The Script

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All Music Guide - Alexey Eremenko
There is no getting around it: the Script are unabashedly cheesy. But it is a very good kind of cheesy, done so skilfully there is simply no resisting it, if only as a guilty pleasure. The "together we cry" refrain that kicks off their first record is a perfect opener -- it proceeds the same way from there, strings and keyboards overshadowing the simple guitar lines and Danny O'Donoghue crooning his heart out, as serious about his love woes as any 16-year-old has ever been. But the music is, all told, prime pop
ock, with solid rhythmic grooves and passably energetic guitars, and that goes a long way toward selling the songs. It's not ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alexey Eremenko
There is no getting around it: the Script are unabashedly cheesy. But it is a very good kind of cheesy, done so skilfully there is simply no resisting it, if only as a guilty pleasure. The "together we cry" refrain that kicks off their first record is a perfect opener -- it proceeds the same way from there, strings and keyboards overshadowing the simple guitar lines and Danny O'Donoghue crooning his heart out, as serious about his love woes as any 16-year-old has ever been. But the music is, all told, prime pop
ock, with solid rhythmic grooves and passably energetic guitars, and that goes a long way toward selling the songs. It's not reckless or fuzzy enough for power pop; instead, the prime rock influence is U2, with guitar textures free of reverb but still simmering with romantic tension much the way the Edge likes 'em, though the piano is also as prominent in the mix. Between Coldplay and the Fray, the Script are not the first by far to plunder U2's legacy and reinvent it this way, but the Script are the most straightforward of the bunch, keeping the songs uncluttered and focusing on emotion, not arrangements; this pays off, with the exception of one blunder, the unbearable '80s trip "Rusty Halo." It's sappy as a maple plantation, but the rock part gives Script's debut just enough honesty to keep it firmly above the soulless, teary-eyed dross you'd hear in rom-com soundtracks -- even though it's every bit as melodramatic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/2009
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 886973345023
  • Catalog Number: 733450
  • Sales rank: 7,397

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 We Cry (3:44)
  2. 2 Before the Worst (3:23)
  3. 3 Talk You Down (3:51)
  4. 4 The Man Who Can't Be Moved (4:01)
  5. 5 Breakeven (4:21)
  6. 6 Rusty Halo (3:34)
  7. 7 The End Where I Begin (3:34)
  8. 8 Fall for Anything (4:32)
  9. 9 If You See Kay (3:13)
  10. 10 I'm Yours (4:14)
  11. 11 Anybody There (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Script Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Steve Kipner Composer
Andrew Frampton Composer
Tony McGuinness Composer
Glen Power Composer
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted December 24, 2012

    ¿¿..."We're standing on the tiny ledge, before this goes ov

    ¿¿..."We're standing on the tiny ledge, before this goes over the edge, gonna use my heart and not my head.."¿
    I can't stop singing this..again and again.. Talk You Down.. A great, and heart touching song..

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

    A recommendation for all!

    This album is an intricate collection of songs bundled into an exceptionally great package!

    Please do yourself and me a favor and just buy it... you will not be let down!

    Then check out their new single (For the First Time)... it's great!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect for those looking for an escape

    If I had to put a definitive cap on their sound it would be like a mix between Coldplay and the Fray with a little bit of Jmes Morrison's sound. They have some really great tracks that have been mainstream already like Before the Worst and The Man Who Can't Be Moved, but there are other gems needed to be heard from the cd. Check it out if you can :)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent CD!

    Overall this is an awesome CD. There were a few songs that I didn't care for, but the ones that I love absolutely made up for it. I would recommend this CD to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Love it!

    This is my new favorite CD. Can't wait to hear more from The Script.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Colorful Music!

    I just love the way that this trio harmonizes together...
    Their music is upbeat and smooth...
    I find myself humming or whistling the songs hours after
    listening---That's what makes it so great!
    Good luck, guys!
    Keep playin'!

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