Jimmy Eat World – "Stay on My Side Tonight"

Jim Adkins walks you through a slow and painful heartbreak on his aptly titled EP. His lyrics don’t fall victim to the classic let-me-die emo mantra, and the remixed “Drugs or Me” might even represent a departure from that genre.

It’s reminiscent of Frou Frou, with its stuttering sound samples and distorted bass line. Adkins also adds a vital touch of reality on “Disintegration,” with his melancholic words, This poison comes instruction free / Do what you want but I’m drinking.


This reviews originally appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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