Every once in a while an album comes along that reminds me why I fell in love with the pop-punk genre back in seventh grade. In between repeat listens of Linkin Park’s Meteora I’d throw on something upbeat and easily relatable to for someone my age (who was obviously so full of angst and dilemmas regarding love). Something I could easily sing along to, or something that I could maybe play in the car without my mom hitting the skip button at every 1:30 mark. I wish Kyoto Drive had been around back then.
Some of the better lyrics show up in “Faking Laughs For Photographs” and “You Never Knew”. It’s songs like these, those that are a little deeper and introspective, that will broaden this band’s audience slightly.
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