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Fake Problems

It's Great To Be Alive

Side One Dummy

Released on February 17, 2009

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Growing up is never easy, but when you’re in a band it often seems impossible. Make the same record twice and you’re chastised for being repetitive, but if you make too large of a sonic shift your fan base will desert you. Luckily Naples, Florida’s Fake Problems have never had to deal with this dilemma because with each release they’ve not only organically reinvented their sound, they’ve also successfully redefined who they are as musicians and human beings in the process. The culmination of this is the band’s SideOneDummy debut It’s Great To Be Alive, which shows Fake Problems’ unique brand of indie rock finally shaking off the insecurity and soul-searching of adolescence and sees the band embracing a sense of perspective that can only be gained by spending countless months on the road touring, laughing and writing music they believe in.

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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 with 4 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 1234  0%
2 The Dream Team Voted #2  17%
3 You’re The Serpent, You’re a She Snake  0%
4 Don’t Worry Baby Voted #3  17%
5 The Heaven & Hell Cotillion  0%
6 Level With The Devil  17%
7 Diamond Rings Voted #1  21%
8 Tabernacle Song  0%
9 Alligator Assassinator  0%
10 There Are Times  13%
11 Too Cold To Hold  0%
12 Heart BPM  17%
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Travis from Naperville, IL 
Mar 15 2010 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Love this CD! It is my favorite Fake Problems CD. If you like bands like Against Me!, The Sidekicks, even The Gaslight Anthem you will probably like this. It's great folk/punk all the way through. I like all of the songs on it. My favorites are Heart BPM, The Heaven Hell Coalition, and The Dream Team.

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Jesse from Lacombe, AB Canada 
Nov 20 2009 Rating: 5/5 Stars

An interesting follow-up to How Far Our Bodies Go. Not so much of a folk feel to it this time, as this album has more of an "indie" feel. I really do enjoy this album, although it took it's time to grow on me. Once again Fake Problems has an incredible amount of variation between songs, ranging from the bayou influenced Alligator Assassinator, to the 80's feel that There Are Times, and Heart BPM gives off, all the way to the ska feel of Level With The Devil and Don't Worry Baby. Many of the song on here seem more matured from their previous releases. Worth every penny to get anything this band has put out.

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Arryn from Rockledge, FL 
Sep 29 2009 Rating: 4/5 Stars

Really good album. I like How Far Our Bodies Go a little bit better, but still really good. Great sequel.

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David from Hagersten, Sweden 
Mar 19 2009 Rating: 4/5 Stars

This is a really fun and catchy record. It's Great To Be Alive contains more various instrumentation than previous efforts. I like this record from the beginning to the end (apart from a few "filler tracks" that didn't make that much of an impression on me). From the horn section of the intense "Alligator Assasinator" to the excellent lead guitar parts in "There Are Times".

These guys are really all over the place trying to find their sound. It's a blend of folk, soul, country and punk. I can't explain it better.

It's definitely worth buying!

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