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by Anberlin
 

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Sticky sweet pop melodies, explosive pop-punk chord progressions, "sensitive guy" lyrics. Yep, this should all sound pretty darn familiar if you're a rock fan circa the early 21st century, as there's been an endless stream of bands (for years by this point) that meet all the prerequisites of the aforementioned checklist. And on their 2007 release,

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Sticky sweet pop melodies, explosive pop-punk chord progressions, "sensitive guy" lyrics. Yep, this should all sound pretty darn familiar if you're a rock fan circa the early 21st century, as there's been an endless stream of bands (for years by this point) that meet all the prerequisites of the aforementioned checklist. And on their 2007 release, Cities, there are certain moments that you can definitely add Anberlin to this list. Thankfully, they don't specialize in that annoying frat-boy-esque shtick that some pop-punk bands do; instead, Anberlin can be quite an ambitious bunch that go the emo route. While songs such as the album opening "Godspeed" sounds like your average pop-punk band of the moment, tracks such as the acoustic guitar-driven "The Unwinding Cable Car" is emo at its most naked (and includes some pretty darn impressive vocal harmonies). But for the most part, the tunes sound like a hopeful trying to win over the judges in the latest episode of Rockstar, especially on such tracks as "Adelaide" and "Hello Alone." Nothing too groundbreaking here, but nothing cringe-worthy, either.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2007
Label:
Tooth & Nail Records
UPC:
0094637367322
catalogNumber:
73673
Rank:
145977

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Performance Credits

Anberlin   Primary Artist
Aaron Mlasko   Percussion
Nathan Young   Drums
Joseph Milligan   Guitar,Keyboards,Group Member
Deon Rexroat   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Aaron Marsh   Vocals
Nathan Strayer   Guitar
Stephen Christian   Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Aaron Sprinkle   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Matt Slocum   String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Aaron Mlasko   Drum Technician
Randy Torres   Engineer
Nathan Young   Composer
Joseph Milligan   Composer,Engineer
Deon Rexroat   Composer
Nathan Strayer   Composer
Stephen Arnold   Composer
Stephen Christian   Composer

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Cities 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anberlin is definitly one of my favorite bands. This album is probably one of their best yet. I would say that the hilightes of the CD are Inevitable, Dismantle Repair, Alexithymia, and Unwinding Cable Car. Anberlin is really good at slow songs and they should do more of them.
buttonsforeyes More than 1 year ago
For any Anberlin fan, this is probably the most important CD after Never Take Friendship Personal. Their lyrics are deep and they send positive messages, and though they are a Christian band, they don't preach. The lead singer Stephen's voice is amazing and unique. It sounds better [if you can imagine that] live in concert. I'm saying this about a concert I attended after Stephen was in the hospital for bronchitis a couple nights previous. Not to mention, the guys are all very down to earth and easy to talk to, if you meet them. All in all, it's worth it to fall in love with this band. They won't let you down.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Anberlin is my all time favorite band and i must say that i hate it when people call them "emo rock" they are not emo rock!!! they are christian/positive message band that puts emo in there to explodie the message! i think this is there best cd yet! I love AlEXTHYMIA, THERE IS NO MATHEMATICS TO LOVE AND LOSS,RECULSION, A WHISHPER AND A CLAMOUR, ADELIADE, AND INEVITABLE. THIS IS A MUST BUY CD!!!
I_Luv_Jace_Lightwood More than 1 year ago
Anberlin is my new Favorite band! This CD is a must own! Many of the lyrics are really deep, they make you think; and Stephen Christian's voice is AMAZING. "Whisper and a Clamor", "Godspeed", and "The Unwinding Cable Car" are my favorite songs; but all of the others are great too. In my opinion this is the best of music... a lot of the songs have a positive message,and none have profanity,and the entire CD totally ROCKS!