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Louder Now

Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Warner Bros.

Taking Back Sunday have never exactly been quiet. But Louder Now justifies its name thanks to a chunkier array of riffs and choruses than those on the emo-punkers’ 2004 breakthrough Where You Want to Be. Those tracks that are destined to particularly test concert-hall flooring include ”Twenty-Twenty Surgery” and the naggingly catchy ”Miami.” Interestingly, one of the best songs, ”Divine Intervention,” actually features hushed vocals and acoustic backing — plus a lyrical nod to the Sound of Music tune ”My Favorite Things.”

Originally posted April 24 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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