Alternative-rock band The Used is easily recognizable with the distinctive vocals of Bert McCracken at the forefront. Vulnerable, which focuses on overcoming personal challenges, is their fifth record that has had massive amounts of sales and airtime within its first few weeks on the market. The band released this album on their own label, Anger Music Group, in conjunction with Hopeless Records. The Used will be on the road this summer doing a headlining tour as well as playing the Vans Warped Tour. “I Come Alive” is the unrelentingly catchy single off of the multifaceted record. See the band live at Irving Plaza on May 21 in New York, Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA, on May 22, and on July 13 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.
The Used: Repaired And Renewed
—by Alessandra Donnelly, May 16, 2012