In Reverie

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Saves the Day's fourth album, In Reverie, is the band's poppiest and most upbeat and musical record yet. They have mostly ditched the punk in their previously punk-pop sound and gone straight for the pop jugular. In fact, the one or two moments when they attempt to rock out, like the chorus of album opener "Anywhere With You" or on the plodding "Where Are You," they sound generic and false. Most of the songs are like "What Went Wrong" and "In Reverie": pure pop from the vocal harmonies to the cheesy synths to the sticky sweet melodies. At their best, on tracks like "Morning in the Moonlight" and the chord-y power ballad "Tomorrow Too Late," Saves the Day manages to combine ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Saves the Day's fourth album, In Reverie, is the band's poppiest and most upbeat and musical record yet. They have mostly ditched the punk in their previously punk-pop sound and gone straight for the pop jugular. In fact, the one or two moments when they attempt to rock out, like the chorus of album opener "Anywhere With You" or on the plodding "Where Are You," they sound generic and false. Most of the songs are like "What Went Wrong" and "In Reverie": pure pop from the vocal harmonies to the cheesy synths to the sticky sweet melodies. At their best, on tracks like "Morning in the Moonlight" and the chord-y power ballad "Tomorrow Too Late," Saves the Day manages to combine the aggressive approach of punk with pretty pop melodies and perky arrangements in a style not too far from the mighty Sloan. They are not quite to that level; not all the songs are top-notch, Chris Conley's weedy vocals are an acquired taste, and the lyrics are on the dense side and are occasionally dark to the point of distraction, like on the scary "Monkey". But it's a bit like Peter Pan -- if you can suspend your disbelief long enough, Saves the Day can fly. Not very high but just enough. At least high enough to separate them from the pack of identikit punk-poppers clogging the bins in the early 2000s. They should be commended for making a record this pop, this melodic, and this non-punk, especially when being punk is such the thing to be.
Rolling Stone - Christian Hoard
The impressive thing about... [In Reverie] is how much energy and boyish longing it packs without resorting to emo or pop-punk clich├ęs
Entertainment Weekly - Rob Brunner
An unexpectedly poppy collection of left-field melodies and twisty song structures that wrap around your brain like a head cold. (A-)

An unexpectedly poppy collection of left-field melodies and twisty song structures that wrap around your brain like a head cold. (A-)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2003
  • Label: Dreamworks
  • UPC: 600445050211
  • Catalog Number: 000111512
  • Sales rank: 111,436

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Anywhere With You (2:32)
  2. 2 What Went Wrong (2:50)
  3. 3 Driving in the Dark (3:14)
  4. 4 Rise (3:13)
  5. 5 In Reverie (2:27)
  6. 6 Morning in the Moonlight (1:55)
  7. 7 Monkey (3:22)
  8. 8 In My Waking Life (2:50)
  9. 9 She (2:34)
  10. 10 Where Are You? (1:47)
  11. 11 Wednesday the Third (3:39)
  12. 12 Tomorrow Too Late (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Saves the Day Primary Artist
Rob Schnapf Tambourine
Steven Rhodes Percussion
Pete Parada Group Member
Eben D'Amico Group Member
David Soloway Group Member
Richard Barron Organ
Reed Black Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Piano (Grand)
Chris Conley Group Member
Technical Credits
Ted Jensen Mastering
Rob Schnapf Producer
Doug Boehm Engineer
Saves the Day Composer
Eben D'Amico Art Direction
Stephan Doitschinoff Illustrations
Chris Conley Composer
Steve Strange Booking
Andy Somers Booking
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best album ever created. no exaggeration.

    This album is music at its best. No genres, no nothing. This is genius. Pick up this album, drive yourself out to the middle of nowhere, look up at the stars, throw on a quality pair of headphones and listen the whole way through. Amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Different from other Saves The Day albums...

    This is different from the previous three CDs from Saves The Day. It's not as good as as the first three CDs, but it's still a solid effort. I must admit, though, I was dissapointed when this CD first came out and it took me a while to get used to it. It's quite a bit poppier than their other CDs. Personally I prefer the less poppier Saves The Day. Overall "In Reverie" is solid, but it just doesn't live up to the previous albums.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    new sounds equal more fun

    an ex-girlfriend got me into saves the day about two years ago. to tell the truth at first i was very skeptical about the band in general. i believed ignorantly that saves the day followed the typical emo and pop cliches, however, saves the day breaks those cliches in half, like a karate master would break a plank of wood. saves the day has truly served me good music for two straight years, this album is no exception. it is apparent that the band has adopted a new sound, personally i didn’t like this at first, i generally don’t like change. but as i listened to the album more and more, i fell in love all over again (yep, i did fall in love with the album). "In Reverie" expresses the same powerful emotion that all of the other wonderful albums saves the day has ever pumped out of their brilliant noggins. frontman chris conley's voice is soothing. saddening at some points, and at others, full of energy. the album will have you giddy like a kid. i am immensely happy to have invested $15.98 into this album, i would have gladly paid much more to own "In Reverie". plus, the cd allows you to hop onto their hidden site; you can download three extra-unreleased songs for your listening pleasure. for you girls, there are also pictures of chris conley for you to look at. bottom line is buy the cd! you’ll enjoy it mucho style and get hours of listening pleasure out of it. peace! new

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good but not what i expected

    This cd is not what i thought it would be. It is a lot different than past saves the day cd's and i was reluctant to accept the new style but it is growing on me... it still doesn't compare to the past two albums.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Saves The Day Evolves Beautifully

