Solid enough album but not deserving of a 95. To be honest, the only songs I listen to from the album nowadays is Came Out Swinging and And Now I'm Nothing. They absolutely nailed the opener and closer but everything in between is a wide range of quality. I don't really think it's all that consistent. I'd probably give it between an 80 and 85.
Absolutely disagree with this statement. Fireworks has no doubt set the mark for the newer pop punk bands. Gospel is the most musically creative and original pop punk album of this generation. Just when I thought Pop Punk couldn't take any more turns, Fireworks obliterated that thought. I'm not sure if Gospel will influence a bunch of newer bands like say NFG did when they redefined the genre with their first two albums, but it sure as hell gave pop punk another area to explore. I never thought that any pop punk band had the audacity to make such a heavy indie influenced album but Fireworks hit it on the head.