Taking Back Sunday, 'New Again' (Warner Bros.)

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by David Bevan

Three years and one new guitarist later, the princes of emo return with a fourth full-length that focuses on roaring arenas as much as on two-timing lovers. Frontman Adam Lazzara's temper tantrums sound more sore- than full-throated, but they still freeze blood for short stretches, while the revolving choruses are as enormous and polished as Boeings, particularly on back-to-school lament "Summer Man" and the Edge-saluting "Where My Mouth Is." But too often, the recycled hard-rock riffage ("Capital M-E") and requisite melodrama ("Everything Must Go") feel brittle and toothless.

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