American Football - American Football
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75
Pitchfork
My biggest complaint about American Football, though, is that they don't suck terribly. As it stands, they create some very pretty tunes which are perfect for... well... emo-ish things, like cuddling, hanging around a playground at sunset, and sighing deeply. So, I guess I'll just have to pull up my argyle socks and deal with it.
Benny
90

Good Music.
American Football.
Minecraft.
Emo.
Rock.
Summer 2007.

exception
94

The most influential (and best) emo album of all time. The melancholy and comfy mood that this album weaves is one that is tough to master, but one of the most important parts of the record.

ThrowBackG
NR

It feels less like music and more of a time capsule of pre-9/11 america and the general motions of high school and college. Very few albums can say they carry the, dare I say, "emotions in the moment" award to the degree American Football did. The band knew they were going different paths at the time and you can really feel that. It feels like a couple of good kids are doing one more session together before they have to go.

For me, it symbolizes a grey area that hits at a certain ... read more

ghlow
88

It's good, but only a few songs really stood out significantly. Never Meant is the best song on this album by far.

80

Sad bois unite.

Constidence
65

Pleasant, but leaves much to be desired. First track goes hella hard though.

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