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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the Southern California-based group.

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True Romance
Open your eyes and see me Tell me it's not too late Whisper to me of a sad song Weighing us down in shame I always said I believed you You told me... See the rest of the song lyrics
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 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11
  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". Collapse
  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. 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 thatThe 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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