Deja Entendu

Brand New - Deja Entendu
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2003 Ratings: #50 / 280
User Score
Based on 226 ratings
2003 Ratings: #59
June 17, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Triple Crown / Label
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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
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Despite this really outdated emo sound, I feel like this is the only album I've heard from them so far that had very little low points.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
Not as good as TDAGARIM but still another amazing album from this band. It is almost perfect and has practically no weak moments
Brand New becomes one of the best bands of all time
This album reminded me why pop punk is one of my favourite genres. Sure, there may be a lot of bad pop punk bands, but there are gems like this, just like in every genre. I can definitely see how this had influence on later bands like Paramore and maybe even My Chemical Romance. I’ve gotta say, I cannot decide which is better between this and The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me. There are just so many good things about both. The chorus on Sic Transit Gloria blows you away and the story ... 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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