We Don't Need to Whisper [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
While it's true that everyone needs to grow up sometime, it's not a very popular notion in the realms of punk, where most folks do their best to follow a Peter Pan-like path to eternal youth. With this new combo, former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge boldly steps into adulthood, jettisoning both the pull-my-finger humor and three-chord bashes that won him fans the world over for more than a decade. Far more ambitious than Blink, Angels and Airwaves aspire to generate big ideas -- which works out a fair amount of the time -- and an even bigger sound, which connects virtually all the time. We Don't Need to Whisper is something of a concept album, a spiritual quest ...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
While it's true that everyone needs to grow up sometime, it's not a very popular notion in the realms of punk, where most folks do their best to follow a Peter Pan-like path to eternal youth. With this new combo, former Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge boldly steps into adulthood, jettisoning both the pull-my-finger humor and three-chord bashes that won him fans the world over for more than a decade. Far more ambitious than Blink, Angels and Airwaves aspire to generate big ideas -- which works out a fair amount of the time -- and an even bigger sound, which connects virtually all the time. We Don't Need to Whisper is something of a concept album, a spiritual quest wrapped up in tales of earthly war and otherworldly visitors. Kicking off with the U2-gone-prog anthem "Valkyrie Missile" -- which layers keyboards, guitars, and spacey effects in a surprisingly successful attempt to capture the tension of life during wartime -- the disc snakes inexorably through dark thickets, dragging the faithful along for a bracing ride. DeLonge also ventures into spiritual territory, most notably on the spacious "A Little Is Enough," on which the singer has said he wanted to tell the tale in which "God comes down and fixes the world in a day." We Don't Need to Whisper isn't entirely given over to such headiness, though. DeLonge proves himself capable not only of wearing his heart on his sleeve -- as opposed to wiping his nose on it -- but also of making a listener care about his sob stories. That's particularly true on sweeping love paeans like "It Hurts," which swells with guitars both DeLonge's and those of his onetime Boxcar Racer comrade David Kennedy as well as mounting romantic angst. This new "mature" sound is sure to cause a bit of consternation among some Blink fans, but We Don't Need to Whisper is, by and large, something worth shouting about.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
How do you know that former blink-182 leader Tom DeLonge intends for his post-blink project Angels and Airwaves to be taken seriously? Because throughout their debut album, We Don't Need to Whisper, he relies on sounds and textures borrowed from 1988, the era when college rock was filled with atmospheric sonics and earnest politics. Specifically, he layers delayed guitars ripped from U2 over soundscapes equally inspired by the Cure, New Order, Peter Gabriel, and The Unforgettable Fire, all in an attempt to fashion a modern-day protest record. The result might be less than successful, but it is interesting, particularly in how DeLonge's desire to be taken seriously has led him to use the serious music of his adolescence as a signifier that he's serious now.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/23/2006
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498779330
  • Catalog Number: 000669602
  • Sales rank: 13,597

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Valkyrie Missile (6:39)
  2. 2 Distraction (5:36)
  3. 3 Do It for Me Now (4:33)
  4. 4 The Adventure (5:12)
  5. 5 A Little's Enough (4:45)
  6. 6 The War (5:07)
  7. 7 The Gift (5:02)
  8. 8 It Hurts (4:14)
  9. 9 Good Day (4:30)
  10. 10 Start the Machine (4:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Angels & Airwaves Primary Artist
Tom DeLonge Group Member
Atom Willard Group Member
David Kennedy Group Member
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Keyboards
Ryan Sinn Group Member
Doug Reesh Guitar
Technical Credits
Brian Gardner Mastering
Tom DeLonge Composer, Producer
Danny Lohner Programming, Producer
Jordan Schur Executive Producer
Doug Reesh Bass Technician
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    We Don't Need to Whisper

    This CD is actually really good even though it is not considered Indie music it could fit into it because of the soft melodies on the album. I personally think that Angels & Airwaves is very good but often people don't listen to them because they can't get past the fact that blink is over with. Give the CD a chance. Not only does the entire CD have such a unique meaning but it is unlike any music that I have ever heard. Buy the album along with I-Empire

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    We Don't Need to Whisper

    I bought this album prior to hearing the song the Adventure. and never really listened to it until recently. Tom is not trying to go emo (as some say). He is trying to make himself a better person for his daughter. The lyrics are outstanding and great showing us that we have the ability to change the future and make the world a better place to live. as for the sound of the CD it is very space-like sounding which is very cool. it's as almost when you listen to it that you feel you are in another world. When I sat down and listened to this CD it made me relaxed. The melodies are soft and his vocals are also soft. yet the soft melodies do not seem sound repeated, each song has its own unique sound too it. This album is defitnely worth a buy along with the new one I-Empire

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    For all who are looking for another blink-182 album look again, cuz this is definatly not it. but wut u will find is a great new band with a unique sound that is DEFINATLY worth the money (despite the album only having ten tracks the songs are relatively long and all very good). and for all those critisizing this band for not being blink-182, you should let go. blink-182 is done. its now angels and airwaves, thats not going to change. this is a different band so quit comparing their work. the tone is mature (not EMO as it keeps being refered to) and moderatly soft as for as rock goes, with long effects and instrumental parts that stress with anticipation for the chorus. i liked the album... u may not, the loong spaces are to get used to, but give it a try! ROCK ON!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NOT EMO.....Music is back

