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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Sorry, But It's Noise
Craig B. Kielinski | 07/17/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love this band--but I'd only recommend their most recent album, "Long Knives Drawn." In "Long Knives Drawn," Rainer Maria finally got it right--managing to rock, to use solid hooks, but not to be mainstream. I recommend starting with that album rather than this one, because, sorry, I just find this one unlistenable. The singing is not only offkey but delivered in a monotonic shriek, and the music is so determined not to be mainstream that it's just noise. I can't comment on the lyrics, because I can't hear them for all the cacophony. I see that several other reviewers highly praise this album--and to them, with all due respect, I can only say, "huh?""
(5 out of 5 stars)
"emo is such a touchy word. nobody out there wants to be "emo", even the fellas with the romulan haircuts and the stupid white belts won't actually admit that they're emo. but what exactly is emo? it's just short for emotional, and there's no shame in emotional music--as rainer maria prove effortlessly with this album. the coarse beat-frequency running through caithlin and kyle's harmonies only adds to the raw beauty of these songs. this is emo at its finest, a definite must-have for anyone who's ever vehemently denied being "emo"."
One of their best
Sean M. Dwyer | 07/08/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've outgrown this band, but when I was still listening I thought this one , Look Now... and A Better Version... were their best. The Atlantic cd is also good. Skip the demo and the live cd. Can't speak for the new stuff, but I liked the singer (and the band) better before her makeover."