if you had nothing to... Read more
Published on October 12, 2005 by Alex Scorpio
4.0 out of 5 stars My mouth is open, my book is shut.
I had never heard of Jawbreaker until reading an interview with Blake - then in Jets to Brazil - in Giant Robot magazine back in 2001.

Fast forward three years. Read more
Published on August 13, 2005 by Daniel Luechtefeld
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Record You've Never Heard
Jawbreaker's Dear You is one of those records that slipt through the cracks. It is undoughtably the best work singer/songwriter Blake has ever done. Read more
Published on March 18, 2005 by Kevin B. Santangelo
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