The Summer Set Everything's Fine
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Phideaux
July 25th 2011



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Seems that way. I did have an awful, samey pop punk phase though. Can't deny it

DaveyBoy
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July 25th 2011



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Album Rating: 2.5

Everyone should once in their life... Preferably right in the middle of a scorching summer.

Phideaux
July 25th 2011



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Those were the days. We can never go back... *stares wistfully out the window*

DaveyBoy
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July 25th 2011



20856 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Pelting down with rain... in the middle of winter here.

Phideaux
July 26th 2011



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Well that totally ruins the imagery of the moment I just imagined us sharing.

F0RBES
July 26th 2011



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@DaveyBoy, it's just that if I want catchy-ness I can just as easily go put on Your Favorite Weapon, Reach For The Sun, Real Talk, or Road Maps and Heart Attacks and not be hearing music that sounds appropriate for a 12yo girls birthday party. Meh, maybe that's just me though. There's a very thin line between shit pop-punk and good pop-punk. Probably because most of it is shit.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 26th 2011



20856 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Totally understand Forbes. There are indeed much better "catchier" options. But hey, you never know when a band will surprise.

IfYouRun
July 27th 2011



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Checked these out recently, quite enjoyed their old singles Chelsea, and the one thats something like The Guys You Do.

However, listening to this, they seem to be suffering the same fate as alot of pop-punk (The Maine, We The Kings) in become more mainstream and lighter to catch a bigger audience. The difference between all these and the only one of those to do so succesfully, All Time Low, is that All Time Low waited until they had a big enough following instead of doing it after one fairly good album.

Having said that, All Time Low aren't doing it very successfully at all, as they have actually lost radio play, fans, interest and so on since Dirty Work dropped. They went from a massive band over here to a band no one really listens to much or talks about. Maybe other bands can learn from this?

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 27th 2011



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Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, they are probably their 2 best songs full stop.

Good comparisons also & I agree that it would be best for these younger bands to make that mover after 3-4 albums, not 1-2.

F0RBES
July 27th 2011



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@DaveyBoy, very true. I guess I was sort of turned off to begin with when I read an interview with the lead singer in AP
about how he co-writes and how be thinks co-writing songs is a good thing. lol.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
July 28th 2011



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Album Rating: 2.5

Never really thought about it that deeply tbh. I guess there is some advantages to co-writing & you can always learn from others. The band is still young, so I wouldn't be full on against it. But there comes a time when you have to find your voice, so I guess the more important factor is what are his thoughts moving forward.

Sanders
August 11th 2011



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Begin Again wouldn't be too bad, if it wasn't for his whiny voice.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 11th 2011



20856 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Somehow I think he may be stuck with that.

Sanders
August 12th 2011



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Having said that, About a Girl is starting to be a guilty pleasure.

Still, doesn't change the fact the album sounds like they forgot to plug their guitars in when recording.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 12th 2011



20856 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

You don't like 'Mannequin'?

Sanders
August 12th 2011



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I dunno, it's a little more generic to me. Plus, I can't help but imagine the video for that video would literally be about some creepy guy's paraphilia towards a shop window dummy...

Sanders
August 12th 2011



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video for that song*

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 13th 2011



20856 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Haha. And they could get Kim Cattrall to play the mannequin.

Sanders
August 13th 2011



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Perhaps, but most mannequins are plastic, whereas she's more wooden.

DaveyBoy
Staff Reviewer
August 13th 2011



20856 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Careful, her plastic surgeon will sue.



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