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  • Summary: This sophomore disc finds the young emo band expanding on its sound with the help of producer Steven Haigler (Pixies, Quicksand).

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The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
We saw the western coast, I saw the hospital Nurse the shoreline like a wound Reports of lovers tryst were neither clear nor discript We kept it safe... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Spin
    91
    A fresh, literate blast of nuanced screamers and mid-tempo heart purging. [Aug 2003, p.119]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Frontman Jesse Lacey seems less interested in pummeling the listener with hooks than in hooking you with carefully crafted dynamics and tempo shifts that add emotional heft to his sensitive-guy crooning. [8 Aug 2003, p.74]
  3. This sophomore effort finds Brand New maturing, reaching for textures and song structures instead of clichés.
  4. Whereas YFW played like harder New Found Glory with its tales of mean girlfriends and celebration of the joys of teenagerdom, Deja Entendu posits Brand New as a less theatrical and sinister AFI.
  5. This album is carried by its incredibly poetic lyrics.
  6. Deja Entendu, while a football field short of groundbreaking, has an air of substance and maturity.
  7. Q Magazine
    40
    Musically it's formulaic, with plodding college rock verses morphing into bellowing, nu-metal choruses. [Dec 2003, p.121]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 60
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 60
  3. Negative: 1 out of 60
  1. GinaC
    Oct 15, 2003
    10
    geez, if i could rate it better i would. this album is just so freaking amazing. i love it!
  2. JessieE
    Aug 1, 2003
    10
    Amazing fallow up to Your Favorite Weapon. Way over my expectations! Brand New will remain my Fav. Band, no doubt
  3. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    My favorite album of all time, bar none. It came out when I was 9, and my sister was and is a Brand New fangirl, so I grew up with this songMy favorite album of all time, bar none. It came out when I was 9, and my sister was and is a Brand New fangirl, so I grew up with this song playing in the background and it didn't take long until it had an undying impact and influence on me. It's truly underrated and genre-defining. Expand
  4. karlyl
    Jun 2, 2004
    10
    Brand new is the best band I have ever listened to. When it comes to how much I love them it almost makes me cry. literally. omg. they are Brand new is the best band I have ever listened to. When it comes to how much I love them it almost makes me cry. literally. omg. they are just so great. The boy who blocked his own shot. Whoa...that song just literally blew me away. Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades is unbelievable. hell, all their music is unbelievable. Expand
  5. Adam
    Sep 28, 2005
    10
    Honestly one of the best cds I have bought, Probably the BEST. The lyrics on this cd are very powerful. Every song on this cd is incredible. Honestly one of the best cds I have bought, Probably the BEST. The lyrics on this cd are very powerful. Every song on this cd is incredible. My personal favorits are "Okay I believe you, but my tommy gun don't" and "Play Crack The Sky". Expand
  6. ChrisH
    Jan 12, 2007
    10
    This is emo's "Pet Sounds."
  7. AB
    Apr 20, 2007
    1
    Incredibly over hyped crap...fanboys unite.

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