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Hi! I'm Daniel. I'm 25. I've suddenly become obsessed with Jimmy Eat World.
and I never really stopped loving them. I rediscovered Clarity last week, such a great pop album.
Saw them for the first time last year, I expected it to be solid, nothing too awesome, but they blew me away.
i've seen them about half a dozen times, mostly due to an ex being a superfan, and been superb every single time. their mainstage afternoon set, in the sunshine and with the cider flowing, remains one of my All Time Festival Highlights.
but i've never really gotten into their records before. but yesterday, walking home in what's left of the snow and listening to Clarity, it all just clicked.
"Fading snow keep falling..... FAAAAAAALLLLIIIING!!"
I even like the mostly piss-poor most recent album.
I was bitterly disappointed by the last lp. I've been a long time fan. One can only hope the next one it better!
Yeah, fucking excellent band. Brilliant, brilliant poprock songs. Absolutley the first band I found a mutual love with friends over. In fact, it made me friends with one of them. Bleed American is... brilliant, Clarity is fantastic and Static Prevails is lovely. The most recent ones are meh but still have some brilliant songs on them,
Listening to them now, <3
SO FUCK YOU ALL
I used to weep in my room to Clarity when I was at university. Good times.
i'm on the floor
i'm good to go
They are one of only two bands I will now go down the front for. The other is Trail of Dead. In both cases, only if I am a little drunk.
i cry to them in my bedroom sometimes.they made me cry at leeds festival
They were incredible on the last tour. Quite possibly the best 'big' band I've seen.
and the best thing about being 22 and being mildly obsessed with Jimmy Eat World is that the song '23' makes even more sense than usual.
My favourite band of all time.
So much so that I'm getting a band based tattoo very soon.
Shit, I'm 24! How did that happen?
For that brief period between Clarity and Bleed American, they were the music press' definition of 'emo'. In fact I remember them being referred to as THE emo band.
How things change.
Old emo was great.
So now I find myself giggling every time I hear someone seriously describing themselves as 'an emo'.
But yeah, old emo all the way. Cursive, Jimmy Eat World and Small Brown Bike. Mmm.
there were emo bands 15/20 years before those guys got going
Don't make me get all Rites of Spring on yer ass :)
the NME referred to the lead singer as the emo Elvis!!!
it's hard to pick one favourite, but maybe Table For Glasses. Gets me every time.
TO WALK ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, ALLLLLLLLL AAAAAAALOOOOOOONNNNNNE?
It was awesom when they played it in the hop and grape back in '01 after Weezer pulled out of their show at the academy.
Love half of their stuff. Some awesomely catchy sing along stuff in there (big casino, Kill, Futures, just watch the fireworks, the whole of 'bleed american')
But then theres some guff in there too, and theyre painfully dull live. The most boring drummer i've ever witnessed.
They're still in my top 15 of alltime on last.fm though :)
Probably the first American indie pop band I fell in love with. I have all of their records, and become obsessed with Clarity for approximately 3 days bi-annually.
I'm currently on Day 2.
of my own. Obviously, Bitchfork wounds them in all reviews.
yet to meet anyone who doesn't like a bit of JEW!
Bleed American was recently voted as number 9 in my top 50 albums of all time.
No way! Futures is great but Bleed America has much better songs
the trio of the world we love (is it even called that?!), PAIN, and drugs or me (is that called that ?!) is spellbinding
but I find it overly produced and there's no bangers on the scale of Sweetness or A Praise Chorus
favourite song - Rockstar
If you could make a 'best of' playlist so to speak, which ten (or fifteen?) songs would make it?
I fucking love Jimmy Eat World
In 2001 I bought me and all my mates tickets (I had a job and they needed to save up and pay me back) to see them at the Astoria purely because one friend who's music taste I trusted said they were amazing and the Scala show sold out before we could get tickets. Never looked back. Somewhere at home I have the setlist from that gig signed by the band.
My album ratings
3. Bleed American
4. Static Prevails
5. Chase This Light
I still regret missing them at Reading in 2002 to watch Muse in the rain because my friends wanted to hear 'Plug in Baby' live. :(
Favourite song(s) - 'A Praise Chorus', 'Crush' and 'Just Tonight...'
Only actually heard 'Big Casino' off the new one, is that really the best track?
The rest of the album is gash. Shame, that track is a belter
Worth it then?
Try and get the one with the extra disc, which are demo recordings of the entire album. Some of them are really good, very raw and I almost prefer some of them to the actual album versions.
And when I saw them in 2001 they were merely "good" live.
By the time I saw them again in 2004 they were "awesome"
islington academy, astoria, t in the park, and they got better every single time. the T set was amazing, they came out on a beautiful afternoon and tore straight into Bleed American. AMAZING SCENES.
The whole thunderstorm while they were playing was quite appropriate and dramatic.
who has appropriate lovely sunshine to go with their music!
and thought they were blighted by really bad sound... sad really cuz they're terrific.
i only have clarity. its a great album. i remember when "the middle" single was out and it hailed the arrival of this new emo style according to the press.
the Stay On My Side Tonight EP, which features Disintegration, the best Jimmy tune? (unless they have and I'm blind)
Saw them at the Astoria after Futures and they were amazing.
I remember them carrying on the drumming from lucky denver mint into this big dun dun, dun dun, dun dun, dun dun thing and then ripping into bleed american, it was epic
Didn't even bother buying Chase This Light :(
Stay On My Side Tonight is probably one of my favourite EPs ever though.
I still refer to the song Bleed American as Salt Sweat Sugar because it reminds me of discovering them when I was a younger loser \m/
I've pretty much loved them since I heard Opener on emo diaries one.
and proceed to listen to jimmy eat worlds bleed american in the living room right beneath me, this would anger me, not so much because he woke me up but because he woke me up with jimmy eats world. Now whenever I hear Salt Sweat Sugar it fills me with rage. I dunno why, I should probably love the jimmy eat world really.
if i corrected you and said the song is called bleed american as well?
or if i told you that they were on hipster childrens favourite Yo Gabba Gabba?
and I think you'll be hard pushed to find a better start to an album than:
1. Salt Sweat Sugar
2. A Praise Chorus
3. The Middle
unless it was:
1. A Praise Chorus
2. A Praise Chorus
3. A Praise Chorus
CRIMSON AND CLOVER
OVER AND OVER
it's pretty darned good
and the first gig I ever went to was Jimmy Eat World somewhere in Wolverhampton. Fo'real.
and then buying 'Clarity' back in 1999. Glorious days.
'Goodbye Sky Harbour' is still one of the best live songs I've ever seen played.
And think you're all pussies.
those elite bands that DiS has a massive following for.
and my msn addy has been 'marcuseatworld' since year 8. cringe?
clarity never ever ever gets old. literally a perfect album.
half of bleed american is cool, but i'm not down with the guff after that
it's always about £16 whenever I see it in any shops
before they turned mtvmo
KS3 SATs don't exist any more.
And I do still love JEW. Their Brixton show last year was a bit average, but their Roundhouse show with it's tour ending 7 song encore was immense. The pit at the end of the main set for Bleed American in to Pain was also seriously good fun. One of the best gigs I went to last year.