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

 

Review Archives



ADVERTISEMENT

Simple Plan
Simple Plan
Purchase Online
Reviewed: 3/29/2008 by Ryan


Recently Reviewed:


Lead to Light
Nico Vega


Magazines or Novels
Andy Grammer


We Are Only What We Feel
NoNoNo

Two recent pop-punk releases are eerily similar to each other, mainly because the bands are about the same age and also because they’re both in danger of becoming stale acts. One of those bands is Sum 41- their 07 release of “Underclass Hero” wasn’t anything to admire and the other band is Simple Plan. They just released a self-titled disc- their third album- for Lava/Atlantic. While it’s not a bad album it proves a basic point that Pierre and the guys of Simple Plan might be getting too old for this particular band and it might be time to move on to something else. You can’t really sing about how much it sucks to be a teenager when you’re in your mid to late twenties. The new album doesn’t have that kind of content, but unfortunately Simple Plan- the brand- will always be associated with that. I will admit that this album can become a guilty pleasure- easily. Because Pierre Bouvier has always had a unique voice and a great sensibility of what works with his music- there are some great songs on the album – the two singles “Your Love is a Lie” and “When I’m Gone” are updated Simple Plan songs that carry the album. Then there are lots of great album tracks near the end of the record that carry it home like “I Can Wait Forever” and “Time to Say Goodbye”- and when you get to it there are some tracks that are easily forgettable but nothing that’s horrible. So while Sum 41’s “Underclass Hero” doesn’t work in 2007 or 2008 Simple Plan’s new album passes. I do think that it’s time for the band to move on- and they probably will this year or next but while Simple Plan’s third album isn’t a send off for the band it kind of feels like it.

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