11 Songs, 45 Minutes

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Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Apklimon ,

My Spirit Band

When it comes to an indie band like The Boxer Rebellion, it's not really about when you got into them or how. It's about the fact that you did. I discovered them early on but it was in 2009 with their second album "Union" ,an amazing collection of hits in waiting that begged to be heard by a wider audience, that I fell in love with them. However, I had no idea how important they would become to me. 2011 saw major professional change in my life. One that I feared I couldn't rebound from. As this turmoil was happening TBR released "The Cold Still". A stark yet breathtaking record that truly spoke to the chaos my life was spinning in. It became my voice and my strength and helped me from a terrible situation to a much better life. "Promises" came in 2013 and while nothing truly significant happened personally to me, it was yet another brilliant album. Not to go into too much detail but on March 18, 2016 my mother passed after a long battle with a horrifically debilitating disease. I harbored alot of grief as well as guilt over the time I had spent, mistakes I had made throughout life etc. That June TBR released "Ocean By Ocean" and it hit me just like an ocean wave. With songs like "Redemption", "The Fog I Was Lost In", Pull Yourself Together" and "Let It Go" I felt as though they were speaking directly to me. but in June of 2016 I wasn't truly ready to listen yet so unfortunately depression took hold and I fell into a funk I felt I couldn't escape from. I became distant to my family and friends, relied way too heavily on alchohol and gained about 60 pounds. In mid 2017 I decided to ask for help and started to make the postive changes in my life to help me past my grief. At that time I rediscovered "Ocean By Ocean" and it acted as a surrogate coach. Helping to push me through those dark times. Now in 2018, 5 days removed from the 2 year annivesary of my mother's death comes "Ghost Alive". Just the title alone gives me chills. I remember a few weeks back when they debuted the video for "Here I Am" (an absolute career standout) and spent that five minutes sitting in front of my iMac crying uncontrollably. With other tunes like "Love Yourself", "River" and "Don't Look Back" they have truly encapsulated what it's like to suffer loss and somehow make it out the other side changed but somehow okay. That those we love are never truly gone. They live on in our hearts and memories and shape who we become. I know I'm not the only one who has had these experiences and I'm not trying to tout myself as TBR's biggest fan. I'm just trying to illustrate the connection and that it what I love so much about them. I've said over and over again how huge this band deserves to be and I will always stand by that declaration although, how amazing is it to know what so many others don't? I hope to see them in the states soon and playing some all ages venues as I have a 14 year old daughter who also loves them that i'd love to bring along. Thank you Boxer Rebellion for yet another amazing release.

Emmalee3 ,

Sometimes it's about loyalty...

I loved it when these guys showed up as the band managed by Justin Long's character at the end of Going the Distance, a so-so rom com that struck a chord with me at the time. I saw a couple of their shows in NYC which were great, as the above reviewer noted. I have all of their other albums and there's not a bad one in the bunch -- I especially liked Promises and will add Ghost Alive to the collection. This is one band I feel like I actually have a sort of connection to and in these times, it feels good to be loyal to something.

5.7946$ ,

Another excellent release from The Boxer Rebellion!

The singles have been excellent. Looking forward to the new album. Check out The Boxer Rebellion when they come to your town. You won’t be disappointed.

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