Fourth studio album from influential emo act Jawbreaker. Dear You was originally recorded in 1995 and proved to be a turning point in the bands history. Contrary to their outspoken disdain of the major-label music industry, the band ended up signing with DGC Records for a rumored one million dollar advance. Many fans felt that this in itself was a betrayal. Produced by Green Day producer Rob Cavallo, the album boasted a slicker sound, while frontman Blake Schwarzenbach's vocals were noticeably different following surgery on his vocal chords. It's safe to say that the album was not well received by the band's fans when it was released in 1995. Jawbreaker would go on to breakup with members forming projects including Jets to Brazil and Whysall Lane. However, Dear You would end up having a lasting impact on the emo scene of the late 90s. And the album has stood up over time. Whether it's the sole single "Fireman," the seething dynamics of "Accident Prone," or the melodic verses and raging choruses of "Million," there is plenty to like here. Thirteen tracks in all. Released by Geffen Records on blue colored vinyl housed in a full color sleeve with a printed insert.
- blue colored vinyl
- includes printed insert
- music label: Geffen Records 2018
reviewed by ninetwofour 09/2018