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ghengus23: great down dirty country rock feelin' from the start. Reminds me of social distortion. Not sure if...

3/5/2007

Evan Seleven - Hi,we are Evan Seleven and we like to play.We have been playing for quite a few months now,and in hell of a lot of bands. If you want to own a copy of our soon to come out record,we would be happy to hear from you!Don't be afraid to ask us kids, we will send a copy for you to play on yr home stereo! Evan Seleven 
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Weighted Rating: [20 Votes, 3.63 Stars]
Views: 2,499
unklesam [8/24/2007 2:51:11 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
this guys are good
ray2007 [7/31/2007 7:40:04 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
wordgirl62 [4/1/2007 7:37:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
rock on, sonic young people!
WILLBMUSIC [4/1/2007 3:55:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
hey, i want those 55gal. drums if ya'll are'nt gonna use em
eagle [3/10/2007 7:03:12 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
Catchy as few, instant hook, great melody.Good production.
jsandlin71 [3/10/2007 12:47:33 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Not bad. I definitely like the chords going on here. I thought the intro was a little indulgent. This song combines grunge with a soft indie rock sound. The production is on par with music industry standards.

I think it's a good effort but there's nothing new here melodically speaking that will make me remember this song. It's just a generic rock song. However, keep working on your music because there is definitely potential in your osund. Just work on coming up with some musical structures that are a little bit more unique. Bouncing back and forth from those chords like that is something most musicians can easily figure out.
WILLBMUSIC [3/7/2007 9:22:13 PM EST]
Score: +0
i want those barrels if you dont
mikebritt [3/6/2007 12:08:42 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
wow this is good. i don't know what else to say. the last chorus sounds a little cut and paste. perhaps you can slightly modify the melody for the last run or add/delete background instruments

wordgirl62 [3/5/2007 8:07:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Whoa, yeah! Sign me up! Wish the intro was shorter too, but this is righteous.That sure is how to start a song...Sonically charged guitar there. The lyrics are okay, could be tightened up some. Try to avoid "easy" rhymes.("...dead." and "...shout."--Think of some different lines just to see if you can find something better there.) There are some really good lines here though, good vocals, and great playing.Rock on!
sedrite [3/5/2007 7:23:43 PM EST]
Score: +0
gotta love the toxic waste backdrop...
WILLBMUSIC [3/5/2007 7:20:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
nice and tight. well produced overall good tune.
sedrite [3/5/2007 6:56:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
sedrite [3/5/2007 6:56:31 PM EST]
Score: +0
evan seleven is definitely good...can definitely write and play. To me, this tune fails to develop in intensity as it progresses. Sounds like an exercise after a while.

While they do remind me of other bands, I still think it demonstrates weak-mindedness on the part of the critics to compare bands to other bands. So I will break with character and take the high road on that...
Here is Cindi [3/5/2007 2:26:34 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Excellent song one of the best I've heard here in the last few weeks.
m-eighty [3/5/2007 2:17:29 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
This style is definitely to my liking. Love the layered guitar work and the drum breaks. Great guitar tones. Can't find anything that I don't like. Whoopdeefreakingdoo!!!
zissou [3/5/2007 1:58:49 PM EST]
Score: -7
Rated 4 stars
I like that it jumps right in with that searing lead. I don't mind the longish intro. The guitar and bass in the verse are a nice shift and set the stage well for the vocals. Actually, at moments I think his voice is reminiscent of Cobain's...just in a few spots where he lets his voice ring in a certain way. It has a similar rasp, too. I like the verse singing better than the chorus...the phrasing and melody in the chorus gets tiresome the second time around. I'd lose that second verse altogether.. just let the lead say it all for you. Good song.
ScottT [3/5/2007 1:29:03 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
This being my first listen of this band I must say I am quite impressed. Clean sound with some interesting changes throughout. Not something I personally would run out and buy, but nonetheless pretty tasty overall.
Mr. Bratty [3/5/2007 1:12:08 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
good stuff on the myspace as well.
Mr. Bratty [3/5/2007 1:05:25 PM EST]
Score: +0
it's subtle, more of a cadence/inflection thing rather than a timbre thing. not worth the debate i suppose. i do agree, they don't sound like nirvana.
itchybrother [3/5/2007 12:51:39 PM EST]
Score: -7
I wasn't getting any Cobain vibes but I did hear some Alice In Chains at times on the harder sung vocals.

