Album Review
Under Spinning Lights - It's Saturday Night... Album Cover

Under Spinning Lights - It's Saturday Night...

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Under Spinning Nights - It's Saturday Night EP
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: December 2009
“She’s just a baby girl letdown/Another product of this town/ And I cant believe I let her get the best of me.” Under Spinning Lights will not make you ponder the meaning of life, unless your meaning of life is having fun and partying. That being said, it’s not like it was their intent anyway. Merely the first few seconds of any of their songs leaves the impression that they definitely know how to entertain the masses. With deliciously catchy hooks, frequent use of synth, and strong vocals, Under Spinning Lights could be described as the audio version of Pop Rocks candy or Chubby Soda. Already with a respectable fan base, Under Spinning Lights could be one of the lucky few that make a name for themselves in the dance-pop-rock circuit.

“Overwhelming (Should’ve Known)” starts off the EP strong, jam-packed with electronic beats and vocal tweaks. Maintaining the same high energy and catchiness, “Saturday Night” picks up where “Overwhelming” left off. A dance-floor anthem, “Saturday Night” is about telling a girl he’s not going to care if she leaves. There is a very faint Angels and Airwaves-sounding part at the beginning before the song flows into an energetic electro-pop melody. “Baby Girl Letdown” is one of the highlights on the album. Catchy and fast-paced, it’s along the same lines as “My Worst Nightmare” by Forever the Sickest Kids, while bearing semblance to Cash Cash. “Lights Out” finishes the album with the same high-energy as that it started with.

The boys of Under Spinning Lights are the full package: promotable, easy-going, and fun. While following the frequently trodden path of electro-powerpop, they definitely fit the cliché of making the success formula work. While their music may not be for people with selective tastes for something different from the norm, for the rest who occasionally like to give in to catchy party songs, It’s Saturday Night is the perfect album for you. In layman’s terms, it’s ear candy which will cheer you up and make you want to dance. Although the lyrical content may not have great profound value, Under Spinning Lights proves they can establish and differentiate themselves in the oceans of pop-rock bands by leaving Its Saturday Night as a token of their capability and potential.

Recommended If You Like Cash Cash, Forever the Sickest Kids, Boys Will Be Boys, Stereo Skyline

This review is a user submitted review from SingMeInsomnia. You can see all of SingMeInsomnia's submitted reviews here.
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06:19 PM on 05/02/10
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Great review, covered all the bases.

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