Bleed American Whereas blink-182 and crew trade in punk-pop built on masturbation jokes and muscular riffs, this Mesa, Ariz., foursome's equally effervescent tunes are bittersweet, not bawdy.… Bleed American Whereas blink-182 and crew trade in punk-pop built on masturbation jokes and muscular riffs, this Mesa, Ariz., foursome's equally effervescent tunes are bittersweet, not bawdy.… Jimmy Eat World Rock
Music Review

Bleed American (Jimmy Eat World) (2014)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Jimmy Eat World; Genre: Rock

Whereas blink-182 and crew trade in punk-pop built on masturbation jokes and muscular riffs, this Mesa, Ariz., foursome's equally effervescent tunes are bittersweet, not bawdy. The emo-edged ''Your House'' and ''Cautioners'' will appeal to the sensitive guy who stops to pick his girlfriend daisies; fizzy, wallop-packing rockers such as the title track and ''The Middle'' will please the dude who thinks that crushing a beer can on his brow impresses chicks. A fine balancing act.

Originally posted Sep 07, 2001 Published in issue #612-613 Sep 07, 2001 Order article reprints