Jimmy Eat World – Invented

October 11, 2010

It’s been two years since their last album, but Jimmy Eat World has just dropped Invented, boasting the single “My Best Theory.” The big question is now, how does it stack up against the classic Jimmy Eat World we’ve come to know and love with songs like “The Middle” and “Sweetness”?

Invented boasts an undeniably Jimmy Eat World sound, and I am here to say, beyond a shadow of a doubt… Eh? While the overall feel of the album is unmistakably Jimmy Eat World, the underlying tones reveal a wave of different sounds. The album’s first single, “My Best Theory,” while keeping a hard, college-rock sound, feels like a collision of Kings of Leon and Fall Out Boy. This mix of sounds and feelings recurs in all 12 tracks on the album. While the sound may not be exactly what one would expect from these seasoned rockers, it is undeniably addictive. Since I first picked up the album, I haven’t been able to put it down.

Examining the lyrics of the album, any Jimmy Eat World fan-boy will notice a change of pace. The band’s lyricist, Jim Adkin’s, came up with a new formula for Jimmy Eat World songs by playing around with a writing exercise many of us have encountered at some point in our education: object writing. For those who aren’t familiar, object writing involves, literally, writing about an object and deep detail of your sensory experience of a given item. Many of the songs’ lyrics came from Jim playing around with object buy cytotec writing from personal pictures from the band. Jim himself notes that it’s “the deepest into character writing we have tried so far.” This was one of the biggest reasons for the album’s name, Invented.

Even with all the changes to the usual Jimmy Eat World line-up, one thing is certain, Invented is a hit. Each song is a total tune that will stick in your head and keep you rocking-out for days. Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon, and in music stores everywhere. AND, if you’re really into Jimmy Eat World, feel free to enjoy their Deluxe album which includes a few new songs and a cover of Wilco’s “You and I.” This album is a must hear. So… go already!

Rating: 4.5 scissors

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