The World I Want to
January 4th, 2010
Not Yet Rated
is not your high school Moneen. They have been known for some of the
most energetic live shows a human being could ever witness. They would
be diving across the stage, rolling on the floor, throwing guitars. It
was always a blur of gritty rock and roll passion. They have become
known for fast, intricate guitar parts, shouting choruses while
staying deep in meaning with the lyrics but nothing too puzzling. I
heard this new album was going to be 'slower', and got scared as to
what the fuck they were going to be doing. I don't really know what
people were talking about, because this is still an incredibly
energetic and upbeat album. They just...grew up some. It's noticeable
and welcome on this record. It's almost become a motivational album
it's so positive in lyrics and intent. It still fucking rocks too.
The World I Want To Leave Behind is essentially a self-help
book put to music. 'Believe' is heavy, happy, hopeful and dynamic.
Loud, quiet, diverse parts not seen or heard before on Moneen albums.
Still poppy, still catchy, still anthemic with all the 'whooahhhh's
that can be heard throughout the album.
'Great Escape' is probably the most similar to songs off of previous
Moneen albums. Intricate guitar parts, hoppy and catchy choruses,
filled with rich, thick, guitar parts. Featuring the lyrics:
'Blame it on the freedom, blame it on the chance, your way out. Blame
it on excuses, blame it on the fact, your way out. Don't ask why,
blame it on the way out, don't ask why. What are you searching for
what are you waiting for tell me what are you living for today?'
Nothing revolutionary. But definitely evolutionary from previous
Moneen. If you are a fan of their previous works, you might have been
scared of the 'new' Moneen sound. But if you were a fan you will
remain a fan after hearing The World I Want To Leave Behind.