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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).
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  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: 31 out of 37
  2. Negative: 5 out of 37
  1. Mar 16, 2015
    10
    Easily my favorite album ever. It has sick lead songs, and even the "weaker" songs kick ass. It is very underrated and veryEasily my favorite album ever. It has sick lead songs, and even the "weaker" songs kick ass. It is very underrated and very underappreciated. Being a follow up to a great debut album, Taking Back Sunday really pushed the boundaries in this pop-punk masterpiece. Expand
  2. ashleighjj
    Dec 25, 2004
    10
    the fucking best bitch
  3. carlos
    May 17, 2005
    10
    OMG!!! A MATERPIECE!
  4. Alex
    Aug 9, 2004
    9
    Ok, so this is emo. Through all its bliss and folies. Say what you will about the genre, but musically, this album is amazing. While not Ok, so this is emo. Through all its bliss and folies. Say what you will about the genre, but musically, this album is amazing. While not quite the masterpiece 'Tell All Your Friends' was, this is still a very solid follow-up. Expand
  5. Staci
    Feb 1, 2005
    9
    This cd is really good... It definatly is not one of those cds that are good for the first 3 songs then it dies of.... NO WAY... it is This cd is really good... It definatly is not one of those cds that are good for the first 3 songs then it dies of.... NO WAY... it is amazing all the way through and everyone should get it Expand
  6. RainZ
    Aug 17, 2004
    8
    good EMO, its not just- i love you, you break me a heart, its rock;)
  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 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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