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Great Awake

Fat Wreck Chords 723

Released on September 4, 2007


FAT’s latest signing is an import from our neighbors to the North…CANADA! Just outside of Toronto is where THE FLATLINERS hang their collective hat. Late in 2006 Fat Mike heard demos for the band’s second full length and was instantly inaugurated as a fan. Masterfully blending punk rock, reggae jams, hints of hardcore, and balls out rock n’ roll, THE FLATLINERS produce music and lyrics at a at a level well beyond their years…seeing as how the average band member age is 19.25! Since the release of their first full length in 2005, THE FLATLINERS have worked non-stop at building a fan base while at the same time developing themselves as a unit. They’ve toured throughout Canada and the United States with the likes of Bad Religion, Anti-Flag, The Suicide Machines and Catch 22, even finding time to jump on some 2006 Warped Tour dates.

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Average Customer Rating: 3 with 8 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 July! August! Reno! Voted #3  11%
2 Eulogy Voted #1  16%
3 ...And The World Files 11 Voted #2  12%
4 This Respirator  11%
5 Meanwhile, In Hell...  3%
6 Mother Teresa Chokeslams The World  9%
7 This Is Giving Up  4%
8 Mastering The World's Smallest Violin  8%
9 You Guys Want One Of These?  5%
10 The Words Are Bullets  8%
11 Haj Johnson Smokes Cigarettes  4%
12 KHTDR  9%
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Daniel from Stuart, VA 
Aug 28 2009 Rating: 4/5 Stars

First buy Destroy and Create. After you fall in love with it, buy this. and if you think the singing is fast, you should check them out live....damn!

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Matthew from Toronto, ON Canada 
Apr 9 2008 Rating: 5/5 Stars

it's the flatiners. i've been seeing them live for the past 5 years or so. they never let you down, and this new album is no different. they have gone a bit from their more hardcore ska-punk of 'destroy to create' to a more full-bodied punk sound, and a few killer skanking tunes as well (this respirator, mastering the world's smallest violin). buy it, and if you like this, also check out ceremonial snips, keepin' 6, angry agency, or any other toronto ska or punk!

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Thor from Osage, MN 
Mar 26 2008 Rating: 2/5 Stars

uninspired. i wasn't really into this at all. an example of what you hear isn't really what you should be hearing. but it was cheap, my bad!

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Joel from Calgary, AB Canada 
Jan 8 2008 Rating: 3/5 Stars

A well put together album with a huge change in musical style! Definitely not what I was expecting from the Flatliners second release.

This album is not comparable to their first album, and if you are looking for the extra fast ska-core then do not buy this record.

These guys have tons of room to grow, and glad to see them on Fat wreck as well, and look forward to a future release.

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Nick from Saint Charles, MO 
Oct 22 2007 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Any one who has ever bothered to attempt a band and do anything with it can tell you that, over time, jamming with the same couple guys can eventually lead to developing your own sound. I always thought listening to Destroy that they already had it even with not having alot of years under their belt, and this one was no different. I felt like I just popped in a cd I had been listening to for years and knew every word and riff to.

Lots of bands have started out some sort of ska band and eventually moved on, but these guys have done nothing of the sort. There's a couple extremely rad "ska" songs and the rest will have plenty of people sticking their noses up saying they've changed or there isn't enough. As far as I'm concerned, they're just a bunch of kids having fun with what they do and not letting anyone influence how much ska their songs contain except them. And that makes them alot more special then bands that let their fans get to them and add extra shitty songs to their cds because they're apparently not as cool as they used to be. For examples, listen to any NOFX songs with ska in it.

There's gotta come a time when you stop whinning and actually give something a chance. The move to Fat was a wise one, dispite the earlier NOFX rip. The guitarist have clearly been playing together for years, the bass doesn't exactly hide in the backround but waits for it's moments to shine and the drums sound perfect. There's no reason to ever dislike this album except for when you hold it back because of your own selfish expectations.

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Kevin from Thousand Oaks, CA 
Oct 14 2007 Rating: 2/5 Stars

Unlike the two previous reviewers I have not heard the Flatliners previous material, but my opinion on this album is pretty much the same. It's just not very good. Fat Wreck Chords has set the bar pretty high over the last five years or so but this album just seems out of place on such a good record label. The one thing I will disagree with that a previous reviewer said is that this sounds like pop punk, it doesn't. It's not catchy at all.

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Addison from Richmond, VA 
Oct 10 2007 Rating: 2/5 Stars

Yea.....I'm a huge Flatliners fan, well at least i was when they put out stuff like"destroy to create" which is my all time favorite ska punk album. Its fast, groovy, and all around awesome...not like this. This sounds like sum 41 with more chanting with some songs that have some rhythm guitar in it. I mean, pop punk isn't bad, it just is when u hear it out of these guys. You expect more out of them. BUT! i do like the intesnsity in this album, but they need to stick to ska, so i can start dancing again. This is kinda depressing in a way. Not as happy and up-beat. But If ur too curious, pick it up, but only after u buy DTC so u can write about how much you were disapointed too.

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Don from Riverside, CA 
Oct 6 2007 Rating: 2/5 Stars

"The Great Awake"? More like a great dissapointment!!! I had such high hopes for this record, especially after listening the the first record constantly for the last year.

I just don't understand why you would build up a fanbase on a great ska-punk style and completely change gears and create a pop-punk album of songs that all sound the same. I understand that band might be trying to get away from the whole "Ska" thing, but that sucks.

Either way- If you pick up this disc expecting to hear ANYTHING like "Destroy To Create" then you are going to be greatly dissapointed.

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