Never Take Friendship Personal

Never Take Friendship Personal

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Never Take Friendship Personal

Talented Orlando rockers Anberlin have cracked open the charts with this their sophomore release. Hard to pin down stylistically, you could call this alt pop/rock and not be far off the mark. But there are some retro stylings, emo moments and more on this 10-track disc. There's great energy pouring out of Never Take Friendship Personal, as well as plenty of positivity, ear-catching melodies, slick musicianship and highly literate lyrics. More than this, it's an album that grabs you immediately and doesn't let go; such is its musical and lyrical appeal.

The grab gets its mits on you with the stunning, speedy title track, which opens the disc. Gritty axes and a blend of mod metal and trad rock means this one really kicks! And the lyrics get you in their clutches too: "There's a hatchet, got a knife/ When I awoke there was nothing real in this life/ But dreams are so intoxicating/ When you're doing this alone." Riveting words and cryptic images that get you in. And singer Stephen Christian is one of the more dynamic singers on the rock scene today, and he knows how to deliver with force and verve.

The chord-and-riff heavy "Paperthin Hymn" is the lead single and it's a goody. Mid-tempo and emotive ("When your only friends are hotel rooms/ Hands are distant lullabies"), this loud-soft rockfest swirls and surges but gets all the subtleties right too. Anberlin can do power-pop ("Stationary Stationery"), lighter numbers ("(The Symphony of) Blase"), or unadulterated power rock ("The Feel Good Drag").

To catch the guys at their very best, check out "The Runaways" and "A Heavy Hearted Work of Staggering Genius." The former keeps the generators whirring but uses more complex arrangements to add a slightly manic touch. The latter number stands out from the pack. A short, down-tempo instrumental piece with Joseph Milligan's guitar taking center stage, it conjures up visions of buttes, cacti, rattlesnakes and a shaman. It's a transcendental experience and a great stylistic detour.

As the band cites on their official website, Never Take A Friendship Personal boasts a live energy; getting down on disc the vibe you get from one of their gigs. No mean feat. And that encapsulates this album pretty well. It's not overproduced, cluttered, confused or meandering. It's a straight-up dose of contemporary rock and roll. Get your prescription filled.

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Record Label: CD
Brand: UMGD
Performer: Anberlin
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 0.42 x 4.25 x 5.25 Inches
Release Date: 02/01/2005
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1. Never Take Friendship Personal
2. Paperthin Hymn
3. Stationary Stationery
4. (The Symphony Of) Blase
5. A Day Late
6. The Runaways
7. Time & Confusion
8. The Feel Good Drag
9. Audrey Start The Revolution!
10. A Heavy Hearted Work Of Staggering Genius
11. Dance Dance Christa Paffgen
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