No Closer to Heaven

The Wonder Years - No Closer to Heaven
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Based on 7 reviews
2015 Ratings: #139 / 977
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Based on 64 ratings
2015 Ratings: #149
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No Closer To Heaven doesn’t mark a huge sonic shift for the Philly sextet, but their rough-around-the-edges brand of pop punk is augmented by adventurous new textures.


'No Closer To Heaven' is the work of a fearless band who are capable of tackling topics most of their contemporaries wouldn't dare touch.


No Closer to Heaven pushes the group into new musical territory. But in making that leap, they stumble, and the multitude of ideas they present never really gel into a coherent whole.

I met Soupy at Warped Tour like 2 months before this album came out and fangirled to him about how The Greatest Generation was (at the time) my favorite album of all time and thanked him for making it. Upon hearing that, his face grew the biggest, brightest smile imaginable and said to me "I'll tell you what: September 4th, we're gonna top it."

When this album came out, I firmly believed it was the greatest album ever made. It was emotionally poignant and profound, without any of the ... read more
Idk what I'm missing about this band or this record, but it is not it. I don't particularly care for the put-on gruff vocal style that comes in at various points throughout the record. The production and arrangements did nothing to catch my ear or hook me in. While it's not thoroughly awful, I don't think anyone's missing out on not checking out The Wonder Years, at least not by starting with this record.
An album about loss and their most emo-ish one, in accordance with the necessary excesses.
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Track List

  1. Brothers &
  2. Cardinals
  3. A Song For Patsy Cline
  4. I Don't Like Who I Was Then
  5. Cigarettes & Saints
  6. The Bluest Things on Earth
  7. A Song for Ernest Hemingway
  8. Thanks for the Ride
  9. Stained Glass Ceilings
  10. I Wanted So Badly to be Brave
  11. You in January
  12. Palm Reader
  13. No Closer to Heaven

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Added on: August 30, 2015