It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright

May 19, 2009 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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Digital Booklet: It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Label: Tooth & Nail (TNN)
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Tooth & Nail Records
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  • Total Length: 44:49
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  • ASIN: B0029CWJGU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,770 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Map_Of_The_Problematique on May 20, 2009
Format: Audio CD
MewithoutYou like to re-invent themselves with every record they put out. For some bands, this sometimes leads to people yelling things like '"sellouts" and the ever popular, "well, they used to be cool, but now they suck". Normally, these people have no clue what they are talking about and are just following whatever 'scene' or fad is 'in', currently. Anyone who can listen to MewithoutYou and call their newest release a 'sellout record' is, in my honest and unbiased opinion, musically misguided. People who say this probably only liked MewithoutYou because Aaron 'shouted a lot'. Weiss has completely abandoned his sing-shout vocal stylings of his early years in favor of straight singing. And never before has his voice worked better with the music.

This album is by far the most focused, elegant, engaging, bizarre, accessible, emotional, epic, restrained and all-around amazing album that the humble boys of MewithoutYou have ever crafted. And that is saying a lot. It was my most anticipated album of '09, and in no way at all did it let me down. Every single song of this release bleeds so such conviction, it's at times, almost unbearable. In the most beautifully moving way possible, of course. It truly seems as if every word sang and every note played has a divine purpose behind it. That is truly hard to come by in todays' music industry plagued by un-emotive, run-of-the-mill 'artists' who sing about their simply unbearable breakups and how much they hate their government while strumming the same power chords over and over...and over. And God forbid they throw in any instrument aside from electric guitar, bass and drums.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Peter D on May 20, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I'll try to keep this short and sweet. If you liked mewithoutYou's first album and think that the other albums have been going downhill, then you likely will not enjoy this fourth release. If, on the other hand, you think they've only been getting better and better, than this album will likely be your favorite.

Albums:
1) [A -> B] life
2) Catch for us the Foxes
3) Brother, Sister
4) It's all Crazy...

The albums are like a row of overlapping circles in which each has some common elements with the previous album, and each hints at the next. The band is to a point where album 4 doesn't overlap with album 1 whatsoever. I've heard some fans who complain that they miss 'the old mwY' others who rejoice that they're no longer 'the old mwY', and some (like me) who have enjoyed every album despite the fact that the band's sound has changed so much. There's a difficult-to-define golden thread running straight through their body of work, and if that's why you enjoyed their previous albums, then you can have confidence you'll enjoy this latest release as well.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Stilledsilence11 on June 12, 2009
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I do not believe in any higher power/God but this album makes me want to, which is kind of scary and awesome at the same time. Marx said that religion is the "opiate of the masses" and this album evokes so many emotions in me that I feel I must have been drugged. "It's all crazy..." is a breath of fresh air and I am glad that I never discounted this band based on their religiously centered lyrics. I know too many people who refuse to listen to bands that have differing opinions than their own (especially when it deals with religion). After being introduced to this band when they released Brother Sister, I have completely fallen head over heels for their constant experimentation and innovation both lyrically and musically. Each album brings its own sound and complexity but "It's all crazy..." is truly mewithoutYou's crescendo. Many times bands try different sounds only to be criticized for their departure from the style that made them a hit in the first place. mewithoutYou's venture into an uplifting folk sound is nothing short of spectacular. Aaron's voice has greatly matured, and although I do miss the harsh tones of Weiss's screams on earlier albums, I cannot deny the melodic vocals he uses to convey some of mewithoutYou's wittiest lyrics. The album is playful with just enough of a somber undertone to make the song's build ups even more powerful. This is evident in the "Beetle King..." more than any other song on the album. I can't remember the last time a song actually moved me in such a way that I had tears in my eyes...and I'm an Atheist! Just goes to show you that no matter what you believe there is an interconnected understanding of the human condition and emotional experience within us all.Read more ›
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ryan C. Terry on September 4, 2009
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MewithoutYou is a band of refreshing talent; what is even more impressive is their ability to mend Bible references into their music in a way that separates them from all the other "Christian bands". Their previous albums have been a triumphant display of captivating lyrics and rough-yet-beautiful instrumentals, occasionally incorporating biblical references and metaphors. Their newest album "It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright" is, in my humble opinion, an exception.

Rather than write some big review as I might normally, I will get to the point.

The vocals are significantly weaker than the previous two albums. The lyrics are to an incredible degree "preachier" than ever before, which many probably will have no issue with, but personally it's a bit much for me. I consider myself to be somewhat religious, but I listened to MewithoutYou because (aside from all their other good qualities) they hit a wonderful middle-ground; great music, great meaning. With this new album they unleash a very folk-sounding side of themselves which is an enormous deviation from their original formula that WORKED. While I don't discourage change, experimenting, evolving, if it weren't for the signature vocals, upon listening I would have never guessed this was MewithoutYou.

Please keep in mind, this is my opinion. I'm not at all trying to persuade anyone from purchasing this album, just putting in my two cents.
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