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America Town

Five for Fighting Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
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8. Out Of Love
9. The Last Great American
10. Love Song
11. Boat Parade
12. Alright

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Five for Fighting is actually just one guy with a rather substantial chip on his shoulder who's taken his name from the amount of time a hockey player spends in the penalty box for fighting. Los Angeles native and erstwhile prodigy John Ondrasik really knows his way around a melody, bolstering it with a dramatic sense of timing and rhythm like a more modern and hipper Elton John. And that defiant chip does makes for powerful poetry, although oftentimes he sacrifices logic and clarity for the sake of iambic pentameter. While "Superman" is a catchy affair about the restrictions of being superhuman and the desire to belong ("I'm only a man in a silly red sheet looking for special things inside me"), it's doubtful that anyone who ever read a DC comic would believe that Superman would ever be "digging for kryptonite on this one-way street," since a loose fragment from Superman's home planet might turn him into a blubbering infant or a giant ant. At best, Five for Fighting follows in the narrative-based path paved by Counting Crows. --Jaan Uhelszki

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3.0 out of 5 stars Solid songs...Wobbly CD June 12 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Like many others, I really liked the song "Superman" so I bought the CD.
The CD in and of itself is really...not solid. The CD as a whole isn't very good, however when a song is good...its GOOD.
Superman is such an example.
Love Song is amazing too. It's about a child's point of view when his parents are getting a divorce and everything about the song (lyrics and melody) are totally fresh.
I enjoyed the Last Great American and Easy Tonight was alright.
Jainy was pretty great too...
I'm not sure it was really worth my money to get the whole CD, but I'm glad I have it, and if you've got a couple bucks to spare and you REALLY liked superman, give it a try! maybe you'll like the stuff I didn't.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The song Do You Mind Feb. 18 2004
By Deb Bee
Format:Audio CD
While I find the whole cd amazing and somewhat soothing, along comes this different voice at the very very end of th cd. I'm trying to recognize this voice, thinking hmmm is that Ashley McIssac from Canada's East Coast?? Could anyone email me plz the answer? Ty
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Not Easy Tonight Feb. 16 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is filled with some very emotional piano, acoustic guitar, and even a few tracks that have an elecyric guitar pieces. This is in no way a heavy band, so if your looking for some hard rock or metal look elsewhere. The piano and acoustic guitar are the primary instruments here.
There are songs about the insecureties (Superman (its not easy), and songs about relationships that don't work out (Easy Tonight, Bloody Mary), and other sad stuff. This is very emotional work, but this is not one of those whiny emo bands like Dashboard Confessional. This is a talented man just getting some stuff off of his chest in a non-whiny way that a lot of people can connect with and appreciate.
A+ stuff here baby.
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4.0 out of 5 stars its good Feb. 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
i heard their song "superman" and loved it so i decided to listen 2 the cd which i did and now i really like them of course their best song is still superman and will always stay superman lol their really good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful and touching Jan. 24 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This has to be one of my all-time favorites. The lyrics are poetic, deep, and sarcastic at times. The melodies are beautiful and catchy, but not the poppy kind that tends to bore you after some time. I still listen to this album from time to time, and I am touched by the great songs everytime. It's a shame that "superman" is always labeled with some stupid teen shows that people tend to view this album as one of the pro-teen rock albums.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! Jan. 14 2004
Format:Audio CD
I'd never even heard of this band but heard their new song "100 years" and was disappointed to see the cd didn't come out for another month. Soo.... I looked at their other cds and bought this one. I LOVE it, one of the best bands I've heard in a long time, great sound. If you like upbeat, pop music that you can move to, this is it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Family's Song Dec 16 2003
By Tania
Format:Audio CD
This CD is awesome! My family was separated for a while, (We were considering moving to AZ and my dad was living there alone to see how we'd like it.) my dad was living in AZ and everyone else in New York. One day my dad heard Superman on the radio. He fell in love with it. He immediately bought the CD. Now my entire family loves it! The stand-outs are Superman, Jainy, Bloody Mary, Easy Tonight, Love Song, Out of Love, America Town, Boat Parade etc. (They are not in opinion order.)Anyone who doesn't like this CD is INSANE! Note: Superman was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for approx. 67 weeks. Almost no song can live up to Superman. Get this CD as soon as you read my review...It's worth it! Also, check out their newest single 100 Years. THe album it is on (The Battle for Everything) will be out February 3, 2004. Other artists to check out are Matchbox Twenty, Michelle Branch, Sheryl Crow, and Jewel. But for Jewel, please, please, please only get Pieces of You, and This Way. If there are any other old ones those too. DO NOT get her newest, 0304. You will be terribly disappointed it is basically Britney Spears' clone! Note:I am 10, am not into the teenybopper thing like so many people seem to have as a prejudice for girls my age. It is not true. I can't stand Britney Spears! Thanks! Again get America Town by Five for Fighting, it's the best!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have Nov. 29 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is an absolute must have to any music collection. The melodies are fantastically accompanied by tremendous lyrics. John Ondrasic is a unique musician by today's standards (similar to Dave Matthews, John Mayer) in that he possesses both a talent for writing and playing music.
John writes beautiful music, with hidden gems like 'Do You Mind' and great jams including 'Out of Love' and 'Alright'.
I would also highly recommend Message for Albert!
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