Dear You (studio album) by Jawbreaker

Dear You by Jawbreaker
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 3,709th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 64 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1995 (71st)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (642nd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,709th)

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Dear You is ranked as the best album by Jawbreaker.

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74/100 (from 64 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 16% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.2/100, a mean average of 74.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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From 08/10/2021 00:18
Misheard Lyrics: I scratch my ass against the wall
Actual Lyrics: I scratch my accidents into the wall

Jawbreaker is an appropriate name. Its harsh exterior reveals colored layers of sickly sweetness. It was an underground band with a cult-following that was so rampant that it fervorously turned its back on the group the moment when the band cut a deal with Geffen and made this gem. Thankfully, with producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day, The Muffs, Goo Goo Dolls) at the helm, Jawbreaker made it's most focused and accessible album before fans screamed "sell-out" and all our rejected the band, leading to their implosion shortly afterwards.

The music is trademark Jawbreaker: Heavy guitars, throaty vocals, and very angsty lyrics and themes, which may be too much for the average listener. The production uplifts the group, with enough melodic hooks to keep the listener entertained until the Cavallo's trademark acoustic track at the end. The result sounds like a more angry American version of The Smiths. The lead singer's maudlin performance is packed with personal, self-attacking lyrics create an austere and mysterious atmosphere.

When the lyrics are too much, the vocal performance is still intriguing and the melodies are artfully crafted.


This is an incredibly influential record and certainly worth a listen.


Highly recommended.

Condensed to a 7" Single:
A-Side: Fireman
B-Side: Accident Prone
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From 08/14/2013 20:14
Stunning and blasting. Do not miss.
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