12 Songs, 37 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
255 Ratings
255 Ratings

This album seriously gets me in the mood I want to get in; in any situation

harsh music critic

Different that song is CRAZY GOOD like unbelieveable life changing seriously I love it!!!!!!!!! and I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! I love the song so contagious too and in too far and in the cold very good job, FINALLY a great band!...with great rythm and music that can make it work and flow just the right way equally! AWSOME album seriously buy it and if not the whole album then at least these awsome songs I've listed it's just unbelieveable how much music can change your mood completely and help you through so many things. I'm glad to have such great options like itunes to be avaliable to these sources such as this great awsome album ACCEPTANCE. THANK YOU ITUNES and most of all T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U musicians most importantly acceptance for getting me through a lot keep up the work, you definatly get listened to a lot in MD!!! YOUR MUCH APPRICIATED keep it up.

THANKS* i heart you ACCEPTANCE <3 <3 <3

***it's so good it's like a natural high***

so amazing!!


i love this album! excellent lyrics and this band is tight! if you don't have this yet, you should definitely check it out...



Its a wonder how these guys arn't any bigger than they are.
They are truly amazing.

About Acceptance

Few bands from the early-aughts emo/pop-punk scene have a legacy as mythical as Acceptance. The band only released one LP before breaking up, and yet that album went on to become a cult classic, helping them amass a fan base so loyal that it remained devoted through a decade of the band's silence. When Acceptance emerged during the mainstream emo heyday in the early 2000s, they set themselves apart with catchy melodies, big choruses, and arena-sized singalongs, incorporating a harder rock edge into their sound, much like contemporaries Jimmy Eat World, the Juliana Theory, and Anberlin. They formed in Seattle in 1998, with the original lineup consisting of Jason Vena (vocals, bass), Kaylan Cloyd (guitar), Chris DeCastro (guitar), and Peter Pizzuto (drums). Their self-produced debut EP, Lost for Words, was released in late 2000 on local indie label Rocketstar Records.

Before recording a follow-up, the band experienced a few membership changes: DeCastro and Pizzuto left and were replaced by Christian McAlhaney and Garrett Lunceford, respectively. They also enlisted Christopher Camp and Ryan Zwiefelhofer on bass duties. Their second EP, Black Lines to Battlefields, was produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Relient K, Anberlin, MxPx) and released by the Militia Group in 2003. It featured a tighter, less generic pop-punk sound, which helped catch the attention of both Rick Rubin and VJ/A&R rep Matt Pinfield. However, before the band could record its debut LP for Columbia Records, another shakeup occurred. Due to internal disagreements, Lunceford parted ways with Acceptance and was replaced. The new lineup returned to the studio, with Sprinkle assuming production duties once again. Phantoms was released on April 26, 2005, and just over a year later, Acceptance split up.

The troubles began six months prior, when Phantoms was leaked online, allowing fans plenty of time to enjoy the album before having to pay for it. When the physical copies were finally released, they were part of a batch of controversial copy-protected releases that resulted in a major lawsuit against parent label Sony BMG, which prompted a recall of all affected albums. Internal struggles between the band and label had also been brewing, most notably over the decision to release the ballad "Different" as the lead single, which the band felt was not representative of the album's sound as a whole. Due to the lackluster mainstream response, Columbia ended up rejecting the band's demos for its sophomore album. These myriad issues proved insurmountable and the band decided to call it quits in the summer of 2006. Oddly enough, however, Acceptance's popularity continued to grow over the subsequent years, buffered by the enduring power of Phantoms.

On January 26, 2015, just in time for the tenth anniversary of Phantoms' release, Vena, Cloyd, McAlhaney, Zwiefelhofer, and Lunceford reconciled and reconvened, enlisting drummer Nick Radovanovic. The bandmembers announced they would be reuniting for the Skate and Surf Fest held in Asbury Park, New Jersey. A few months later, they released their first new song in ten years, "Take You Away." The comeback continued as Acceptance embarked on a short tour, returning to the studio for their sophomore set, Colliding by Design, which was released in early 2017. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Seattle, WA




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