Promises For The Imperfect
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Promises For The Imperfect

July 19, 2005

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Song Title
Regrets Of Photographs
We Are
Fireside Wing
There Is Hope
Who You Are
All You Have
Golden Smile
The Time Is Now
Life Is What You Make It

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 19, 2005
  • Release Date: July 19, 2005
  • Label: Tooth & Nail (TNN)
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Tooth & Nail Records
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  • Total Length: 35:24
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,500 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars review from the Synthesis August 10, 2005
Format:Audio CD
In the two years since the release of Number One Gun's debut full length, Celebrate Mistakes, the band has gone through a lot: three drummers (thankfully ending up back where they started with Jordan Mallory), two guitarists and countless miles logged on tour with some of the biggest names in the melodic rock scene, in the process inking a deal with one of said scene's most seminal labels, Tooth and Nail. The resulting album, Promises for the Imperfect, showcases a road-tightened, newly focused Number One Gun.

What the first record sometimes lacked in continuity, Promises makes up for in spades. Even as the band vacillates between the driving ("Pretend") and the anthemic (the first single "We Are"), Number One Gun succeeds where many bands fail; maintaining a distinct, unique and unmistakable sound. All-star producer Aaron Sprinkle (Acceptance, Anberlin) lends a bit of his personal touch to the record, but you could record Number One Gun on a boom box and there would still be frontman Jeff Schneeweis' amazing voice, the band's unabashedly melodic songcraft and the technical tightness born from thousands of hours spent on stage and in practice. However, Number One Gun certainly takes full advantage of the studio on Promises for the Imperfect, layering on tasteful keyboard lines, lush vocal harmonies and an otherwise full palette of drum, guitar and bass sounds, all the while letting the songs speak for themselves. Promises for the Imperfect is about as perfect an album as this genre of music has yet to produce. For fans of Relient K, Acceptance, Mae or just good, old fashioned, unpretentious melodic rock music, check out Number One Gun. You'll dig it, I promise.

- Daniel Taylor
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Number One Gun Makes Good on its Promises! July 24, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Promises for the Imperfect improves on their bid to become the next Relient K. Killer Hooks, Crunchy Guitars, Great Melodies, blended harmony vocals, and deep meaningful lyrics set this album apart from their equally great debut. Number One Gun has produced yet another outstanding set of songs in the realm of the so called "Punk-Pop" Genre. "We Are" is an amazing tune that will have you humming the chorus for days, and wears their allegience to the source of their strength right on their sleeves. For those who seem "lost," this album is full many uplifting powerful songs of hope. If you're searching for answers, these songs will give you the strength and courage to change your circumstances.

Tooth and Nail Records has added another major star band in the making to their already considerable stable of similar sounding bands. Check out all the bands on their label to add some meaningful music to your life and cd collection.

Fans of Relient K should immediately run out and pick this one up fast. You won't be disappointed! Alternative Fans of Long Since Forgotten, The Starting Line, and even "old school" fans of the now reformed Posies should give this a listen. The crisp production values on this disc make this a treasure to own.

Catch the band on their upcoming tour to feel the real power of their music in a live setting as well. I was blown away by their set on 7/21/05 in Anaheim, California. An awesome and amazing live act as well!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rare Gem April 8, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Number One Gun's latest is a polished, smart, catchy masterpiece in the rock/punk/emo genre. While "Promises for the Imperfect" has many familiar elements from the emo and punk genres, the band has carved their own, refreshing niche that avoids conforming to a specific sound. Jeff's vocals sound amazing, especially on the verses of "Fireside Wing" where he really lets loose. Aaron Sprinkle's production job is flawless. Whereas "Celebrate Mistakes" took me a few listens to sink in, these songs make a powerful impression on first listen, and only get better with repeated listens.

I tend to listen to a CD for about two weeks before giving it a fairly lenghty rest, but "Promises for the Imperfect" stayed in my CD player all Summer and beyond. I'm truly surprised that this band has not received more mainstream success with this release. They deserve it, and it's only a matter of people taking notice.
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