Originally released on CD via Westcoast Worldwide Records in 2005, now back for a special 10 Year Anniversary vinyl release thanks to Toni P, and a collaboration between Positive and Focused Records, Iron Mountain Records, Ugly and Proud Records, SP Discos, Entes Anomicos, and Speedowax! Complete with all new cover art and layout by Curt Baer, and including a bonus Uniform Choice cover! Available on classic black and red colored vinyl, ultra limited to only 200 each. The physical records will drop sometime in december. Stay tuned for preorder information!
"I feel that every genuine musical moment on this album is buttressed by the lyrical content. For example, the amazing guitar section on "For You, For Me" with the lead guitar riff and the break to shout "standing for what I believe," has such an honest strength to it that I find myself consenting to its on-paper awkwardness and banality. Set It Straight have their lyrics function as a cue to throw in a sweet songwriting technique or gimmick, so that every great, clichéd lyrical moment like "standing for what I believe" is accompanied by an equally catchy and noticeable musical quirk. And because the album is saturated with these lyrical moments, the album also has hundreds of musical moments that ensnare the listeners attention, usually in a more sophisticated way, and gets them into the Set It Straight ethos. The playing here is incredibly tight, which allows the band a lot of room to use have massive stops and starts, harmonic notes, and messy pickscrapes. It is because they are always going to pull out of a more chaotic or dissonant moment with some elegance. Also, Set It Straight knows when they're being brutal, and fittingly amp up the distortion and aggressiveness, or when they're being energetic, and they knowingly play their instruments more crisply (see that sick riff on "For You, For Me"), and best of all they know when they're being poignant, which results in the beautiful, epic crescendo on "Playing Dead" to end the album. It's amazing that a band can use so many clichéd lyrical moments as the foundation of their style, yet feel incredibly fresh, powerful, and honest on the musical side. The musicianship and songwriting abilities are incredibly prominent, which allows the lyrics to be presented in the most memorable way possible."
"I'm always in the mood for some positive lyrics, and singing along can brighten up the shittiest day of my life. This is the CD I listen to on the way to a show, and it always gets me pumped. It never gets old, and the energy of this CD never tires itself. Every time I listen, it seems to have more and more energy. Overall, My Favorite Words is absolutely one of my favorite CDs ever. I couldn't stop listening from day one, and I can tell this band is going to get really big, really quick. This is a CD that should not, and most likely will not be forgotten about. It's positivity, short and to the point, and easily understandable vocals all add up to a hardcore classic."