I felt the same about the staccato (?) hook Bratty but didn't know how to express it so I left that comment out. Leave it to Bratty. I only want to hear that particular hook in the intro and outro.
straightup [3/5/2007 12:47:32 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
Good job, keep working at it!
qualcomm [3/5/2007 12:36:00 PM EST]
Score: +0
i think it's funny how people have compared seleven to cobain, especially on his first fizz song. yes, he looks sort of like him, but this sounds absolutely nothing like nirvana.
Mr. Bratty [3/5/2007 12:13:41 PM EST]
Score: +0
yeah the intro is twice too long. the staccato (?) hook part may suffer from overemphasis. i'll be the first to admit that i'm a formula whore though. i like my pop all nice and neatly trimmed and packed. that doesn't mean the formula shouldn't be #@&%!ed with, it should. i just realized that all of my criticisms would have pushed this song deeper into the formula. not that it would or wouldn't make it better, as better is a matter of taste. it all depends on what you're going for and what you're happy with. my only real "criticism" is that it's dangerously close to the cobain vortex. i just don't see how that can work out well in the long run.
singmetofire [3/5/2007 12:03:38 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
well, big improvement from the other stuff on this page. I think the whole band sounds really clean. Not really my style here, but i'll tell ya, this is done pretty well.
Clean production, good sound, had trouble staying really into this song, i think Aaron has some really good points as to why.
singmetofire [3/5/2007 11:54:51 AM EST]
Score: +0
just want to say, right out of the gates this song rocks it. Great starting impression.
aaronlife [3/5/2007 11:54:03 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
really nice guitar lead around 30 until 45 seconds when the vocal comes in, that's the best part for me, that 15 seconds, that hooks me, the rest is well done, but doesn't hook me, bland in comparison, if it was on the radio, i'd change it, but it grabs me again at 2:11 when that guitar lead comes back in... that's the star of the song, the rest of the song tries to live up to it, but doesn't... i'd write another song to exploit that guitar lead hook... if you so wanted. you guys are tight and have a great sound, class act, label quality, decent song.
itchybrother [3/5/2007 11:51:39 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
the intro is way too long for this song. Yes jbrown this IS how to start a song, but they should be singing at .15 instead of .46. The extra 30 seconds of intro adds nothing. Extended intros are fine when they pack a punch on the other end, or offer something completely unexpected, but this does not do that.

Overall a decent song, but I think it needs some trimming. It feels like the guitarist did one take to a click track and then had the band build a song around it, instead of really honing down the song to its most practical elements.
smf1978 [3/5/2007 10:30:08 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
This is the way to do it. Perfect mix of rock and indie :-)
Drowning Scarlett [3/5/2007 9:15:29 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
yes
junkstar23 [3/5/2007 8:11:37 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
gottta say it again, to me this is the perfect indie rock song!, big fan
Mr. Bratty [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
the return of seleven...
qualcomm [posted during evaluation]
Score: -7
weird mix of influences. sounds like a cross between dinosaur jr, pavement, and the who.
zissou [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
digging this most heavily
jbrown [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Now that's how to start a song!!! And it doesn't disappoint after that. Consider me a fan.
spiffjackson [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
this would make a good redfizz feature. I hope it does. cool guits. hot blonde :)
neutralrow [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Cool song
unintended [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
Nice track
junkstar23 [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
great song, epic leads, in a word ...perfect
BamHead [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I thought that had a very good beat.
aaronlife [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
nicely done, and nice to have you back

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