764-HERO

Nobody Knows This Is Everywhere

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764-Hero's fourth album and their first for Tiger Style revealed a band refreshed, broadly revitalized, and more capable than ever of detaching themselves from their reputation as an emotionally pale imitation of the emocore elite. Interestingly, 764-Hero's tastes hadn't exactly budged -- the same hard-strummed arrangements and beaten bits of rock logic were still present, and John Atkins still mourned his way through the same lyrical themes -- but instead of coming across as clunkingly self-absorbed, the band would paint huge expanses of clearly accessible toppling musical confidence to sponsor the complaints. This made for another ragged album, but one that had a deeper, fuller, more satisfying sound than anything the band had released before.

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