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Critically Ashamed [edit]
by FM Static | Genre: Pop/Rock | Release Date: August 01, 2006

This 11-track release finds FM Static exploring pop culture, growing up, and an old Vanilla Ice song, all with the trademark hooks and infectious melodies that made their debut release such a hit among fans.

Track Listing
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01. Hope The Rock Show Goes Good (Intro)
02. Flop Culture
03. Six Candles
04. The Next Big Thing
05. America's Next Freak
06. Tonight
07. The Video Store
08. Girl Of The Year
09. Nice Piece Of Art
10. What It Feels Like
11. Waste Of Time
12. Moment Of Truth

Entry last edited by CCMSingles on 11.13.15

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"The Next Big Thing" Is A HIT! | Posted August 02, 2007
I've only heard "The Next Big Thing" off the album, but this song rivals Relient K, yeah, it's that good. It's a great punk rock song, and it's catchy. Turn it up loud, and sing along, you'll LOVE it! So even though I've only heard one song, it's so good, I give the CD 4-stars.

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Great album! | Posted September 05, 2012
This album is great!  There is a combination of slow and fast songs that give it a perfect balance.  The songs have so much meaning behind them that is evident in the songs.  It's a must have for any FM Static fan.

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Ok | Posted May 05, 2011

Probably one of the weaker albums I've heard from FM Static and overall I didn't connect with many of the songs. The arrangements sound a little tired, but I do appreciate the band's attempt to vary up their sound a litlte more. Not one that I would purchase.

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Good, but not their best effort. | Posted April 23, 2011
 "Critically Ashamed" is the sophomore effort released in 2006 from FM Static. It is also my least favorite album from FM Static, but it definitely is not awful! Let's get to the review!


"Critically Ashamed" begins with a cute intro track that has Trevor's niece wishing him well on his next gig, and that track leads into "Flop Culture" which is a fun punk song in which Trevor laments the state of music in this decade. It really doesn't have much meaning, but is one of those fun songs.


"Six Candles" is one of the slower songs on the album, which is a welcome addition because FM Static's first cd didn't have any slow songs at all! "Six Candles" is a beautiful song about trusting in God whenever people say He's not real. This is one of the best songs on the album. "The Next Big Thing" is exactly what the song is about. Definitely a punk anthem, "The Next Big Thing" is about breaking into the music industry, but using your fame to make a difference, and is a fun listen.


Almost halfway through the album, "America's Next Freak" is all about standing up to those who put us down, finding ourselves in music, and name drops pretty much every artist in the music industry! It's an alright song, but not a favorite. The music seems a little average also. "Tonight" follows, and was a pretty popular track off the cd. I found out it is actually a song about Trevor McNevan's brother who passed away when they were children. "Tonight" is a very beautifully done track.


"The Video Store" carries some synth and punk riffs, and is a song about meeting a girl at a video store. I find songs like this a bit silly, but FM Static has a reputation for being fun and crazy! I really like the music in this song though. Another song about girls is "Girl Of The Year". It's ok. Probably my least favorite on the album. "Nice Piece Of Art" is a good song about how we have all been made unique by God. I like this song a lot, but I find the repeating "art, art, art, art, art" takes away from the song. 


Next we have "What It Feels Like" and I like the opening with the drum rolls very much. It's something that stands out on the album. I'll admit I laughed at the lyric that said, "don't try to page me". Haha. It's a good song with good lyrics. Trevor speaks of knowing what it feels like to be on the outside, and is one of my favorites off the album. "Waste Of Time" is a bit formulaic in the music, but the lyrics take it far. 


Finally, the last track is "Moment Of Truth". The track is about Trevor's moment of truth, realizing he loved a girl. It's ok. As I have said in the past, I'm really not a love song fan. It closes the album well, however.


"Critically Ashamed" is a decent album, but in my opinion, not the best one they have ever put out. If you are new to FM Static I would recommend "Dear Diary" or 'What Are You Waiting For" to start out with.

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Just amazing! | Posted April 12, 2011
 I absolutely LOVE this CD. All the songs are amazing! It's not like you buy a cd and only end up listening to 2 or 3 songs on it...This entire cd is riveting and catchy. I just recommend this cd to everyone to listen! :)

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epic | Posted April 05, 2011

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great album | Posted April 02, 2011
 critically ashamed is the sophomore album by fm static. i've enjoyed what i've heard.

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Eh. | Posted December 01, 2009
This album had The Next Big Thing and America's Next Freak, and not much else. The album could have had a few other songs that were more catchy and meaningful.

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FM STATIC?? | Posted March 25, 2008
ok it was good but not all that. there was some good songs but not that many personaly my favorite song was tonight but i think they could have done better=/

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not totally ashamed | Posted February 22, 2008
I like this cd. not the best but i definately like a few of the songs on this cd!

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