October 9, 2003

Test Spin: Story of the Year

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When I first picked up Page Avenue, I laughed specifically at the titles of two songs: “Until the Day I Die” and “Anthem of a Dying Day.” I thought to myself, “Hmm, the titles are bad enough; maybe the actual songs will be just as vapid.” I was right.

Aren’t there better ways to show that you’re angry, Story of the Year? Must you be like the vast majority of the emo-core bands out there who are similarly making uninteresting albums? Don’t you know more than three power chords? Must you simply write clich