Voices - Matchbook Romance
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  • Summary: This is the expansive second album for the New York state emo outfit.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. It's an exceptionally accomplished piece of work that should place Matchbook Romance at the forefront of the cutting edge, POST-emo scene.
  2. A moody, intense, dramatic, and orchestrated second full-length tour de force.
  3. Jordan wraps swelling, sing-along choruses and metal guitar outbursts with hushed confessions, distended melodies, and enough Gothy menace to make it sting. [17 Feb 2006, p.79]
  4. Even if the reinvention isn’t a total triumph, it delivers new, better songs, some verging on great.
  5. Matchbook Romance may startle some fans by breaking out of punk-pop, but the transformation is an improvement. [13 Feb 2006]
  6. For Matchbook Romance, Voices is adventurous. [Mar 2006, p.122]
  7. 60
    Without goth glamour or Fall Out Boy self-flagellation, Voices gets mired in a modern-rock middle. [Mar 2006, p.113]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. nickt
    May 26, 2006
    hey i love this band
  2. Shawna-
    Mar 2, 2006
    My most favorite band of all time. I am such A fan it hurts. Ten For My Most loved band ever.
  3. cab
    Jul 15, 2006
    This album is a definitive breakthrough for MR; it completely sets them apart from the other punk bands dominating the scene today. The producing on this album is incredible - beyond anything I expected from this band. If only other bands would take the risk and set themselves apart as well... Expand
  4. Pat
    Apr 22, 2006
    A welcome change, but not that dramatic, and definitely not progressive. They haven't so much reinvented themselves, but they aren't rehashing the same crap out there as every other emo band. This album is melancholic, and reminds me of Katatonia at times. Their new influences are apparent, whatever they are. They blend in nicely with everything the band already knows. New fans will probably love it, emo snobs (sadly they do exist) will hate it. Expand
  5. AndrewW
    Mar 4, 2006
    Wow, so now emo has decided it wants to be prog? Punk really is dead.
  6. RonP
    Apr 14, 2006
    When I first listened to this album I was seriously shocked and dissapointed. Their style has changed dramatically. I listened to them for their unuque emo sound but now I don't know what happened to that. Expand
  7. Feb 20, 2014
    Wrote this for the wrong VOICES album so since I cannot delete my review.... BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH Expand

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