Where You Want To Be - Taking Back Sunday
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  • Summary: The sophomore effort from the Long Island emo band was produced by Lou Giordano (Ataris), and features new vocalist Fred Mascherino (joining band founder Adam Lazzara).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It's the album most bands wish they could make. [Aug 2004, p.101]
  2. Rock-radio gold. [6 Aug 2004, p.80]
  3. 75
    Their bread and butter is still exuberantly juvenile pessimism. [Aug 2004, p.107]
  4. Where You Want to Be is definitely a solid album -- especially considering that it was recorded so soon after half the band was replaced -- but crafting something a little more unique would take Taking Back Sunday's music that much farther.
  5. The [lineup] changes bolster the will to power in Lazzara's Cure-like croon.
  6. [It's] not just emo, but the purest, most virulent strain of the stuff.
  7. It’s an album that’s playing it far too safe: melodies rise and fall, soaring and curving with painful predictability.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36
  1. me
    Sep 30, 2004
    10
    Taking Back Sunday kicks so much uhm...arse....they're my fav. band and always will be. It's another great album and more great lyrics and music. Expand
  2. kateh
    Apr 25, 2005
    10
    go on just say it, you need me like a bad habit
  3. fortinos
    Jun 22, 2006
    10
    The baddest frikin band i've ever heard! takin back sunday makes any other rock band sound like ametures!!!
  4. TBSTBS
    Sep 21, 2004
    9
    Even though TBS lost alot of its punch and cleverness (lyricly), i believe this is a good follow-up to Tell all your friends. This album blows away every other so-called "emo" band. Expand
  5. LauraM
    Apr 12, 2006
    8
    This album wasn't given many good reviews, well compared to 'Tell All Your Friends' anyway. Its a good album, one thats worth buying/downloading, but its always going to be hard to beat their debut album 'Tell All Your Friends' which many people fell in love with and is definitely my all time favourite album. I think the new guitarist is more creative on this album, and what I think brought the quality down was probably the catchiness and passion of the songs. For example; New American Classic. Perfectly okay ballad, but you can tell its missing something, the passion and the pleading lyrics maybe? All in all its not a bad album, but Taking Back Sunday are set to definitely do better by the reviews of their new album, apparently bringing back everything 'Where You Want to Be' lacked. Expand
  6. BenW
    Jan 15, 2007
    7
    Good, but not Brand New.
  7. Monkey
    Aug 11, 2004
    0
    This is the Worst Band ever, They have the worst lyrics, "ive got a bad feeling about this" they suck, never buy this cd, it is horrible, the video is worse! Expand

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