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An Invitation to an Accident (Farway
Records) This CD is the new generation of punk.
The new trend seems to be a quest to prove who is suffering the
most and who is the most miserable. Filmmaker
does a good job of showing their inner turmoil on this disc, An Invitation
to an Accident, where they are morbidly depressing.
The first song, “Breathing Room,” is the most upbeat on the
album, with the classic punk sound, while the defying lyrics tell a tale
of a fraying relationship. The
remaining tracks are similar, touching upon topics like suicide, turning
into our parents as we grow older, loneliness, and the like, but set to
more melancholy music. The
disc features some clever lyrics, like “I need to turn you into a
sweater so I can wear you around all day,” from “Air Tight,” but it
can be creepy if you find yourself starting to see them as witty, because
then you can relate to these depressing tunes.
They don’t rely heavily on profanity, so this is probably a good
choice for the more tormented youth of today without all of the swearing. This is a good album to put in if you’re feeling down, or
if you want to instantly start to feel down. – Christina Quartuccio