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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
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  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.
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    The mall-ready hooks and occasional stabs at acoustic pop on Deja Entendu have been replaced by the sort of Radiohead-indebted bombast that begs to be played at lease-breaking volumes.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: 54 out of 57
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 57
  3. Negative: 3 out of 57
  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. KayH
    Mar 1, 2007
    love the lyrics! This band is great!
  3. EmilyJ
    Dec 5, 2006
    This album is alot like Deja to me if I had rated it the day i got it prolly would have been a 6 but after a week of listening I love every song. Standout tracks are Jesus Christ and Archers in my opinion but they are all great songs Expand
  4. DustyS.
    Jan 10, 2008
    A definite ten, i went to see them in manchester last year and they were astonishing! "the devil and god..." is by far there best album. they have matured musically and lyrically. it is not sophisticated and complex. gotta love em! :) Expand
  5. DanielB
    Dec 8, 2006
    This is totally unlike Deja (and is not as good, in my opinion), though it is a great album, nonetheless. I got tired of the CD fairly quickly, but maybe i just listened to it too much; this album is not repetitive, though, and if anything: it is far from tedious and the new, different sounds are awesome. Drummer Brian Lane really stepped it up this go-around. Expand
  6. MariluW.
    Sep 18, 2007
    Absolutely amazing lyrics and hooks.
  7. BenN
    Nov 30, 2006
    This cd ABSOLUTELY SUCKED!!!!!!! Their first two cds were great....This cd could not even be considered music and Brand New should be ashamed for ever releasing this cd Expand

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