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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the Southern California-based group.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. This is She Wants Revenge's "The Black Parade:" a lot dumber, but a huge improvement.
  2. Band leaders Justin Warfield and Adam Bravin write songs that are well-constructed and generally catchy. Then again, that's not such a marvel when so much of it--the drums on 'True Romance,' the stinging guitar riff on 'Pretend the World Has Ended,' the synth-heavy hooks of 'She Will Always Be a Broken Girl'--comes from a template some other band crafted
  3. While a few songs put the "meh" back in melodramatic ('Walking Away,' 'This Is the End'), This Is Forever is full of catchy songs that improve on the band's first album.
  4. This is Forever simply cannot get past its own self-imposed lack of evolution.
  5. 40
    Begging can be sexy, too, but for SWR it’s just another joyless act by a hateful species.
  6. On a disc that ultimately exhausts itself with boredom and clichés, it's just not worth it.
  7. 10
    Yes, you said it best, pretentious-as-hell front-man, Warfield, this album is a train wreck.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jul 18, 2012
    10
    This album is heavily influenced by an early 80s cold wave sound, but I wouldn't say that its going for nostalgia or ripping of anybody. TheThis album is heavily influenced by an early 80s cold wave sound, but I wouldn't say that its going for nostalgia or ripping of anybody. The production is clearly heavily inspired by that of bands like Bauhaus, but make no mistake, this is not redoing what has been done, and it actually breathes new life into a genre that has been devoid of anything interesting for about 25 years.The album goes in well as a whole, with the standout tracks, apart from the singles, being the excellent "She Will Always Be a Broken Girl", "This is the End", and "Rachel". Expand
  2. brandonw.
    Oct 24, 2007
    10
    They use a catchy style involving hopelessness and the many pitfalls of life. Without a lot of room to improve from their debut album they They use a catchy style involving hopelessness and the many pitfalls of life. Without a lot of room to improve from their debut album they used all of it. Expand
  3. amandaa.
    Oct 28, 2007
    10
    Awesome, as usual.
  4. JustinZ.
    Oct 18, 2007
    8
    Reminds me of the 80's... new wave synth at it's worst. But I love it!
  5. DrewM.
    Oct 25, 2007
    8
    ME WANT FOOD!! Oh sorry....I think it's pretty damn good. My girlfriend hates them after she discovered "tear U apart" could be about ME WANT FOOD!! Oh sorry....I think it's pretty damn good. My girlfriend hates them after she discovered "tear U apart" could be about rape. Good stuff overall! Expand
  6. franke.
    Oct 28, 2007
    7
    I don't know if its the critics who are giving this negative ratings cause you've had The National, Acrade Fire, Panda Bear, Animal I don't know if its the critics who are giving this negative ratings cause you've had The National, Acrade Fire, Panda Bear, Animal Collective, and all that more abstract music all year, but this is really catchy and good to jam to. It's just as good as the new Pinback. Expand
  7. ErikH
    Nov 5, 2007
    2
    Ben H., never favorably compare shit like She Wants Revenge to legends like Joy Division again... ever. There's no comparison in quality at all.

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