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  • Audio CD (October 21, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B0000DD578
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)
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Kristen
This CD is a lot different than 'Leaving Through The Window', but it is still one of my favorite albums of all time.
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I liked the lyrics and the song makes the ending of the CD very good.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Tatiana on March 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
With North, Something Corporate demonstrates their amazing ability to mature as artists- something very few bands achieve in such a short amount of time. Andrew McMahon's (as well as Josh Partington's) lyrics have always belied his age, but they evolve now more than ever. While it is obvious that this is the bands "on the road" album, they don't make it as blatant as most. Here is a synopsis of each song and my opinions on it. I'll try to keep it as unbiased as possible, but I am a mad zealot of SoCo, so it won't be completely impartial. :)
"As You Sleep"- At first, this song will make you drift off to sleep. You may think it is because it's boring or plain at first, but then you realize- this is the perfect lullaby. And that's what it's supposed to be: a lullaby of a goodbye that Andrew sings to his loved one before leaving on tour. The lyrics are lovely, the music is soft and sweet, and Andrew's vocals are so melodic.
"Space"- Josh's songs are definitely better in past albums, in my humble opinion, and Space is to me one of the weaker tracks on the album. However, this upbeat song still has a fun tone to it, and it doesn't necessarily disappoint. I imagine the song is about trying to break up with a girl. But only because of that time-honored jackass line "Give me space".
"Down"- Another kind of sad, longing song from Andrew. Absolutely gorgeous lyrics and music. This song feels so far removed from the old, pop-punk Something Corporate.
"Only Ashes"- This one takes a little bit of getting used to. It's Josh's once again, but this track is a little stronger. The message is very thought-provoking and the music is pretty cool.
"Me and the Moon"- Arguably the best track on the album, about a suburban wife killing her abusive husband.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "teenage_riotgrrl" on October 30, 2003
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I waited monthsfor this CD and the moment I listened to it, I was spellbound. Yeah its different to the last CD but this is definitely an improved, more mature album. I loved 'Leaving through the window' but they sounded a lot like any other generic pop-punk band, only with a piano. Not so on this album. There are hardly any punky songs on this album, mostly soft chilled out songs that are more in the style of 'the astronaut' and 'cavanaugh park'. Andrew's songwriting and piano has developed really well, and instead of the piano being somewhat of a novelty, it flows perfectly with the guitars and vocals. If you wanted an album full of 'If You C Jordans' then you'll be disappointed. My favourite song is 'Me and the moon', I think its one of the best songs SoCo have ever done. The only thing bad that I have to say about this album is that the second half of the CD sounded a bit samey, but once you've listened to it a bit you get into it better. Even though I'm 14 myself, I think this album would probably appeal to older people more, but personally I love this album and its one of my favourites.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Keith Shelton on November 10, 2003
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Somehow, Something Corporate has managed to outdo themselves. After one of the best debut albums I've ever heard, the guys follow it up with a much more mature album both melody and lyric wise.
The pianos mesh much better with the surrounding instruments, thers a perfect balance. The lyrics talk about specific situations in detail and alltogether the band sounds beyond their years.
The standout track on North is definitly "Me and the Moon" Its a breathtaking ballad with a beautiful feel good chorus. This track takes the place of "Cavenaugh Park" on their last album.
I also love "Down" which has another great piano section and "Runaway", another track with a great chorus.
Considering all the hype these guys had to live up to, they did an excellent job and I'm not disapointed in the least bit.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Bowles on May 19, 2006
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`North' is the sophomore offering from Dana Point, CA punk/pop quintet Something Corporate. This album is everything the first album was, and conversely everything the first album was not. The music remains catchy and hook-laden, mostly built around the very capable musical and lyrical abilities of pianist/frontman Andrew McMahon. `North', however, is more sombre, more introspective, and more grown-up than `LTTW'. The lyrics tend to be more poignant and cynical, and the tone of the album is generally somewhat darker than their previous release - thanks in no small part to the fact that it was recorded during a dismal time of the year in Seattle. By no way does that mean the album is of lesser quality than the first - in fact, this is a much better body of work. The writing is much more intricate and mature, the lyrical lows are more gut-wrenching and the lyrical highs feed the soul much more than the first album. The songwriting talents of guitarist Josh Partington come more to the forefront as he contributes four tracks to the album including the first official single, "Space". In all, while the first album might be called a "fun" album or a "party" album, this is much more representative of the potential of the band, and should go a long way to segregating them from the slough of So-Cal "punk" knock-off bands that seem to be everywhere these days. That's not to say there aren't a couple of fist-pumpers on this one though - `Space' will be sure to be heard on dance floors across North America, and '21 & Invincible' is a cynical anthem to young adulthood.Read more ›
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