The Lonely Position of Neutral Image
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  • Summary: This four-piece alt-metal band from Alabama draws frequent comparisons to Linkin Park, and even work with Linkin producer Don Gilmore on this major-label debut album.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 70
    Its tight-as-a-drum musicianship and the sense of threadbare vulnerability resonating in singer-guitarist Kevin Palmer's songs elevate the band above the ever-expanding pack of like-minded acts.
  2. The singing's understatement and harmonic sophistication help the band transcend overblown corporate rock and embrace sensitive emo pop.
  3. Despite the simplistic formulas present here, these young men have patched together a sound that is catchy and eager for additional spins.
  4. 60
    Successful imitation requires a kind of talent, too. [#9, p.156]
  5. While the band's wounded vulnerability and breathy melodrama will probably imitate enough to sell well, this is predictable second-rate stuff.
  6. 50
    It's a solid formula--trouble is, anything resembling emotional complexity gets blasted away by the heavy-metal howitzer of Don Gilmore's production. [Oct 2002, p.117]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. ElizabethL.
    Aug 26, 2002
    10
    It's amazingly mind blowing Ilove the way they used all the instruments to create such a unique sound and still sound so fresh and great!!!!!!!
  2. RobbyL
    Sep 1, 2006
    10
    amazing album! so much better than the other nu-metal, better melodies and lyrics!
  3. JonP.
    Sep 30, 2002
    10
    This is the best ablum I've heard in a long time. Its not like there are only a few good songs on the album, all of them are worth This is the best ablum I've heard in a long time. Its not like there are only a few good songs on the album, all of them are worth listening to over and over again. Expand
  4. christinat
    Nov 1, 2002
    10
    its a real cool cd my sister thinks it's awsome
  5. RobT
    Jan 16, 2004
    10
    This is probably my single favorite CD ever. And i agree with Bob, Figure 8 is my fave song ever, and barely anyone has heard it.
  6. KevinN
    Oct 25, 2002
    9
    This album demonstrates intense awareness of the methods behind manufacturing a very catchy and universally acceptable sound while still This album demonstrates intense awareness of the methods behind manufacturing a very catchy and universally acceptable sound while still being original. It displays a range of emotions that almost anyone can relate to in one way or another, and is a must buy. Expand
  7. MikeP
    Sep 16, 2005
    0
    Linkin Park in the antichrist of music, and this record once again proves that they have little imagination ouside of their original formula Linkin Park in the antichrist of music, and this record once again proves that they have little imagination ouside of their original formula which was never that good, original, or interesting in the first place. Expand

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