Jimmy Eat World Bleed American Deluxe Zip
while jimmy eat world was at the helm of a few of the biggest albums of their decade, including clarity and bleed american, they were essentially living paycheck to paycheck, recording just one album after another. 1999’s bleed american was as successful as underground, but capitol records moved on from jimmy eat world and in 2002, the band took out a loan and signed with lookout! records, who released their next album bleed out. of its five original singles, the title track and the middle were the two that reached the most success, and that made bleed out their first album to go gold. its impact on pop culture was minimal but it’s arguably jimmy eat world’s most well-loved album for its soaring chorus and mellow melancholy.
and what of the other cuts on the album? well, the dylan rhymes on blue moon are very much in the mold of jimmy eat world’s public persona, but the great escape is the most buzzed-about song of its day and arguably the best song the band ever released, an introspective post-hardcore masterpiece with an outro as emotional as anything spoon or pavement would make.
it’s like jimmy eat world never want to leave. ill throw this in for good measure: jimmy eat world never get tired of playing ”the middle”, and everyone else who covered it doesn’t get tired of playing jimmy eat world’s cover of their own song. dinosaur days hits you like a dose of sunshine; fade in is a dreamy, girl-group feel-good, could you a finger-on-the-piano revelation, and the middle still sounds great 40 years later, a perfect snapshot of an aughts emo band. that wouldn’t work as an album, but as a career retrospective, it’s pretty damn perfect.