Review – Silverstein

Album: Dead Reflection
Release date: July 14, 2017
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Genre: Punk

My Spotify account hasn’t been getting much use in the last three weeks because all I’ve been listening to is Dead Reflection, the brand new album from Silverstein. I was never a huge Silverstein fan but over the last few months, I’ve been listening to them a lot more (thanks to the Lead Singer Syndrome All Access Club 😉). I was pretty excited to get a chance to review this new album.

“Ghost” is the track that really starting getting me into Silverstein. When it was released last year as a stand alone single it kept coming up on my Spotify playlists so I was pretty excited when it popped up on the track listing.

Sometimes you can listen to an album over and over and you still don’t have a favourite and sometimes you know what track is your favourite within seconds. The latter was my experience with “Aquamarine”, within the first line I had goosebumps and I knew this was the one. I’m listening to it as I type this and I still get goosebumps and I’ve probably heard it 100 times. This is more pop punk than most things Silverstein have done in the past and I absolutely love it. It might even crack my top 5 favourite songs of all time.

“Demons” is not something I’d normally listen as it’s a heavier track on the album but I keep finding myself going back to it. “The Afterglow” is another track I really enjoy.

As someone with no musical bone in her body, I can’t imagine being able to write just one good song. But after 17 years and 8 albums, Silverstein are still able to pump out songs that both old fans and newcomers alike will enjoy.

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I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. In 2004, I found out who Hedley were are they became my first favorite band and 11 years later they still have that top spot for me. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.

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