Album Review – The Employees – Unemployed

by Pat B on February 29, 2012

Unemployed is the follow up concept album to The Employee’s “See the Shadow.” On Unemployed, The Employee’s delve into the ideas of the death of the American dream and the corrupt and paranoid state of our country. While these are pretty heavy ideals to begin with, the band does a good job of blending them into the music so you can be enlightened by the lyrics but also enjoy just rocking out to some good music. The band is loud. I will say that again, the band is LOUD! Not a distorted messy loud but a “I wish I could turn up my volume more” loud. The Employees have a raw but clean sound that really brings every tune to life and demands every bit of volume your stereo can muster. The album delivers big guitars and big drums with vocals that drive it all home. Unemployed has a lot to offer for any kind of music lover out there. You want to rock? check out songs like “Oh no!” and “Island”. Need a breather from the hard stuff? Check out songs like “Rumor” or “Winter Round Here.” No matter what you’re in the mood for Unemployed has what you’re looking for. The Employees are based just outside Chicago and perform all over in and out of the city. If you’re in the area I highly recommend you check out their website for dates of upcoming shows. If you can’t get enough volume out of your headphones while listening to Unemployed, the band can deliver all the volume you can handle and more at a live show. Unemployed is a must listen album and if you can, a must see as well.
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Anthony February 29, 2012 at 8:46 am

Love these guys!


Ryan February 29, 2012 at 8:49 am

Oh ya! We love YOU guys!


Digital Television June 30, 2013 at 4:15 am

Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about
this, like you wrote the book in it or something.

I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little
bit, but other than that, this is fantastic blog.
A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.


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