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Mayday Parade – “It Is What It Is”

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Melody Bot

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  2. joe.boy.fresh.


    And what it is: is not good!
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  3. RileyWitiw

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    These guys need to change it up
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  4. CyberInferno

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    It started out somewhat interesting...then it became background music.
    Yeah, they definitely need to take some more chances. Underutilized talent IMO. Songs like "Looks Red, Tastes Blue" show a more dynamic element that I wish they'd embrace more.
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  5. RileyWitiw Mar 6, 2020
    (Last edited: Mar 6, 2020)

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    The last thing I really loved was Black Lines because of how they embraced an entirely new sound and did some experimentation. Didn’t get the love it deserved!
  6. mrenkens007

    Surprise, Surprise Prestigious

    As someone who just got into these guys when Sunnyland dropped, I was really excited about this one. Kind of sounds like it never really "pops off" and should be a banging set closer with the way the chant and drums come together. But I just never really feel it.
  7. CMilliken


    Black Lines was a great album. Sadly lost any interest in this band when they reverted back to their sound they’ve had on every album up until Black Lines.
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  8. RileyWitiw

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    I found some stuff to like in Sunnyland, but yeah, generally agree with this.
  9. daldalian

    hopelessly yours, Alabama

    I love this band and I think they're up there with the pop punk greats.

    But at this point in their career I want to hear them go heavy as shit or mellow as hell, the middle ground songs all just blend together now.
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  10. Pretty standard. Still enjoyable. Very s/t and Monsters-esque
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  11. valupac


    They sound better with fast drums.

    Edit: if you can call the few songs on Sunnyland “fast drums”
  12. schackbr


    i really enjoyed Sunnyland. this is eh.
  13. zachmacD


    These guys have the potential to make a timeless record. Derek has such a great voice. Unfortunately, I haven’t been into any of their music since the self-titled which is honestly my favorite record of theirs.
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  14. anotherpancake

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    Black Lines was insanely good and I'm super disappointed they didn't embrace that sound more.
  15. Walkabout


    I’d say A Lesson In Romantics is their timeless record. They lost the plot after that and then came back with an decent, inoffensive warped tour sound.
  16. TJ Wells

    Trusted Prestigious

    Is this a reference to the Irishman? Lol.
  17. skoopy


    Accurate song title
  18. btr


    They will play 1,000 cap rooms until the end of time
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  19. feels like a Monsters in the Closet B-side *shrug*
  20. jackyjackyjack


    Agree with everything people are saying here. Black Lines was great but I'm guessing it didn't go down well, as they're pretty much pretending it never happened. Looking at their set lists they still don't play anything apart from A Lesson In Romantics