2010 album from the Punk popsters. The album gets off to a faster start with "Irrational Anthem," a sort of thematic overture for the record. "Lyrically," says Higgenson, "I think it says exactly what I want the album to say. I think the line that sums up the whole album is Let your mind go anywhere it wants to. Don't lose your imagination. Don't get so wrapped up in your day-to-day life that you forget to dream or be creative, or forget to recapture those things or at least remember them. That's the beauty of life. I'm a very nostalgic guy, so a lot of where my head lives is in memories. I spend a lot of my time looking back and smiling at past things that have happened in my life."
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I too love this album. Being an aged Brit, I failed to identify with the High School angst of the earlier CD I had but this has a maturity that appeals to a wider age range. The customary clever lyrics are there - just the track "Killer" alone is worth buying the album for! I'd ask anyone to give it a listen. There is not a bad track contained within it and I guarantee you'll be humming them all after a few listens. Simply wonderful!
Like many others, my first introduction to the Plain White T's was Hey There Delilah. It's a song I like very much, but from just this one song, it's impossible to appreciate the talent and range of the group. This album has songs in different styles, from simple and near-acoustic to rock anthems. The songs are both classic and modern at the same time. All of the songs have beautiful singable melodies and good hooks. Here are some of the songs I like best:
Boomerang, feels sort of like the Beatles, Squeeze, or Queen. Could have come from Sgt. Pepper. Welcome To Mystery, really reminds me of the Beatles. Rhythm Of Love, a really great rhythm track, and nice vocal harmonies. Map Of The World, sort of sounds like Sugar Ray. Airplane, this is the "almost acoustic" one, with simple plaintive lyrics. Make It Up As You Go, sort of pop-rock with a modern country feel.
I'm likely to listen to this album over and over again, and I'll look for other...
This is a great album, which is usually too simple of a description, but when my only exposure to Plain White T's before this was a song I genuinely loathe called "Hey There Delilah" it really means something. I find the single on this album (Rhythm of Love) better than that song but at the same time much less likeable than every other song on this entire album. I think these guys are much better when they go in other directions besides the standard made for radio single. Songs like Welcome to Mystery and Map of the World are the purist examples of this. The album starts out with an anthem of sorts and leads up to the title track with many creative songs having not only to do with the typical love material found on these types of records, but also dealing with subjects such as another world you can escape to and wondering about where you fit in to the universe. Yes this is the same band who did that annoying Delilah song but I really consider this to be quite good. If you don't...
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