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What do I buy?/download off eMusic next week?
get 24hr Revenge Therapy, followed by Dear You. Or just get all of it. Jawbreaker were awesome.
Ranked in order of essentialness:
24 Hour Revenge Therapy
The live album is very good too.
is an amazing album. Best songs probably Chemistry, Accident Prone, Sluttering and Bad Scene Everybody's Fault. It's like pop-punk but dirty and ragged and bloody. Awesome.
but did you see the pitchfork reviews of Dear You when it got re-released?
Lots of hate. Apparently Jawbreaker are single-handedly responsible for commercial punk pop. WHICH IS BAD AND EVIL AND OTHER PEOPLE LIKE IT AND LIKE NOT OBSCURE. God they're ridiculous sometimes. Not enough of an afrobeat infleunce, clearly.
Jawbreaker were incredible and Dear You is a great album.
Possibly the finest lyricist of the 90's.
Oh no, I've gone and said it.
and I seem to have vomited all over myself.
first, followed by either Bivouac or Dear You, depending if you prefer slightly gloomier (the former) or more accessible (the latter) versions of the Jawbreaker template. Unfun is the weakest of the lot, but by no means a weak album.
"incredible" is probably going a bit far! I think they were just a good band and yes, Dear You and 24-Hour Revenge Therapy have some cool songs on them and some ok songs too.
you could spend an entire year absorbing 24 hour, then move on to the rest
but, newcomers should check them out too.
Jets to Brazil! I actually prefer 'em but I know quite a few Jawbreaker fans saw Blake as a bit of a Judas with this band.