Forever the Sickest Kids
Forever the Sickest Kids


1.5
very poor

Review

by Chris Higgins USER (21 Reviews)
February 27th, 2011 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A lazy and boring release from a band once built upon energy and fun.

Forever the Sickest Kids have grown to be a sort of guilty pleasure of mine. The cheesy lyricism and undeniably catchy tone of their music is enough to grab attention, which is exactly what they did with ‘Underdog Alma Mater’, the band's debut full length back in 2009. In fact, the only thing that keeps this band just above the listenable peak is the amount of energy and fun they put in almost all of their music. Things have changed though, and everything that kept this band going through their previous releases has suddenly disappeared with the group's second full length, ‘Forever the Sickest Kids’.

Meant to be the second EP in a series of releases called the “Weekend” series, the band has claimed that they had enough music to put the idea to the side and just release a self-titled full length. One of the things you instantly notice here is a slight change in sound, some might call it maturing while I simply call it degression. Most of the songs featured on the album seem to have no effort put forth, containing bland and boring elements that never do the band any justice. The album opener turns out to be quite a tease as well, ‘Bringing Me Down’ does a great job at opening the album with an attention catcher. The song is freakishly catchy and so much fun to listen too, but when you move on beyond that is when you start to lose that level of fun.

A lot of songs on the record are indeed catchy, but filled with constantly recycled ideas that have already tired out, and hearing them being used again and again becomes aggravating. Following the first song is ‘I Guess You Can Say Things Are Getting Pretty Serious’, which does feature a good energy level, never does anything to make it stand out, which is the case for a good amount of songs here. ‘Life of the Party’ is an almost unbearable track lead by it’s pop influenced synth and dance song style and rhythm, it’s a perfect Disney Channel track designed for younger girls to dance around too in their bedrooms. From this point on, everything on the album just seems to fly by, it all blends together and becomes nothing more than background noise.

‘King For A Day’ features an easy to sing along to chorus, but backed with its terrible lyrics and boring musicianship, never really hits the level of excitement it should. The same goes for ‘BiPolar, Baby’, a song we’ve heard a thousand times before just recycled with it’s own little twists the band threw on it. My personal favorite track on the album, ‘Forever Girl’ is a layed back acoustic love track that does a good job at just being catchy. It’s nothing new, but it’s a fun song to sing along with and listen too every now and then. Album closer, ‘What Happened to Emotion (Killing Me)’ had so much going for it, since it’s actually not that bad of a song. At the same time though, it just seems to fall short of being noteworthy of any sort of attention.

Forever the Sickest Kids have hit a point with their Self-Titled album where it’s going to be hard to bounce back from. It’s either they continue to make laughable Disney inspired tunes like what’s to be found on here, or they attempt to do something for everyone and bring back that level of fun and excitement I think about when it comes to hearing this band. All we get here is a collection of really bad tracks, and with the two songs on the record I actually came to like, it still doesn’t help the obvious laziness that went into this album, and if this is the best the group can do, then best of luck to them.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Scoot
February 28th 2011


17770 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

well this sounds like shit

Willie
Moderator
February 28th 2011


16019 Comments


Good review... pos.... about the band... whatever.

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Slum
February 28th 2011


2579 Comments


Pretty good review, dude. There are some spelling/grammar things in there that call for another proofread or so to get cleaned up but other than that it's solid. Keep it up, man

iFghtffyrdmns
February 28th 2011


7047 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"bands" in the first paragraph should be "band's", as well as "groups", which should be "group's"

"The album opener turns out to be quite a tease as well, ‘Bringing Me Down’ does a great job at opening the album with a band."
not real sure what you mean by that sentence, you lost me with it at least haha

"it’s" in the fourth paragraph should be "its (there's actually two cases of this in this paragraph)", "hit’s" shouldn't be possessive.

other than that, nice read. will most likely avoid this, I haven't liked a release by them since Television

IAmKickass
February 28th 2011


840 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Thanks guys! Going over it again to fix those errors.

North0House
February 28th 2011


1764 Comments


Some chicks in the sophomore class are like addicted to these guys.
Ugh.

Samshine
February 28th 2011


1035 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Oye.. just terrible in my opinion.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2011


23843 Comments


I have no intention of listening to this band, but what an absolutely phenomenally shitty name for a band, especially a "scene" band

Scoot
February 28th 2011


17770 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

scene bands always have shitty names

to go alone with their shitty music

Tyrael
February 28th 2011


20883 Comments


Not a 1.5 but this is pretty bad.

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Shrapnel94
March 5th 2011


2213 Comments


That fucking ad.

I die every time I see the dude on the far left.

WashboardSuds
March 5th 2011


5017 Comments


good review, loathe this band.
posss'd

DinoX
March 5th 2011


3582 Comments


Funny how this site usually gives crappy ratings to the same bands they advertise.

pedro70512
March 5th 2011


2902 Comments


Good review, especially since you're bashing a band you want to like. I wanted to write a review for the new stellastarr* but I gave up and let someone else deal with "Civlized". Bleh.

Quick note - "‘Forever Girl’ is a layed back acoustic" --> layed = laid, "dance around too in their bedrooms", "sing along with and listen too" --> too = to

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FredFredBurger
March 5th 2011


66 Comments


They must be sick to think this album sounds good:P

Bleekill
March 6th 2011


832 Comments


"That fucking ad"

Yeah that's why I'm here. Looks like I correctly assumed they were shit, no surprise there.

PropaneNightmares
March 9th 2011


115 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

the guy on the far left

he's sad but at the same time he's not



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