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Orange Rhyming Dictionary [Vinyl]

Jets to BrazilVinyl
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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  • Vinyl (October 27, 1998)
  • Label: Jade Tree Records
  • ASIN: B00005Y9FO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,015,665 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Crown of the Valley
2. Morning New Disease
3. Resistance Is Futile
4. Starry Configurations
5. Chinatown
6. Sea Anemone
7. Lemon Yellow Black
8. Conrad
9. King Medicine
10. I Typed for Miles
11. Sweet Avenue

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow January 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I was driving this evening. I had this CD, this one that I listened to sparingly once or twice before, before I found Burning Airlines (which I highly recommend, as well). What BA is to Jawbox, this is to Jawbreaker, but I'm sure most of you know that.
I was driving along. I listened to this album. I drove some more. Odd things happened. I smiled. I cried. I laughed. I danced in my seat. This CD totally rocked me out. From the beginning anthemish (if you could allow me the slack here) Crown of the Valley, to the beauiful Sweet Avenue, I was glued inside my car. I played I Typed for Miles three times straight. I couldn't even pull over to fill up my car with gas until every song was done. Twice.
Blake's songs move me. I'm still haunted by that masterpiece Bivouac, which I don't even own, but have heard blaring from a friend's stereo at a party. This album is no different.
This ain't your father's punk rock. It's something... new. Beautiful. Moving. Full of emotion.
I recommend this album highly. Listen to it. Don't expect full-on adrenaline (let Naked Raygun, reissued, btw, do that). It's mellow. It's wonderful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal album July 10, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I'd say "perfect" if I was more prone to hyperbole, but this album is by far one of the best of the last decade. Being a Jawbreaker fan, I was keen on hearing Jets to Brazil, and at first sadly disappointed. It was so different(evolved?) from Jawbreaker that I couldn't listen to it, and I gave the CD to a friend, who later copied one of the songs onto a mixed tape I listened to a few months later...the tape got stuck in my car tape deck and after a few (mandatory) listenings the music and lyrics of the song ("Morning New Disease") started to grow on me like a fungus. Eventually, I stole the CD (back) from this friend, and there hasn't been a day in the last year where I do not play something from it. While the music is less aggressive than Jawbreaker (the "Dear You" Geffen release is exempt from all references to Jawbreaker) it is actually more powerful on the merits of its really well articulated nuances. Also, Blake Swarzenbach's lyrical facility is at its peak- some lines are unforgettable. It would be interesting to see some of the fiction he left Jawbreaker to write...after seeing J2B play recently in Boston, I have to say many the songs from the NEXT CD (due out 8/15) are a little slower on average, and at times more influenced by the country ballad than anything else-but I'm sure the release will also be excellent. Also, its sounds as though Blake has borrowed some of his own earlier material in composing the new album (e.g. a couple of hooks, and even the line "Orange Rhyming Dictionary"- the title of release #1 for a chorus on the new release...the concept itself originally a la Tom Robbins). Enough typing, buy the CD.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful, majestic CD July 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is probably one of my top ten favorite CDs of all time. The vocals, the guitars, the drums, just everything is incredibally well done. I have never seen them play live, so I have no comment on how good the CD is versus how good they are live, although I would love to see them live.
Anyway, my favorite songs are Lemon Yellow Black, track 5, and track 8. All the songs are really cool actually, but I'm not too fond of I Typed for Miles, although I don't really mind it.
If you want to buy a CD, buy this one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blake was in another band?!? October 30, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Okay, I know, everyone will always equate Blake with Jawbreaker, which is not a bad thing, by any means. Jawbreaker was able to soothe me with their music and message like no other band could do. Then, when I heard they were breaking up, I thought, what do I turn to now? Am I going to wear out my "Dear You" and "24 Hour..." cd's because there is nothing left? Enter-- Jets To Brazil. Not: part-Jawbreaker, part Texas Is The Reason, etc... Rather, they are the kind of band and music Blake's been dying to make. Granted, with his voice, and guitar playing, the comparisons are inevitable. But, there is something within these songs that leap beyond anything Jawbreaker ever put out. I'm not going to sit here and list every good song on the cd, and why I think they are so amazing. I mean, I could go on and on regarding the unbelievable horror and depression behind 'Conrad' "...warming her wrists in promising water... double edged and super blue, verticlly letting the light from you...", or the sincere, loving qualities of "Sweet Avenue", the acoustic ballad that closes the album... "now all these tastes improve through the view that comes with you... thank you for making me see there's a life in me, it was dying to get out..." Blake's lyrical proficiency is as evident as it's ever been. Rush out and purchase this album at once. If you ever loved Jawbreaker, not for how "punk" they were, but for how their songs made you feel, then "Orange Rhyming Dictionary" is a necessity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joy through Melancholy January 2, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is quite possibly one of the best albums i own. It was recomended to my by a friend when i was looking for something different to listen to. This album is without a doubt different than anything else i have listened to. It has great lyrics that deal with a variety of feelings and situations. if they are a bit depressing its only because life too is depressing. but there is also joy to be found in this album. at the the end of sea anemone the singer has gone from contemplated suicide to a start of a new life. also the end of album with sweet avenue shows there are good things in life among the bad. The music is often upbeat but with a meloncholy to it. There is lots of layering in the melodies making this far from the simple music of amny other alternative bands. In all this album has meaningfully powerfull lyrics combined with great musicianship. Certainly a must have for any CD collection.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece
A masterpiece. Every road trip should start with this album (and end with Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West.)

