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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The long wait is over. California's Saosin issued their debut EP Translating the Name in 2003. They already had a well-developed fan base for their unique, even enigmatic brand of post-hardcore screamo. The band, having undergone some personnel changes -- most notably singer Anthony Green's departure in 2004 and the enlisting of Cove Reber as his replacement -- also underwent a sonic change on their self-titled 2005 EP. That primer was a guidebook to the band's new sound. Their Capitol debut, produced by Howard Benson, who also plays keyboards and does minimal programming, is a much slicker and far more imaginative outing than the band's underground fans may appreciate. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The long wait is over. California's Saosin issued their debut EP Translating the Name in 2003. They already had a well-developed fan base for their unique, even enigmatic brand of post-hardcore screamo. The band, having undergone some personnel changes -- most notably singer Anthony Green's departure in 2004 and the enlisting of Cove Reber as his replacement -- also underwent a sonic change on their self-titled 2005 EP. That primer was a guidebook to the band's new sound. Their Capitol debut, produced by Howard Benson, who also plays keyboards and does minimal programming, is a much slicker and far more imaginative outing than the band's underground fans may appreciate. That's not to say it's not impressive. It is. Quite so. This quintet are fine songwriters, excellent musicians, and have actually taken their post-underground hardcore beginnings and turned them into something that may indeed further rock music itself. This is not an idle claim. The songs on this album are tight, finished, and full of unexpected twists and turns, varied dynamics, fine lyrics, and, most of all, they're surprising. The hard twin-guitar sound at the front drives a rhythm section that is always in the pocket. Justin Shekoski and Beau Burchell work symbiotically with one another. They twin riffs and single lines without ever devolving into guitar heroics. They play as a unit. Reber's beautiful high-pitched voice walks the line but never resorts to screaming, because he doesn't have to: his instrument is powerful enough to ride the top of the musical swirl. The rhythm section carries the cradle of all this innovation, never slipping or abandoning these songs to mere workmanship. Check the killer counterpoint leads on "Follow and Feel," and how drummer Alex Rodriguez takes the beat to the band inside the tune. When Reber enters with "Don't let them know you're watching their situation crumble..." his lyric is one of dislocation and the futile attempt to understand distance and dissolution. The killer, all-out rock riff in "It's So Simple" is beguiling as the song's dynamics and pace change three times inside of four minutes. That's the other beauty of this record; all but one track are under four minutes. The album flows from top to bottom; songs bleed into one another yet keep their distinctive identities. It's a strange comparison, but Saosin are as unique in their way as U2 were in their right from the beginning. Though they are seasoned road warriors, it's no mean achievement that a debut album carrying so much weight seemingly so effortlessly, is so utterly sophisticated and complete . Sure, Capitol will try to make them the next big thing, and maybe they should -- when's the last time you heard anything really new in rock music? "Bury Your Head" is the only track here that is a carry-over from Saosin's EP. Its woven textures, explosive singing, knotty basslines, and call and response vocals are chilling and utterly effective. Saosin walk that line between metal, indie rock, post-hardcore, and many other things. But that tautness is what gives their songs such power and ruddy grace. The album may garner the charges of "sell-out" from the underground, but musicians grow. In a relatively short time, Saosin has evolved into a smart, utterly talented and perhaps even visionary unit that is rewriting the book in the 21st century. They have delivered a debut album that is mature, truly original, that can garner the attention of those kids -- and hopefully, older adults who still care about rock -- from almost any side of the rock & roll spectrum.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724387369429
  • Catalog Number: 73694
  • Sales rank: 28,634

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Far Better to Learn (3:54)
  2. 2 Sleepers (2:51)
  3. 3 It's So Simple (2:48)
  4. 4 Voices (3:37)
  5. 5 Finding Home (3:09)
  6. 6 Follow and Feel (3:19)
  7. 7 Come Close (3:15)
  8. 8 I Never Wanted To (3:29)
  9. 9 Collapse (3:15)
  10. 10 You're Not Alone (3:58)
  11. 11 Bury Your Head (3:34)
  12. 12 Some Sense of Security (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Saosin Primary Artist
Howard Benson Keyboards
Alex Rodriguez Group Member
Beau Burchell Group Member
Cove Reber Group Member
Justin Shekoski Group Member
Chris Sorenson Keyboards, Group Member
Technical Credits
Howard Benson Programming, Producer
Paul DeCarli Digital Editing
Ted Jensen Mastering
Arthur Spivak Management
Saosin Composer
Martin Kvamme Graphic Design
Jon Nicholson Drum Technician
Chris Sorenson Programming
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It all sounds the same

    Every song sounds the same. Saosin needs someone to help them with the arrangements. I didn't care for the singing either. This version of "Bury Your Head" isn't as good as the one on the video. It has a different tempo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Saosin is an amazing band, Cove Reber's singing style is perfect as well as the bands very catchy beats. This cd is great to listen to at any time and it makes a great gift! I saw them live and they were just as good as the cd, once you hear the cd youll want to see them live too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One very, very long song

    It all sounds like one very, very long song after a while. Not only that, the singer has an awful voice. His voice drives me up the wall. Please listen to all of the samples before you spend your hard earned money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I just don't like that pitchy voice of the lead singer. I will never buy a CD from this group again. I wasted my money. Please play the samples.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Saosin.

