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Worse for the Wear
The New Amsterdams
Worse for the Wear
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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2003 album and third overall from 'Side Project' band featuring Get Up Kid Matt Pryor. Gatefold paper sleeve. Vagrant.


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All Artists: The New Amsterdams
Title: Worse for the Wear
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Vagrant Records
Release Date: 8/5/2003
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 601091038325, 5060100660332, 5060100660349


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2003 album and third overall from 'Side Project' band featuring Get Up Kid Matt Pryor. Gatefold paper sleeve. Vagrant.

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gumpkennerdly | atlanta | 05/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"matt pryor really knows how to craft songs well. he also assembled a group of talented musicians to help him out. some songs are much "happier" than his previous albums. it has a certain optimism not found in para toda vida. "vignette" and "slight return" are dreamy pop instrumentals that *can* bring a tear to one's eye. songs such as "asleep at the wheel" and "all our vice" make this a good road album (especially at night). this album definitely deserves five stars."
I now consider The Get Up Kids as the side project...
M. Manzella | North Riverside, Il United States | 03/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What an amazing album. This is the kind of album you can listen to from front to back and still be begging for more when it ends. It's has a very mellow feel to it and you'll fall in love with his voice and just the way he sings things. "Spoils of the Spoiled" and "Hover Near Fame" start the album off with a jolt of up-tempo harmonic bliss. And sets the tone for one of my favorite albums ever. Pick this album up, on your second listen, you'll be hooked. I could write much more but I'm off to work. God bless. This album won't let you down."
It's about time...
Steven Liddicoat | Portland, OR | 11/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been following The Get Up Kids and The New Amsterdams for a long time now and have been consistently frustrated. While all of their releases are all very respectable and hold permanent places in my disc collection, with every release by I feel as though brilliance is being dabbled in but not grasped. Here, Matt Pryor has grabbed on, and is taking it for all it's worth. The pop sensibility of this album is overwhelming. It's so simple and yet so devestatingly catchy and infectuous. Lyrics of lost love, bitterness, and rejection somehow seem to inspire hope when laid over the somber beautiful soundscape Pryor has created. He hasn't held back on using the gamut of instrumentation to create this sound either. All the expected are in place (guitar, piano, etc...) but it's the inclusion of the occasional organ or funk-inspired down tuning that really adds that bit of extra bounce. This album succeeds on every level and will surely be one of the most under appreciated releases for a long time to come. Maybe that's for the best though, because those who do discover this masterpeice will undoubtably feel intimately inspired by it and will want to keep it all their own."