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Polar Bear Club Band • Page 14

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by muttley, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Staypositive83

    Regular Supporter

    Still one band I throw on quite often. Wish I got into them earlier. The original bassist is (now) married to a college friend. So they played our college somewhat often back in the day. They should have gotten bigger. Seems like towards the end they were always 2nd billed.
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  2. Micah511

    and I can sail with no direction Supporter

    Well their vocalist had to completely change how he sang due to vocal cord issues, and I don’t think they had much success with their only album where he sang like that unfortunately. I thought the album was pretty good considering.
  3. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Did that happen to be Penn State? That was the first time I saw them w/ Four Year Strong in 2010
  4. Staypositive83

    Regular Supporter

    Nah SUNY Oswego, near Syracuse
  5. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

    Death Chorus is a perfect record.
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  6. swboyd

    3:30 in the morning, not a soul in sight Prestigious

  7. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

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  8. I love Death Chorus with all my heart and I think Jimmy sounds great on it. No lie.
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  9. troyplaysbass Jan 9, 2023
    (Last edited: Jan 9, 2023)
    Still love Death Chorus. See also: The first reply to this thread back in 2016.
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  10. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

    Yeah I love his voice on DC.

    people who get bent out of shape over the change are wrong.

    ranking the albums goes something like this:

  11. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I don't care that the sound changed, I care that the album isn't good
  12. The album is good, but STJD is and will always be their best. I don't make the rules
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  13. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

    STJD is an instant classic. There’s no album out there that has the same vibes.
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  14. HeckYeahMatt

    Not Big Chungus

    This thread being bumped nearly gave me a heart attack. Would LOVE for Jimmy & the gang to come back.
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  15. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    I think it will happen at some point. It is absolutely wild that it's been 10 years since Death Chorus

    CBGP is definitely them at their best but the EP and first album are undeniably perfect
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  16. AWasteOfATime

    @awasteofatime Supporter

    I dont know if they can simply because his voice changed so much.
  17. swboyd

    3:30 in the morning, not a soul in sight Prestigious

    Death Chorus on its own is an alright album, but compared to the rest of their's bad Polar Bear Club album. I get that medical circumstances caused Jimmy's voice to change, but it really just made their sound generic compared to every other release of theirs.
  18. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

    Never understood the ‘it sounds generic’ take - no one has ever cared to elaborate.

    I think his singing voice is unique. There are tons of hooks. The mix sounds good. Lyrics are great.

    just not sure what’s limiting about the record that makes people think that way. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  19. It sounds like a good Saves the Day record imo. Not generic, just different
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  20. Would love for this band and The Swellers to come back, I feel like both were criminally underrated.
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  21. Elder Lightning

    Too old for teen angst, too young to be washed Supporter

    Death Chorus is the only album of theirs I like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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  22. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    I like Death Chorus, even if it’s my least favorite album of theirs. Siouxsie Jeanne is a big reason why. Not into that song.
  23. MexicanGuitars

    Chorus’ Expert on OTIP Track #8 Supporter

    The first time i saw both bands was on the Take Action Tour in 2011 and I can't believe how much those bands would be forever linked by virtue of their underratedness and relatively short time together after that.
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  24. Matt Metzler

    Space Cadet Prestigious

    I think they still sound super distinctive on Death Chorus. I like their other albums a lot too, but Death Chorus is definitely the one I've played the most number of times.
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  25. JaytotheGee

    Trusted Prestigious

    Absolutely the two most underrated bands in the scene

    Yep that song just fully sucks but the rest of the album is fine
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