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Mest hail from Chicago but their hearts are in the Southern California-style punk made famous by Green Day and Goldfinger. (In fact, this release was produced by Goldfinger's John Feldmann, who also encouraged the band to record their first demo tape.) The result sounds too much like their influences. Though solid and crunchy, the songs on Wasting Time, Mest's major-label debut, mostly come across as anonymous-sounding anthems for the hyperactive skateboard set. However, there are a couple of moments when the band proves that there's muscle beneath the mush. The hilariously titled "Richard Marxism" sears, cajoles, and busts out with a hook as big as a Blink 182 single. "Drawing Board" has the same vibe, with the overdubbed harmonies of frontman Tony Lavato adding a necessary melancholic twinge to the tune. Still, this one's for die-hard power-pop fans only. --Jason Josephes
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Just when it seemed that the release of this album might signal a death note for the up until then increasingly popular pop-punk genre, along came a new crop of young bands who were just kids in 1994 when Green Day released "Dookie," an album that forever changed their lives and inspired them to create similar sounds of their own.
One such band was the pride of Blue Island, Illinois (a close south suburb of Chicago), Mest. Although the band had released one album independently prior to this, "Wasting Time" was their major label debut on Maverick and was for my money their finest moment.
From the opener "Long Days Long Nights," it is clear this band is full of youthful energy and drive. It never lets up from there. This album is just great! This song serves to set the tone with its high speed, ultra-catchy and melodic delivery.
Frontman Tony Lovato is a truly talented individual and often the star of the show with his super memorable and distinctive delivery, but every member of the band turns in a stellar performance. The production is great as well and always comes through clear as a bell.
This album predates the breakthrough of bands that would go on to become bigger sellers than Mest like Sum 41, Simple Plan, and Mest's buddies, Good Charlotte, by a good year of two. While all three bands mentioned are great and warranted the success they received, Mest are every bit as good.
On the faster moments, the band is somewhat reminiscent of vintage Blink-182 (think "Dude Ranch"). Green Day's "Nimrod" seems to be another big influence, as the acoustic guitar that opens standout track "Drawing Board" is somewhat reminiscent of Billie Joe Armstrong's in "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)." (As a sidenote, the band would later remake the song on "Wasting Time's" 2001 follow-up, "Destination Unknown," but the original version is stronger and didn't really warrant a remake.)
Similar to the Clash before them, the band sometimes experiments with reggae-ish tempos on slower tracks like "Change," and it definitely works well for them.
Two of my favorite tracks though come at the very end, with "Random Arrival," which includes the very memorable and very true line, "It doesn't matter if you're black or white." Immediately following that is "The Last Time," which features a great chorus that should have made it a radio hit in league with songs like Green Day's "Basket Case" or Blink-182's "All The Small Things."
All in all, 46 minutes and 14 tracks with not one stinker in the bunch.
As these guys have since broken up, I find myself revisiting their albums time and time again (though with "Photographs" I mainly just view the bonus DVD) to keep the feeling alive. Hopefully all their Maverick discs will stay in print for many years to come, giving a new generation of fans a chance to hear the pop-punk brilliance of Mest. One of my favorites.
Long Days, Long Nights (8/10) a great, fast-paced song that really starts the CD off right
Hotel Room (10/10) one of the best on the album, Tony's voice goes so perfect with the catchiness of this song. An AWESOME song
What's the Dillo (6/10) this is the only song I dont personally like, its too repeatative and annoying or something
Slow Motion (9.5/10) I love this song. Its just like the name, slow at first with great guitarness (haha not a word but whatever) and then it suddenly goes into this fast melody. A great song on this album
Drawing Board (9/10) a lot of people could relate to this song, having been dumped and continually writing songs about them but knowing theyll never like it. A highlight of the album, though a bit slower, its a really cool song
Change (7/10) Its a really cool song; the beginning is boring but it gets better. My 2nd lest favorite on the cd but still cool
Forget You (8/10) good lyrics, I would like it better if tony sang it but still a great song, another many people (like me) can relate to
Electric Baby (8/10) a funny song, well-written, very awesome
Girl For Tonight (10/10) From this song up, I would say this CD gets more awesome than ever thought imaginable. An incredible song, very upbeat and punk-poppish
Lonely Days (10/10) a great thing about mest, so many of their songs you can relate to. This is another one, about being alone and so torn and just wanting to be with someone but knowing you cant. Fast-paced, upbeat, catchy; a highlight of the album
Richard Marxism (9/10) another song song by Jeremiah. With this song, though, a more serious one, his voice goes perfectly with the beat and melody of this song. An awesome song
Random Arrival (10/10) Love this song, a definite party song. Nick's drumming is highlighted in this song and this song really gets you in a fun mood. Highlight of the album
The Last Time (11/10) fastest song on the album, one of my personal favorites. I can relate to this one a lot and a lot of people could too. An extremely catchy, upbeat, and fun song
Wasting My Time (12/20) best song on the CD, slow at first and then unpredictably (the first time you hear it anyway) goes into a fast, sincere beat that is just amzaing. Great way to finish the album. LOVE THIS SONG !!
BONUS TRACK: F*** the Greyhound Bus (9/10) hilarious!! the bonus track, very funny
1. Long Days Long Nights - Not much to say--it's pretty good. I can relate, so maybe you can do?
2. Hotel Room - This song is one of my favorites. It's extremely catchy, and the lyrics are great.
3. What's the Dillio? - Ohhh wow, this song made me love Mest! It's funny, catchy, addicting....
4. Slow Motion - This song fits it's title--it starts off slow, then goes into a more punk beat. Very good.
5. Drawing Board - Not only is the song on their 3rd album, it's on this one too! You might get sick of it if you have both though..
6. Change - I love this song, it's spiffy.
7. Forget You - It's not by the lead singer, but it still rocks!
8. Electric Baby - This is kind of a cute song, it's one of my favs.
9. Girl for Tonight - Aww, if you're a fangirl like me, this song is heald close...
10. Lonely Days - Another spiffy song
11. Richard Marxism - I really like this one, there's some REALLY good harmonizing.
12. Random Arrival - This one makes me laugh, though I'm sure that's not the point. It's another one of my favs.
13. Last Time - It's easy to relate to this one sometimes
14. Wasting My Time - This one is really good, PROBABLY why that's the album title, "Wasting Time". There's also a hiddeb track...which I shouldn't name because of the profanity. It's extremely funny, it's about Greyhound Buses.
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Hotel Room- 10/10 Amazing chorus, some fast, amazing
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1. Long Days, Long Nights- 9/10- good opener for the CD, pretty good song.
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