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!