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And The Land Of Fake Believe
Flicker Records

When I listen to this album I get a bunch of images in my head. They are images of stage diving, mosh pits, and tons of hyper kids. Though I suppose that's typical of any pop-punk music, it's been awhile since I've heard an album as energetic as this one.

And The Land Of Fake Believe is the first appearance for the band EleventySeven and honestly it was their name that first drew me to them. There are not many groups out there who will take a chance and name their band a number. In fact the only ones that come to mind are 311 and Blink-182 - and even the latter had to stick a word in it. So, props go out first, for the creative band name. Then they go out for the music. Having already been a fan of New Found Glory, Simple Plan, and Good Charlotte, I instantly took a liking to EleventySeven. From the beginning of the first song, this album is chock full of fast tempos, and catchy lyrics. They are pop-punk to a "T" and they openly admit that. However, what they claim makes them different are their lyrics. They make fun of basically everything, which just adds to the energy of the music. With songs like "Teenage Heartbreak", "ODDs and Even SOs", and even one titled "MySpace", it's apparent that this album is geared for a slightly younger audience. However, the album's select ballads "Here With Me" and "Yesterday's Glues", will help to bring in the older listeners. In some places this CD has been labeled as "Christian Rock", yet it's never really apparent until the last song "Reach That Far". It's a surprisingly beautiful song, not really expected from a band like this, yet a welcomed surprise. This album is perfect for anyone who hasn't gotten their pop-punk fix with the time lagging since the last New Found Glory release. It's possible that Matthew Langston could be the next Jordan Pundik. But, I'm not a fortune teller... I do know a thing or two about music though and these guy's are not Fake Believe, so take a second and jot down their number.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. More Than A Revolution
2. A Stellar Sayonara
3. Nostalgiatopia
4. MySpace
5. Here With Me
6. The Unicorn Revolt
7. Anti-Adieu
8. ODDs And Even SOs
9. Teenage Heartbreak
10. Yesterday's Glues
11. Reach That Far

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