Not Without A Fight - New Found Glory
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  • Summary: The debut album on the Epitaph label for the pop-punk band from Florida is also their first studio album in nearly three years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. With Blink-182/+44 bassist Mark Hoppus producing, Fight does pack a wallop, enveloping frontman Jordan Pundik's angsty relationship paeans on a dozen compact, dynamic and hooky tracks in a mere 35 minutes.
  2. Even these songs give way to the loud-guitar/crunching-rhythm style that drives the rest of Not Without A Fight, demonstrating that, softening middle years be damned, New Found Glory still hits hard enough to matter.
  3. Taken as a whole, Not Without a Fight is a pleasant listen, mature in its outlook, and happily adolescent in its vigor.
  4. New Found Glory's newfound maturity makes for a surprisingly palatable record that will soothe both lovelorn teenagers and their long-suffering parents alike. [Apr 2009, p.108]
  5. 50
    Not Without a Fight bobs and weaves between chugga-chugga riffs and poppy lead licks, with Jordan Pudnik's well-meaning whine bouncing off Chad Gilbert's more assertive (and appealing) bark.
  6. Not Without a Fight lacks the kind of hooks, fun riffs, and sing-along choruses that made the band famous and it also lacks the solid song writing that helped their last album not become a horrible failure.
  7. This sixth studio set is so generic that it doesn't just sound dated, it makes them sound old. [May 2009, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. TomasK
    Mar 17, 2009
    10
    It's perfect album. Every song is without any mistake. Everything is how it should be. GREAT!
  2. CalL
    Mar 15, 2009
    9
    Very good pop-punk album. A blend of their previous work, it ranges from earlier energetic tracks to more melodic Coming Home type songs. It also has strong hardcore influences with chugging guitar break downs and gang chants. Expand
  3. NewF.Glory
    Mar 15, 2009
    9
    There best in a long while, THEY are the best in a long while lol.
  4. JohnB
    Mar 10, 2009
    8
    A good album all in all. while i may be biased, its blended enough and holds my attention and never skips a eat. I'll listen to it at least once a day for the next couple weeks. Expand
  5. HexumN
    Mar 12, 2009
    8
    Not bad.
  6. Jim
    Mar 13, 2009
    7
    A nice return to form from an above-average pop-punk band. nothing revolutionary, but good.