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How to Start a Fire

Further Seems ForeverAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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listen  1. How To Start A Fire (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Sound (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. A Blank Page Empire (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 4:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Against My Better Judgment (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. I Am (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Pride War (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. On Legendary (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 3:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Insincerity As An Artform (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Deep (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 3:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Aurora Borealis (How To Start A Fire Album Version) 4:50$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 11, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2003
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tooth & Nail Records
  • ASIN: B000087DUE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,945 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Just two albums in, and Further Seems Forever seems destined to be known as the band that launched Chris Carrabba’s solo career. Too bad. The Dashboard Confessional frontman may have provided the vocals for the band’s debut, The Moon Is Down, but with newly recruited singer Jason Gleason, the Florida band has developed into a dynamic unit, imbuing its hardcore roots with thoughtful lyrics and incredibly elaborate song structures. How to Start a Fire showcases a set of well crafted, expertly played rock tunes, particularly the inspirational title track, "Pride War," and "Insincerity as an Art Form." The band would probably shudder at the thought of being labeled the emo Genesis, but it’s honestly a compliment to Further Seems Forever’s precision guitar work and dramatic flair. --Aidin Vaziri

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Further Seems Forever ~ How To Start A Fire

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
"How to Start a Fire" is a phenominal album... This CD should definely draw some attention to such a band like Further Seems Forever (w/o becoming a "MTV-band")... It is chock full of beautiful songs. From songs like "The Sound" to "On Legendary", you cannot go wrong with this album. The lyrics that make up the songs are just amazing. I would also recommend "The Moon is Down".. I'll break it down track-by-track...
1. "How to Start a Fire"- Great way to start the album. One of the better songs on the disc. Fast paced... Great song
2. "The Sound"- This is THE song on the album. It's my personal favorite. Recommended 10X over! (It's even better LIVE)
3. "A Blank Page Empire"- Very nice song... a little slow... but, that still doesn't take away from a fantastic song
4. "Against My Better Judgement"- Picks right back up with the fast paceness of the album... Yet another awesome song.
5. "I Am"- This is one of the most beautiful songs on the album... It's a little slow at first, then it picks up
6. "Pride War"- Ahh.. what a song this one is... Keeps it going w/the fastness... Yet again, great lyrics... Can't go wrong w/this song
7. "On Legendary"- This, in my opinion, is the most beautiful song on the album... Lyrics are amazing... His voice goes particularly well with the music for this song
8. "Insincerity as an Artform"- It's a little slow... and then again.. picks right back up... Another great song...
9. "The Deep"- Plain and simple... great song
10. "Aurora Borealis"- This is the s l o w e s t songs on the album... This is maybe the only song on the album I would not recommend listening to...
Overall... I would recommend purchasing this CD w/o a second thought... and, again, definetly pick up "The Moon is Down" by Further Seems Forever...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally a FSF album that makes sense May 1, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I think I must be the only person that thinks that Jason is a better fit for the band. With Chris, I don't know I can't really describe it but on TMID he almost sounds bored to be in the band. Jason brings a lot more emotion ot the table and he is a much better singer than the whiner. But enough comparing the two I'm gonna write a review of the CD now. HTSAF takes the band in an entire new direction by creating guitars that are more felt than heard. Josh and Derick create entirely different riffs that melt with each other so beautifully. They are two of the best guitarists I have ever heard at melting with each other. It is ure brilliance. This is best heard on "I Am" and "A Blank Page Empire". The lyrics are also a lot better than Chris's and I feel that Jason's go with the music a lot better than Chris's. The entire CD is a beautiful musical landscape. It is pure emotion. Highlights of the CD are: "The Sound", "A Blank Page Empire", "I Am", "Pride War", "On Legendary" and "The Deep"
