Forgive Durden - Wonderland
Forgive Durden is an easy band to get into as soon as you start playing their debut album, Wonderland. They have a style similar to that of Gatsby's American Dream, another band to check out. The vocals sound almost identical to Gatsby's American Dream, its a beautiful sound to go along with the music. Track after track you find yourself being drawn into the album more and more. Songs like Beware the Jubjub Bird and Shun The Frumious Bandersnatch, Ear to Ear, and Cue the Sun grasp your attention quickly and make you want to listen to the album more. Forgive Durden doesn't just feed you the mainstream music you hear on the radio now. They are putting depth into their music and the creativity is blown through the speakers.
This album is only the beginning of things to come for Forgive Durden. You can feel that this band has so much hidden potential to make even more music progressing far beyond what they have already accomplished. This is an album to check out if you love bands like Gatsby's American Dream, Portugal. The Man, and Panic! At The Disco.
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on 2007-07-27 blackxdan Said:
The first time i heard this album was today. I was on absolutepunk.net, where they have an exclusive music video for their song Ants? Sorry if that is the wrong song. But well, i had heard nothing but good things from this band and decided to watch the video and form my own opinion about these guys. Well after just seeing that one music video, i must say, i was impressed a great deal. Fueled By Ramen did a great job in signing this band. They seem to have so much energy with the beautiful music that they create. The vocalist reminds me of gatsby's american dream, which is a good comparison because they voices to me sound almost identical. I think this band will continue to do great and big things. I look forward to purchasing this album and hopefully giving everyone a full review in the near future.
on 2007-07-10 Alotofnothing Said:
Probably one of the few good bands on the Fueled By Ramen label (extreme bias, hooray), Forgive Durden brings a blend of pop, rock, emo, and cabaret to the table. Semi fuzzy guitars and Thomas Dutton's powerful, almost-Matt-Bellamy-but-not-really-there vocals rule the record. The first four or five tracks are worth the listen, because they are relatively original, but after that the record slowly begins getting repetitive. Not saying that it's a bad record at all, but after "The Great Affair Is To Move" I began to pay attention to other things. The standout track on the album would definitely be Parable Of The Sower, with commentating lyrics that review our commercial modern world through the perspective of a dream that isn't actually a dream. Sample lyrics include "Billboards have replace our window panes; faith is less a feeling, more a mandate..." Perhaps one of the reasons I have a beef with this album is the song "For A Dreamer, Night's The Only Time Of Day". The band produces an extremely mediocre song, until Thomas goes into an irritating, repetitive sing-song of "Extra, extra, read all about it!".Despite some mediocrity and some things they need to work on, the band is worth spending money on and has a lot of potential. :3