    I have slowly watched Saves the Day as they have evolved from their release "Can't Slow Down." While many fans believe that this album doesn't quite own up to "Stay What You Are," i ask: Do we really want them to keep making the same record? This particular release shows that the boys from New jersey are not only capable of evolving their sound to be more grown up, but do so with ease. This album tends to be less morbid, but still gets any points of animosity across. In general, this is a beautifully made album. Here's to Saves The Day evolving beautifully

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shockingly Horrid

    This is quite possibly the worst album Saves the Day has produced yet. I am usually open to bands trying new things, but this band did an absolute one eighty. The music isn't bad, and if the band had started off making music like the new album my opinion would be much different. The musc sounds like the music being played by the Vines, the Hives, and The White Strpies, but it has a twist to it which makes it sound different from those bands. It has a Saves the Day flair to it, but it just isn't the great conventional emo punk that Saves the Day has made in the past. I attempted to listen to the album a couple of times, and I had to thorw on Through Being Cool just to make sure I wasn't being too critical. Its just not the same, and this album it quite possibly the most diassapointing albumn I have ever heard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Elastic Band

    As always, Saves the Day has made me love them yet again. Though it was their first official cd "Can't Slow Down" that i fell in love with, i will never cease to be amazed by the elasticity of this spectacular band. Chris Conley's stirring lyrics and unimaginable vocals took a few listens to get accustomed to, but this tasteful blend of sixties 'freelove' and eighties... well, eighties everything(!) is attractive to the ear and stirring to the soul. I only wish that i could have seen them live after i had a listen to their newest masterpiece, rather than before. In my opinion, the two best tracks are "in reverie" and "tomorrow too late", but all of the tracks on this cd greatly appeal to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Saves the Day - In Reverie

    I've been a Saves the Day fan since the start. All I can say is that they keep getting better with each CD. This CD is awesome and those that are big fans of bands like Weezer will really dig Saves the Day's new CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Saves the day...

    grrreat cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ehhhh

    I have been a big fan of Saves The Day for a long time. Their older cd's have been some of my anthems to life and I don't know what I would do with out them. On the other hand there's In Reverie which really is quite different. It's doesn't seem like the normal Saves the Day kind of thing but thats not necessarily bad. In Reverie does sound a little bit like Weezer as I have heard people say, it also reminds me of the Beatles in that a lot of it is more melodic and softer and slower. It takes a few listens to get used to and it turns out alright. I did give this cd four stars but anyone who likes Saves the Day knows that 4 stars is a giant step back for them. Sorry it's the truth but all and all it's not a bad investment to by this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    eh

    this album was..disappointing. i waited for so long for it to come out and the sound on it is changed completely and definintly not for the better. stay what you are and previous albums have always been so good and i've never wanted to skip tracks but with this cd i want to skip about 1/2 of the songs. i definintly wouldn't recomend buying it if you are expecting their normal sound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Juice Box

    I was skepical about what this new cd would sound like. After listing to this cd Saves the day has lived up to their rock sound. "In Reverie" is their best cd since "Through Being Cool" was released. They have created a sound that has match the rock pop sound of Weezer. "driving in the dark", "in my waking life", "wednesday the third", and "tomorrow too late", captures their new rock licks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    poppy, but still rockin

    this album isn't nearly as dark as the last one, but the lyrics are still captivating and catchy. musically, it is amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In Reverie

    WoHoo! New Saves The Day album out! I anticipated this album greatly and it wasn't a disappontment, the tracks are great (although one or two are lacking something, especially track 14 on the UK version) but overall it is excellent. However, the band have matured since the previous album and this shows in Chris' voice, which has "gone all choir-boy like" to qoute my lady-friend. I have to admit I do miss the rough edge he had on previous albums. But, it is great... GO BUY IT NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    rad

    yay for Saves the Day! They have made yet another wonderful album, and deserve much credit. all of their past cds have been great and "In Reverie" is just as awesome! their sound has changed a bit, but it does all the time. that's not a bad thing, its natural. so thumbs up to the boys of Saves the Day!:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Drowning in Reverie

    On my way home from Target, listening to the new Saves The Day Cd i just bought "In Reverie" i couldnt really connect with it until i later listened to it in my Sterio at home. The new sound took a while to sink in but when it did i got attatched to it. At the lyrics of most of the songs, all the sounds just come together and it makes a really nice flowing song... I highly rocommend this Cd for anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!

    Amazing sound. Amazing lyrics. Amazing music all together. This cd is just breath-taking and everyone should own a copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In Reverie

    When I first listened to In Reverie, I was skeptical on whether or not this new STD release was up to par with their previous albums, Through Being Cool and Stay What You Are. As I continued and continue to listen to it over and over again, it is growing on me. This CD is a masterpiece. Although it is very different from their previous stuff, it has a great new sound and a different mood. This CD wasn't what I expected from STD, but all in all, In Reverie satisfied my craving for some new STD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In Reverie is In-credible

    I've come to expect the unexpected from every release that comes from Saves the Day, and with 'In Reverie', I was not dissapointed. A departure from their previous albums, I find the not-so-run-of-the-mill chord progressions and tempo changes present in most of the songs help to make every listen seem like it's the first time upon my ears. Chris' more laid-back vocal approach becomes the album very well and makes the listener question how he hits those harmony notes. Basically, I've had it since the day it came out and listen to it almost daily. I recommend this album for anyone who loves music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ENjoyable

    I think this Saves the Day album wasn't there best one to date but I have to give them credit for making a new album and I really like the first single. I just hope that just because Saves the Day and all of those other bands like Dashboard are going with Major Labels doesn't mean more people are going to buy their cd's just because they sort of like them and I hope they get some attention from the media but I don't want them to go pop even though now their going mainstream.

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