Album: Charmer (2014) Label: Run For Cover Records
Tigers Jaw has got me feelin’ some kind of emotional with this album. With the release of their fourth studio album, Charmer, this will sadly be the last album made with all five original members as three of them have decided to leave the band. Although the band has been circulating the emo and pop-punk scenes for nearly a decade now, they’ve slowly transitioned into an indie-rock band notably drawing influences from Fleetwood Mac and Brand New to create the emotional yet effortless persona of their sound. Now that this album is released, what lies next for Tigers Jaw’s future? Hopefully, this isn’t the end of the road. But if it is, their fan base, including me, will surely be awaiting a reunion show 10 years down the road.
For Fans of: Brand New, Fleetwood Mac, Balance and Composure, The Front Bottoms, Lemuria
Hey everyone, so for my first review on here, I’ll be reviewing Tigers Jaw’s self-titled album, Tigers Jaw. Tigers Jaw is an indie rock album with some hints of emo. It is the band’s second full length album and was released on September 10, 2008. Some of the tracks are rerecorded versions of songs from the band’s debut Belongs to the Dead.
The first time I heard this album I fell in love. It’s full of catchy emo/pop punk tracks with relatable lyrics. Ben Walsh’s soft yet strong voice combined with Adam McIlwee’s raspier, almost off key, voice is just perfect. They’re like an emo Lennon-McCartney.
Although the song writing isn’t comparable to Lennon and McCartney’s, the lyrics are perfect for any angsty teenager or young adult. The songs are extremely catchy, really relatable, and fun to sing along with.
Maybe it’s just because I’m an angsty teen with a really biased opinion, or maybe (and most likely) the album is just really great, but I give this album a 5/5.
Plane vs. Tank vs. Submarine
I Saw Water
Meals on Wheels
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I would recommend this album to any teenagers or young adults.