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Awesome album, crappy business practices.

Let me just say- this is an easy buy. Every song is catchy, introspective, and beautiful in it's own, someonewhat screwy, way. Justin Pierre's lyrics are deeper than ever, and his rhythm guitar complements Joshua Cain's lead guitar work well. Bass and drum work by Tony Thaxton and Matt Taylor all provides a great canvas for Jesse Johnson to throw heavy synth and keyboard parts onto. In the end, MCS' layered sound is even more beautiful on this record than their previous two albums, and goes from filling your ears like a miniature orchestra on "Calling All Cops" and "This is For Real" to dialed-down, piano-only accapella tracks like "The Conversation", and goes through every in between. That being said, I'm sick of this re-release crap. The whole point to iTunes is to be able to buy your music by-the-song, right? It rewards everyone- the people who just love one single can buy their one single, the people who like the entire record can get it cheaper/ more quickly, and when it gets re-released the fans who brought the record the day it came out can get the bonus tracks. Wrong. Because the real fans who brought the record the first day it was out can't legally get those bonus tracks without buying the entire freaking album again. I don't care if it's Epitaph, Apple, or MCS themselves, someone needs to fix this arcane system, ASAP. And I get the feeling it's Apple, because these album-only, re-release tracks are pretty common, and pretty damn annoying. Five-star album, but zero-star treatment of consumers.

acoustic sounds even better

i know that you may love MCS, but the acoustic version of can't finish what you started is one of the best, acoustic or not acoustic, songs i have ever heard. YES if you agree

Acoustic tracks

I already had the cd so I just bought the acoustic tracks. I'm not even mad about Not Asking You To Leave being Album only because the rest of the cd is amazing! This is a must for ANYONE who even remotely likes MCS. The acoustic songs remind you how great they are, stripped down to guitar, piano, and Justin's voice.


Formed: 1999 in Minneapolis, MN

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

A leading light in the punk-pop genre, Motion City Soundtrack includes members Joshua Cain (guitar), Tony Thaxton (drums), Justin Pierre (vocals/guitar), Jesse Johnson (Moog), and Matthew Taylor (bass). Following their high-school graduation, Minneapolis natives Pierre and Cain — both of whom were inspired by Sunny Day Real Estate, Jawbox, the Flaming Lips, and Superchunk — formed the band in 1999. The pair assembled a temporary lineup and issued a self-released 7" that same year. Later,...
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