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Jimmy Eat World Devour Terminal 5

Thursday 10.14
Jimmy Eat World @ Terminal 5
610 W. 56th St. 8 p.m. $32-$37. 212-582-6600.
with We Were Promised Jetpacks

History will have a hard time accurately remembering Jimmy Eat World. What was the band? What is it? Their 1999 LP Clarity is considered a classic of progressive emo, but Jimmy Eat World was never really that band. Its follow-up, 2001’s Bleed American, was a huge pop radio hit, spawning the ubiquitous (and great) singles “The Middle” and “Sweetness,” but Jimmy Eat World was never really that band, either. Since then, the band has veered in a middle lane between those two relative extremes, but they’ve only made the argument more unclear. It’s nice, then, that their latest, the brand-new Invented, is at least musically on par with either of the band’s touchstone releases, and maybe on some level it unites those two sounds into some singular voice.


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