Taking Back Sunday

Tell All Your Friends

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Tell All Your Friends is quite reminiscent of the Movielife's This Time Next Year. This is quite understandable when one realizes that one of the members of Taking Back Sunday used to be in the Movielife. Unfortunately, although there are a few variations, the ability of this band to sound so blatantly like their fellow Long Island comrades is almost their undoing. Vocally, Taking Back Sunday sounds very close to the Canterbury Effect, while musically there are times where they're a bit more rockin' than the Movielife in that they have cultivated punk, hardcore, emo, and pop and hybridized it better. It's quite upbeat and very danceable, thus making it fun and interesting. Yet at the same time it's nowhere near original or creative. Perhaps within their genre they're creative, but for the most part, bands like Taking Back Sunday seem to be all too common in an age of acts like the Movielife, New Found Glory, and other hardcore/pop-punk acts.

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