Jimmy Eat World â€“ â€œBig Casinoâ€ / 2007 Interscope / 1 Track / http://www.jimmyeatworld.com /
Jimmy Eat World has been a band that has impressed me (â€œLucky Denver Mintâ€) and disappointed me in the past (changing â€œBleed Americanâ€â€™s title). However, it has been a number of years since either of those events happened, so it seems like good policy to give the band another chance. There hopeful vocals that are present during the opening of â€œBig Casinoâ€ link themselves to a track that is not as rooted in the emo style as Jimmy Eat World once was. There seems to be a New Romantic type of synthesizer that drives the track the most; while the band does not go into a dance-punk style (like a Franz Ferdinand), one cannot deny that it sounds like Jimmy Eat World has boned up on their New Order albums since they last put out music for the masses. The track has energy, but it is muted to the degree that I believe that it will take a few listeners before individuals are truly behind the band again. I would really like to hear more tracks from â€œChase This Lightâ€ before I can feel right about giving encompassing statements about Jimmy Eat Worldâ€™s new approach to music. Give this track a few spins and see if â€œChase This Lightâ€ may be worth a purchase.