different style, still good for genre| Posted September 26, 2007
This second album from Plus One puts a different twist on their debut "strictly boy band" album by creating an edgier album and incorporating their own song writing abilities and an electronica feel. Their upbeat songs are the stand-outs on this album ("Use Me," "Under the Influence," and "I Don't Care") while the ballads sometimes drag and prompt the pressing of the Skip button. However, it is during these ballads that Plus One showcases their still strong harmonies. Another downfall of this album are the superfluous and cheesy lyrics. Even I love some of these songs, but with lyrics such as "Under the influence of what you got/Under the influence of what is true/I'm goin' higher than I've ever been" ("Under the Influence"), it isn't exactly profound. Nevertheless, due to the uptempo songs and the smooth mixing of their voices, this album continues to find its way into my cd player every now and again.