The Used - The Used
Even though some may find The Used self titled album as corny and overly cliche, for the time it was produced it spoke for a growing social group. This was the album to put The Used on the map, each song spills emotions into your heart. You can literally feel the pain and anguish with every word spoken or screamed out by Bert McCracken. He has a very unique voice which draws listeners into the music.
Songs such as Taste of Ink, Say Days Ago, Poetic Tragedy, Blue and Yellow, and Buried Alive are songs that make this album such a classic. Each song off of the album bursts full of creativity within it's lyrics. Most of the songs off of this album are quite the catchy little tune. The lyrics can be very contagious if you aren't careful. There are honestly no flaws to this album. The Used managed to release a debut self titled album that has the quality to live throughout the years and captivate many.
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on 2007-07-24 blackxdan Said:
For the time this album was released, it was amazing. I guess this is the time where the 'emo' movement had really started to come into play, and a lot of the people involved with the movement listened to The Used. Don't let that scare you away. The Used had released this debut CD in 2002, and immediately it was a hit. If any of their fans own any one of their CD's, this one is definitely in the pile. The tracks are great with amazing lyrics. The lead singer of this band has a great vocal range and good screams as well. With that and the instruments in the background, this make this self-titled debut, one of the best I had seen in a long time.
on 2007-07-23 blueandyellow Said:
1. Maybe Memories (5/5)
2. The Taste Of Ink (5/5)
3. Bulimic (5/5)
4. Say Days Ago (4/5)
5. Poetic Tragedy (4/5)
6. Buried Myself Alive (5/5)
7. A Box Full Of Sharp Objects (5/5)
8. Blue And Yellow (5/5)
9. Greener With The Scenery (5/5)
10. Noise And Kisses (4/5)
11. On My Own (5/5)
12. Pieces Mended (5/5)
Total Score: 4.75/5.00
on 2007-07-09 SolitaryMan Said:
When I hear it now, The Used's debut s/t album comes off as contrived and mostly cheesy...but there was a time this album held a high place in my collection. I suppose maturity has effected me in such a way that this album's raw, unabashed middle-finger at conformity and emotional responsibility fails to make an impact; but at one time it made the biggest impact, and I cannot deny that. "Blue And Yellow", "Poetic Tragedy", "On My Own" and "The Taste Of Ink" were all anthems to a point and time in many of our lives, and that seemed to be all that mattered to the band. Of course they've come a long way and now are one of the most famous bands in the world. This album is both a reason for and a blind flailing against all that. That's why it's so hard to respect it, or the band today. It worked at the time, but much like Nirvana's "Nevermind", eventually it became a contradiction of itself.