Album Review of Santi by The Academy Is....

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Santi by The Academy Is...

Release Date: Apr 3, 2007
Record label: Atlantic / Fueled By Ramen
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Emo

65 Music Critic Score
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Santi - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

It's too bad that the Academy Is... have one of the more unfortunate names of the whole early-21st century Chicago emo scene, since they actually sound like they could be one of the few to outlast the rest. Their sophomore effort, Santi, picks up where the well-received Almost Here left off, but instead of just rehashing the pop sweetness that appealed to so many Warped Tour attendees (though there's plenty of that, too), the guys incorporate more grit and muscle into the mix.

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Sputnikmusic - 60
Based on rating 3.0/5

Review Summary: Distinguishing themselves from the shadow of Fall Out Boy and the like, The Academy Is… have emerged as a band with ambition and the songwriting skill to match. I finally “get” the awesome Rachel Stevens single ‘Sweet Dreams My LA Ex. ’ She’s in love with the airport!Clever, but perhaps not.

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