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Acceptance - Phantoms

Kaj Roth Format: Album
Release date: 2005-04-26
Label: Columbia Records
Genre: Pop Punk
Producer: Aaron Sprinkle
Artist discography


The major label debut from punkpoprockers Acceptance is a huge facelift compared to their EP "Black lines to battlefields",this new album contains better songs and a better production which isn?t so hard to understand since they had a bigger budget to work with.
Producer Aaron Sprinkle has done a remarkable good job as always with his works - so crispy and fresh!
It?s also wrong to call their music for punkpop coz you can also add some energetic modern rock in there as well,"Phantoms" is a very strong album that contains a bunch of hit single contenders - I don?t think that this Seattle based quintet should worry too much coz with songs like "Take cover","Over you","The letter" and "Breathless" - Acceptance could very well be the next big thing.
The group released an indie EP, Lost For Words, in 1999, and caught the ear of Columbia Records A&R executive (and iconic former host of MTV?s pioneering "120 Minutes") Matt Pinfield with a five-song demo (that would later form the core of Black Lines to Battlefields).
Are you a fan of Lit and SR 71 ? - well then this album should be in your collection as well coz this is a band to watch!!

Tracklisting 1. Take Cover
2. So Contagious
3. In Too Far
4. The Letter
5. Different
6. Ad Astra Per Aspera - Instrumental
7. This Conversation Is Over
8. Over You
9. Breathless
10. In The Cold
11. Permanent
12. Glory/Us


Melodic Net Comments 

Bengt Rist
A sibling to Anberlin, Mae and The Fold. I would say, this is closer to the emo genre than the punk genre, if you listen to the very melodic structure.

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