Loveby The Juliana Theory
Imagine the anthemic power of Iron Maiden, the ambitious pop of Joshua Tree-era U2, and the energetic tension of Sunny Day Real Estate all thrown together in a blender and you can begin to understand where Juliana Theory is coming from. Taking their melodic emo rock to a place far beyond anything they've attempted before, Love is a melting pot of rock & roll elements that is hard to pin down into any category. For example, "Shell of a Man" moves from a slow-burning angst-fest to a Skid Row-esque power ballad to a lush piano coda in less than six minutes and actually pulls it off. Where Juliana Theory used to tip their hat to other genres, they break completely free of the emo tag and throw in elements of power metal, folk-rock, hip-hop, and grunge. What this means for listeners is that Juliana Theory has delivered a genre-defying album filled with catchy songs that aren't afraid to be brutally heavy one moment just to transition into a gothic beauty the next. Every song is a radio-friendly romp into alternative rock, but the album transcends the sellout tag because this is the direction this band always should have gone in. Older fans might disagree, but Juliana Theory has always resonated strongest on their pop songs. Where they tend to meander when left with a simple emo rock setup, they seem inspired and energetic on virtually everything here. Love isn't perfect, but it is a big and blustery album that stands as the best record Juliana Theory has mustered in their first five years.
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Performance CreditsJuliana Theory Primary Artist
Technical CreditsJerry Harrison Producer
David Schiffman Engineer
Eric "ET" Thorngren Engineer,Vocal Engineer
P.R. Brown Art Direction
Matt Cohen Pro-Tools
Juliana Theory Art Conception
Brett Detar Producer
Joshua Kosker Contributor
Joshua Fiedler Contributor
Chad Alan Contributor
Dave Simon-Baker Pro-Tools
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This band is awesome!! i love them!! Their cd is incredible. All of their songs are really really good. Go buy this cd!!
all i have to say is i love this band... and i think this is the best album they´ve released.. PLEASE if anyone see brett detar tell him that melanie loves him
A great album... every song is so different! They have beautiful melodies and a great rock sound. I recommend you buy it today!
The new TJT album rocks!!! I can't wait to see them live in Columbus, OH on Apr 18th @ the Basement!!!
This cd is a must have for 2005 it blows some of the biggest album releases of the year out of the water. Make sure you get it you can rock out or sulk to it its a various track setting. GET IT!
The Juliana Theory are one of my favorite bands, and this is their best work yet. Catchy, solid, rock songs. Go buy this album now.
the juliana theory is the best band out there. this is one of their greatest albulms, and you should pick up a copy. it's a true work of art.
This Cd is INCREDIBLE!!! I never expected Love to be soooo amazing. If you even remotely like alternative rock, you'll abosolutly LOVE this!! There's so much emotion and technical beauty to every song! The lyrics, melodies, harmonys, and beats work fluently together!!! There's no stopping the juliana theory!!!!!!
To me "Love" is their pinnacle CD, now that these guys have disbanded. The CD full of solid music, good lyrics and memorable melodies.