22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This is great stuff!!,
This review is from: Jimmy Eat World (Bleed American) (Audio CD)
From listening to this CD, you can tell that Jimmy Eat World has matured as a band since Clarity. As another reviewer mentioned, this is an album that'll get you hooked from the first listen. Highlights (for me anyway) are "Bleed American", "A Praise Chorus", "The Middle", "Sweetness", "Hear You Me" (what a beautiful song!), and "Cautioners", which is perhaps the most Clarity-esque song on the whole CD. Musically, the songs seem a lot simpler than their previous efforts, and while I do miss the awesome 7:00+ songs with constant changes like "Digits" and "Just Watch The Fireworks", their matured sound suits them very well. While all the songs don't stand out as much as the highlights mentioned above, they're still very enjoyable, making this an album to listen to for the entire album rather than just a few great singles that you have to skip through filler songs to get to. Jim Adkins' vocals are also in fine form; they've come along way from the band's early days. If you're a fan of Jimmy Eat World, you'll like this album. If you're a fan of pop-ey, rock-ey, and maybe a little punk-ey music like Sloan or Weezer, it's a pretty safe bet that you'll love this CD. If not...well, it's a good enough CD that it's worth a listen. You might be impressed!