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Before Everthing... Enhanced
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|3. Well Adjusted|
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|6. First Day Of The Rest Of Our Lives|
|7. Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)|
|8. Quit Your Life|
|9. More Everything|
|10. Kings Of Hollywood|
|11. The Capitol|
|12. On The Outs|
|13. Don't Walk Away|
|14. You Make Me, Me|
|15. You're Not Alone|
Produced by Dave Jerden (Jane's Addiction, Alice In Chains, The Offspring), mixed by Chris Lord-Alge and Grammy winner Tom Lord-Alge (Newsboys), mastered by George Marino (AC/DC, Social Distortion, The Cars).
Enhanced CD with 20 minutes of interview/performance video.
Presently on the "MTV Presents" tour with Dashboard Confessional.
The band and the song "Well Adjusted" has been featured in a Pepsi commercial since January (where a kid discovers his parents are in the same mosh pit) and in a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for Drug Abuse this past August.
MxPx worked closely with the President's Council on Drug Abuse and the Partnership for a Drug Free America on the PSA.
Top Customer Reviews
I don't want you to think I'm bashing Mike, Tom and Yuri because really I'm not. I just think that this is the worst thing to come out of the studio from the boys in years. It bums me out because MxPx has been doing this for over a decade, yet I think that "The Young and the Hopeless" by relative newcomers Good Charlotte is a better album. I see "Before Everything & After" as a weak imitation of that record.
First off, let's deal with the prelude and epilogue to the record: little sound bites entitled "Before" and "After," respectively. Why these are on the disc boggles my mind. They are little awkward, silly displays that shouldn't be there.
The first real track, "Play it Loud," is just an odd song. Once again, I think of Good Charlotte, because it's as if they're shooting for a punk anthem not unlike "Anthem." But once again they fail at playing GC's game. Well, it's like Michael Jordan playing baseball.
The only good acoustic song I have ever heard MxPx play is when I see them perform "Buildings Tumble" unplugged in concert. That absolutely rocks. "Quit Your Life" is just bad, and all the worse because it's coming on an MxPx album. Why do they feel the need to look to other bands making the mainstream punk pop scene?? I don't know! Mike, Tom, Yuri. . .that's not your scene!
I want to point out some high points on the album. "Well Adjusted" is a great punk rawk track. Classic. "First Day of the Rest of Our Lives" is another one. I'm also a fan in particular of "You Make Me, Me."
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But then I can't stand Good Charlotte and A New Found Glory, so if you like that stuff you may enjoy this album. If you liked the more seasoned/gritty style of their last album on Fat, you will probably be as disappointed as I was.
If you haven't heard The Renaissance EP, Ever Passing Moment, or Teenage Politics, I would recommend those by far over this one. Hopefully there will be some redeemable songs on the rest of the album when I get it. And don't NOT get it, guys, this is MxPx we're talking about here!!
Most recent customer reviews
I have been an MxPx fan for as long as i can remember. They have been my favorite band for the longest time and it brings me great pain to admit that they are selling out with this... Read morePublished on July 2 2004
This cd is totally awesome. You can listen to it over and over again and not get tired of it. And as a bonus to people from my favorite bands(Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and... Read morePublished on June 30 2004
I picked this CD up and didn't really know what to expect. I heard their "Play It Loud" single on that MTV Made-For-TV movie so I was afraid of the CD sounding too much... Read morePublished on June 6 2004 by surksk8grl
This cd is one of the best ones Ive bought. ALl the tracks are awesome and I cant stop myself from listening to it. I saw them in concert and they totally rocked the place! Read morePublished on June 3 2004
Ok, first off, this is possibly the worst album that MxPx has ever recorded. Punk is not puck anymore. Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Shariq H.
well, i'm about 19 years old, i've been listening to mxpx since i was 12, they were my first favorite band and they still are. Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by sweater
I heard MxPx on Teenage Politics (my friend had the CD) and i was glad to see that pop-punk hasent been completely distroyed by GC and NFG. But this CD is a real disapiontment. Read morePublished on April 26 2004 by Kohl
What is wrong with some people! This is one of their best cds ever! I mean why don't you guys like it! The 3rd song Well justed is great! Read morePublished on April 18 2004
This CD ROCKS, period! Everyone who says the new stuff sucks is crazy!! On Play it Loud they say "We like the songs we play we LOVE THIS sound! Read morePublished on April 7 2004