    I actually heard about Saosin in a commercial on fuse. That instant i fell in love with their music, I went right to the computer and looked them up and listened to their music. Within that month I went out and bought their CD. Their music is brilliant. Cove Reber has an amazing voice with electrifying back up. Saosin has gone through a lot over the years and im surprised they're still together, though i am very glad they are. I could not live without being able to look forward to more Saosin shows and new music. I cannot wait until they have a new CD come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This cd was absolutely amazing. I listen to it everday and I never grow bored of it. I've read the lyrics a countless number of times, and they are so real. I can relate to them. The vocals are amazing. Cove Reber has an excellent voice and the rest of the band brings the lyrics to life. This collection of songs are very powerful. My favorite song on the record is It's Far Better To Learn. I listen to it on repeat. I saw them live and it was great. This cd impressed me greatly because of its originality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    This is an awesome cd, its in my cd player all the time. Definetly recommend it to any lover of rock music in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Saosin!

    Saosin's debut, self-titled album, is such a brilliant work of art. cove reber is a inspiration to me and should be for others the way he brings the lyrics to life. sweet singles include "voices" and "your not alone". with electrifying instruments working together with cove's lyrics, Saosin is a must have for your collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Saosin=Best band EVURR!!!!!!

    Saosin is amazing!!! They are definatly a band that I can listen to non-stop without getting sick of hearing them and they are one of the few bands that sound amazing live! All of there songs are awsome..! This band has a lot of talent and great songs that will definatly make you happy when you've had a crappy day! When listening to them I constantly find myself not thinking about anything else but their music..Cove Reber has an amazing voice and the rest of saosin are extremely good at playing instruments. Words can't explain how much I love this band! =D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best CD of the Year!

    This cd is awsome! Its the best one I bought all year! The vocals, drumming, guitars and lyrics all come together to make a thrilling cd! Its the best of the year! Way to go Saosin!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Freakin CD of the Decade

    Saosin isn't just another band that made a CD and got famous. They have a style that is shared by all kinds of rock genres. There's at least one song that relates to everyone in some way. The music is awesome and the band is incredible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Saosin never fails to stand out

    There is a lot of new music floating around on the web and in music stores, and much of it is complete garbage. Overproduced, undertalented, or cliche lyrics seem to be the growing epidemic for this generations artists. Saosin, however, is not one of those bands. While many feel that Saosin isn't their favorite band, the albums that they have put out are their favorites. The band is consistent and has yet to put out a bad track. The vocals and music flow, neither overpowers the other, and the best part is - they sound the exact same live. This CD is one of the best in the past 10 years, and probably for the next 10 as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you could save a dying cat, or buy this album, you'd bu this album!

    Saosin's debut album is amazing. There are no words to properly describe how a feel about this album. Everyone excells at what they do in the band, and it creates a sense of cohesion that the band has never had before. This is one of the best albums of the year, and any year for that matter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    old school and new school punk all in one band

    i love how saosin has taken old school and modern punk and made their own sound with that-i saw them live in nashville and they sound great live and they sound great on the album!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    amazing!!

    really really really good cd top 10 CD's i own i've been to every single SD show that they have had, better live, but this CD is very very amazing. the songs flow into eachother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Woah.

    This c.d is more then anything i expected. Saosin is such an amazing band, their music and lyrics are one of the best i have heard in a while now. I saw them at taste of chaos and they blew me away. They are amazing live and everyone needs to buy this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing band!

    The band, Saosin, is great! I love every single song...I have recently heard all their songs, demos and all, and tey were just wonderful. This band has constructed beautiful music, their lyrics are relatable and infectous beyond reason. The rythym behind the words makes this band. They have a sound that i can't turn down at any time, they've helped me through tough times and easy times. This band does not dissapoint and you better believe it. Their sound had edge and fire. It is everything you want in music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazingg.

    I am absolutely head over heels in love with this album. Every song grabs you and pulls you in. Cove has the most amazing voice i have ever heard and it really shines through with this. All the boys did a wonderful job, I can't wait to see what else they can come up with in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    This cd is absolutely amazing. Every song is awesome. I can't stop listening to it. I thought their EP was good but this blows it away. Saosin rocks!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Saosin

    Saosin, is a new band that is going straight into the spotlight. this cd includes songs such as "seven years" & "bury your head" which blow you away, and won't let you forget them. if your looking for a quality christian band, Saosin is it. jazzozua

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