They look for all the world like one more angsty emo band, and there certainly is plenty of emotion in the Junior Varsity's songwriting -- the choruses tend to be big and cathartic, and the guitars tend to be big and dense, and the lyrics are earnest rather than cynical. But when the first song on the album begins with the line "Why don't we just subtract all that's in the abstract," you know you're dealing with something that's going to go just a little bit deeper than the usual unfocused anger at "this" and the usual ...

Cinematographic 2007, Victory Records

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