6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Intelligence and depth,
This review is from: Jimmy Eat World (Bleed American) (Audio CD)
I listen to ALL types of music. I'm a pianist and a natural singer. Music has had such a deep impact on my life. I've gone through stages of Punk, Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, New Age, Grunge, Techno, Trance, Alternative, etc ... even Country, but this is the one CD that I can NOT live with out!!
I don't believe that everyone needs to have the same outlook as me, that would make the world boring. Jimmy Eat World is one of those bands that you have to get in order to appreciate their music. Because Jimmy Eat World isn't just another label manufactured band, they have substance and they have heart. You can practically hear the rythm of their hearts beating throughout their songs.
I was first introduced to Jimmy Eat World when I used to skateboard. My friends and I were all piled into a truck and I heard one of the songs from Clarity, and I just became hooked. I never forgot about the band, just hadn't heard them again until 2 years later. I was in Monterey, traded my skateboard for Army fatigues, and my friend played "Hear You Me". The song just blew me away. ALL of the songs on the album have such meaning that is personal to me, it's as if this album echoes my life. When I listen to this CD, I become so emotional. No music has ever had quite this impact.
I'm in Bosnia now. Although I have had this CD since 2001, I had to reorder it as it's in Arizona and it's the one CD I cannot live without. I usually get bored of a CD easily, but I can listen to this on repeat for the rest of my life.
Jimmy Eat World is absolutely brilliant, but this is their best -- in my opinion. I don't care what anyone else says, EVERY song has a significant meaning no matter how many times I play it.