Label: Nettwerk - NETTWERK 5 037703 015524 • Format: CD Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Punk
Release Date: Tracklist. Album Akira Keinehoffnung - Youre Just An Obstacle 3. Gob was one of the first bands I got into. Still fun Canadian pop punk. The album is lopsided though, first being the best. Digging: Superchunk - Acoustic Foolish. Damn good job, especially for your second today. I'm going to check this out because I totally heard that song on NHL 02 as well.
That game was the shit. Damn straight it was. Thank you gentlemen. Have not heard this in it's full length, but I sure want to. Not sure how easy it is Thats The Way - Gob - The World According To Gob find, however. I Hear You Calling is mad memories damn. Underrated as hell band, at least this and Foot In Mouth Disease.
Everybody has their own artists or songs that they listen to day and night when they first get into music. These days, I'll admit that I still enjoy all of the above tracks every once and awhile, but I wasn't sure how much further I would get into the music of any of the above bands. Released inthe album broke the band through in the Canadian music industry, and contains the aforementioned I Hear You Calling.
Unsurprisingly, after the first listen I was very pleased with what I heard. Gob's upbeat pop-punk style is driven by powerful songwriting and catchy hooks, a song writing penchant displayed in songs such as No Regrets or For the Moment. And while those two tracks are occasions where Gob's musical ideals are most successful, one could point to any of the 14 songs off the 47 minute album and find the band fine tuning this trade.
While some songs are undoubtedly on the poppier side of the punk spectrum, such as the atypically mid-paced Desktop Breaking or the fast-pacedthere aren't really any bad songs on The World According to Gob.
Though some will find certain tracks less than desirable Desktop Breaking, if I had to pick one personallythere is something anybody into pop-punk could enjoy. Perhaps the most consistent aspect of Gob is the album is the vocals. Both guitarists, Theo Goutzinakas and Tom Thacker deliver solid, albeit unoriginal OMD* - Metroland. Pretty much every song features the pair delivering a memorable, catchy chorus.
And of these choruses, the vocal lines of Tom and Theo play quite a large role in their effectiveness. Of course, there are tracks where, Killer Dreams - Dark Ages - Saturnalia verse-work is crafted better than that of the choruses, as can be heard in songs like I Thats The Way - Gob - The World According To Gob You Calling and Sleepyhead.
Instrumentally, Gob is rather tame and unimpressive on The World According to Gob, but the album has its moments. Sleepyhead is a one of the more heartfelt tracks on the album, combining a simple, calm rhythm with soothing, emotional melody. It creates a cool effect in that the guitar lines which make up the melody fade in and out of the mix. It's definitely one of those moments you have to hear for yourself. It doesn't offer anything groundbreaking or original.
It doesn't offer up a superb or a classic album. But what The World According to Gob hands listeners is a fun slab of pop-punk which any fan of punk, pop-punk, or modern rock could enjoy. The music is superbly crafted, yet at the same time, maintains a fun, laidback atmosphere appropriate for many a situation.
Gob apparently has another album coming sometime inand if it's anything like their third full length offering, then we should be in for a treat. I would definitely recommend The World According to Gob, as it is a very enjoyable album.
Just don't expect too much. Rank: 0 for No Friends. Funeral for a Friend Conduit. Propagandhi Failed States. Tycho Dive. Megadeth Th1rt3en. Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors. Arch Thats The Way - Gob - The World According To Gob Khaos Legions.
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