Sing It Loud
Everything Collide


1.5
very poor

Review

by Mike Allen USER (107 Reviews)
May 19th, 2010 | 13 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Well...your little sister MIGHT like this

Youth is a factor in music which more often than not, yields negative results. We are always under the assumption that artists seem to grow with age; maybe not necessarily for the better, but in such a way that the maturation is obvious. Sing it Loud’s sophomore release Everything Collide, is an attempt to prove the aforementioned statement by these Minneapolis pop-punkers. The group’s debut Come Around was very much a testament to their youthful age; the awful and colorful album art, horribly generic song titles and lyrics, and vocals that have the capability of wetting the pants of a 13-year old girl. Even with all of that said however, Sing it Loud had potential. There was this fresh energy that is not easily replicated among the band’s more experienced contemporaries; a liveliness which gave hope to an already condemned sub-genre. Sing it Loud was in the shadow of Motion City Soundtrack at the time, for John Cain had produced their EP in March of 2008 and had been paving the band’s way to success. Unfortunately, this Minneapolis quartet should have paid more attention.

Whichever way you put it, Come Around was only two years ago. The group’s 2010 installment exposes the band’s most ubiquitous issue; their limitations. Lead singer Pat Brown had already established his capability to write a cheerful and adolescent piece with the band’s debut, but appears inept of going any further. Everything Collide gives only additional verification of this, disclosing the pitfall of a band that, to put delicately; is not that talented. The result is an atrociously conventional pop-punk album that neither comes off as intriguing nor inspired in any regard. The three-chord progression and A-B-A song structure is utilized at an alarming, and quite frankly exhausting rate that might make Hinder out to be a tolerable group. Oh, and did I mention the lyrics? The record’s fifth track essentially sums up the extent of the band’s songwriting. “And I, I'm addicted to when you're gone , So just listen up closely, If you think that you have me all figured out, well you're wrong. And these guys are supposed to be more mature?

If you’re searching for a solid pop record, this isn’t the place to find it. Everything Collide does not bring anything to the table that you haven’t heard ten thousand times before, and is the consequence of a band that apparently does not know what growing up is. The tight production and “catchy” atmosphere is overshadowed by unspeakably pedestrian music and songwriting, not to mention the nauseating vocals. Sing it Loud wants you to believe they’ve changed, hell they want to indicate that the adorable little kids from Minneapolis are no longer. Seriously, don’t tell people you’ve matured when you actually haven’t hit puberty yet. I mean, Everything Collide? The title doesn’t even make sense.



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EVedder27
May 19th 2010


6088 Comments


Haven't done anything below a 2 before, so I'll see how this turns out

TheSpirit
May 19th 2010


17881 Comments


Yeah, you should probably get 3rd contributor spot. Strangely enough I saw these guys live a few years ago during a Ludo concert. I wasn't into them then and probably won't check this out either.

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Romulus
May 19th 2010


8437 Comments


Pos'd, I've never seen you so angry before

EVedder27
May 19th 2010


6088 Comments


Thanks Spirit, I think you've got a really good shot at the 3rd slot as well.

Ryan I'm not angry, I just wanted to tear something apart..........
just angry I had to listen to it a few times

Ponton
Emeritus
May 19th 2010


5793 Comments


Awesome. I love seeing more negative reviews around. On 'that make Hinder a tolerable group,' I might change it to "that might even make Hinder out to be a tolerable group," to be clearer, I guess. Just my opinion though, and pos from me.

EVedder27
May 19th 2010


6088 Comments


Thanks Jared, will fix that sounds better

Nagrarok
May 19th 2010


8256 Comments


Looked over this before. Awesome you're doing a really, really negative review for a change. Short and to the point, pos well earned. Also loved the summary.

sniper
May 19th 2010


19058 Comments


Your second semi-colon should probably just be a colon I think. Great review, I'll avoid this. Posssss'd.

And the third one should be a comma I also think.

TriangularDuck
May 19th 2010


87 Comments


Well, shit. I really enjoy this disk.

AggravatedYeti
May 19th 2010


7685 Comments


good reviewer writes good reviews.
wait rly?
yeah, pos.

SeaAnemone
May 20th 2010


20370 Comments


great review... I've found it really pays off to do a sub-2 review every once in a while to keep things sharp, glad to see you indulging--- and doing a damn fine job at it too

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EVedder27
May 20th 2010


6088 Comments


Thanks all

ReturnToRock
May 20th 2010


3448 Comments


What 3rd spot? Who's making contributor this time around?

*hopes he is in the running*

...oh, good review and all that



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