Be He Me

Ace Fu
Reviewed by: Derek Miller
Reviewed on: 2006-10-16

Posted 10/16/2006 - 04:15:57 PM by vocapillary:
 You must be old because, I don't know anyone who hasn't seen Sandlot.
Posted 10/16/2006 - 04:37:23 PM by evanw60:
 Same here. Great movie too.
Posted 10/16/2006 - 04:37:44 PM by theokcomputer:
 I agree with vocapillary. Sandlot is universal.
Posted 10/16/2006 - 05:33:27 PM by meatbreak:
 What the hell is Sandlot?
Posted 10/16/2006 - 07:02:40 PM by bendsinister:
 don't be fooled, while this album's intrsumentation is interesting, the mention of Animal Collective and Broken Social Scene is inappropriate. The lead singer is emo. His voice is so annoyingly emo that it ruins my whole perspective of the music. Great potential squandered on emo. too bad.
Posted 10/16/2006 - 10:31:06 PM by Hone_Heke:
 It`s a pity, this review had me wanting to believe, BUT, Broken Social Scene do not build elegant, forlorn idioms out of misplaced sentiments, and they don`t build jumbles of scintillating soundcraft out of studio noises, wrongly-placed guitar sections, and harmonized decay. Given this horribly incorrect premise, the whole review falls apart at the seams.
Posted 10/18/2006 - 02:01:31 PM by browngirl5566:
 this album is ok. agree with above about annoying vocals. likely to be forgotten. your review of yellow house was much better, but it was also a better album.
Posted 11/07/2006 - 01:22:38 PM by diggles:
 you should all know that the only reason Broken Social Scene and Animal Collective were mentioned is because that's what Annuals' promoters are saying in the one-sheets. Literally, they say RIYL: BSS/AC ... Jesus, come up with your own opinions mang!
Posted 11/20/2006 - 03:58:02 PM by oliverpattison:
 It's too bad this record isn't any good. "The Bull, and the Goat" doesn't just come close to Jack Johnson/Dave Matthews territory -- it glories in that sound, which can adequately be described as third-rate jam band crap. Annuals, despite their awesome opening track, are really just a lucky local band, and rarely get far away from that aesthetic, despite some mildly adventurous (but not risky or experimental) studio tricks which attempt to cloak the varied and imprecisely formulated music in a different skin. The popularity and acclaim of the album has everything to do with people wanting to be the one who will break the next big thing. Unfortunately, that approach to music has very little to do with the music. I'm sure many people will enjoy "Be He Me" in the end, but I'll be getting rid of my copy as soon as possible, which I foolishly bought on the premise that the rest of the album might be half as good as the first track. Never again, that's for sure.