This Is Forever

  • Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2007
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24

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  1. 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.
  2. Mar 31, 2016
    0
    The influence is obvious, but the passion is lacking in this muddled and unappealing album. Repetitive and dull are the first two words that come to mind when listening to this, but I can also see how someone may in fact enjoy it. Some songs can be catchy after a couple listens but the band itself can rub anyone the wrong way. For starters the name of the band is pretty much the conceptThe influence is obvious, but the passion is lacking in this muddled and unappealing album. Repetitive and dull are the first two words that come to mind when listening to this, but I can also see how someone may in fact enjoy it. Some songs can be catchy after a couple listens but the band itself can rub anyone the wrong way. For starters the name of the band is pretty much the concept of the album. I'm not kidding the album is filled with the angsty breakup cheese one can expect, but it never really satisfies the listener. About 10 minutes into the album I was thinking about Walking Away, which is never a good sign. What I Want is a band that has a unique but also can provide meaningful, thought provoking lyrics, but apparently that is too much ask. Especially for this band who has neither characteristic. In terms of She Wants Revenges's career It's Just Begun, and the band has some promise. The singer, Justin Warfield has a very unique voice, so they got that going for them. I just expected a lot more from a band that has Barak Obama's personal DJ. Thanks Obama. Expand
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47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. Of course, nothing on This is Forever is really new territory; the 80’s influenced synthesizers, the electronic drums, the monotone vocalist, it’s all been heard before. It’s all been done so much better.
  3. This is She Wants Revenge's "The Black Parade:" a lot dumber, but a huge improvement.