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Classic Album Review: The Used | Maybe Memories

The newly famous Utah screamo band try to buy some time with this compilation.


This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Compilation albums are getting to be like memoirs. Both used to be reserved for older artists at the end of the career — but lately it seems every youngster who gets a lucky break puts one out whether they deserve it or not.

The latest offenders are The Used, the Utah screamo-metal band led by Kelly Osbourne’s grotty ex-boyfriend Bert McCracken. Now that their self-titled 2002 debut album has caught on — thanks in no small part to his high-profile romance with Ozzy’s little girl — the boys have decided to clean out their closet to buy some time and keep their Q-rating up while they record a followup. Ergo, this two-disc set, which contains a CD of live recordings, old demos and leftovers, along with a DVD of documentary footage, interviews and music videos. If you’re a huge fan who doesn’t already own all this, you might enjoy it. If not, you might feel a little … well, you know.


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