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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - Punk / Artist: The Used / CD+DVD / Audio CD released 2009-08-31 at Warner Bros US

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      15.06.2011 17:17
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      Artwork is the fourth studio album by an American band called The Used. This album was released in 2009.

      Cover art for this album is an image of a needle (possibly a tattooist's needle) with the word "art" on it writing or carving the word "work" into someone's arm. The Used's logo is in the top left hand corner of the album cover.

      The tracklisting for this album is as follows:
      1 Blood On My Hands
      2 Empty With You
      3 Born To Quit
      4 Kissing You Goodbye
      5 Sold My Soul
      6 Watered Down
      7 On The Cross
      8 Come Undone
      9 Meant To Die
      10 Best Of Me, The
      11 Men Are All The Same

      My favourite song by The Used is Blood On My Hands and therefore I would have to say that this is also my favourite song on this album. It is a fairly raw sounding song with a pretty raw sounding set of lyrics as well, essentially about killing and being covered in blood afterwards. With lyrics like "beautifully so disfigured" featuring heavily on this track, I would have to say it wouldn't be at all suitable for younger or more sensitive audiences. I really like this song though because it is really lively and makes you want to move. The lyrics are really catchy and I often find myself having to stop myself singing mid-sentence as I realise there are children around or people that wouldn't appreciate such lyrics. I really like the contrasts in the singer's voice on this song as well, the way that it goes from screaming to ordinary singing and then into different sounding voices, almost like voices in your head or something like that. Great song.

      Kissing You Goodbye is probably one of the saddest songs on this album but I think that it's one of the best ones as well. I really like this song because of the memories I have with this song and the way it talks about refusing to say goodbye to somebody. It talks about how a person can't live without another person, at least not mentally. Physically they can carry on but mentally they feel as though they no longer are alive. And I've experienced this when a very close friend died. I felt like I couldn't say goodbye to him because I guess at the time it felt like when he died, I died inside with him. I know it sounds strange to people who've never experienced it but this song does explain pretty much exactly how that feels, at least to me. So I would have to say that this will always be one of my favourite songs by The Used as well.

      Born To Quit talks about how some people fight for everything they have and refuse to give up while others just quit at the first opportunity they get, yet still seem to get everything they want. I know people who quit and get what they want all the same whereas I'm one of those that won't give in no matter how unlikely something seems to be and therefore I think this song is a very good song. A good example of this was when my Maths teacher in high school said I was useless and would never make it in anything and that I would fail Maths. I got an A. She gave up on me because she thought I was no good but I proved her wrong by passing without her help. I wish this song had been there when I was doing my Maths GCSE as I think it would've really helped me to get through. I'm sure it'll help others in time to come as well with getting through things when they feel like everyone else would've quit by then. It's a really good song.

      Overall, I do like this album but I would say there are better albums out there. For me, these three songs make up for the rest of the album being not so good so I'll give it four stars.

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Blood On My Hands
      2 Empty With You
      3 Born To Quit
      4 Kissing You Goodbye
      5 Sold My Soul
      6 Watered Down
      7 On The Cross
      8 Come Undone
      9 Meant To Die
      10 Best Of Me, The
      11 Men Are All The Same

      Disc #2 Tracklisting
      1 Making Of The Album