Modern Baseball - "You’re Gonna Miss It All"
When I first started listening to Modern Baseball’s first full-length album “Sports”, it didn’t sound like anything I had really ever heard before. It was a breath of fresh air. That’s why I wasn’t so sure what to expect from them next. I’m glad to say “You’re Gonna Miss It All" isn’t a letdown. It still has that raw, emotional power behind it that their fans have grown to love. The lyrics are just as personal and angst-y as ever. You can hear the deep emotional ties the lines have in Brendan and Jacob’s singing. Their young and these songs mean a lot to them. This is what’s going on in their lives and many other teens and early 20 somethings. "Your Graduation" is probably the most powerful track not only on this album, but probably out of all of their songs. It’s a heartbreaking story, only because it’s too familiar. The songs on this album are painfully relatable (but then again, I’m 21) and I wonder if older generations have a harder time enjoying their music. But since I’m the same age as these guys, I think it’s fair to say their lyrics on this album are honest and down-to-earth. I especially relate to their anxiety about the past and future at the same time. It’s the way a lot of people feel during those college years.
That being said, there are signs of a sophomore album on here. While the guys changed it up a bit, they didn’t experiment with their sound too much (not that they really need to at this point). There’s a few tracks that fall a little flat to me. My favorite song on here has to be “Fine, Great”. It’s a great opening song and in a way it showcases the type of mood to expect from the album. It’s honest, to the point, and it just feels like Modern Baseball. Between the two, “Sports” is probably my favorite but that’s not to say “You’re Gonna Miss It All” is a bad album. It’s a really solid album overall from a unique group that I hope keeps up the great music.
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