Definitely better than OK
Posted August 15, 2008
I have to admit when I first got this album I was disappointed. I left the cd untouched for a week or so, but then I came back to it and listened to it slowly over time. It's really grown on me since my first listen, and I have to say this is a brilliant album. It starts out with a catchy little tune called "The Secret Parade" ,like others, I admit I wish this was longer; because it stops at the climax. But it's still a fun little intro song. Then it moves on into the albums single, "Never Going Back to OK", which is a great song, very catchy and has a great message. Another notable track is "Myspace Girl". It's about their former bass player who met this girl at a fast-food joint and saw her name, then later looked her up on myspace and they eventually got married.(there's more to the story, I just don't have space for it in this review :P)The song has a more teen-pop feel to it, but that just testifies to the Afters diversity in music and is still a good song. On a whole, this album is well written lyrically and musically. I would list all the songs I like on this album, but it's easier to say the one's I don't like. The only one is "Summer Again" which honestly isn't that bad, just not on as high a level as the rest of the album in my opinion. This album is quickly becoming one of my favorites in my zune. So go pick this one up ASAP, you won't regret buying it!
My rating: 9.4
Edit: I now like the song "Summer Again." It grew on me :P.
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