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All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
Brand New is bitter about ex-girlfriends. Just how bitter? The lyrics to just about any song on their debut will give you an inkling, especially "Seventy Times 7," where they grieve: "Have another drink and drive yourself home/I hope there's ice on all the roads/And you can think of me when you forget your seat belt and again when your head goes through the windshield." Aside from all the excessive post-breakup angst, Brand New's emotive pop-punk holds up nicely among the big list of its contemporaries. There are several upbeat anthems with three-part harmonies, though a few ballads break up the high energy. They pay respect to post-punk in "Mix Tape," where they mention ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
Brand New is bitter about ex-girlfriends. Just how bitter? The lyrics to just about any song on their debut will give you an inkling, especially "Seventy Times 7," where they grieve: "Have another drink and drive yourself home/I hope there's ice on all the roads/And you can think of me when you forget your seat belt and again when your head goes through the windshield." Aside from all the excessive post-breakup angst, Brand New's emotive pop-punk holds up nicely among the big list of its contemporaries. There are several upbeat anthems with three-part harmonies, though a few ballads break up the high energy. They pay respect to post-punk in "Mix Tape," where they mention the Smiths, while cribbing from the Cure's "Close to Me" in "Logan to Government Center." The repeating refrain of "This isn't high school" in "Last Chance to Lose Your Keys" at least acknowledges that they've grown up, although in the closing singalong "Soco Amaretto Lime" they declare, "I'm gonna stay 18 forever." You'll probably feel 18 listening to this.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2001
  • Label: Triple Crown
  • UPC: 646920303120
  • Catalog Number: 3031

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brand New Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
John Naclerio Engineer
Brand New Producer
Juan Garcia Engineer
Juan Bautista Sánchez García Engineer
Mike Sapone Producer, Engineer
Brian Lane Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great pop punk/ emo

    i've got to admit, i've always been kind of anti pop-punk, but these guys are doing something right. the songs are catchy and rockin' instead of boring and whiny like a lot of the pop punk clone bands. they will stick in your head after the first time you hear them. i know hearing guys be bitter about girls gets old, but at least they have really creative (even if cheesy) bitter lyrics. ''is that what you call a getaway? tell me what you got away with, cause i've seen more spine in a jellyfish, i've seen more guts in an 11 year old kid. so have another drink and drive yourself home. i hope there's ice on all the roads. i hope you think of me when you forget your seatbelt, and again when your head goes through the windshield...''

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    pop punk perfection :)

    i am not a big fan of the entire pop punk genre. bands like blink 182, green day, taking back sunday... all the pop punk bands through generations are incredibly dissapointing and monotonous. not brand new. brand new has put out what is without a shadow of a doubt in my mind the best pop punk cd out there. the lyrics are awesome and the instrumentals are so catchy and infections that i dare you to not get one of these songs stuck in your head. seventy times seven is probably the stand out track, (written about the lead singer of taking back sunday after he made out with jesse's girlfriend at a party), and is one of my very favorite songs to be angry to. everyone has SOMEONE to direct this song at.

    SoCo amaretto lime is probably my favorite track on the cd. it's an ode to being young, drunk, and happy. it's just a happy, feel good track that is sure to put you in a good mood and either have you happy in the moment, or reminiscing about good times with good friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grab your favorite weapon, ladies and gents...

    Because that's what its all about. If for some reason you are given the impression that Brand New is your run-of-the-mill razorblade boy band, I genuinely urge you to think again. While amongst young love ramblings Brand New does spit out particularly common fightin' words ("and you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt and again when your head goes through the windshield"), they have the wherewithall to turn around in the exact same track and suck your words of disapproval right from your lips ("'Cause I've seen more spine in jellyfish... I've seen more guts in eleven-year-old kids.") It's a solid way to get the hate out of your system without being so blunt. Brand New plays with metaphors and images so precisely, and its going to reshape the way you're feeling, be it a cheery or sullen mood you happen to be in. It's clean enough for you to slip on your shiny shoes but rough enough for you to watch yourself go a little crazy. Butchers knife, revolver, or even just a date-use tazer... Grab your weapons, kids. It's gonna be a good time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    'S good...

    It didn't knock me off my feet or anything, 'specially since their voices and rhythm reminded me of The Ataris. However, they have something there that can be exploited if they go about it the right way. Don't ditch it automatically if you like this kind of music, though!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is SO AWESOME!

    This CD is so awesome! It's, like, there are not words to describe how awesome this CD is! It's not one of those cd's that you can only listen to a few times ans then you get bored with it. I've had it for a year now and it's still on my fav cds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best band in a while

    This cd is the best cd I have ever owned. I've had the album a couple of months now and I would still rather listen to them than anyone else. I love the way they rip on their ex-girlfriends. "And you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt, and again when your head goes through the windshield." AWESOME!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brand New Rocks My World!

    This c.d. has killer lyrics. They break away from the norm, and sing about stuff that can relate to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brand New is the best damn band around

    Man...what can I say. These guys are the real deal. I had almost given up on the whole punk/emo thing, but Brand New, they get the job done with catchy lyrics and great guitar, bass and drums. Every song from Jude Law and a Semester Abroad to Seventy Times Seven to The Shower Scene, this stuff kicks big time. Finally, my hope is restored in punk/emo rock.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brand New deserves an A+

    Brand New is a band with a unique sound. Your Favortie Weapon is an album that contains songs with strong emotion. Songs like Seventy Time Seven and SoCo Amaretto Lime are good examples. When you buy this album you will repeat it over and over. You will be blown away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Cd ever from Long Island!

    This cd is the best ive ever heard since the explosion of rock music. Brand New has still kept in touch with their feminine side which is nice.(haha) This cd helps me relax through tough times and gets me hiked up for "special occasions" and its one of those cds that everyone can just listen to once and you'll like it. Its the cd ever!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brand New's Brand New CD is Great

    Great CD the lyrics are also catchy unlike most bands they really did a good job with the CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    may emo never die

    i love brand new..thats all there is to say..cause they arent like others trying to rant and rave about being punk, and in the end losing the overall meaning of the music..thanks brand new for not losing it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Completely Rocked out

    This band knows how to put things together. Everything they play and sing matches up perfectly. Their lyrics are original, and everything is just on. They are awesome live, and are a break from everyday overplayed pop bands. No sell outs here!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    these guys are awesome

    This CD is superb. Catchy guitars, awesome drums, powerful bass. Kinda reminds me of a mix between old Weezer and Taking Back Sunday, so if you like them, youll love this.

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