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Sing the Sorrow In theory, it's nice that this Bay Area group thought to integrate musical elements everyone else has kept separate: punk, Goth, and art-rock, to be...Sing the Sorrow In theory, it's nice that this Bay Area group thought to integrate musical elements everyone else has kept separate: punk, Goth, and art-rock, to be...2003-03-21

In theory, it’s nice that this Bay Area group thought to integrate musical elements everyone else has kept separate: punk, Goth, and art-rock, to be specific. But maybe everyone else had the right idea. On the major-label debut from this much-buzzed-about band, the songs combine the most pretentious and overworked elements of their influences. Worse, frontman Davey Havok owns the squeakiest voice in current rock. Think early Geddy Lee imitating a squirrel.

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