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Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light

Reviewer :
Tom Spinelli Format: Advance album
Year: 2007
Label: Interscope Records
Genre: Modern Rock
Producer: Butch Vig
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Jimmy Eat world is back with guns blazing and that album you have been waiting to hear from the band with "Chase This Light" on October 16, via Interscope Records. First off I’m just going to say I wasn’t the hugest fan of the last album although it did have some really killer tunes. Well this album is should be called the sister album to "Bleed American."

After listening to this record its like the band has noticed all of these new bands out there now trying to knock off the original Jimmy Eat World sound and go "Wow, So lets to beat these bands at their own game and show them who we are." Well the do just that with this record. This is a "wow" in my book. I’ll be honest when i first put it in the CD player I didn’t expect it to blow my mind. You will not get any filler tracks with this record. Its all the classic stuff you would want from a Jimmy Eat World record, Catchy guitar lines, those memorable choruses about being young.

The album just kicks you in the face in the beginning with the definition of Jimmy Eat world with the first single of the record, "Big Casino." Big is probably the best word to describe it. This album kicks in to an almost heavy Jimmy Eat world tone like you would hear on "Bleed American" or "The Middle." Its fast and catchy as hell. There’s even a track on the record that is reminiscent of "Hear You Me" called "Gotta Be Somebody’s Blues." Starts off with the eerie acoustic and electronic drums, almost reminds me of kind of Marilyn Manson-like music of the song. Then the vocals come in and you know this is Jimmy Eat World showing off what they do best.

"Here it Goes" is also an almost 80´s like vibe. The "Oh´s" are back in "Electable (Give It Up)." Again, there’s so much catchy music in this record and this song is one of them. With the beginning guitar line to the vocal harmonies in the chorus, the last track "Dizzy" should be the on the soundtrack of a movie. Opening with the huge produced drums, you can see this track at run through the credits or ending of a movie. It has the tone to bring you down and lift you up at the same time.

On this record you will hear most catchy high guitar lines accompanying the upbeat rocking tunes that defines the group as we all know. Jim Adkins really takes Jimmy Eat World to the next level with Tom Linton, Rick Burch, Zach Lind, Mitch Porter, and Mark Trombino. So go out and buy the record on October 16. Roll down the windows, drive really fast down the highway, turn the volume up and press play to let the uplifting vibe of "Chase This Light" take you to that happy place that you need to be. An Instant Classic.

Tracklisting 1. Big Casino
2. Let It Happen
3. Always Be
4. Carry You
5. Electable (Give It Up)
6. Gotta Be Somebody's Blues
7. Feeling Lucky
8. Here It Goes
9. Chase This Light
10. Firefight
11. Dizzy


Melodic Net Comments 

I love the album but this review is awfully redundant.. How many times did he repeat the word "record"?

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