Lies For The Liars

Album Review of Lies For The Liars by The Used.

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Lies For The Liars

The Used

Lies For The Liars by The Used

Release Date: May 22, 2007
Record label: Reprise
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative

60 Music Critic Score
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AllMusic - 60
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It isn't completely fair to compare the Used to My Chemical Romance, despite their associations in the past (they covered Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure" as a team) and surface similarities. The Used have deeper roots in punk (there's a reason why former drummer Branden Steineckert high-tailed it for a gig with Rancid), and they always were more purely emo than MCR. Nevertheless, the Used's third studio album, Lies for the Liars, sure brings to mind The Black Parade, particularly in how the Used pile on lurid, florid art rock trappings upon their pop-punk, borrowing vocal arrangements from Queen and imagery from The Wall (this time, it's the worms); the album also has a song called "Hospital" that recalls the deathbed escapades of Gerard Way.

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