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Sunday, August 17, 2008 @ 2:14 AM
fast times at barrington high.

i wasn't feeling it when i first downloaded it (whoops, sorry boys), but after putting the entire album on shuffle and constant loop on iTunes, consider me sold.

Fast Times At Barrington High, The Academy Is...'s third effort, sounds entirely different from their second one, Santi. if you're a hardcore Santi fan, you just might be disappointed when you hear this album. the boys have taken a more poppish direction, with twelve songs peppered with many catchy hooks and choruses.

being a huge powerpop/pop fan, i absolutely love this album, my favorite song out of the bunch being Crowded Room. i love the cheerleader-like beginning (Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship lends his vocals here - listen closely) and the way the verses build up into an absolutely amazing chorus that i can't help headbanging along to.

the songs are surely going to be more radio-friendly. not too sure how i feel about this, though.

anyway, try listening to some songs on youtube/imeem and tell me what you think!