AOTY 2019

Tell All Your Friends

Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2002 Ratings: #29 / 183
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
2002 Ratings: #88
March 26, 2002 / Release Date
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Victory / Label
Pop Punk / Genres
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Before I get into the review, thank you @smallpeeble for the reccomendation and for giving a few more suggestions that I'm going to listen to and review.

Now, I should be honest. Emo and pop punk are genres that I tend to not enjoy so much. Maybe it's just because I haven't really gone into the genre. It's like when middle class 50 year olds call rap rubbish, even though they're only listening to the mainstream stuff that's getting played everywhere, which is like 5%, possibly less, of the ... read more
Emo is supposed to be sad and gut punching. This was just whiney, one note sad boi pop punk with a little more raw energy and edge than their contemporaries that to be honest imo doesn't work in the band's favour. If this is a sound I'm ever after I'd rather listen to the world is a beautiful place (...) or sunny day real estate. This just didn't click with me.
Tell All Your Friends is a surprisingly compitent debut from a band I was ready to dismiss. I'm not really a fan of pop punk, especially 90s/00s pop punk, but the heavy amount of emo influences in TBS' music makes it work for me. It's really dramatic, like, a little too much sometimes. But the melodies and intensity of the tracks doesn't venture into cheesy territory all that much.
Si, el álbum debut de Taking Back Sunday puede ser considerado una obra esencial dentro del género emo, pero en verdad nunca le he tomado mucho aprecio. Debe ser por la inexperiencia que es muy notoria en los chicos cuando tenían en promedio 18 años o la desordenada de tocar que entregan a lo largo de todo el disco. Sea como sea, ésta no deja de ser un momento importante en la carrera de TBS, entregando además clásicos como ‘Cute Without ... read more
This is really a classic within the genre, with soaring choruses and tounge-in-cheek lyrics and vocals with lots of heart. However, at times it can come across as overly dramatic like in great romances of the 20th century but overall a really solid and fun album. One of my personal favorites.
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