Jimmy Eat World – Invented
by Leah Tribbett (English), published October 19th 2010
Jimmy Eat World’s much-anticipated new album, Invented, is just as good as expected, if not more. To some listeners, myself included, the band will never top the subtle brilliance of ‘Clarity’–but Invented comes pretty damn close. With the soulful lyrics which strike such a chord with their supporters and the muted pounding of the music, this album is sure to gain a dedicated following quickly. Following suit, the lyrics are at once simple and complex; “My Best Theory” has lead vocalist Jim Adkins singing, ‘So many questions/And the answers come back unanswered/Let’s hope the old script gets a new twist.’ The song “Evidence” recalls an older Jimmy Eat World (‘Follow you around until it’s time/Time to leave’) while “Higher Devotion” seems to be a variation on the old. Invention isn’t the best Jimmy Eat World could offer, but it definitely has a fresh spin on old styles from them, as well as the standard favorites from them, which is everything a fan of theirs could ask for and more.
Recommended Tracks: ‘Heart is Hard to Find,’ ‘Evidence’ and ‘Coffee and Cigarettes’