Losing Sleep
Fear of Missing Out


3.5
great

Review

by Crawl USER (4 Reviews)
April 24th, 2016 | 5 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If I listened to the words I used to write, they'd tell me that I always wanted this kind of life.

I stumbled upon this young English band while browsing through Bandcamp. I was in desperate need for some pop-punk in the year which seriously lacks this genre. I was attracted by the summery cover, which is obviously very well-done. The album didn't disappoint, in fact it was a little surprising.

After few listens, the hooks started to show themselves. The non-instant catchiness is quite common with the new pop-punk bands and Fear of Missing Out is a shining example of this. The interestingly titled lead single "People in Glass Houses Sink Ships" for example, contains an unbelievably infectious chorus, despite sounding very pedestrian at the first listen. What actually helps, is the unpolished production and the imperfect voice of the singer.

Looking at the cover, the album is expected to sound like a typical 2010s pop-punk band. However that's not true, as Fear of Missing Out sounds as if it was done 15 years ago. If I was to compare it to something, it would be the first Brand New record.

The album closes with its most emotional piece. "I Wrote Off My Tape Deck" is the song I return to most and one that keeps me coming to the album. It's everything you'd want from a pop-punk ballad. Sentimental, nostalgic, relatable. These qualities are valuable in the genre and Losing Sleep are a band, which can certainly provide them.


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Crawl
April 24th 2016


2762 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

A quick one, mostly to support the band. Constructive criticism is welcome.



You can listen to the album here: https://losingsleep.bandcamp.com/

Hopelust
April 24th 2016


3536 Comments


Love that album cover. Been trying to find a suitable successor to The Dangerous Summer since they called it quits. I might just check this out.

Crawl
April 24th 2016


2762 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's not very similar to Dangerous Summer, but definitely check them out anway. I'm also really bummed that TDS broke up, although it was probably pretty impossible to be in one band with Cody.

MotokoKusanagi
April 25th 2016


3663 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not much to say about this, agreed on the Brand New's Favorite Weapon comparison

Crawl
April 25th 2016


2762 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Glad someone else knows this. What's your favorite song?



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