Major League
The Truth Is...


3.5
great

Review

by Chris Higgins USER (38 Reviews)
November 23rd, 2010 | 12 replies | 5,778 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Major League has created an EP that is catchy, fun and undeniably great.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

I have this theory that people take music to seriously sometimes. Just because a band has a chorus similar to another or does some things that may be considered “cliché”, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while listening to them. We pick apart songs and bands so much that eventually we lose what makes music mean so much to people like me, the pure fun of listening and singing along. Pop-punk is one of those genres that mean so much to me, because I can sit back and enjoy the pure innocence of it. New Jersey based pop-punk group Major League are one of those bands I can listen to all day, and never get tired of. “The Truth Is” is in fact the band’s first lengthy EP, and it really showcases what this band is able to accomplish.

The band has come very far since the change of vocalist a while back, their big single ‘Hometown Heroes’ has been played on multiple Phillies game and their management team has done some huge things for them including them playing on MTV. All this hasn’t gotten to the bands head though, for the music they create is undeniably catchy and so much fun to listen to. This is all apparent with the first song ‘I Don’t Like You What So Ever’ which begins with a small clip of ‘Hometown Heroes’ and fades right into a fast and catchy guitar section. As you listen to the song, you notice how easy it is to get into these guys. The great vocals, gang shouts and easy to sing along with chorus makes this a great set up for the rest of the EP.

‘What You Make of It’ and ‘Take Me’ both feature extremely catchy choruses and show just how fun this band can really be. The music is fast and to some may sound like the majority of pop-punk bands out there, and maybe they do here and there, but it’s fun and that’s reason enough to ignore any flaws. ‘Six Ways to Lie’ starts out slower and keeps a slowed down pace throughout, but it’s one of the best songs on the EP. The lyrics are easy to relate to, the chorus is big and it shows that the band can slow things down enough to still make it fun. ‘Head Up Kid!’ is an anthem to people like me who love to live their life and have fun. The energy in this song is amazing and it would be so fun to listen to live.

‘From States Away’ and ‘The Truth Is’ do a great job of closing the EP. ‘From States Away’ is a little slower than anything we’ve heard yet, but features a great chorus and guitar riff to back it up. ‘The Truth Is’ maintains what has made the rest of the EP so fun, high energy and a great amount of fun through the entire song. My biggest problem with this EP is the fact that a few times through the listen, I found myself thinking about how repetitive some of these tracks can get. You can never deny fun, but a lot of moments throughout sound the same and that makes it very difficult for each and every song to stand out on it’s own.

Beyond that one problem though, Major League has a lot going for them. “The Truth Is…” is such a fun listen through and through that it really makes me wonder what the band will do with any future releases. They will go far, and they’ll do it with style, but I really feel honored to know that I’ve watched this band evolve into what they are and forever will fans like me, and their home state of Jersey be there to back them up in whatever they do.



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accompliceofmydeath
November 23rd 2010



4193 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This is probably something I'll like. I'll check it out.

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chiggles
November 23rd 2010



76 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah it's definitely worth checking out. The EP is streaming on their myspace but only until tonight.

www.myspace.com/majorleaguenj

accompliceofmydeath
November 23rd 2010



4193 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Oh, cool. I'll check it when I get home, thanks.

chiggles
November 23rd 2010



76 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

No problem man.

tiefighter182
September 1st 2011



11 Comments


It's kind of like a decent blend of I Call Fives, Fireworks, and The Story So Far, with a subtle "easycore" feel. On of the better up-and-coming bands doing it in my opinion. Definitely worth the listen if you dig pop-punk, and aren't expecting something break-through. So fucking infectious!

pmmets07
January 5th 2012



5854 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

these guys were good live so i bought their EPs after the show. they have some good songs but some that make me cringe.

accompliceofmydeath
January 13th 2012



4193 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, this is pretty generic. Nothing special, but not bad.

camaraderie
May 18th 2012



988 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

The Truth Is... this band sucks so much. So generic, so boring.

LifeAsAChipmunk
June 14th 2012



4854 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

"The Truth Is... this band sucks so much. So generic, so boring."

This x infinity.

pmmets07
June 14th 2012



5854 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

they were tight live but yeah they're nothing special

Lenix
September 6th 2012



793 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

This band is working on new material. Will undoubtledly suck crap. Sounds like a poor man's turnover.

Spluger
February 22nd 2013



1131 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I think their new stuff is really good. I used to not really like these guys but I've been listening to them A LOT lately. Too bad a lot of the stuff on this album is cringe worthy.



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