Review: Jimmy Eat World – Chase This Light

Having only the opportunity to listen to their last album (Futures, 2004), I know they’re quite a valid rockband with certain qualities. Less than a handful of songs were picked though, mostly dropping them because of their heavy tone and dark mood.
Now comes an album with songs so positive and uplifting, it’s actually depriving older hardcore fans, seeing this as a wrong move. But for me, it’s excellent, only needing to drop one slower song, while the rest features more anthemic (almost poppy) choruses and almost sing-along qualities, but never selling out to their own rock style. All in all, quite refreshing (though some of the lyrics lack depth and don’t make a lot of sense).7½.

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