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb craftsmanship April 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Some music just grabs our hearts
in a vice grip and doesn't let go.
"How to Start a Fire" is that kind
of music. The exquisite instrumental
work of FSF combined with Jason Gleason's
impassioned vocals make this CD one of the
most moving records I've ever heard.
And I'm not just talking about "crying emo
kids." Good music affects all kinds of people.
Regardless of if you're an sXe hardcore fan
or a Simple Plan prep, this CD has the power to
ignite you like no other.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first. May 17, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Further Seems Forever has had quite the rough go of it. Losing their original singer Chris Carrabba to the greener pastures of Dashboard Confessional after their debut album had been recorded but not yet released really put a big wrench in their plans of being a band. So even though new singer Jason has been in the band for roughly 2 years now, he still gets called "the new guy." And it can't be easy on him - the band has been road dogs these past 2 years, playing hundreds of shows a year. This guy has to go up night after night and basically do karaoke for 45 minutes, singing songs that someone else wrote. "How To Start A Fire" is the first time Jason has been allowed to put pen to paper, and while I'm sure he's mighty proud of his work, he's going to have a lot of people to answer to.
Further Seems Forever's debut album is seemingly in permanent constant rotation in my stereo. I view that album as capturing lightning in a bottle - it was 5 guys who had been kicking around in the Florida music scene for some time, and when they all got together wrote some incredibly powerful, highly emotional, and fairly original music. Then they lose their singer, as well as the less-known loss of one of their guitarists as well as their other guitarist deciding not to tour anymore, forcing the band to hire a touring guitarist [who strangely is in all the promotional material for this release but who's actual name is nowhere to be seen]. This leaves the band with not only a new personality behind the mic, but also providing the guitar sounds that this band is so known for delivering.
This is a lot of pressure for a second album.
So how did the band do? Not bad. Not amazing, not great, but not bad.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Further Seems Forever LP
I love this record. My favorite of the 4 LP's FSF has put out. While Chris Carraba does well on the Moon is Down and Penny Black, it feels like Jason Gleason can hit all of the... Read more
Published 9 months ago by My Public Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Melodically enhanced emo influenced pop
Compared to all the various cookie cutter emo/posthardcore/alt rock bands, this is superior in almost every way. Read more
Published on July 5, 2006 by Benjamin Moureau-lucadamo
5.0 out of 5 stars oh the mood
I personally liked this album much better than The Moon is Down. You can clearly see the over all tone of the band changing and the new lead singer compliments this very nicely. Read more
Published on July 18, 2005 by Tim __Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I'm not really a big emo fan, but God I love this cd. The new cd Hide Nothing isn't really all that great to me and the first cd with Chris Carraba is good, but I definitely give... Read more
Published on April 5, 2005 by K. WILFORK
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favorite overall cds
each song is done with so much passion. the lead singer is definitely the best of the three. he ushers in so much energy. this cd is defintely underappreciated. Read more
Published on March 31, 2005 by blum
1.0 out of 5 stars christian emo...excuse me while i vomit...
furtherseemsforever needs to just give it up already. they've gone thru 3 lead singers in 3 albums, and every single one sounds crappier than the last. Read more
Published on March 10, 2005 by xTragedyxBrittanyx
5.0 out of 5 stars As unique as their title
How to start a Fire, at first listen, sounded like a lot of guitar and someone screaming in the background. I must've been crazy. Read more
Published on February 17, 2005 by Lii
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
This CD is amazing...this band is amazing....i'm not saying that as an "emo kid"...from a musical standpoint, this band is amazing. Read more
Published on February 2, 2005 by mrbobguy
2.0 out of 5 stars Mmmmm.....ediocre
Okay, so about a year ago I bought this CD after much thought and deliberation, I listened to stuff from the moon is down and I loved it, but turns out they got a new singer who IS... Read more
Published on June 24, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars FME
FSF is awesome and If you liked showoff check out chris from showoffs new band Farewell My Enemy at [...] they are really f'n awesome.
Published on May 9, 2004 by TomFizaro
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