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Straylight Run

Straylight Run

Victory 2292

Released on October 12, 2004

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STRAYLIGHT RUN started in May of 2003 when John Nolan and Shaun Cooper, formerly of TAKING BACK SUNDAY, began writing and recording new songs together with friends. When BREAKING PANGAEA disbanded, they invited drummer, Will Noon, to practice with them - soon he was a permanent part of the band. The band's line-up was complete when John's sister, Michelle, was asked to sing, play piano and guitar – bringing ethereal soprano harmonies and the versatility to switch instruments throughout their show.

After the demos were complete, STRAYLIGHT RUN made the unique decision to offer their entire recorded output to the public as free downloads, creating a huge buzz among fans. Reactions from the press were likewise enthusiastic, with Alternative Press choosing the band for inclusion in their January “Most Anticipated of 2004” issue.

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Average Customer Rating: 5 with 8 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 The Perfect Ending  5%
2 The Tension And The Terrror Voted #2  15%
3 Existentialism On Prom Night Voted #1  22%
4 Another Word For Desperate Voted #3  10%
5 Mistakes We Knew We Were Making  9%
6 Dignity And Money  6%
7 Your Name Here (Sunrise Highway)  9%
8 Tool Sheds And Hot Tubs  5%
9 It's For The Best  9%
10 Now It's Done Sympathy For the Martyr  10%
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Nick from Enid, OK 
Aug 28 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

A wonderful, heartfelt, and truly empathetic CD I loved every second of it. the sound was amazing, and you become enraptured and mesmerized by the amazing singing. John and his sister Michelle are both so talented...this CD is full of intense emotion and has no fillers in my opinion. Definately a 5/5.

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Colin from Arlington, VA 
May 22 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Amazing. A few steps up from Taking Back Sunday I would say. John and Shaun deciding to leave was the smartest decision of their life.

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Andrea from Louisville, OH 
Mar 25 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Excellent CD. Aside from the music being beautifully arranged, the vocals are enough to get you locked into this after one listen. The female harmonies make a huge impact on the overall sound of the CD. Don't buy it if you're looking for TBS part II because it is a totally different genre. Very emo. It's a must have for any fans of piano based indie/emo music.

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Jeff from Tremonton, UT 
Dec 13 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Ok, Straylight Run has broken the barrier of good music. This CD is amazing. I will never stop listening to this CD. This is the good that came out of John and Shaun leaving TBS. I strongly recommend this CD to all of you indie/emo listeners.

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Nikki from Huber Heights, OH 
Dec 3 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

A pretty good release. Some of the songs on here are really pretty. I really wish John Nolan would have stayed in Taking Back Sunday though. If you are thinking this CD will be like TBS don't buy it. It's good but a lot more emo/indie and less screamo/punk. John's sister has a really pretty voice on this CD and it makes some of the tracks kind of a bonus to have the female backups. Buy this. TBS members you can't really go wrong.

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Seth from Laramie, WY 
Nov 20 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

I just have to say. I love this CD. I thought it was a sad thing that John Nolan left TBS, but man this is amazing. And the song with Nate from The Format. Great song. Probably my favorite.

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Donald from Memphis, TN 
Nov 18 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Taking Back Sunday's album Tell All Your Friends was one of the most magnificently magic cds ever made, and I am a pretty huge fan of Breaking Pangea (an awesome live band), but with the creation of Straylight Run the breaking up of these two groups becomes perfectly clear. Straylight run is a mix of deeply poetic lyrics, amazingly mature musicians, and enchantingly melodic sibling-vocals of John and Michelle Nolan. This is music that will move you to experience emotion on a level that can only be described as extasy. You will not regret buying this cd.

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Jeff from Brampton, ON Canada 
Oct 20 2004 Rating: 4/5 Stars

definately not TBS, but still great. the album overall is very slow. most of the tracks are slower in tempo, with a few upbeat songs (tracks 6 + 8). very heavy in piano with great dual vocals by john & michelle. they have lived up to the hype surrounding them, and have made a solid debut album! i recommend this if you are a fan of Brand New or Dashboard.

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