I just got the leak of this record a while ago, so here you go!
Personally, I find this record to be a bit of a let down after the one-two punch of the '06 Demo and 2007's Jokes, which, despite it's lack of dynamics, is certainly one of the better screamo albums of the decade. Overall, their vocal approach has changed from the last record, and some reviews are calling this more of a mixture of the New Ruins/Jokes sound, a statement I would not agree with, seeing as this doesn't really sound like a "pop-punk" record (like New Ruins basically was) in any sense of the term.
Don't get me wrong; Snacks is a pretty solid sophomore LP, but I feel it lacks an overall growth in direction that the band should have taken off with after the release of Jokes. Again, my main complaint is a lack of dynamics. As good as their drummer Buster may be, he needs to learn when to hold back a little bit. Same goes with the guitars on a lesser level. I do have a feeling that this will continue to grow on me, but never quite reach Jokes status in my mind. Give it a download and decide for yourself.
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