My Green Arrow cosplay! :)
So, after a few days of continuous listening I have come to the conclusion that The Used's new album Imaginary Enemy is incredible. It's somewhat of a departure for them, but also sees them at a level of creativity that rivals In Love and Death - which, to me, is their most diverse and creative album. The album as a whole is very light and upbeat, the trademark darkness one would associate with the Used only creeping out on a few tracks, with the Used harnessing the pop edge they have always had to create some of their biggest and diverse songs yet. Bert McCraken’s vocals are pushed even further into focus, his soaring voice carrying choruses to epic heights, and manages to suit whatever tone a song has taken on. Imaginary Enemy finally shines a spotlight on Jeph Howard's trademark bass work as well, and he carries this album with a plethora of outrageously enjoyable riffs. Hopefully more fans will come to appreciate just how good he is because of this. They are backed up by the ever brilliant Quinn Allman on guitar, who never seems to run out of unique and interesting riffs and sounds, and Dan Whitesides on drums, a steady and unrelenting force who never seems to have trouble with providing the perfect drums for any type of song.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Imaginary Enemy is a brilliant (sixth) entry to the Used’s discography and deserves your attention, fan or not. While I have some issues with end of the album, which loses just a little of the electrifying momentum created at the beginning of Imaginary Enemy, they have still managed to write some of their best songs yet - evident in songs like Revolution, A Song to Stifle Imperial Progression (A Work In Progress), Thowaway, Make Believe and Kenna Song. Fans have always wanted The Used to write a self-titled/In Love and Death album in part two but let’s face it, The Used are not the same band and it’s probably not ever going to happen. They are constantly shifting and re-defining their sound while still keeping to the trademarks they have established along the way. Go into this with an open mind and I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Please support The Used and BUY this if you like what you hear.
Whyyyy thank you! That is actually from last years walk though. I completely forgot until after the walk this year :(
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“It’s safe to say that nothing lasts forever.
This night cannot escape tomorrow.
We’ll keep moving on.
Move through the storm until we see what we’ve become
When there’s no road for us to follow,
We’ll keep moving on.”