Acceptance - Phantoms
It's too bad that Acceptance is no longer together because their first full-length album Phantoms was defintely worth mention within the realm of Pop/Rock. The album provides tons of hooks and catchy riffs/lyrics to keep listeners hooked right off the bat. There is definitely no need for a second listen to let this album grow on you because if you don't like it immediately, you're simply a natural enemy to the genre. Acceptance had the opportunity to make an excellent name for themselves within the hearts of teeny boppers and indie rockers alike with their first and last album.
The way the album starts off you'd think you were about to listen to Jack's Mannequin until an explosion of rhythmic expertise comes with full force within the catchy verses of Phantoms' opener "Take Cover." The entire album, while it maintains its Pop/Rock sound, fluctuates between slow and harmonious in such songs as "So Contagious" and "Glory/Us" and distorted, catchy hooks in "In Too Far" and "Over You." Within most of the album, the guitar riffs resemble Anberlin with low-octave melodies and power chord progressions.
If you are into the Pop/Rock scene and dig bands like Anberlin, Copeland, and even Boys Like Girls; you'll be sure to dig Phantoms from a band that will never be able to properly display their abilities live. Acceptance truly knew what they were doing when it came to a catchy album, they just didn't stick around to reap the benefits.
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