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on November 11, 2008
This is Emery's second CD featuring the expected mix of screamo and beautiful vocals (Emery's singers are extremely talented). Reviewing music is no fun - you probably already know if you like the songs, although i see that Amazon's page for this CD doesn't currently let you preview the songs. i like the songs (this is one of my favorite bands), but that's no guarantee you will.

So instead of talking about something as subjective as "will you like this screamo record?", let's talk about something more fun - the bonus features.

First off, it comes with 7 acoustic tracks, including their most popular songs (ponytail parades, walls, fractions, studying politics). Their acoustic tracks were the best part of their 3rd CD ("i'm only a man"). Not so here - they aren't bad, but they aren't very good either. That's a shame, because it's the primary reason i bought this version of the CD.

Second, the CD comes with a bonus DVD containing concert footage, a movie about the early days of Emery and some stuff not interesting enough to make it into the movie. Which is amazing - the movie is over an hour long and it is incredibly bad. It's interviews with the band members but the band members are better at singing than talking. They must have spent 15 minutes alone talking about the kind of trailer they drove from South Carolina to Washington. And their attempts to act goofy (making faces and shaking their shoulders) get old by the third or fourth time. Some parts of the movie were interesting, though - i hadn't realized they lived in a storage unit. It was funny to see them try to catch chickens on the farm they lived on. And seeing their early shows was great - the band members outnumbered the audience and the audience looked incredibly bored. Watching Emery play for two people in a CD store was interesting.

The movie also makes the band seem incredibly untalented. This isn't the prettiest band in existence, but as teenagers they were downright goofy looking. The band (especially lead singer Toby) likes to act silly but doesn't appear to have a sense of humor. Off stage, they looked and acted like bored (and boring) down-South teenagers. On stage, they looked like a generic, third rate cover band and sounded worse. My wife and i love the band but after an hour of watching their movie, we wondered how the band every got signed. To say that they've improved is a massive understatement.

The highlight of the bonus DVD, and easily worth the price of the whole thing, is the video of Walls. It was live in concert early in their career and it is easily one of the worst things i've ever seen. The song is terrible, the singing is terrible, the instruments are terrible, the lighting is terrible and the stage presence reminds you of those cruel YouTube videos where someone captures some sad fat kid doing something terribly embarrassing. It's hilarious. i'll never watch the move again (unless i have insomnia and need something to bore me to sleep) but i played the Walls video over and over. Why someone hasn't posted this on YouTube yet is beyond me.
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VINE VOICEon October 9, 2007
If anything the guys of Emery have stepped their game up on their 2nd release. It's worthy of listen and praise by anyone that's into screamo/christian rock or whatever your into. I believe you will enjoy the Question regardless...yes they are a Christian band. But dont let that detract from seeing what they are all about. I enjoy it and i'm not into all of the other stuff. But i do know that this cd from start to finish never quits or gets old at all...awesome band playing, singing (vocal/bckgrnd) and lyrics very important aspect that some folks seem to lack.

But not Emery if anything by the end of the cd..i'm ready to go to listen and repeat all over again with just as much enjoyment as i had the first time through....nice follow up to the Weak's End and another notch for them. I anticipate whatever they come out with now and in the future.

Thumbs up.
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on February 5, 2016
The CD came in great condition. I bought this copy for a friend, and she loved it! I've loved Emery for years, and a score of other T&N artists, and this is my favorite CD from them.
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on September 5, 2008
Emery seems to be able to create music that is both interesting and catchy. Sometimes dark and explosive I find this album has found a resting place in the hearts of many. However, I must say their music can find its way to bring a listener to a rather depressed state and the lack of God in this album seems characteristic of the way tooth and nail has decided to go. The guys may very well be believers and have awesome and fruitful relationships with the Lord but it is not reflected in this cd. I think if I had a child I would recommend they listen to something else. However, I do like their music.
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on December 29, 2014
Great album, saw them in concert about a month ago and I was only familiar with The Cheval Glass album. They played a lot of songs off this album and I can see why. If you like Emery you will love this album.
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on August 31, 2016
Love it
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on February 13, 2013
This order completely met my expectations. The cd arrived on time and in the exact condition specified. I ordered this cd with a few other items and they all arrived extremely quick.
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on January 7, 2010
Emery is an amazing band and this in my opinion is one of their best albums. The Question, While Broken Hearts Prevail, In Shallow Seas We Sail, are the best music that Emery has ever made. Love this album, if you like Emery at all this is a great purchase!
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on March 2, 2006
I really can't describe this CD in words. This is my first listen to the band and really can't beleive how great the album is. It's almost too good really. I guess I just needed something fresh and new from all these crap "scremo" bands and it was a pleasant surpise!
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on November 20, 2009
heyy this cd im beeng looking for it so many years.. it came very fast but just a little bit broken in the side nut nothing to worry about ... this is a great product and a great store sells it
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