Jan 23, 2012

American Football - American Football (1999)

1. Never Meant 4:28
2. The Summer Ends 4:46
3. Honestly? 6:10
4. For Sure 3:16
5. You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon 3:43
6. But the Regrets Are Killing Me 3:54
7. I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional 3:42
8. Stay Home 8:10
9. The One With the Wurlitzer 2:42

American Football were an emo band formed by members of the the equally celebrated Cap'n Jazz. I am a big fan of both bands but much prefer American Football.

Whereas Cap'n Jazz were jerky and excited in their uh emo-ness, American Football went for a more reserved melancholy which was complimented perfectly by the math/indie influenced guitar lines- clean, melodic and perfect.

It's the only album of its kind that I really like- more distant and passive than Sunny Day Real Estate, less experimental and violent than Unwound, and I've already said how it's different to Cap'n Jazz. For that it's completely unique and is made even more appealing by its length and place as sole album by the band.


1 comment:

  1. Good one... check out karate very good band in my opinion of course. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karate_(band)