The Peace and the Panic

Neck Deep - The Peace and the Panic
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Based on 31 ratings
2017 Ratings: #565
August 18, 2017 / Release Date
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Hopeless / Label
Pop Punk / Genres
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I was hoping to really like Neck Deep's most recent album. It was one of many pop punk albums from 2017 that I considered to be part of the "new wave of pop punk"; albums that were getting lots of positive critical reception, making waves within the scene, and giving some of the older pop punk bands of the 90's and 2000's a run for their money. Notable bands of this wave include As It Is, Waterparks, and Modern Baseball (personal favorites including WSTR, Knuckle Puck, ... read more
This may be Neck Deep's inferior album compared to the other two, it feels a little generic (Well, it's a modern pop punk band) but there are some great tracks here and there. Happy Judgement Day is fantastic and Parachute bleeds early 2000s vibes. They have potential to become bigger, not big like Blink 182 during the Untitled era or even now, but they stand out from other modern pop punk bands.
This may be the least pleasant album I've heard in the past few years. It is, without a doubt, my least favorite of 2017 so far. There are a handful of acceptable tracks here - the first 3 tracks really wouldn't feel out of place on a playlist alongside Knuckle Puck or Story of the Year. By "Parachute", it's starting to feel a little strange - the accents are becoming weirder amalgams of British and faux-American than I've heard on past Neck Deep tunes and the tambourine is just flat ... read more
1. Motion Sickness - 6/10
2. Happy Judgement Day - 8/10
3. The Grand Delusion - 8/10
4. Parachute - 9/10
5. In Bloom - 7/10
6. Don't Wait (ft. Sam Carter) - 6/10
7. Critical Mistake - 10/10
8. Wish You Were Here - 6/10
9. Heavy Lies - 7/10
10. 19 Seventy Sumthin' - 9/10
11. Where Do We Go When We Go? - 8/10

Overall Rating: 84 out of 76%

Overall Opinion: While the vocals are on the cusp of that annoying nasal whiney tone that makes me want to hit the skip button, this album has some really ... read more
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Track List

  1. Motion Sickness
  2. Happy Judgement Day
  3. The Grand Delusion
  4. Parachute
  5. In Bloom
  6. Don't Wait (feat. Sam Carter)
  7. Critical Mistake
  8. Wish You Were Here
  9. Heavy Lies
  10. 19 Seventy Sumthin'
  11. Where Do We Go When We Go
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Added on: August 18, 2017