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PostSubject: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2012 10:12 pm

Now that at least two are out there, I thought it would be nice to have a place where all the reviews could be viewed for ease, rather than getting lost in the official thread. For the next month or so a great deal of press and reviews will be online, I'll be sure to update this accordingly. Feel free to post one if found.

Link takes you to the actual review, spoiler tag has the review copy and pasted.

Alternative Music Hub - 10/10

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Alt Press - 4.5/5
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The AU Review - 9.2/10

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Q Music - 3/5

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Common Revolt - highly positive (no rating)

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Mojo - 2/5 (scan from magazine)

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Stack Magazine - 4.5/5

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Absolutepunk.net - 10/10 (My personal recommendation)

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Alter The Press - 5/5

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Rolling Stone AU - 4/5

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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2012 10:17 pm

ah! i messed up, it was actually 4.5 from AP
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2012 10:19 pm

DeathoftheCool wrote:
ah! i messed up, it was actually 4.5 from AP
Embarassed

Woo. thank goodness. 90 percent is better than 80 percent
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2012 10:41 pm

Fixed it up. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2012 12:25 am

That review from Alt Hub says it "may be the album of the decade"...I'm almost afraid it can't live up to my Great Expectations (eh? eh?) now. ALMOST. But I'm sure it'll surpass them once we all hit Play
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@JJW319: i updated your original post a bit, hope you don't mind Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2012 9:24 am

gtalbott wrote:
That review from Alt Hub says it "may be the album of the decade"...I'm almost afraid it can't live up to my Great Expectations (eh? eh?) now. ALMOST. But I'm sure it'll surpass them once we all hit Play

Hmmm I kind of get the vibe this person may actually just be a huge Gaslight fan. I love American Slang, but calling it the album of the year in 2010 is a bit of stretch.
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2012 9:30 am

I think this thread just made me pee a little.
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2012 10:28 am

Here's another one:
9.2
http://www.theaureview.com/albums/the-gaslight-anthem-handwritten-lp-2012
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2012 12:02 pm

Thanks Scally. And welcome!

Bea wrote:
@JJW319: i updated your original post a bit, hope you don't mind Wink

great idea Bea! I'll follow suit!
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2012 1:28 pm

I just got my Alternative Press in the mail and was amazed at how effusive the review was. Regardless of whether it was written by a fan or not (or the fact AP tends to only review albums it likes) it still says a lot about the quality of this record.
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2012 1:44 pm

Tweet just minutes ago from TGA:

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God bless rolling stone magazine! @RollingStone

Might we see a glowing review of Handwritten in Rolling Stone soon?
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jonnyz83 wrote:
Tweet just minutes ago from TGA:

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God bless rolling stone magazine! @RollingStone

Might we see a glowing review of Handwritten in Rolling Stone soon?


giddy. just giddy.
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2012 2:02 pm

This thread is causing me to salivate in excitement. I don't know how I'm going to make it through these next 27 days.
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2012 2:02 pm

JJW319 wrote:
jonnyz83 wrote:
Tweet just minutes ago from TGA:

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God bless rolling stone magazine! @RollingStone

Might we see a glowing review of Handwritten in Rolling Stone soon?


giddy. just giddy.


I am excited! Do you think they might have gotten another perfect? These boys are going to get HUGE from this album.
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edit: topics merged.

Searched and for some reason couldn't find the topic of the compiled Handwritten reviews.


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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2012 8:43 pm

https://thegaslightanthem.forumotion.com/t4296-collection-of-handwritten-reviews?highlight=handwritten

Check this thread out. It has the text of various reviews as they come (including alt press).
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Thanks. For some reason couldn't find that before I posted this.
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2012 10:23 pm

saltandburn1967 wrote:
JJW319 wrote:
jonnyz83 wrote:
Tweet just minutes ago from TGA:

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God bless rolling stone magazine! @RollingStone

Might we see a glowing review of Handwritten in Rolling Stone soon?


giddy. just giddy.


I am excited! Do you think they might have gotten another perfect? These boys are going to get HUGE from this album.

Another option is that the magazine is planning a major major feature on them (cover seems unlikely, but...) and Rolling Stone still has a paid circulation + newstand buyrate of over 1.5 million per issue. Spin is about a third of that.
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 9:42 am

Q seem to be responsible for the first non-positive review. They gave it 3/5 in this month's magazine. Incredibly lazy review, filled with Bruce references and is just downright disrespectful. Here it is for anyone who wants to read.

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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 9:46 am

Mojo give it 2/5, so the negative reviews seem to be out there.

Honestly, like always, I won't pay any attention to them, I'll like what I like, and not let some 'expert' tell me what is good or bad. I also won't get bent up over a bad or 'disrespectful' interview/review.
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 10:00 am

Klown wrote:
Mojo give it 2/5, so the negative reviews seem to be out there.

Honestly, like always, I won't pay any attention to them, I'll like what I like, and not let some 'expert' tell me what is good or bad. I also won't get bent up over a bad or 'disrespectful' interview/review.

Yeah you're definitely right and it hasn't made me any less excited, I just can't help but be incensed by lazy journalism, especially when he's only referred to one of the songs on the album and clearly hasn't even given it the time of day.

But hey, I'll ignore it. If they choose to completely miss the point they're the ones missing out. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 10:27 am

ghosttocoast wrote:
Klown wrote:
Mojo give it 2/5, so the negative reviews seem to be out there.

Honestly, like always, I won't pay any attention to them, I'll like what I like, and not let some 'expert' tell me what is good or bad. I also won't get bent up over a bad or 'disrespectful' interview/review.

Yeah you're definitely right and it hasn't made me any less excited, I just can't help but be incensed by lazy journalism, especially when he's only referred to one of the songs on the album and clearly hasn't even given it the time of day.

But hey, I'll ignore it. If they choose to completely miss the point they're the ones missing out. Very Happy

I totally agree with what you guys are saying. The Q review made me really mad because the "journalist" sounded so uninformed and only seemed interested in comparing the guys to Bruce. Rolling Eyes

But that doesn't make me any less excited or change the fact that the songs I have heard are beyond amazing and I think this could be the best album ever. Ghosttocoast said it perfectly - if they miss the point, they're the ones missing out.

Now I'm really excited to read the RS review though. Even though it won't affect my opinion, it's nice to see the band getting some recognition for how fantastic they are. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews   Collection of "Handwritten" Reviews Icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 11:12 am

ghosttocoast wrote:
Q seem to be responsible for the first non-positive review. They gave it 3/5 in this month's magazine. Incredibly lazy review, filled with Bruce references and is just downright disrespectful. Here it is for anyone who wants to read.

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I really dislike this review. It's extremely vague, and doesn't offer any positive or negative opinions. It's pretty much just a description of what's going on in the album. That's not a proper review. A proper review says what's being offered that's good, and what's being offered that's bad. Maybe the Bruce references are meant to be negative, maybe the vague idioms about his voice being near the whiskey barrel are negative too, but there's literally nothing in it that is black or white. The review either stinks of trying very hard to give it a negative review, while not being able to find anything negative about it, or it doesn't seem to realize that a lot of what it said seems positive from my perspective (such as the dripping in urban romanticism, with a little more oomph) should equal a better score than 3/5.

EDIT: Just saw that it's a Q review. Q sucks. Bunch of baiters looking to sell magazines. Oh well, even if this negative review had substance behind it, I wouldn't care. Other people's opinions don't matter to me... it's just sad to see the average acclaim of the album be dragged down by negative reviews. This deserves to be album of the year, not "moderately successful".



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