In Reverie - Saves the Day
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  • Summary: Less punk, more pop is the motto for the fourth album by the New Jersey emo band led by singer-songwriter Chris Conley.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. An unexpectedly poppy collection of left-field melodies and twisty song structures that wrap around your brain like a head cold. [19 Sep 2003, p.86]
  2. "In Reverie' is the record that sees STD (*snigger*) grow into their rather obnoxiously large boots and writing the sort of songs that sound less like =emo=tional pap and more like the nerdy, malnourished American cousins of Ash's biggest hits.
  3. The band's poppiest and most upbeat and musical record yet.
  4. The impressive thing about [In Reverie]... is how much energy and boyish longing it packs without resorting to emo or pop-punk cliches.
  5. 70
    Conley could use a few more breakups to check his sentimentality. [Oct 2003, p.126]
  6. 67
    On the more stripped-down songs, though, Conley's keen intuition pokes through. [Jan 2004, p.102]
  7. Chris Conley's metaphorical lyrics remain earnest enough, but because of studio trickery, his vocals sound annoyingly nasal. [Oct 2003, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16