    The transition from Blink-182 to AVA is magnificant. You can tell from the 2003 album self entitle Blink-182 that Tom was going in this direction. The lyrics are the best i have ever heard, i could listen to this all day. It's not yelling and screaming is actual siging and thats what i appriciate most about this album. You will fall inlove with gooday as well as A little's enough, every song is great you will not be disapointed. BEST ALBUM (pardon my spelling)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deep and thoughtful lyrics prove talent

    There is no comaparison between Angels and Airwaves and Blink 182-- they're two totally different bands with two totally different sounds. I fell in love with the depth of feeling that went into We Don't Need To Whisper. This album flows seamlessly from Valkeryie Missile all the way to Start the Machine, proving the members of this group know what talent and music really are.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Songs from Tom

    "The Adventure" is by far the best song on this album and possibly one of my favorite songs period. But the remainder of the album lacks much of the energy that I love so much about "The Adventure" and even "Valkyrie Missile." If they take the energy to a new level and show the talent that I know they have, then their next album will definitely get a 5 from me. Don't get me wrong, I'm positively addicted to every song one this album. There's not a bad song on this album. I just wish they were a little more upbeat at times. But what can you expect from a new band's first album. I would definitely recommend this album to anyone who wants to go on a journey and find a sort of peace within themselves. Amazing album! But do not compare them to the new band +44. They are amazing as well, but they have 2 completely different sounds and cannot successfully being compared.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sign up for the AA

    We Don't Need to Whisper delivers fifty minutes of ethereal escapism. Highlights include the album defining The Adventure, the drum dominated The War and the uplifting The Gift - my personal favourite. Constant long intros throughout give the impression of similarity but amidst this false camouflage stands diversity and creativity. A modern, experimental effort that sets your thoughts free.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    ok i listened to the first song on this cd and just hated it i tried toms new band and it was bad all this cd is tom being emo with out blink the best thing tom could do is join plus 44 or start blink again with mark and travis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Ennui of a Boy

    The ennui of Tom Delonge and his band mates is portrayed in every song of We Don't Need to Whisper. This characteristic makes for a very dull CD because all of the messages in each song are the same as the last. Also, the meters do not change and there is never any contrast in rhythm. However, this album can be enjoyable becasue Tom Delonge has a fabulous voice that greatly fits the style of the songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loving IT

    I only needed to hear just one song from this band and I completely FELL IN LOVE with Angels and Airwaves

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love it

    when i first heard angels and airwaves i fell in love ... im a hard rocker myself and this right here i can can play all day long.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great cd

    i think that this is an awesome cd, normally i don't like all of the songs on most of the cds i buy. but i have this cd and i love all of their songs! its a great cd and i would rate it 5 stars for sure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the BEST cds ever!!!

    This is a great cd with uplifting lyrics and soothing music,it's so great!!!!Every song is amazing and the lyrics are inspiring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING CD!!!

    at first i thought this cd was gonna suck,but after i actually listened through the cd i couldn't get it out of my cd player,it was that good.My favorite tracks are The Adventure, It Hurts and The War.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unbelievable album

    I hate buying CD's with 1 or 2 great songs, so I'd definitely recommend this one - every song is a hit! Tom has scored a touchdown with this album, you can definitely hear some Blink riffs in a couple of songs, but he has evolved creatively and opened up a whole impressive new sound. A lot of new bands try to say they used U2 as an influence, but sound nothing like them. Can honestly say that Tom has been influenced by the "Edge," some exciting guitar work on this album! Was wondering what happened to Tom since the Blink split, but this album was worth the wait.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding CD

    Angels and Airwaves are freekn awesome. I recommend this CD to anyone- its worth the $. Its sad that Blink isn't together anymore but this is really great music. Its kindof a mix of Blink and U2- and I think you will find it to be very interesting and rockn!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't Believe the Hype

    In case you some how missed it, lead singer Tom DeLonge (Blink 182) claimed that this would be the biggest album since Nirvana's Nevermind. He also claimed that Angels and Airwaves would be the biggest band in the world within 2 years. You can't blame a guy for trying right...or can you? While by no means bad, this album is hardly going to change the world. DeLonge tries so hard to distance himself from Blink 182 that he loses passion that made that band so sucessful. The music rarely flows with lyrics that are overly ambitious. The sad thing is that Blink had already shown signs of maturity on its last album DeLonge didn't need to take such a bold, and unsucessful, leap.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    TOM IS SO EMO

    ok so blink 182 has broken up and theres nothing you can really do about it. but please tom at least have some good music. this cd is terrible. angels and airwaves is terrible. Blink 182 should never have broken up. Tom should shut up. The first track on this cd is the only bright spot and it isnt good enough to make me want to buy this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it sucks

    im sorry but i just don't like them tom should go back to blink 182 they were the best band in the world and it just killed me when they broke up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i dont care

    i think this cd is going to be awsome, especialy with tom delonge in the band. he is so outstanding with his song writting!!

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