A true soft rock album through and through if there ever was one. Predominantly adult
contemporary, but with enough guitars to almost count as pop rock, #3 is an album in
the vein of acts like The Fray and OneRepublic, were every single track was obviously kept
in mind as a potential single for radio play while it was being constructed. For atmosphere,
The Script borrows from U2, when they want to get somewhat funky, the refer to Maroon 5.
Though they don't really aspire to be any of these artists exactly, or a band with a sound
of their own for that matter, their goals seem to only be to make anthems as accessible as
possible by the means of the most squeaky-clean and shimmering production backing them.
Their music's breed of simplicity isn't the kind of pop that's necessarily upbeat, glossy,
or sugary though, they wish to be taken seriously with somewhat heartfelt themes that lack
any emotional depth, with lyrics as shallow as the music encompassing them. All in all, this
is a radio rock album full of music that's just like all other rock music that's castrated
by catering to mainstream audiences, but it's listenable, not any worse than any of the
mediocre contemporary pop music it's identical to, and still isn't as thin and vacant of
substance as some of the more sugary pop rockers The Script competes with.