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Question #5943 posted on 05/31/2004 12:03 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Is Brand New(the band) any good compared to other bands in its genre?
- some weird guy who wants to know

A: Dear weird guy,
Yes. I searched through a couple of forums and reviews on Brand New to see if I could find anything worth posting here, but really the answer is just "yes." I like their stuff quite a bit, for what that opinion is worth. They have a very engaging sound, the lyrics are characteristically emotionally charged, and I personally think them quite clever. Their second album, "Deja Entendu," roughly translates (from what I gather) to "already heard," adding another layer of irony and subtle satire to their terrifically apropos nomenclature in an arena of musical piracy and tired emo cliché. Just my opinion, but you can only complain about your girlfriend cheating on you so much before you start repeating yourself...
::: Latro :::