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  • Summary: The Long Island emo band's major-label debut was co-produced by Mike Sapone.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. A quantum leap above not only Brand New's prior work... but beyond anything that any band in this scene are currently creating. [Jan 2007, p.129]
  2. Their third effort finds the four-piece twisting confessional post-punk into something startling, brash, and exhilarating.
  3. This is a superb album, and each time you listen to it you’ll find something new to like.
  4. The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me builds on its predecessor's articulate wordplay, with lush tones that evidently evolved over the band's extended break.
  5. 70
    The mall-ready hooks and occasional stabs at acoustic pop on Deja Entendu have been replaced by the sort of Radiohead-indebted bombast that begs to be played at lease-breaking volumes. [Dec 2006, p.99]
  6. While not as great a leap in style or maturity, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me showcases more of what's great about the grown-up Brand New. [Feb 2007, p.60]
  7. Jesse Lacey... still conjures up arresting images but they rarely add up to coherent songs—and nothing consistently cuts to the bone like Deja Entendu’s highlights.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 56
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 56
  3. Negative: 3 out of 56
  1. Dec 29, 2010
    sprawling, emotional, more rings than a redwood. deep brilliant opus from a band that are not scared to evolve. sheer perfection in tracks like sowing season, not the sun, luca and deguasser. Expand
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    Brand New has defined a genre with each of their albums, and this is no exception. Emotionally charged and dauntingly honest, this is an album that must be listened to from start to finish at least once by anyone who considers themselves a fan of both indie and alternative rock. Expand
  3. Aug 6, 2012
    Still the best alternative album ever released that shows emo roots dating back to American Football, mixed with Radiohead. Well done, Brand New, well done. Expand
  4. May 20, 2014
    this is one of my favourite albums of all time and easily my favourite brand new album words can not describe how much i love it and 10/10............
  5. Jun 11, 2013
    Great album, it's definitely their best. its not a 10 though as i do find myself skipping one or two songs. But this is certainly the best that emo has to offer the world, you won't know is a particular highlight and welcome to Bangkok is probably the most brilliantly creepy thing you will ever hear. Brand new have mastered the art of making catchy songs genuinely good with; Millstone and archers. great effort. Expand
  6. Jun 12, 2012
    Brand New's third album demonstrates their continuing growth as musicians and as humans. Instead of the outward expression of anger, jealousy, love, etc. found in their previous albums, The Devil and God directs its energies inwards. Jesse Lacey's introspective lyrics causes some audience members to feel unsettled because it encourages them to do something they're uncomfortable with, reflect on themselves. Expand
  7. May 14, 2013
    Brand New brought something entirely different with this record. Topics range from love to even religion. Huge maturation from their predecessors. The lyrics are some of their best, and each track holds it's own. Jesus Christ is the standout track.

    All In All, Brand New pump some great tunes with this record. B+

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