By All Time Low
If you like your pop-punk to sound just like the early The Starting Line or New Found Glory with a pinch of pre fame Fall Out Boy songs, sweet summary vocals and hooks that could catch Moby Dick, then All Time Low are your new favourite band.
All Time Low are all about the vocal hooks and harmonies, mixing up some of the best pop-punk songs you'll hear all year. There's no need for breakdowns as some other bands in this genre are saturating albums with, this is simply no frills, good old pop-punk. These are kids who obviously grew up listening to Blink 182 and hanging out at the warped tour, and whilst it's a little too obvious and in some places the lyrics are slightly cringe worthy and it's never going to win any album of the year awards, 'So Wrong, It's Right' is a really, really fun listen. With the summer months approaching it would provide the perfect soundtrack to a lazy day in the sun.
There are plenty of highlights on this album, Six Feet Under The Stars has a lovely lead guitar part and a chorus that will be rattling round your head for days, the gang vocals on This Is How We Do would be ace in a live setting where you can just sing along and feel part of the gang, Dear Maria... is an obvious single choice and should lift them to the heights of bands like Paramore. The slower moments of the album do get a little tedious and you feel your finger heading to the skip button, but it's when the band really go for it that they sound the best, and songs like Shameless and Holly (Would You Turn Me On?) are lots of fun and are as good as any other band of this genre.
This is a record of pure pop punk goodness, personally I would pick up the Put Up Or Shut Up EP they released first, and then get the album as none of the songs here quite hit the heights of the likes of Jasey Rae or The Party Scene. Nonetheless, it is well worth getting hold of and just sitting back with a cold drink and the sun beating down and enjoying.