these artists specifically write songs for mass consumption. and, in general, people like "shallow" music. hell, i love taylor swift's new song. i love carly rae jepsen. i love listening to top 40 radio hits. because of this, i have in my head what a generic pop singer/group looks/sounds like.
and allister doesn't fit my vision of a generic pop group. they are gown men. who play in a rock band. yet, my seventh grade cousin can write more interesting lyrics than these guys do. nickleback songs are more stimulating than this shit is. allister's current music sounds like they are desperately tying to get a radio hit.
here we are, 10+ years after next stop suburbia was released, and their sound has not matured...at all.