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Page Avenue
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Story Of The Year

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There's a how-to guide for everything these days, from Instant Piano to Sex For Dummies. Nonetheless, it was still a little disappointing to discover Story Of The Year's debut album, Page Avenue, was crafted straight out of the alternative metal textbook.

From start to finish, everything on Page Avenue is standard procedure, from the worn out power chord progressions and punk drum licks to the flurries of manufactured angst from singer Dan Marsala. Just as cliched are the teen fluff lyrics, with lines like, "if you die right now/you know that I'd die too," or "the stars will cry the blackest tears tonight," which would sound lame coming from an '80's pop diva, but from a metal band are just embarrassing.

On the other hand, if you can get past the complete absence of creativity, Page Avenue is a solidly composed and produced album, comparable to the alternative metal side of Linkin Park. Not coincidentally, Story Of The Year is currently touring with Linkin Park and P.O.D., a fact that suggests most pop metal fans would find Page Avenue a welcome addition to their CD collection.

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I think whoever wrote this is a dumbass I heard Story of the Year for the first time when I went to Linkin Park in Vancouver feb 12th and I think They were great if you like AFI you will love story of the year they are so great the second I heard them I fell in love with but to each his own i guess

I disagree totally with what this person wrote. Story of the Year is one of the best bands out there right now. Their album is one of the most original albums that I've heard in years. Not only is their album good, but their live shows are even better. I recommend that you buy a ticket to one of their live shows then decide for yourself.

all the things they've said are not true... story of the year really rocks!!!!!

foRk yOu jeSSe, sToRy r0cK ouT!! i beT u liSTeN tO thaT gaY rNb SHiTe!! eaT mY aSs!!!!

Weakest review ever, Story of the Year is a sick band, not only do they rock out on cd they're amazing live. Can't wait for their next album, same with The Used

this bloke dont no what good music is im in to all kinds of music and story of the year are my favourite whats the probalm with some of the lyrics nth u just do not no what good music is so next time just shut ya month and dont say shit like that u dick face... STORY OF THE YEAR ROCKS