Mayday Parade is one of the first albums in a very long time that I was able to
listen to on repeat without getting tired of it. It is just that good! Special
thanks go out to Jaime Bosenberg, Mayday Parade’s press manager for sending me a digital copy of the album the day before it came out. I was blown away by the album, the lyrics were incredible. Each song seems to tell tales of love,
friendship, and heartbreak.
I listened to the whole album several times, and read the lyrics. Every song is so emotional and beautiful, they each paint a picture and express it so much. I couldn’t help but feel like someone in Mayday Parade had been through some serious heartbreak before they began writing the album.
Even after listening to the album four times, and reading the lyrics, I can’t say as though I have a favorite song on the album. They are all so breathtaking, and
thought provoking its hard to pick. One of my favorite lyrics however is in
“Stay”. “You know I still can’t believe we both did somethings I don’t even
wanna think about. Just say you love me and I’ll say I’m sorry. I don’t want
anyone else to feel this way, no.” After catching that line, I do feel more
compelled to say that “Stay” would be my favorite. The lyrics to that song
actually struck a nerve with me, and brought tears to my eyes. They’re such
While this album focused less on the fun, upbeat feel and more on the powerful, “dark” lyrics, I personally feel this is Mayday Parade’s best album yet. It outshines both A Lesson In Romantics and Anywhere But Here in lyric intensity, and it sounds more passionate. I like the fact that it was less about the music and more about the lyrics this time around.
This is one of the best albums, one you definitely do not want to pass up. I give this album five
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