New Again (2009) Kudos to Taking Back Sunday, a sensitive, surprisingly durable Long Island quintet that's weathered the departure of two lead guitarists and the general collapse of… 2009-06-02 Taking Back Sunday Rock
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New Again (2009)

Taking Back Sunday | TAKING BACK EMO: Long Island-based Taking Back Sunday
TAKING BACK EMO: Long Island-based Taking Back Sunday
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jun 02, 2009; Lead Performance: Taking Back Sunday; Genre: Rock

Kudos to Taking Back Sunday, a sensitive, surprisingly durable Long Island quintet that's weathered the departure of two lead guitarists and the general collapse of its entire weepy genre. On New Again, the emo survivors manage to reinvent themselves as mainstreamo shredders. Sure, singer Adam Lazzara still gets beaucoup mileage out of tongue-lashing his exes (girlfriends and guitarists), but on muscly tracks such as ''Lonely, Lonely'' and ''Carpathia,'' his band seems more interested in mature concerns like, y'know, rocking out. Proof it's possible to grow without growing up. A–

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Originally posted May 26, 2009