I agree that Hit the Lights also have similarities to Fall Out Boy, but I dont think they are ripping them off. Hit the Lights live sound exactly like CD. His voice is perfect, not a single note off. It actually was hard to believe. Even their back up vocalists were perfect. They all harmonize extremely well together. Their live show is what made me a fan of them. They put on a hell of a show, and are nothing less that spot on with thier performance.
I see HTL as more of a NFG rip-off than FOB rip-off.. They aren't horrible, though. I just do not care for 'em.
All Time Low, HTL, Plain White T's, CIWWAF etc. is ALL B GRADE POP PUNK. Some people will fall in love with them because their juvenile angst is easily relatable, and catchy.
None of these bands will ever compare to FOB, NFG, TSL, Blink or any of the other bands who have done it right, have had the talent to mature and be creative without being unoriginal, and have had that overall star quality.
This cd isnt as bad as Gabe's nunmbers show, but it most certainly isnt worth my hard earned money.
whatever a reviewer says, goes. but this review was as biting as razor blades. even i was skeptical when i first saw the four play awhile back, but i've been warmed up great amounts. plus, they're a fabulous live band - positive, fun, and dreamy as hell, so i'm not too worried. like everyone's been saying, it's nice to see such a harsh review, even if it is ATL. you don't see enough of that here.