Brace Yourself for the Mediocre

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Brace Yourself for the Mediocre
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Studio album by Roper
Released October 19, 2004
Recorded 2004, One Way Studio
Genre Pop punk
Length 42:59
Label Five Minute Walk
Producer Frank Tate
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars link
Christianity Today 3.5/5 stars link[1]
The Phantom Tollbooth 3/5 stars link
Decapolis 2/5 stars link
Renown Magazine 4/5 stars link
The Hearing Aide (5.6/10) link
Wise Men Promotions (not rated) link
HM Magazine (not rated) [2]

Brace Yourself for the Mediocre is the only album of the band Roper, released October 19, 2004. It was put together by lead singer Reese Roper before he had put the rest of the band together. The album has a pop punk sound, although HM comments that it "has much more in common with the raw side than... with Simple Plan or Relient K.[2]

The albums contains lyrics that avoid the clichés of pop punk and deliver scathing wit alongside representations of faith, typical of Reese Roper.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hello Lamewads" – 3:16
  2. "You're With Stupid" – 2:27
  3. "Amplify" – 3:59
  4. "Vendetta" – 3:47
  5. "Red Eye to Miami" – 2:56
  6. "Quicksilver" – 3:21
  7. "1985" – 3:20
  8. "Say Sayonara" – 3:32
  9. "How Your Halo Fell" – 3:30
  10. "Day of Pigs" – 2:37
  11. "Fireflies" – 3:28
  12. "You're Still The One" (Shania Twain cover) – 2:57
  13. "In Excelsis Deo" – 3:42

Personnel[edit]

Additional Music
  • Drums: Frank Lenz, Jason White
  • Bass: Elijah Thomson
  • Organ: Phil Bennett
  • Guitar: Bob Schiveley, Ethan Luck
Additional Vocals
  • Adam Davis
  • Sam Hernandez
  • Mick Leonardi
  • Justin McRoberts
  • Eli Salazar
  • Dennis Simmons
  • Jason White
  • Dan Romero
  • Illustrations: Barak Hardley
Touring Band Lineup
  • Reese Roper: Vocals, Nord
  • Jonathan Till: Bass Guitar
  • Jonathan Byrnside: Lead Guitar
  • Matt "emo" Emmett: Rhythm Guitar, Backup Vocals
  • Nick White: Drums

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 Top Heatseekers 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Breimeier, Russ (2004). "Reviews / Brace Yourself for the Mediocre". Christianity Today. ISSN 0009-5753. 
  2. ^ a b Fisher, Mark (January–February 2005). "Reviews / Brace Yourself for the Mediocre". HM Magazine (111): 55. ISSN 1066-6923. 

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