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listen  1. Whoa Oh! (Me vs Everyone) (Album Version) 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. The Way She Moves (Album Version) 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. Phone Call (Album Version) 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Breakdown (Album Version) 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. That For Me (Album Version) 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
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  • Also available: Underdog Alma Mater Deluxe Edition, including 18 bonus tracks, and a bonus DVD with 18 videos.


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 29, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Motown
  • ASIN: B001675SSA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

2008 release from the Dallas-based Alternative Punksters. The band has not let up on any of the hooks and melodies you have come to love, and this release surely will keep you on the edge of your toes! Get excited! Universal.

About the Artist

Although Forever the Sickest Kids have been around less than a year, their roots date back to the members' childhood. Guitarist Marc Stewart and drummer Kyle Burns are stepbrothers and shared many musical discoveries in their early lives. Around the same time, guitarist Caleb Turman and bassist Austin Bello became friends and started writing songs. Years later, Stewart met keyboardist Kent Garrison in high school. Then, when Garrison went to college, he hooked up with singer Jonathan Cook and Bellows. For a while, Turman and Bellows played together in the Dallas band Ben Bradley and everyone else from Forever the Sickest Kids rocked with The Flipside. But in late 2006, both of those groups reached a creative standstill, and the Sickest Kids were born.

"We all had the same idea and vision of where we wanted to go and how important the music was to us," says Stewart. "This was something that we all really wanted."

Immediately after writing "Hey Brittney," Forever the Sickest Kids continued working on other ideas, and by the end of their first week, they had finished three songs. "The chemistry that we have together is awesome," Turman says. "Whenever we get in a room together with our instruments, ideas just start pouring out."

Within four month, the band had recorded Television Off, Party On and written many of the songs for their full-length debut. Then, Forever the Sickest Kids started playing shows, including a three-week stint on the indie stage of the Warped Tour. "That was the hardest thing we've ever done because a lot of people didn't know who we were and we were constantly having to prove ourselves," Stewart says. "But it was also the most rewarding thing because we were playing to over 1,000 people a day."

As rigorous as Warped was, it paid off. Before Warped, Forever the Sickest Kids averaged 10,000 to 12,000 daily plays on their MySpace page. When they got home, the number jumped from between 15,000 and 22,000. And the band's fanbase continues to grow.

"There's a lot of word of mouth and the songs wound up on other people's profiles, which really helps spread the word," Turman explains. "The Internet has been an amazing tool for us, but there's still nothing like playing in front of a live audience."

Customer Reviews

I'm so happy they released the Deluxe Edition.
Babymyst
A lot of people say they are trying to be like the predominant groups out there already like Fall Out Boy, Panic!
Ray-Review
In addition, the DVD has music videos, behind the scenes clips, and live performances by FTSK.
R. Morgan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tomy Wilkerson on June 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I was beyond stoked for this album. i remember back when they were number one on Purevolume for Hey Brittany and I was hooked on them since that moment. When they released Television Off, Party On and it was mailed to my house, I blasted that cd for god knows how long singing into a microphone. I didn't think they could get any better than they were at that moment. THEN Underdog Alma Mater came out and they proved me wrong, they blew this cd out of the water. They pulled out all the stops. There is no such thing as a filler track on this album. They prove that they are totally worth all the hype they've been getting. Every song is completely amazing. However, if you're an old fan that was with them in the genesis of this band, you'll get tired of hearing "Breakdown", "She's A Lady", and "Believe Me, I'm Lying" because they were on TOPO. Even though they don't hurt the album, we ALL thought it was going to be new tracks with the exception of Hey Brittany because if you talked to them they probably told you "good things come to those who wait." This band is an amazing band to watch. Especially if you're there from the beginning, you remember when they weren't even signed and they had the old video for she's a lady. Speaking of which, what is up with the voice effect when John sings "She's A Lady and ladies shouldn't messed with." Am I the only one who finds that effect kind of obsolete. It's not bad enough to ruin the entire song, but i don't know why but it irritates me.

Nevertheless, a monster of an album and I await whatever they're going to do.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nefflyn on May 18, 2008
Format: MP3 Music
I've been a fan of these guys for a while, since their first EP Television Off, Party On. So, naturally, when they announced that a new CD was coming out I was way excited, possibly the most I have ever been for a new CD. I found it slightly disappointing that they remade many of their songs and mixed them in with the new ones (I wanted ALL new music. but we all can't have it our way, now can we?) Needless to say, they produced eight new songs that will be stuck in your head for days. The CD is fantastic, even with the remade songs. I can't wait till they make a new one (in about two years. probably)
Check Out: Whoa oh! (Me Vs. Everyone), My Worst Nightmare, Coffee Break, and Catastrophe.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Eves on May 10, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Previous reviews are so gushing about the coolness and originality of this album they may well have been written by the band. Having 2 teenage boys this CD is fun to listen to - loudly with the car windows down and my wife nowhere in the vicinity. It's not an original idea of teenagers singing wildy about wanting girls to show their underwear but it is good fun and it's well played. The first Busted album was great fun too. It probably appeals most to teenage boys but that doesn't make it a bad album. It's good fun and simple cruidity never goes out of fashion!
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Forever the Sickest Kids (FtSK). Great band, no doubt. If you're not a fan of pop punk, you can stop reading now.

For the rest of us that can't get enough pop in our punk and for those FtSK fans, the question you really want to know is: how good is the DELUXE? Worth re-buying the CD? That's what I really wanted someone to tell me before I ordered it.

Short Review - Yes; there is so much in this Deluxe Edition, you're bound to find something you like.

Long Review -
It's hard to say no to a 29 song CD; I sure couldn't. But let's whip out the math board for a second. 12 of these songs are on the main CD, 3 of these songs are intro, middletro, and outro. So that leaves 14 unreleased originals, demos, remixes, and acoustics - still looking pretty good. Not to mention the DVD, but we'll get to that.

The demos are incredibly low-fi for the most part, which is not surprising. If you own Television Off, Party On you know exactly what I'm talking about. It turned me off from purchasing their original EP, but I do particularly enjoi the `Indiana Demo'. The `Uh Huh', `Give and Take', and `My Worst Nightmare' demos are too short to really count as songs honestly. They're more like samples. That brings us down to 11 additional songs.

The originals pale in comparison to album tracks, but that isn't saying much. Should they have been exceptional, they would have landed onto the main album. They are still enjoyable for the most part. `The Party', is a pretty compelling soft song, definitely worth the downloading as a single if that's your thing. `Heat Wave Jam' Out is 1:35 of lame non-singing, also too short to count. Nothing truly stands out beyond that.
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By Ray-Review on June 22, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Honestly, I started to listen to Forever The Sickest Kids about 2 monthes ago so I'm not completely a fan yet. There was a video with Selena Gomez and I happened to stumble across their song "Whoa Oh" and I immediately became hooked. I soon decided to buy the album and I'm glad I did, this is one of the best pop rock albums i have ever heard. A lot of people say they are trying to be like the predominant groups out there already like Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, The Cab etc., but I strongly disagree. FTSK has their own sound and its pretty refreshing even some songs do resemble some radio hits already. The songs WHOA OH and SHES A LADY should be reason enough to buy the album, and I advise any punk rock listeners to go give this album a try, trust me you won't get dissapointed.
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