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post #106 of 158
this one I don't need to download...owned it for years. Great choice, and thanks for the memory-lane walk. i used to BLAST Hope when some chick called Tanya rejected me in college. She later married the dude that she chose over me, so I guess I should feel good in hindsight....but damn that one stung. Seriously, how can a spurned 19 yr old kid be expected to resist the line "you'll take your bruised little head and you'll come running back to me"?
post #107 of 158
Fuck. Yes.

How I wish I would have kept up with this thread. This album is easily one of the best punk albums of all time. It's the perfect blend between the pissed off styling of other hardcore bands at the time, but brought down to a level where any kid could relate. So many other bands at the time just weren't able to hit the same vein as The Descendents. They might have been more popular, but Black Flag was a bit too dumb and Minor Threat took themselves too serious.

I started listening to this album way too late, ironically in college, but it's on a constant rotation.

Some favorites are Hope, Suburban Home, and Myage. A local band does a great cover of M 16.

Great choice, Milo.

post #108 of 158
Dang it, I've been too busy this week to give this a proper review. I am not that well-versed in punk, but I thought this was solid. I feel too 'old' to be listening to it, but it was respectable.
post #109 of 158
"myage" is awesome
post #110 of 158
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Originally Posted by Dedalus View Post
Dang it, I've been too busy this week to give this a proper review. I am not that well-versed in punk, but I thought this was solid. I feel too 'old' to be listening to it, but it was respectable.

Old? The album is 28 years old, I feel old just listening to it.
post #111 of 158
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
Old? The album is 28 years old, I feel old just listening to it.
Oh, I meant the lyrical content. I think I would have loved this if I caught it in my high school/college days, the way the other posters look back on this. As it stands, I can't identify with it really.
post #112 of 158
Thread Starter 
TheFusilliJerry is up. Would have PMed him last night, but I'm sick and passed out at 9:30.
post #113 of 158
sorry all, will have update by the end of the night.
post #114 of 158
The Rentals - Seven More Minutes

About the Album:
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Seven More Minutes, the second album by The Rentals, was released on April 13, 1999 and features numerous guests such as: Petra Haden (of that dog.; also appeared on Return of the Rentals), Donna Matthews (of Elastica), Miki Berenyi (of Lush), Tim Wheeler (of Ash), Kevin March, and Damon Albarn (of Blur). All songs written by Matt Sharp except as indicated.
This sophomore effort was delayed several times due to label demand to tweak it repeatedly, in addition to Sharp's multiple bouts of revisionary work. It is a dense, personal record, which followed up a bright, more direct, poppy debut. The record failed to make much chart noise, and the band was derailed for years in its wake. A good amount of Seven More Minutes was written by Matt Sharp while in Spain, probably in Barcelona. There is a constant theme on the album about a Spanish girl he met there.
About the Artist:
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The Rentals were the new wave-influenced project of singer/songwriter Matt Sharp, former bassist for power pop favorites Weezer. Born in Arlington, VA, on September 22, 1969, Sharp co-founded Weezer in 1992, and in the months to follow, the band emerged as one of the most popular up-and-coming acts on the Los Angeles club scene; their self-titled debut LP appeared on Geffen two years later, becoming a major hit thanks their smash single and video "Buddy Holly." During the spring of 1994, Sharp mounted the first Rentals studio session; assembling a roster including Weezer drummer Pat Wilson, that dog. violinist Petra Haden, vocalist/keyboardist Cherielynn Westrich, and guitarist Rod Cervera, subsequent dates yielded the group's 1995 debut, Return of the Rentals, which notched a hit with the infectious "Friends of P." Sharp returned to Weezer to record the band's acclaimed 1996 follow-up, Pinkerton, but announced his exit from the lineup in February 1998; the second Rentals album, Seven More Minutes, followed a year later. After a six year hiatus, Sharp brought back the Rentals in 2005. After touring with Ozma in the summer of 2006, Sharp's group released the EP The Last Little Life in 2007. In December of the same year, the Rentals announced that they would begin recording a new album in 2008. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide


This is the second album by ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp, released in 1999. It didn't sell much but I think it is leaps and bounds better than the first. I am a big Weezer fan, but like most I am disappointed in thier post-90s efforts, and The Rentals are a good way to fill the void.

They broke up after this album tanked, and Matt Sharp moved to the south to record some more country, folky type music, which is pretty good too, in a very different way. 2 years ago The Rentals re-formed and did a yearlong project in 2009 called Songs About Time, which had a picture a day, a short film a week, and an album for each season. It's also pretty good.

In my opinion, it is worth a listen. Hope you guys like it like I do.


192kbps MP3: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6KHMCRU0
post #115 of 158
Thread Starter 
One of my favorite TX musicians, Sara Radle, moved out to LA for that last iteration of the Rentals. Her solo work is good and I was a huge fan of her pop-punk band, Lucy Loves Schroeder
post #116 of 158
I'll make sure to check that out. There are a lot of good related bands, that dog, matt's solo work, weezer, etc. Sometimes their touring band gets pretty big. At one point Maya Rudolph form SNL was a memeber.
post #117 of 158
Listened to the first few songs. Not my thing. I don't know what that sound is called, but I don't like it.
post #118 of 158
Sound like Weezer knockoffs, do not like.
post #119 of 158
I didn't like the first half, say...around track 9-10 I started to enjoy or atleast appreciate their sound. The first half was just bland, the second half was way more interesting, I think one track even had beats? The female singer also helps. After awhile I didn't mind the record, then it looped back to track one and made sense.
post #120 of 158
I liked the first to Weezer albums, but I really cannot stand this album on multiple levels. The vocals, the songwriting, the style, the production. Sorry FusilliJerry =/
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Originally Posted by thats.mana View Post
I didn't like the first half, say...around track 9-10 I started to enjoy or atleast appreciate their sound. The first half was just bland, the second half was way more interesting, I think one track even had beats? The female singer also helps. After awhile I didn't mind the record, then it looped back to track one and made sense.
I didn't make it that far into the album. I might try and force this on myself over the next week, although I normally wouldn't do that when I dislike something this much.
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