PUP - The Dream Is Over download album
- Album: The Dream Is Over
- FLAC: 1758 mb | MP3: 1724 mb
- Released: 2016
- Style: Punk, Pop Punk
- Rating: 4.6/5
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The Dream Is Over is the second album by Canadian punk rock band PUP, released on May 27, 2016, through Royal Mountain Records in Canada and SideOneDummy Records worldwide. The album was recorded with the financial support of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters. The album title comes from the doctor of lead singer Stefan Babcock, after the doctor found out about a problem with Babcock's vocal cords.
PUP's second album is a glorious half-hour of redlining guitars and pile-on group chants that turn self-loathing and self-deprecation into a sort of superpower. Whereas most music of this sort never tries to sound like more than a couple guys in a room, PUP’s approach is so over-the-top that it can sound as CGI’d as any chart-pop; you have to see it in person just to find out if they can really pull this off. Can they really nail the heart-stopping segue between If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You and DVP ? How can anyone play as melodically and as fast as they do on DVP ? On every single chorus, the four members of PUP sound like 4000, is that really how it comes off in a room or is it because they rightfully expect everyone in the crowd to shout along?
모. Includes inner sleeve with printed lyrics. Includes a download card of the whole album.
The Dream Is Over as a phrase is a sneer at the idea that Babcock & Co. would be forced to abandon something for which they’ve committed so much of their time and energy, but the album itself is an acknowledgement of the toll that being in a touring band takes on its members . That this album has been released means that the dream is very much not over, even if PUP’s learned a few hard lessons in having to keep it on life support for a short time.
The best new movie I’ve seen this year is Green Room, the grim and grimy indie siege movie that pits a touring DIY hardcore band (called the Ain’t Rights) against a small army of bloodthirsty right-wing skinheads (and their pitbulls). When the movie comes to a boil, it’s some of the tensest, most cathartic filmmaking I’ve seen in recent years. But the early scenes of the movie are, in their own way, just as memorable. In the movie’s first shot, the members of the band all stir awake in the middle of a sun-dappled cornfield. It’s where their van has fortuitously ended up after the drummer fell.
PUP's 2014 self-titled debut was their way of introducing you to their brand of indie/pop-punk, but more so, catchy, spunky punk with attitude for days. The Dream Is Over finds the band building on their gang-vocals and shout-along anthems, becoming even more unhinged, louder and much more direct than ever. To say this record is full of intent, more than the last, would be a gross understatement as the album's title plays off the doctor's message to singer, Stefan Babcock, after damaging his vocals . Message-wise and musically.
Using the glib prognosis from Babcock's doctor as both their album title and rallying cry, the Toronto-based quartet come off even more ferocious than before on this spirited ten-song effort. With their strong hooks, gang vocals, and spastic transitions, PUP offer a visceral mix of unity and chaos. They've also got a sense of humor that helps keep from getting mired in potential emo/pop-punk tropes, making them sound, at times, like a freaked-out, hardcore Dead Milkmen.
Album The Dream Is Over. PUP via Junkee: Sometimes, things are really fucked up, and your girlfriend wants nothing to do with you, so you have a few drinks and then you call your girlfriend’s sister and start whining about how life is unfair and stuff, but she doesn’t give two shits about how you’re feeling, ok? Don’t expect any sympathy when it was you that fucked everything up in the first place.
The Dream Is Over blurs that distinction with ease, and without thought. The opening riff to My Life Is Over and I Couldn’t Be Happier could’ve been nicked from Titus Andronicus’ Springsteenian opus, The Monitor. And Can’t Win would make more sense in the middle of a Japandroids set list than any Warped Tour act’s. The meat of the album is about relationships gone awry, but the edges of that are where PUP really flourish. Babcock starts with a full declaration, This business ain’t for the faint of heart, I feel for the bulls t, And then I started falling apart, before terming the punk life a waste of his energy. He gets the last word with naysayers, though: They used to say don’t quit your day job, But guess what? I never had one!