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smoorman1024  ·  3716 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Brand New - Jesus Christ [The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me]

Deja Entendu is a great album. I still listen to it occasionally today and I loved it when it came out. So naturally I was anxious for Brand New's next album. "The Devil and God is Raging inside of me" IMHO did not have the same musical quality and lyrical content as Deja Entendu and I stopped listening to them.

I need to give the album a listen again to see how I feel about it 8 years later (OH my god where did my life go). To me though it sounded like most of the songs were musically similar to "Play Crack the Sky" or "The Boy Who Blocked his Own Shots" (<--- brilliant song). The lyrical content was definitely more self reflecting in a depressing sort of way. Rather than reflecting on societal norms (Sic Transit Gloria), tragedy (The Quiet Things that No One Ever Knows), or just plain interesting (Jaws Theme Swimming).