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We Recommend - Five Iron Frenzy, 'The End Is Here'

Monday, September 28, 2009

We Recommend - Five Iron Frenzy, 'The End Is Here'

I think I say this each time, even on things that are unrelated to Five Iron, but Five Iron Frenzy is my favorite band.  And I'm super excited about the release of their DVD this winter.  I know, it's not unusual for some deranged FIF messageboard geeks to start rumors about the band and its releases, so I wouldn't be completely surprised if this was another one of those.  But anyways, I'm excited.  While thinking about my love for the band, I thought I would recommend their final release, the two-disc The End Is Here.  Arguably the best release in their career, it's a great set, with a big ol' lyrics booklet (with some cool illustrations), as well as their final studio album (complete with an extra song than the original one sold at shows only on their Winners Never Quit Tour) and the live recording of their final sold-out concert.  The live stuff is great, amazingly-but-not-overly-produced, with a fantastic selection of their songs and even a medley of some older jams.  You can also find a great deal of their non-song live stuff tacked on at the end of the studio album, making it seem like not one second of their set was unaccounted for.  Honestly, the only thing that could've made this release better was if there was a DVD of the show making it a 3-disc set.  Maybe there will be some of it on the new DVD to come?  We'll see.....hopefully. ~ Scott Fryberger

Five Iron Frenzy
The End Is Here (2004)

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Our synopsis: "A perfect way to say goodbye to one of Christian music's most well-loved bands." (Recommended by JFH's Scott Fryberger)
Perfect For: Beautiful lyricism, fun and conviction
Song Highlights: I can't settle on just a few

So, what are your thoughts on and experiences with the album The End Is Here? Do you recommend it? If so, why?

           
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