20 July 2013

We Are The In Crowd - Best Intentions

So now here we have part four for the revenge blogs, as four of the bloggers have done their collective tasks.  This was picked by Luke Dunmore and was released in 2011 by We Are The In Crowd.  The band is originally from Poughkeepsie, New York in USA and was formed in 2009.  They come from the same sort of pop-punk cloth as Paramore with the lead female vocals and deal in the teenage angst with fashionable haircuts and life styles.  They have toured the world with the likes of All Time Low, Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years. 

Now I have a love of pop music and I also love punk, I even think when pop punk and emo rock are done right it can be really good and a great cathartic release.  So I have to say bravo to Mr Dunmore on picking this as his revenge blog, this is very sugary as this sort of music goes and as awful as anything I have heard this year.  So sugary it makes Katy Perry sound like Napalm Death.  Lyrically it sounds like a 12 year's diary when they have just found out what they like in gender preference.  Each song goes past at an average pace, but it just reeks of bland.  If this what classes as punk, then as a genre it should be took out behind the shed and given the gentlemen way out.  It makes that heartfelt moment in any teenage drama than little more awful.

Is there a positive here, well the notes sound perfect and there is no flat notes.  But this is pro-tooled, mass-produced and just plan awful.  I have admitted that I love quality pop, I love punk as well - this is neither and I have had more fun listening to Blur.  I try to find at least one song I like or find some redeeming feature, there is nothing here.  It is emptier than the compassionate Conservative club in the UK.  Any album that makes Cute Is What You Aim For sound good is a feat that even the devil will not take responsibility for.  File under revenge served - Mr Dunmore, expect your next assignment to be harder....

0 out of ten - This is proof that there is no God

You can purchase the album from Amazon here

Here is a link to the band's tumbir site

You can listen to the album on Spotify here


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