Review : THE USED - Lies For The Liars
Jam!Meet the new Used. Not the same as the old Used. Though there's plenty of old mixed into their new sound.
Taking their cue from the likes of Green Day and My Chemical Romance, the Utah post-punk screamers are swinging for the fences on their third album. And connecting....full text
SpinWell, it finally happened. After years of being groomed for mainstream stardom, Bert McCracken, the onetime king of screamo, has had it with the shallow world of music-biz phonies. In recent months, the Used frontman has publicly grumbled about the fair-weather friends he made during his band's rapid ascension, and on this third album's "Pretty Handsome Awkward," he continues to elaborate over three and a half minutes of vengeful hard rock....full text
AbsolutePunkIím a loyal guy. Perhaps too loyal for my own good. I am usually loyal to bands that I discovered in high school and have continued to listen to, which will probably explain why I enjoy the latest album from The Used. In 2002, the Utah quartet released their debut self-titled album on Reprise Records and it was a hit. Gaining tons of new fans and success daily, it was an album that was gritty, dirty, and had a biting effect on you. 2004 brought along In Love And Death, an inconsistent album that had some great songs and a lot of poppy mediocre songs. This brings us to now and The Used have released their third album, Lie For The Liars, which could be the turning point for the band. ...full text
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