Static Prevails Original recording reissued
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All of the songs on this cd are awesome, and that's an amazing accomplishment by itself. Many groups will release a cd full of crap with one song they know is bankable, just so they can cash in. Not so here. It's hard to put into words how good this stuff is. The first time I heard "rockstar", i felt that I was home lol. "Episode IV" is an extremely powerful song that starts slow and builds in power as you go. "Seventeen" is an angst filled song that radiates raw power. The amount of vareity you get is stunning, with all of it being GOOD.
In short, Jimmy Eat World has instantly become my favorite band, and this cd is quite possibly the best cd I have ever listened to. It's that good. Very Highly Recommended.
It is difficult to accurately categorize Jimmy Eat World, as it is with most exceptional groups. The members of J.E.W. form a synthesis of post-punk rock taken to a rather sophisticated level, melodies which at any one given moment make you want to fall into a solitary slumber, and the next inspire you to erupt in a burst of exalted energy. They then combine this incredibly powerful music with thoughtful lyrics recalling regret, the importance of now, love and life. All while harmonize like no other through the albums' entirety.
It begins with a rush of adrenaline and structured, melodic chaos through the opening track "Thinking, That's All" and proceeds to bring out another good handful of superbly crafted modern ballads. Midway through the album appears the song "Digits" where it begins as lonely rumble meandering through the heart of a lost person. Only to explode into an uplifting movement which seems to catapult you to the next extreme, and then ending with a simple yet beautiful melody with a drawn out minor chord. It's like witnessing the transformation of a persons' stance on life with in the span of seven and a half minutes. The album continues to roll along fluidly. Filled to the brim with rolling drums, driving guitar and swooping melodies all the way to the very last note.
Static Prevails is one of those albums which has an immortal quality to it. It's a work of art which simply had to come to fruition. It takes you from one emotional extreme to the next, showing you darkness and pure light, and reminding you that in the end only static prevails, and that that's beautiful.
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ive heard so much about this band, and all the other reviews sound phenomenal. but i bought it along with the promise ring's nothing feels good, and next to that, static prevails... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The title is what most of the songs are like. Kinda unlistenable.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Was pleasantly surprised by the colored vinyl. I don't feel any need to review the actual album, as you should already know how awesome it is.Published 5 months ago by Deric C. Rollins
No one knows this stuff- and it's a shame. Static Prevails is a great album.
If you want to get to know a pre-Bleed American Jimmy Eat World, this and Clarity are a... Read more
In order to understand this album one must understand the age in which it was made. Being recorded in the 1995-96 era, the mid nineties experienced a low-key explosion of musical... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mitchell
I just received my second copy of the vinyl reissue of this album in the hopes the first was just an anomaly. Unfortunately, they both skip so much it's unlistenable. Read morePublished 18 months ago by L.K. Nelson
I received the item in bad condition with many scratches. Song #3 wouldn't play all the way through. The shipper refunded me my total purchase and was very happy to do it. Read morePublished on August 7, 2010 by RG