Well, it’s been nearly three whole years since Jimmy Eat World released their last album, “Futures.” Obviously, when fans have to wait three years from one release to the next, expectations can mount to a pretty high peak. Their new CD, “Chase This Light”, is good, but it isn’t great. It might have a really cool cover, but the inside content is a little disappointing, not what I was expecting after waiting three years for a new CD. There’s nothing distinctively bad about it, it just doesn’t feel as powerful and well developed as their past CD’s. In other words, it’s not anything too special. It opens with strength with the track “Big Casino”, but unfortunately, nothing great happens again until the title track towards the end of the album, “Chase This Light”. Some of the most meaningful lyrics of the CD are found here, as well: “I’m only here in body, visiting./
My life is yours, in your gifted hands./ I’ve seen the best of love, the best of hate, the best reward is earned, I’ve paid for every single word I’ve ever said.”
Even though I wasn’t totally impressed by this CD, I’d still say it’s worth checking out, especially if you’re already a fan of the bands.