Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Music the Message
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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A Moment Of Clarity
Dustin J. G. Griffin | Calgary, Alberta | 11/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It seems almost every punk rock band with a decent following is offered a spot on a major label at some point, usually when punk is going through a surge in popularity. The band's that take the contract's usually either surprise or disappoint their fans. It's obvious that a band like 7 Seconds would be offered a major label deal at one point or another in their career. With a little smooth production and enough time in a professional studio, some of their music could nearly pass for pop-punk. Their fans would never admit that though. Myself included. To me 7 Seconds, are and always will be, hardcore punk rock. Enter Sony Records, offering a contract and a more commercially appealing album. The surprising, and disappointing, thing is that 7 Seconds took the contract, this is a surprise because, along with Bad Religion and The Descendents, 7 Seconds helped pioneer the sound of punk rock as we now know it. And their underground status held a source of pride for punk rock outcast's and lover's of music that was all the more special because not everybody was listening to it.
The Music, The Message, when released, was the most smoothly commercial album released by the legendary band to date. And while those of us who felt a touch of betrayal by the band nevertheless stood by them, the new album was really not much different than their previous albums, Kevin Seconds still sang the same message and played the same catchy punk.
Evolution is inevitable, everyone of those three pioneers of modern hardcore started throwing gloss into their albums sooner or later, but it didn't make any worse a band because of it.
This album is still 7 Seconds, still spitting a positive message and still one of the three best catchy-hardcore groups around. (Along with Bad Religion and The Descendents), besides, after this album they came back to their senses and rejoined an indie label (Side One Dummy) where they remain today."
Okay i guess
Janet J. Warren | 09/28/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"i dont know this albums alright. its totally not what i expected. now dont get me wrong i love 7 Seconds. but i was more expecting something more like Walk Together Rock Together. this album has some preaty good songs on it, i really like the Sham 69 cover. this album by no means should ever be considered hardcore. i mean this album sounds more like Green Day than Minor Threat. actally it sound a lot like Green Day, very punk-pop. its still miles away from Good Charlotte s**t. so if your going into this album thinking your gonna hear some hardcore you may be disappointed. but this is good punk-pop. if you really want some good hardcore pick up Punks not Dead by The Exploited or Damaged by Black Flag. so all in all an alright album."
J. C Duval | cumberland, rhode island United States | 09/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the only major label release by 7seconds, but, if you like pop-punk as well as hardcore punk, this is the best album of theirs since "Walk Together..", and is almost as good. This one, along with "New Wind", are the only albums that are "pop-punk", but "New Wind" stinks to high hell, and is their worst! All the others are either hardcore or college-rock(Ourselves; Soulforce Revolution)! In typical industry undersight, this is the only one that is currently out of print!"