Top 20 Singles | Top 10 Albums | Album Reviews | AA Interviews | Best of 2011
 

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

Calling the World
Rooney
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 8/20/2007 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


Lead to Light
Nico Vega


Magazines or Novels
Andy Grammer


We Are Only What We Feel
NoNoNo

The new Rooney album picks up where the old one left off; solid 80’s influenced rock with a pop foundation. If you’re not familiar with Rooney you’ve been missing out. Although the band borrows heavily from an era, they borrow heavily from a genre and an era that nobody is influenced heavily by anymore. All of that makes Rooney’s sound unique. The band’s exceptional skill at writing catchy songs only adds to that. If you are familiar with Rooney then you know what the last album was all about- that 80’s rock. Kind of like Boston in the band’s later days. With “Calling the World” that influence seems even greater. The single “Calling the World” is the band’s catchiest song yet. “When Did Your Heart Go Missing” sounds like it was recorded in 1985. And “I Should’ve Been After You” has that Boston influence pretty much dead on. The first three tracks are the strongest but the rest of the album does the job. The one thing I noticed about “Calling the World” was the advancement in content. Almost every Rooney song is a love song, and that’s the case here too but this time they are a little darker. So the great thing with Rooney is that they are incredibly unique in 2007. The not so great thing with Rooney is that there’s only so much you can handle. It’s not something that you are going to listen to everyday. But, just like the 80’s every now and then you’ll think of a song that you have to listen to. Rooney’s got that going for them hands down. Rooney is what it is; a fun listen. You can’t really call it much more than that. It’s not music that’s meant to change lives, it’s music that’s made for people to listen to and have fun with. It’s happy stuff even when it’s a break-up song. Rooney’s second album here in the U.S. “Calling the World” is another strong release for these guys and should allow them to keep going strong.

Upcoming Releases
Counting Crows (Sept 2)
The Kooks (Sept 2)
Better Than Ezra (Sept 9)
I Fight Dragons (Sept 16)
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Sept 16)
Empires (Sept 23)
Weezer (Sept 30)
Wild Party (Oct 7)
Sixx: AM (Oct 7)
Broods (Oct 7)
The Madden Brothers (Oct 7)
Sleeperstar (Oct 13)
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness (Oct 14)
Foo Fighters (Nov 10)

In Stores Now
The Griswolds (Aug 26)
Midnight Cinema (Aug 26)
Royal Blood (Aug 25)
The Gaslight Anthem (Aug 19)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 19)
Twin Atlantic (Aug 18)
Twin Forks (Aug 5)
Godsmack (Aug 5)
Spoon (Aug 5)
Andy Grammer (Aug 5)
Adelitas Way (July 29)
Colony House (July 22)

Site Map | Facebook | Twitter | Last.fm | Donate | Privacy Statement | Advertise | Contact Us
©2014 Alternative Addiction LLC