I wasn’t planning on reviewing this album, but I’m currently listening to it, and I figured I might as well.
If you want to be reminded of the 2000’s infatuation with pop punk, then AS IT IS is the band for you! AII is pop punk from the UK. Frontman Patty Walters is joined by guitarists Benjamin Biss and Andy Westhead, bassist Alistair Testo, and drummer Patrick Foley.
I don’t know what I was expecting when I went to listen to this album, but it wasn’t pop punk. In fact, I think I forgot that pop punk still exists. This serves as a reminder that genre’s don’t cease to exist when I stop listening to them (I will never be rid of country music, will I?). Their Spotify description compared them to early Taking Back Sunday which I find only slightly hilarious.
The tracks are appropriately catchy, reminding me of those awkward middle school years I try to forget about. Pop music is called infectious for a reason; this album would be perfect as the background for a summer pool party. In fact, if they don’t release a music video featuring such an event, I will be disappointed. The album really brings to mind The All-American Rejects, Fall Out Boy, Boys Like Girls, and the like which I only listen to when I have to entertain the 11-15 age-range.
Why is Patty pointing so aggressively? Why are they all so happy? Why did they steal the dance theme from Back to the Future? Why is he headbanging to a light pop riff? These are the questions my friends.
Despite nostalgia, the title okay. pretty much sums up my feelings about the album. It’s not bad, but it’s not something I am going to listen to probably ever again. Sorry lads.
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