Rewind: Brand New – Daisy (2009)

When reading a review of a new album I usually stop as soon as I hit the word emo.  Even if everything else about the material sounds good, I have to move on.  I don’t know why this is.  Oh yea, it’s because most emo music sucks.  It cannot be related to by anyone but the most jaded high school kid.

That being said, I accidentally listened to Brand New‘s latest album all the way through and I liked it.  I liked it a lot.  When no one else was within earshot, I would blast this album in my car.  This is not your children’s emo.  Sure, it has the melody/scream/melody format, but it goes further than that.  There are country aspects to it, alternate rock, indie rock, metal, and of course some punk.  It’s emo with ADD.  Give it a chance.  I can’t guarantee you will feel the same way I do about it, but what do you have to lose?  Besides your reputation?