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Ultimate sounds of the summer

This album just seems to be incredibly hyper, bursting with excitement. It has everything; a signature beginning and ending song (Attention and Almost Here) and some strong songs in the middle (Black Mamba and Checkmarks). I saw them support Fall Out Boy at Brixton earlier this year and they were as good as this album and if I dare say it better than Fall Out Boy the headline act. This album is one of the best ive ever bought, the best songs are slow down, checkmarks,season,attention, and the very best-------almost here. Unbelievable personification of youth

sooo amazing! :)

this is the album of the year! i love it! about this time for the academy is.. it can only get better from here!


Thats not an understatment this album is top class, one of the best this year will feature!


Formed: 2003 in Hoffman Estates, IL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Formerly in rival bands on the Chicago local scene, guitarist Mike Carden and vocalist William Beckett came together in 2003 to mark the beginning of emo-pop outfit the Academy Is... (originally named "the Academy"). Naming influences from U2 to Weezer to Pink Floyd, the duo added bassist Adam Siska (Beckett's classmate from high school), along with a second guitarist and drummer, to record 2004's The Academy EP for hometown label LLR Recordings. As luck would have it, fellow Chicagoan Pete Wentz...
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