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  • Summary: The Florida alternative-rock band releases its sophomore album, produced by Howard Benson.

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Pen & Paper
This whole routine is getting old So am I And so are you My reputation lets me know I can do whatever I want to Though it seems that you believe You... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Of course, straying from emo's typical lyrical terrain is less risky when it's accompanied by music that fulfills the genre's stylistic requirements as completely (and as satisfyingly) as the hooky, fuzz-encrusted tunes on Lonely Road do.
  2. Alternative Press
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    Lonely Road thrusts RJA away from being categorizeed as a "scene band," instead jouneying deep into the realm of radio-oriented modern rock. [Mar 2009, p.110]
  3. Which isn't to say generic can't necessarily be enjoyable. It is here.
  4. Much of the time the Jumpsuits end up sounding like a lesser version of Hawthorne Heights.
  5. "Don't You Fake It" may have suffered from a lack of variety, but Lonely Road is plagued by different diseases: misguided ambition, outlandish excess, and a bad case of the ol' sophomore slump.
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  1. JakeH
    Jul 9, 2009
    9
    Wow, critics and fans are way disappointed, but I've been enjoying these songs ever since I got the album. It's a bit more serious Wow, critics and fans are way disappointed, but I've been enjoying these songs ever since I got the album. It's a bit more serious than Don't You Fake It, in kind of an emotional, dramatic way. But I think that's definitely a good thing. This is one of my favorite CD's to have playing in the car. Expand
  2. ErinH
    Feb 19, 2009
    4
    I really enjoyed RJA's last album, Don't You Fake It, but this one was not worth listening to. I enjoyed probably two songs off the I really enjoyed RJA's last album, Don't You Fake It, but this one was not worth listening to. I enjoyed probably two songs off the whole album and even they weren't worth listening to for more than a few times. I didn't feel any depth to their music. None of their songs stuck out a whole lot. I was let down especially since I was so excited to listen to it. I give it a 4 points (1) for getting me excited (2) for their effort (3) for having a couple decent songs, and (4) because I still enjoyed Winter's singing voice (even if the songs he sang weren't that great). Expand
  3. JohnW
    Mar 30, 2009
    4
    "Don't You Fake It" may have lacked of variety, yet it had originality. Although the RJA's sophomore release did a better job of "Don't You Fake It" may have lacked of variety, yet it had originality. Although the RJA's sophomore release did a better job of separating the songs, it's too bland. The guitar was toned down too much in "Lonely Road," which pretty much was the driving force of their initial release. May need to get away from Benson, guys. Expand