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.
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  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
  1. Gary
    Oct 5, 2009
    This is one of my favorite albums ever, and in my opinion the best Saves the Day album. Listen to it a few times through if you don't like it at first. It will most likely grow on you. There isn't a bad song on this cd. Expand
  2. Gabe
    Apr 27, 2005
    I'm glad to see that Saves the Day has strayed away from the usless dribble of punk. Chris' voice wouldn't be able to sustain that much pressure. The lyrics are sub-par compared to SWYA, but they are still wonderful. Expand
  3. AdamR
    May 14, 2005
    anyone who thinks the lyrics are sub-par to swya...must not be listening too well. Chris's lyrics on In Reverie are a lot more mature than the stories of girlfriends, pickup lines, and teenage angst of swya. If you listen carefully enough and delve into the songs of In Reverie, you'll see/hear that the lyrics are more about the world going on around us, and importand problems that we face. Not saying that swya is a bad CD, i thought it is great to say the least. Just leaving a comment in hopes that you will all now re-listen to the CD and find the true meanings of the songs.... ps, it's not a CD to slit your wrists to. Expand
  4. WowWow
    Nov 7, 2003
    First listen I was pretty much indifferent. Always a sign of a good album, as pretty much every track is a grower. It is actually fantastic album. Yay! Expand
  5. JordanM.
    Oct 9, 2007
    I personally like this album a lot, it was the first of theirs I heard and have since listened to others, but "In Reverie", different as it is from their other more popular albums is undoubtedly my favorite. Expand
  6. Andy
    Aug 16, 2006
    Their best effort to date. They strip away the emo for a more pop-rock feel. The guitar work is better than ever with the use of distorted jazz chords to give it an original feel. Ironically, this seems to be the album the fans dislike the most...growing and experimenting are good things. Expand
  7. DanfromJersey
    Nov 2, 2003
    The first thing I thought when i bought this was "What The Hell?"..The songs all sound the same, his vocals are annoying, there is no energy behind their songs. Expand

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