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|Jimmy Eat World|
Jimmy Eat World (Bleed American)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Emo-rock band Jimmy Eat World exemplify all that is the modern radio rock sound. Singing and playing with a conviction and sincerity that will melt the heart of even the most stoic of listeners, they produce rousing, well-... more »
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Emo-rock band Jimmy Eat World exemplify all that is the modern radio rock sound. Singing and playing with a conviction and sincerity that will melt the heart of even the most stoic of listeners, they produce rousing, well-crafted anthems along the lines of Third Eye Blind at their roughest or a more polished Green Day. These guys appear to be able to write ready-made singles at the drop of a hat, as evidenced by "Your House" as well as the title track. In fact, there is a rather shocking maturity to their material that belies the band members' ages (all in their 20s). While they sometimes veer into cringe-worthy power-ballad territory, overall Jimmy Eat World give the people what they want with Bleed American. --Ike Bolton
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Ben W. (fbwilcox) from JASPER, GA
Reviewed on 9/25/2008...
I would go as far as to say that this is one of my favorite CD's. Jimmy Eat World has a fantastic sounds, which is comprised of a poppy sound but has solid rock roots. To call this band an "emo" band wouldn't really be right, though their lead singer's sound would go just as well singing for a band like Bright Eyes, The Used, or another band from the genre. You will find half the songs on this CD in movie soundtracks, commercials, TV shows and other places and for good reason. Overall, this CD rocks and I will get behind it any day of the week! ~Ben
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Rarity, perfect CD
M. Miller | TN | 08/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I first bought Jimmy Eat World's self-titled album, I only really knew that I'd like their initial hit The Middle, while I hoped that there would be a few more songs I would like. I ended up liking the whole CD. To me it is a rarity when you find a group that can produce so many good songs on one CD. Well this is the group and this is the CD. It has easy to remember songs such as The Middle and A Praise Chorus and then lyrically intriguing and slightly heavier songs such as Sweetness, Bleed American, and Get It Faster. This just shows how Jimmy Eat World can make so many great songs of different varieties. This is a terrific CD, you'll like every song."
This is great stuff!!
eternal_life | Alberta, Canada | 07/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From listening to this CD, you can tell that Jimmy Eat World has matured as a band since Clarity. As another reviewer mentioned, this is an album that'll get you hooked from the first listen. Highlights (for me anyway) are "Bleed American", "A Praise Chorus", "The Middle", "Sweetness", "Hear You Me" (what a beautiful song!), and "Cautioners", which is perhaps the most Clarity-esque song on the whole CD. Musically, the songs seem a lot simpler than their previous efforts, and while I do miss the awesome 7:00+ songs with constant changes like "Digits" and "Just Watch The Fireworks", their matured sound suits them very well. While all the songs don't stand out as much as the highlights mentioned above, they're still very enjoyable, making this an album to listen to for the entire album rather than just a few great singles that you have to skip through filler songs to get to. Jim Adkins' vocals are also in fine form; they've come along way from the band's early days. If you're a fan of Jimmy Eat World, you'll like this album. If you're a fan of pop-ey, rock-ey, and maybe a little punk-ey music like Sloan or Weezer, it's a pretty safe bet that you'll love this CD. If not...well, it's a good enough CD that it's worth a listen. You might be impressed!"