Your Favorite Weapon

Label
Razor & Tie
Release date
18 Feb 2003
Running length
12 tracks
Running time
41:13

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 The Shower Scene 2:24 146,206
2 Jude Law and a Semester Abroad 3:39 196,610
3 Sudden Death in Carolina 3:01 149,039
4 Mix Tape 3:59 173,664
5 Failure by Design 3:14 171,455
6 Last Chance to Lose Your Keys 3:24 141,999
7 Logan to Government Center 3:01 128,651
8 The No Seatbelt Song 4:28 139,125
9 Seventy Times 7 3:31 188,615
10 Secondary 3:00 124,157
11 Magazines 2:49 137,714
12 Soco Amaretto Lime 4:43 177,234

About this album

Your Favorite Weapon (2001) is the debut full-length album by Long Island-based band Brand New.
The album consists largely of power chord-heavy pop-punk songs, detailing the highs and lows of teenage relationships and experiences. As of 2009, the band has begun to perform some tracks from this release more frequently, such as “The Shower Scene”; “Jude Law and a Semester Abroad”; “Mixtape”; “The No Seatbelt Song”; “Seventy Times 7” and “Soco Amaretto Lime”.

The song title “Seventy Times 7” in Your Favorite Weapon comes from a verse in the Holy Bible - Matthew 18:22 - where Jesus tells Peter he must forgive his brother “seventy times seven times” - “Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how oft should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy times seven times.”. The song is about a disagreement between Jesse Lacey and childhood friend John Nolan, then-guitarist in Taking Back Sunday. Taking Back Sunday later released “There’s No ‘I’ in Team,” which is their side of the story. Lacey and Nolan are now on good terms again and are well past the issue.
A line in “The Shower Scene” (which itself is a reference to Alfred Hitchcock’s film Psycho) which reads “It’s time for you to choose / The bullet or the chapstick” is an allusion to a speech by Malcolm X entitled “The Ballot or the Bullet”.

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  • xRodriEx

    lol

    18 Aug 7:21pm Reply
  • Abe-X

    It's a good album but it's nowhere near as good as Deja Entendu or the masterpiece The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me.

    9 Mar 6:35pm Reply
  • Alex_Trap

    amazing

    20 Jan 1:07pm Reply
  • NJeroen

    Such energy :d

    12 Jan 4:53pm Reply
  • nuckinfutters

    One of the few albums from high school i still listen to. Hooks!

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • FREESER8

    Their best album to my ears. The others just don't grab me like this one does.... High School FTW!

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • deadevil13

    I ain't embarrassed to listen to this? And why should I be?

    3 Aug 2012 Reply
  • quintesence

    I like this album and I'm not embarassed to admit it. I don't know why I should be. The lyrics are immature, yes, and this isn't their best album, but the songs are so fun to listen to!

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Eastern-Eagles

    I like this album way more than I feel like I should. It's so immature, but its immature in a somewhat charming way and the musicianship is as good as pop-punk gets.

    6 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Macaron11

    I remember when I didn't like this, but then I was in high school.

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • BrandNewThrice2

    Daisy > Your Favorite Weapon don't get me wrong its a great album but it does not hold a flame to Daisy

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • gregorymichael

    I think a lot of the people hating on this album are too young to remember what it was like when this album came out (or you just weren't unsociable and into music more than making friends when you were 11-13), it's generally accepted as Brand New's best release because of what it meant to the angsty pre-teen/teen fans it had on release.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • lastinglove

    So, so , so good!!

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • mk741

    It's a pretty embarrassing listen. It oozes high school and suffers for it.

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    I love it, but of course it isn't their best. It's the perfect soundtrack for a movie about high school problems.

    13 Jan 2012 Reply
  • astroxzombiess

    still didnt get my fucking vinyl and i pre-ordered it a while ago ;_; upset. @vandyJB- what are you talking about?! it meshes perfectly! -.-

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • vandyJB

    this album would have been FLAWLESS without no seatbelt song. it's a good song, but it doesn't fit into the rest of the album

    30 Nov 2011 Reply
  • eric_montana

    pop-punk perfected right here

    23 Nov 2011 Reply
  • maramore19

    i love this

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • dontsagemebro

    criminally hated and soaked in master craftsmanship

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
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