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  • Summary: This sophomore disc finds the young emo band expanding on its sound with the help of producer Steven Haigler (Pixies, Quicksand).

Top Track

The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
We saw the western coast, I saw the hospital Nurse the shoreline like a wound Reports of lovers tryst were neither clear nor discript We kept it safe... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Spin
    91
    A fresh, literate blast of nuanced screamers and mid-tempo heart purging. [Aug 2003, p.119]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Frontman Jesse Lacey seems less interested in pummeling the listener with hooks than in hooking you with carefully crafted dynamics and tempo shifts that add emotional heft to his sensitive-guy crooning. [8 Aug 2003, p.74]
  3. This sophomore effort finds Brand New maturing, reaching for textures and song structures instead of clichés.
  4. Whereas YFW played like harder New Found Glory with its tales of mean girlfriends and celebration of the joys of teenagerdom, Deja Entendu posits Brand New as a less theatrical and sinister AFI.
  5. This album is carried by its incredibly poetic lyrics.
  6. Deja Entendu, while a football field short of groundbreaking, has an air of substance and maturity.
  7. Q Magazine
    40
    Musically it's formulaic, with plodding college rock verses morphing into bellowing, nu-metal choruses. [Dec 2003, p.121]

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 61
  3. Negative: 1 out of 61
  1. DemarrcusW
    Oct 25, 2003
    10
    Freaking awesome.
  2. ToriS
    Aug 1, 2003
    10
    pure talent.
  3. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    My favorite album of all time, bar none. It came out when I was 9, and my sister was and is a Brand New fangirl, so I grew up with this songMy favorite album of all time, bar none. It came out when I was 9, and my sister was and is a Brand New fangirl, so I grew up with this song playing in the background and it didn't take long until it had an undying impact and influence on me. It's truly underrated and genre-defining. Expand
  4. charlesw
    Jun 9, 2004
    10
    Brand New poduces albums, not songs. They don't have singles because every song on there new and old cd have something new to offer. Brand New poduces albums, not songs. They don't have singles because every song on there new and old cd have something new to offer. Seventy times seven one of my favorites. Expand
  5. DaveyB
    Mar 31, 2006
    10
    Right I hate emo.... But I love this album, its delicate yet hard, funny yet sad and cheesey yet original. This is one of the best albums I Right I hate emo.... But I love this album, its delicate yet hard, funny yet sad and cheesey yet original. This is one of the best albums I have heard EVER! Buy it. Expand
  6. AshG
    Feb 3, 2007
    10
    Without doubt the best album I've ever listened to
  7. AB
    Apr 20, 2007
    1
    Incredibly over hyped crap...fanboys unite.

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