I wore my first tape of ORD out in the late 90s.
Published 8 months ago by BRK
5.0 out of 5 stars YES!
This is one of those albums that you purchase and then find yourself thanking yourself over and over again for owning it. Blake Schwarzenbach is a wonderful lyricist. Read more
Published on June 11, 2011 by Rachael B
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect in every way.
This is erudite, poetic rock of the highest calibre. Emotional but not sensitive or twee. It's well constructed but never seems forced. Read more
Published on October 28, 2008 by Sera69
5.0 out of 5 stars Jetbreaker
Blake Schwarzenbach was basically the sole creative force behind both Jawbreaker and JTB, so the comparisons are basically "early" Blake vs. "later" Blake. Read more
Published on February 3, 2006 by Alex Scorpio
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Jawbreaker but has Jawbreaker-esque moments
I know this is not Jawbreaker but since Blake Schwarzenbach wrote the songs on this album it has Jawbreaker moments. This album has a more upbeat feel overall and is real mellow. Read more
Published on April 28, 2005 by The Ricker
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than i thought it would be.
I'm glad I bought the Orange Rhyming Dictionary. It is a pleasant suprise to hear a different sound from the frontman, and see how he has distanced himself from his previous... Read more
Published on April 8, 2005 by Love Monkey #9
3.0 out of 5 stars Wakey Wakey, Eggs and Blakey!
When I first saw Jawbreaker in 1992, they were opening for That Dog at the legendary Jabberjaw. I bought a 4-Fs t-shirt and a limited edition silk-screened poster that would... Read more
Published on December 25, 2004 by Beau Diggleur
4.0 out of 5 stars an orange thought
I recently bought orange rhyming dictionary and have had a few weeks listening experience. The fact is, jets to brazil will never get played on the radio or mtv. Read more
Published on October 11, 2004 by Kingy
4.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Rock was perfected in 1996!
Yes I know this album was not released in 96. Still this record is built on the solid foundation made in the golden age of "indie" rock. Read more
Published on August 28, 2004 by George a Pletz
5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD they've made...first CD I didn't scratch
This cd is awesome, the lyrics leap off the page and everything comes together so nicely, this was by far their best cd and it continues to be one of the best cd's made... Read more
Published on March 6, 2004 by Dennis Engstorm
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