Louder Now: Part One [CD/DVD]

Louder Now: Part One [CD/DVD]

by Taking Back Sunday
     
 

One has to hand it to Taking Back Sunday. Three albums in, they are now pretty much experts at re-creating their own sound, so much so that they can essentially make the same album repeatedly -- but you know, different -- yet still manage to rock hard enough underneath verbose lyrics that even those who notice the unabashed similarities to past releases just won't… See more details below

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One has to hand it to Taking Back Sunday. Three albums in, they are now pretty much experts at re-creating their own sound, so much so that they can essentially make the same album repeatedly -- but you know, different -- yet still manage to rock hard enough underneath verbose lyrics that even those who notice the unabashed similarities to past releases just won't care. And yeah, obviously similar-sounding albums would be expected and somewhat desired from the same band. But really, it's quite obvious they take the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" motto straight to their emotive hearts. Since their debut Tell All Your Friends -- the album that broke TBS out as front-runners in the independent emo-rock scene of the early 2000s -- the band has managed to regurgitate their time-tested approach of layering multiple vocals spewing embittered lyrics over guitar-driven up-and-down dynamics on each subsequent release. Only by 2006, they've managed to influence so many upstarts along the way, their once-unique formula seems almost commonplace. With that being said, the band's songwriting has admittedly matured within that mold, honing their sound into one fit for arenas. Louder Now is an apt title for a super-tight, aggressive album that falls somewhere between their last two, tapping the heartfelt vigor of Tell All Your Friends in order to give Where You Want to Be a swift, square kick in the pants. "What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?" opens with terse riffing that soon surges with a composed feeling of frenzy over a thick, dirty bassline as Adam Lazzara declares "Are you up for, are you up for this?" Following suit, "Liar (It Takes One to Know One)" doesn't miss a beat, rocking out amid trademark, animated wordplay between Lazzara and guitarist Fred Mascherino. "Twenty-Twenty Surgery" simply soars with the richest vocals on the album, and "My Blue Heaven" (whose beginning vaguely resembles Third Eye Blind's "Wounded") brings in the strings for added effect. Louder Now benefits from Eric Valentine's clean production touch that isn't overly slick, giving the band plenty of breathing room to ponder, crunch, and explode at will with seamless elasticity. Taking Back Sunday is a prime example of a band not needing a drastic makeover every few years to remain relevant to their audience. However, even if Louder Now brings the mosh-pit fun ready to be embraced by new and old fans alike, an attempt to push themselves further would be more than welcomed. Regardless, the album seems like it could finally boost TBS to the My Chemical Romance-level of airwave domination -- so watch out. [This version includes the original album with four live audio tracks appended ("Liar," "Makedamnsure," "Error: Operator," and "Divine Intervention"). The bonus DVD features almost two hours worth of well-put together TBS footage, including antics from the band's Louder Now tour, live show footage, minor interviews and entertaining member insight on each other. A great snapshot of the band in action, both as a group and five individuals, and worth the re-purchase for fans.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/12/2006
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624444022
catalogNumber:
44440

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?  -  Taking Back Sunday
  2. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)  -  Taking Back Sunday
  3. Makedamnsure  -  Taking Back Sunday
  4. Up Against (Blackout)  -  Taking Back Sunday
  5. My Blue Heaven  -  Taking Back Sunday
  6. Twenty-Twenty Surgery  -  Taking Back Sunday
  7. Spin  -  Taking Back Sunday
  8. Divine Intervention  -  Taking Back Sunday
  9. Miami  -  Taking Back Sunday
  10. Error: Operator  -  Taking Back Sunday
  11. I'll Let You Live  -  Taking Back Sunday
  12. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)  -  Taking Back Sunday
  13. Makedamnsure  -  Taking Back Sunday
  14. Error: Operator  -  Taking Back Sunday
  15. Divine Intervention  -  Taking Back Sunday

Disc 2

  1. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)  -  Taking Back Sunday
  2. Makedamnsure  -  Taking Back Sunday
  3. Error: Operator  -  Taking Back Sunday
  4. Divine Intervention  -  Taking Back Sunday
  5. Makedamnsure  -  Taking Back Sunday
  6. Liar (It Takes One to Know One)  -  Taking Back Sunday
  7. Bonus Material

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Taking Back Sunday   Primary Artist
Matthew Rubano   Track Performer
Adam Lazzara   Track Performer
Mark O'Connell   Track Performer
Fred Mascherino   Track Performer
Elena Mascherino   Background Vocals
Ed Reyes   Track Performer
Anton Patzner   Violin,Viola
Lewis Patzner   Cello
Anna Maria Diaz Balart   Ambience

Technical Credits

Guy Charbonneau   Engineer
Brian Gardner   Mastering
Eric Valentine   Producer,Engineer
Devin Sarno   Executive Producer
Tom Whalley   Executive Producer
David May   Producer
Taking Back Sunday   Composer
Marc Klasfeld   Director
Terry Dry   Management
Nicole Acacio   Producer
Matt Radosevich   Engineer
Nate Weaver   Director
Brad Filip   Artwork,Animation
Jillian Newman   Management
Anton Patzner   String Arrangements
Larry Weintraub   Management
Shana Brandes   Director
Joe Grzeskowiak   Producer
Juarbem Angel   Filmmaker
Michael Kaminsky   Director,Producer
Tony Petrossian   Director
Dave Robertson   Producer

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