Combining influences of Good Charlotte to the Beach Boys, FM Static holds all the essentials of a hit with their brand of sunny-faced power pop with punk rock flair. Their debut album, What Are You Waiting For is packed with teenage power anthems of monster melodies used to conger glowing, heartfelt affirmation in trials, loves, losses and simply growing up.
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Fun, but meaningless| Posted August 13, 2007
Trevor McNiven (Thousand Foot Crutch) might have been bored with writing rock songs that might have been why we have FM Static, and their debut CD what are you waiting for.
FM Static does very well on their first album on the music. The punk is impressive the music flows along very cleanly, and it is very up-beat. The single "something to believe in" is the best sounding song on the album but, "defiantely maybe", "Donna" "three days later" and almost every song on the CD are good punk songs.
The one thing that isn't impressive is the lyrics. In most cases the songs are meaningless, talking about girls, school or making a commotion. When the songs do say something meaningful, the songs are pretty much useless, and there is nothing about God in there lyrics either. The song with the most depth is "something to believe in" which isn't great.
The punk is great, but it's unfortunate that Trevor McNevin doesn't put the put that much into FM Static, lyrics as he does Thousand foot Crutch.
What are you waiting for? Buy it now!| Posted September 05, 2012
This album is so incredible! You will be playing it over and over again! Even the early FM Static days were filled with great musical talent! If you haven't already bought this album, what are you waiting for? Buy it now!
Good| Posted May 05, 2011
A good solid rock album overall that focuses a lot on High School life and relationships. If you are looking for something deep lyrically or that is more praise related this probably wouldn't be a good choice. The songs on the album are upbeat and remind me of driving down a road with the windows rolled down.
good sound| Posted December 01, 2009
while this album has a great sound to it, the lyrics could use some shaping. The songs make you want to sing along, it's just a shame that when you do, nothing meaningful is coming out. I was singing Hold Me Twice and my mom asked if it was a Christian song. What could i say? the song is about guy crushing on this girl and then they date for a while then she moves. So, no it wasnt a Christian song. Same could apply to most songs on this album. I am a fan of FM Static, but for their sound and not much else.
What Are You Waiting For?| Posted April 20, 2008
I really love this album. I've actually listened to it several times on the band's official site. and from there I had memorized all the words. but they took the CD off the site, and so I figured I had better buy the CD so I could listen to it some more. because I absolutely love it. They have got some creative lyrics in here. I love FM Static.