I honestly feel like this album end at "Coffee's for Closers". Those first few songs are excellent, but everything after is as big a waste of time as most of Infinity on High was. And many might disagree, in comparison the new AAR album is EXCELLENT. I'm going to go out and just say that it's better than their original, and easily on par with Move Along. And yes, I've been a fan since the old days haha.
AAR is"excellent"? Really? I fail to see how that album does pop better than this one does. And to be fair, I would have scored this a bit lower -- however, it's certainly a solid pop
album... better than the phoned-in effort AAR delivered.
Why are people arguing about FOB's standards of being a pop band? I have the feeling people arguing this have no idea what pop music is, and suspect it's strictly radio-made music, correct? Unfortunately, just about anything with a verse-chorus-verse formula and a hook is pop in some way.
FOB is taking their blueprint and messing around with it, and frankly, no matter your opinions on this disc, it's pretty evident the evolution would come to this. While I may not like some of the more R&B flavored tracks, I like the fact they are tinkering with their sound a bit. Listening to T3YG
and then this doesn't throw me off in the least: essentially, it's still the same band doing what they always have, just a few changes in how it's presented.