Finger Eleven
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Finger Eleven

June 17, 2003

Song Title
Other Light
Complicated Question
Stay In Shadow
Good Times
Absent Elements
Thousand Mile Wish
The Last Scene of Struggling
Panic Attack
One Thing
Obvious Heart

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 17, 2003
  • Release Date: June 17, 2003
  • Label: Bicycle
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  • Total Length: 46:09
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  • ASIN: B002ZBD94G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,086 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD June 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Finger Eleven's new album is more thoughtful and softer than The Greyest of Blue Skies or Tip. It still keeps to the F11 style, only gone on a more emotional adventure than their previous albums. Of course, TGOBS is my favourite CD by these guys, but they are still progressing so you have to give this album a chance. Here is my review of their self-titled album.
1. Other Light- Short, but a good way to open the new CD. 7/10
2. Complicated Questions- One of my favourite songs on the album. Scott does an amazing job on the vocals. 9/10
3. Stay in Shadow- Another awesome song. It's like the Drag You Down, except it's not as heavy. 8/10
4. Good Times- Like every CD when it comes out, this was the first single so I tend to skip over it, but still a cool song. 6/10
5. Absent Elements- Definitely in my top three. This song blows me away, I can't think of any way to describe it. The lyrics are really deep. 10/10
6- Thousand Mile Wish- Pretty good song 6/10
7- Conversations- One of my least favourites 4/10
8- Last Scene of Struggling- Haven't heard it enough, but it's pretty cool. 6/10
9- Panic Attack- AMAZING SONG!!!! 9/10
10- Therapy- Probably my favourite song on the CD. This song is so deep. I loved it the first time I heard it. 11/10
11- One Thing- A great softer song. 8/10
12- Obvious Heart- it doesn't have the same closing impact as Stay and Drown, but it's a good song nonetheless. 8/10
Like I said it's not as good as their last, and it's much softer, but in a good way, like White Pony was to Deftones.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Diverse feelings on a diverse band. December 20, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a great release from start to finish, but I'm still not quite sure of how I feel about it. It's got its songs that are truly amazing, but it's also got its songs that are relative duds. I would write them off as just another new band trying to be something they're not, but there's just too much diversity on this CD to be another typical rock band. This band has depth, which a lot of bands nowadays don't. When Finger Eleven is on, they're on. When they're not, it's nothing great. But luckily for us, they're on for about 90% of this CD.

The thing that sets this band apart from others is their range. They have songs that can make you rock your head, but then they have songs that are heartfelt and touching. One Thing, their single as of now, is one of those heartfelt songs. The simplicity of this song is why I like it so much. It's just emotional enough that you can feel the pain of the lyrics, but it's not sappy enough to make you cringe when you hear it. Thousand Mile Wish is another slow song that pushes the boundaries of sorrow. It's really a touching love song, and the acoustics make the song that much better. Complicated Questions is one of the harder songs on here. The guitar work is ear-catching, and the vocals are extremely original. Definitely one of the best on here.

