Thursday, June 22, 2006

Record Review: Bouncings Souls - The Gold Record

The Gold Record is another serving of the Bouncing Souls’ variety of anthemic pop punk and it’s very much by the numbers. Stylistically, The Gold Record is the standard Bouncing Souls fare: the falsetto harmonies, the gang vocals, the grandiose ‘woah-oh’s, the octave change between the second chorus and the third verse.

But there never has been much variation amongst their music, with the appeal of each Bouncing Souls record depending upon just how catchy the songs are. Unfortunately there is nothing of the calibre of ‘Hopeless Romantic’ or ‘True Believers’ offered up here. The only songs that go close are ‘Sarah Saturday’ and ‘Lean On Sheena’. But you have to wade through pap like ‘The Pizza Song’ and ‘Letter From Iraq’ to get to them.

Two Thumbs Up

Make Up Your Own Mind
The Gold Song


Anonymous Anonymous said...

u dont kno wtf u are on about, how can u call letter from iraq "pap"? u my friend are an idiot and should leave album review to someone who know wtf they are on about. TWAT.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Thanks for the feedback, anonymous friend. You make a very persuasive argument.


9:58 PM  

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