Monday, March 9, 2009

Review: New Found Glory - Not Without A Fight

Artist: New Found Glory
Album: Not Without A Fight
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
In a nutshell: a good album, but a little variety would've helped

New Found Glory has been one of the few pop punk bands to survive over the years, making a name for themselves with their energetic forays into the minds of the lovesick. Broken hearts and friendships are New Found Glory's main concerns.

For the unsentimental, don't let that scare you off. This is much more mature and grown-up than the likes of *gasps* Simple Plan or Good Charlotte, the two worst Pop Punk bands out there. In New Found Glory we have veterans of at least ten years, growing with the likes of Blink 182, even having Mark Hoppus to produce this album.

The album is indeed a really good one. Each track is strong, and is trademark New Found Glory. Whether your favourite album was 'Coming Home,' 'Catalyst,' 'Sticks & Stones', the self-titled debut or even their album of movie song covers ('From The Screen To Your Stereo'), you'll find something you'll like in this album.

New Found Glory - Listen To Your Friends

The only problem is that the saying 'you CAN have too much of a good thing' rings true here. It's not quite formulaic, but a little variety would've helped.

I am a big fan of New Found Glory ever since their excellent album 'Sticks & Stones,' (which was introduced to me by my friend, Nasrullah), and though this is not by any means in my top three of their whole discography, it is still pretty damn good.

Signing out

Over and out

Now playing: New Found Glory - Truck Stop Blues
via FoxyTunes

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