Instead of growing in the sound they were doing great in, they've created an album that's self absorbed in melodies and power chords you swear you've heard in every pop punk album ever made. It will still keep any listener entertained during the summer, but it's a drastic step backwards from Kingdoms.
They had a line up change, losing both their guitarists, between albums and it shows. The new direction is more poppy, yet retains the excellent musicianship on show throughout Kingdoms. While some songs are brilliant (Party At Seans and the title track) some are downright awful (I'm A Rockstar).rI may review this.
With Kingdoms, Broadway didn't break new ground. But, atleast they showed great promise with catchy melodies and interesting arrangements. With Gentlemens Brawl the band has seemingly taken a step backwards resorting to cookie cutter pop-punk with 'Vagrant Stories' serving as the onyl intersting song here.
The epitome of Easycore/Power-Pop trite.
When "Vagrant Stories" was released as the first single, it was clear that Broadway was pushing
their heaviness aside in favor of a pop-like sound. The track had me interested in the band's
promising new direction. I expected a pop album, and I received a pop album. But 'Gentlemen's
Brawl' isn't even a good pop album, by any means. Sure there are a few interesting sequences in a
small handful of songs, but as a whole, this sophomore album is a huge disappointment.