Deja Entendu

Brand New - Deja Entendu
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2003 Ratings: #49 / 289
User Score
Based on 279 ratings
2003 Ratings: #56
Liked by 6 people
June 17, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Triple Crown / Label
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While I do much prefer their next album after this a whole lot more, Deja Entendu is still a very worthwhile listen, with consistently great vocal performances and atmospheric instrumentation throughout.
A vast step-up from their mediocre debut, Brand New finds their footing and kickstarts their career.
The sound has been improved upon, definitely, but they still needed a bit more maturing. The album sounds like a product of its time, not to say that it hasn't aged well, but there could be some improvements, and it can sound similar to some other albums of its time (although that would explain the title). I'm not complaining, though, because the album still rocks.
The guitars are raging and ... read more
Brand New becomes one of the best bands of all time
This is definitely Brand New's most emo sounding album, yet I somehow loved it.

Despite this really outdated emo sound, I feel like this is the only album I've heard from them so far that had very little low points. I ended up loving every track on here, even the ones that I'll mention later as stand-out low points were pretty good. But there are just so many highs that I can't see how you wouldn't love this.

I especially loved tracks like Sic Transit Gloria, which I thought was extremely ... read more
Emo music saw an incredible commercial explosion in the mid-2000's from acts like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and Panic at the Disco while they still had the exclamation point in their name. This wasn't the beginning of emo music by any means; the genre had been built by underground hardcore-adjacent acts like Sunny Day Real Estate and those closer to pop punk like Saves the Day. Somewhere in between were the transitional emo acts like Thursday, Thrice and Brand New who fluttered around ... read more
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Track List

  1. Tautou
  2. Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades
  3. I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light
  4. Okay I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don't
  5. The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
  6. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot
  7. Jaws Theme Swimming
  8. Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis
  9. Guernica
  10. Good to Know That If I Ever Need Attention All I Have to Do Is Die
  11. Play Crack the Sky
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