Forever the Sickest Kids
Forever the Sickest Kids


1.5
very poor

Review

by Andrew Cannon USER (4 Reviews)
March 5th, 2011 | 18 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I hope Disney channel is recruiting, because that is where these guys are heading…

Curiosity is a bitch... I’m still asking myself what folly brought me to pick up this monstrosity and give it a listen. For the most part (which is 90% of the album), Forever the Sickest Kids’ self-titled album is a boring, insipid, mess of a pop punk album.

The Main problem with this album is its consistency. Forever the Sickest Kids must have made the most generic pop punk album since the beginning of the year, recycling old clichés and pop hooks that have been done a million times before. First of all, none of the musicians of the band manage to find anything interesting to play. The drums are fairly simple, even for pop punk standards. As for the bass, although audible, it's just lazy, and never plays any fun punk hooks the genre is known to have. Concerning guitars, everything about them (from riffs to progression) is bland and generic. Also, both of them play the same parts as the other, rarely varying the melodies.

Second of all, the vocalist has a solid voice and delivers a fair share of catchy lines, but the same issues of consistency and clichés come up, and in the end he is singing pretty much the same thing over and over again, which leads to skipping most of the songs on the album halfway through the tracks.
As for the lyrics, it is impossible to find anything enjoyable, or remotely mature about them. They seem to have been written for 14 year old girls having a pool party at their B.F.F.’s house. Let's just hope that it was their producer who wrote these nonsensical lines…

To sum up, Forever the Sickest Kids fail this time to bring anything good, or fun to the table. Instead, they deliver a very formulaic record that will have you skipping through songs on the very first listen, most likely “Life of the Party” or “Forever Girl”, which happen to be the most unbearable and childish songs on the album (the former being a synth-pop anthem similar to a Jonas Brother song. The latter, a sappy ballad that even fails to give a good laugh) . If you're looking for a good pop punk experience, might I suggest checking out Go Radio’s “Lucky” and staying as far away from this album as possible? Or if you are looking for something to give to your baby sister for her 10th birthday, Forever the Sickest Kids might just do the trick…


user ratings (99)
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other reviews of this album
Chris Higgins (1.5)
A lazy and boring release from a band once built upon energy and fun....

Davey Boy STAFF (3)
The weekend had to disappear for these kids to steady the ship....


Comments:Add a Comment 
Strider
March 5th 2011


4598 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I decided not to develop too much for this album, since I felt it didn't deserve it, hope the review turned out well...

ConsiderPhlebas
March 5th 2011


6157 Comments


Instrumentalists are people that follow the philosophy of instrumentalism. People that play instruments are musicians.

Strider
March 5th 2011


4598 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

ooops, thought I could translate it like that.

Strider
March 5th 2011


4598 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

haha. noted. won't try that again. the other words came out naturally though

Strider
March 5th 2011


4598 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol

Strider
March 5th 2011


4598 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

as for the review? how was it? I've been here for almost a year now and have only posted 3...

ConsiderPhlebas
March 5th 2011


6157 Comments


The review is ok, but its points are left a little bare. There's a sense throughout that your main issue is with the genre, not the band. Also, dedicating a small section of the review to each instrument is unnecessary. I know musicians tend to focus on individual parts of songs when they listen, but the average person will focus on the song as a whole. Even the hugest fan of this band won't give a shit about the bass, so mentioning it is pointless. Something like this would work better (taking a clue from your rec at the end)

Forever the Sickest Kids bring nothing new to the genre, recycling ideas that were worn out a decade ago. For a band who should be in their prime, they show an alarming resemblence to Fall Out Boy in their final, half-assed parting shot, Folie a Deux. Each musician sticks to the formula rigidly, and the record loses any hope of carving an identity.



You can obviously write, just practice more, put a few more reviews out.

EyeForAnEye
March 5th 2011


1705 Comments


Dear FTSK banner that always pop up.

Fuck off.

Tyrael
March 5th 2011


20973 Comments


Ugh that gay banner for a gay band.

Strider
March 5th 2011


4598 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I think it's the banner that pushed me to pick this up... i was just hoping. thanks for the
advice Phleb



WashboardSuds
March 5th 2011


5043 Comments


ok review, not ok band

Digging: Zodiac (VASE) - Zodiac

amanwithahammer
March 5th 2011


577 Comments


One look at the band members in the banner and I know that this music is terrible.

UnnamedOcean
March 5th 2011


3980 Comments


This album looks like a disaster...

North0House2
March 5th 2011


5889 Comments


The dude with the beard does not look like the kinda guy that'd have scene hair and play for a band like this...
He should get normal, masculine, hair and then become a lumberjack.

Digging: BRNS - Patine

Strider
March 6th 2011


4598 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Or Join a better band...

TheOceanInside
March 6th 2011


439 Comments


band looks so fucking gay in the banner and that's the only reason i came to this thread

Ovrot
March 6th 2011


10554 Comments


That one guy has hair on his head like a stiff helemt

Strider
March 6th 2011


4598 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

yohoooo, the band roxxxxxs



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