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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Home School Valedictorian, the Las Vegas-based modern rock outfit Adelitas Way's sophomore effort, polishes the already slick foundation on which the band built their 2009 debut. Bolstered by a radio-ready, appropriately bitter first single, "Sick," a movie trailer-ready, Killers-esque anthem in "Alive," and a vulnerable, midtempo ballad called "I Can Tell," High School Valedictorian sounds precise, pained, and impeccable, which is really what modern rock is about. Like any good pop record, the verse/chorus formula is applied liberally, and when the band sinks its teeth in, as they do on opener "The Collapse," it's hard not to get wrapped up in the angst of it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Home School Valedictorian, the Las Vegas-based modern rock outfit Adelitas Way's sophomore effort, polishes the already slick foundation on which the band built their 2009 debut. Bolstered by a radio-ready, appropriately bitter first single, "Sick," a movie trailer-ready, Killers-esque anthem in "Alive," and a vulnerable, midtempo ballad called "I Can Tell," High School Valedictorian sounds precise, pained, and impeccable, which is really what modern rock is about. Like any good pop record, the verse/chorus formula is applied liberally, and when the band sinks its teeth in, as they do on opener "The Collapse," it's hard not to get wrapped up in the angst of it all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2011
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099990739125
  • Catalog Number: 07391
  • Sales rank: 12,386

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Collapse (3:38)
  2. 2 Sick (3:11)
  3. 3 Alive (3:47)
  4. 4 Criticize (3:02)
  5. 5 Good Enough (3:51)
  6. 6 Cage the Beast (3:16)
  7. 7 I Can Tell (3:39)
  8. 8 Somebody Wishes They Were You (3:44)
  9. 9 Move (3:20)
  10. 10 I Wanna Be (3:12)
  11. 11 Hurt (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adelitas Way Primary Artist
Dave Bassett Guitar, Background Vocals
Keith Wallen Guitar, Group Member
Tyler Connolly Guitar, Background Vocals
Rick DeJesus Vocals, Group Member
Trevor Stafford Drums, Group Member
Derek Johnston Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Dave Bassett Programming, Producer
Brad Blackwood Mastering
T. Stafford Composer
M.H. Frederiksen Composer
Becky Stares Cover Image
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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    Very Highly Recommended!! Run,Don't Walk to buy this CD!

    I love this band! They are a relatively new band, but will have a long musical career. It is really fun to listen to!

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