In Love And Death

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  • Summary: This is the third album for the Utah emo-rockers.

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All That I've Got
So deep, that it didn't even bleed and catch me Off guard, red handed Now I'm far from lonely I sleep, I still see you lying next to me So deep that... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The New York Times
    80
    Weird and catchy and unexpectedly funny. [11 Oct 2004]
  2. Blender
    80
    They've given up on ugliness for its own sake, trading it in for prettiness, which allows McCracken to rest his throat. [Oct 2004, p.128]
  3. Equal parts heavenly aural relief and blood tripping, screaming noise.
  4. Songs of self-abuse and suicide - and those are the sunnier moments - are wrapped in wailing riffs, big choruses and fiddly guitar solos.
  5. Q Magazine
    60
    For the most part, it's standard shouty punk designed to appeal to white male American virgins... Yet, they surprise. [Dec 2004, p.147]
  6. The songwriting is all too callow at times, but McCracken's earnest moments suggest classic-rock romanticism rather than the cathartic self-pity of similarly worked-up young 'uns.
  7. New Musical Express (NME)
    40
    Self-loathing, self-pitying, self-centered, bad-tempered American rock. [6 Nov 2004, p.59]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Dec 19, 2015
    10
    In my opinion, this album gains the title of the best album by The Used. I enjoy basically every song on this album (which makes it higherIn my opinion, this album gains the title of the best album by The Used. I enjoy basically every song on this album (which makes it higher than The Used's self-titled debut because I didn't enjoy Poetic Tragedy). That is all I have to say. Expand
  2. MarignyA
    Mar 16, 2005
    10
    This is the best album that I have ever heard. Nothing makes me happier than rocking out to The Used. i get so lost in the music.
  3. AlexK
    Oct 21, 2004
    10
    This album is totally kick ass
  4. AdrinaA
    Aug 14, 2005
    10
    the best album i ever had!
  5. I-love-bert
    Feb 1, 2005
    9
    This is an amazing cd. The first time I herd it, I fell in love with it. There are so many songs that are unbelievably catchy and can get This is an amazing cd. The first time I herd it, I fell in love with it. There are so many songs that are unbelievably catchy and can get stuck in your head for days. I love The Used, and I have since thier first song was released. This band is the best band ever and you have to own this cd. Expand
  6. LauraM
    Apr 12, 2006
    9
    In Love and Death is definitely a great follow up to their debut album. It's first single was the perfect choice with its gunshot at the In Love and Death is definitely a great follow up to their debut album. It's first single was the perfect choice with its gunshot at the start giving the effect the whole song is one big explosion with the heavy guitars and dark, yet somehow, relative lyrics. The starting riff alone at the start of 'I Caught Fire' is enough to make you want to blast it off rooftops so everybody can hear the pure genius of it. Berts voice just expands and you can see this on 'Hard to Say', which is about his late girlfriend who died carrying his child. It will bring a tear to the eye of the strongest. The passionate speech at the start of 'I'm a Fake' truly proves that Bert McCracken can be classed as a poet. The reason i didn't give this album a ten was the let down of the song 'Light With a Sharpened Edge'. I'd go far enough to say its boring and will make you want to skip almost straight away. Overall, its a beautiful album. Expand
  7. TylerA
    Mar 30, 2006
    0
    Emo trash!

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