The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

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  • Summary: The Long Island emo band's major-label debut was co-produced by Mike Sapone.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Alternative Press
    100
    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. They sound like a completely new band.
  4. Paste Magazine
    70
    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]
  5. Billboard
    70
    "The Devil and God" plays its hurt with polish and panache, however, as Brand New's textured dynamics marry mood and an aggressive ebb-and-flow on nearly every track. [25 Nov 2006]
  6. 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.
  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 59
  2. Negative: 3 out of 59
  1. Dec 29, 2010
    10
    sprawling, emotional, more rings than a redwood. deep brilliant opus from a band that are not scared to evolve. sheer perfection in trackssprawling, 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. CinjunT
    Mar 4, 2007
    10
    This is the best album since OK Computer. Brand New's lyrics have improved tremendously with Jesse revealing his own personal battles This is the best album since OK Computer. Brand New's lyrics have improved tremendously with Jesse revealing his own personal battles while tying in current events. The music is inspiring. It makes me want to get up and do something to change my life and the world if I could. This album is awesome. Expand
  3. EmilyJ
    Dec 5, 2006
    10
    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 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. Aug 6, 2012
    10
    Still the best alternative album ever released that shows emo roots dating back to American Football, mixed with Radiohead. Well done, BrandStill 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
  5. KenM
    Dec 11, 2006
    9
    This CD starts out in typical fashion, then kicks it up a notch. It has the usual Brand New vibe. I would say its one of the 10 best releases This CD starts out in typical fashion, then kicks it up a notch. It has the usual Brand New vibe. I would say its one of the 10 best releases in 2006. Expand
  6. KeithK
    Dec 16, 2007
    9
    This album transcends emotions better than anything I have ever heard. Though it takes some time to discover, every song is about something This album transcends emotions better than anything I have ever heard. Though it takes some time to discover, every song is about something meaningful, and the religious undertones add to its effectiveness. I recommend this album to everyone, and it was been overwhelmingly accepted. The story behind "Limousine" is probably the saddest thing I have ever heard, and the song does it complete justice. I agree with everyone below me....amazing. Expand
  7. BenN
    Nov 30, 2006
    0
    This cd ABSOLUTELY SUCKED!!!!!!! Their first two cds were great....This cd could not even be considered music and Brand New should be ashamed 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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