A few of the best songs on here are Complicated Questions, Absent Elements, Thousand Mile Wish, and The Last Scene Of Struggling. All in all, this is a solid release. There are two duds on this CD, and that's really about it. All the others have something that makes it great. Finger Eleven have a very distinctive sound, and that's why I think they'll be around for quite a while.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Underrated March 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Finger Eleven are one of those bands that has been under the radar for years. Their first two albums barely could crack the charts and it took almost 6 years for them to finally breakthrough with the single "One Thing." Over the past 8 months, this CD has steadily become a favorite of mine. It is extremely addictive and the songs get stuck in your head for days. To further my appreciation and newfound respect for the boys in F11, I saw them live last night, as support for Trapt & Smile Empty Soul -- those two bands delivered exceptional performances, but in their meager 5 song set, Finger Eleven totally blew them out of the water. They hold up just as well (maybe even better) live as on CD. I own all three Finger Eleven albums, and I must say, this is their best to date. It is full of infectious hooks, deep and often clever lyrics and accomplished musicianship. To say they sold out is just ignorant. The band have opened the door on a whole new sound; and if anything, the music on here is more intense than before. Hard rockers like "Stay In Shadow" and "Other Light" build on ear-catching riffs and are complimented nicely by slow ballads like "One Thing" and "Thousand Mile Wish." The closer, "Obvious Heart" stands as a favorite track, as do "Good Times," "Absent Elements" and "Complicated Questions." If you've been a fan of Finger Eleven for a while, give this disc a chance. If you ignore it because it is getting radio attention, you're only depriving yourself of a great piece of music. For anyone that can appreciate alternative/hard-rock, I recommend this. Hopefully Finger Eleven aren't dropped by their label like other bands that aren't instantly platinum sellers, but have been mainstays at their labels (the recent Cold/Geffen Records departure comes to mind). This band deserves to be heard.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing wrong with mainstream... September 19, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Alright, so I first heard "Good Times" on the soundtrack of EA Sports' SSX3, and fell in love with "One Thing" on the radio. The problem is, people don't like to admit that songs like these two are melodic, catchy, and just plain good. "Good Times" and "Other Light" still have the feel of a not-so-mainstream rock album, while some of the others, mainly the two acoustic songs, have the ability to catch the ears of those who previously were not Finger Eleven fans.

My main argument is that people today are selfish, because they want a band all to themselves. Finger Eleven used to be your band, right? And then they sold out, right? WRONG. Just because they're on the radio does not mean they are any worse than they were before. It means they are icreasing their range of sounds and their number of fans. It's a matter of growth.

Get the cd, it's worth it. It's ok to buy it because you heard the songs on the radio...geez.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars CATCHY / ENJOYABLE
Finger Eleven continue to catch their break, and it seems like this is the album that got them their chance at mainstream before "PARALYZER". Read more
Published 9 months ago by MUSICFAN89
4.0 out of 5 stars Finger Eleven - Self-Titled Album
Fun album with lots of different tracks. Refreshing not to hear the same song over and over again. I recommend this good album.
Published on March 6, 2012 by C. Whipple
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
If you don't have this get it right now... I'll wait ...then we can talk about it.
Published on May 24, 2010 by Victor R. Bush
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a Departure of Sound!
I'm tired of people saying this is a departure of the Finger Eleven sound from Greyest of Blue Skies. Read more
Published on June 11, 2009 by pt83
5.0 out of 5 stars pretty darn good
well this product was actually in perfect condition I would definitely recommend other people to purchase from this one.
Published on May 18, 2009 by Jaqueline Hernandez
2.0 out of 5 stars Big LEt DOWn
THis cd is crap. if you have heard the last album Greyest of blue skies, then you no what i am talking about. This cd has about 3 maybe 4 songs. Read more
Published on February 3, 2008 by Jason K. Riffe
4.0 out of 5 stars Jeff's review
I like a thew songs by this band , I bought this CD mostly for a song that is featured on the burn out 3 game "Stay in Shadow " , I also enjoy the song " One Thing" , I don't... Read more
Published on January 6, 2008 by Jeffrey B. Sprague
4.0 out of 5 stars Very solid album
This album is definitely slower and more radio-friendly than Greyest of Blue Skies but by no means is it an inferior product, nor is it derivative or bland. Read more
Published on May 6, 2006 by orderinchaos
5.0 out of 5 stars I want more!!!
I'm a long time fan of the band and this CD did not dissapoint! Some argue that "One Thing" is the best song here but it grows tiresome to me and sounds too much like a Beetles... Read more
Published on February 21, 2006 by Damian Gunn
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep it coming!
Great CD hands down. I've been a huge fan of Finger Eleven for years now and each album they release has a welcomed twist on the previous. Read more
Published on December 9, 2005 by Matt Cronin
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