- Summary: The first full-length studio release from the emo band in 16 years was produced by Will Yip.
- Record Label: Top Shelf Records
- Genre(s): Emo, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Hardcore, Indie Rock
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Positive: 1 out of 1
Mixed: 0 out of 1
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Jul 9, 2014This isn't a review on No Coast, I say refer to the professional reviewers...but I can tell you, after one full listen to No Coast, I say goThis isn't a review on No Coast, I say refer to the professional reviewers...but I can tell you, after one full listen to No Coast, I say go back to Braid's Frame and Canvas, released in 1997 if you want to experience this band in it's heyday. Frame and Canvas was a perfect stop and go, youthful scream for transcendence, uplifting melody and captured the time in which it was created in perfect relevance; a soundtrack for a time, at least to this once 20 year old college student. That album was all I listened to that senior autumn year. Fast forward 17 years, the inspiration found in their fledgling youth is still there, but it feels recycled, less sincere, more playing by the numbers, trying to capture something that was once pure. The lyrics seem really contrived, and immature, perhaps aimed at an immature audience. Look, I'm now 36, I'm assuming these guys are about the same age...to be wearing your heart on your sleeve at this age with cliché sentiment isn't complimentary to your age demographic, the lyrics on past albums were actually much more poetic, less obvious. No Coast is unmistakably a Braid album, maybe it will grow on me in time. I think its worth a listen for longtime Braid fans, but if you want the real deal, an album I consider an essential classic, give Frame and Canvas a listen instead, more worthy of your money.… Expand