If Forrest finally got his heart broken, you'd have Metro Station. Electronic pop music with a dark edge. Less pool party more 3AM rave. We'll say Hellogoodbye for the grown and sexy.
"Seventeen Forever" is a cute forbidden love song with a catchy chorus that served as their first single. It sets up for a great CD. "Control" starts and you hear the California cynicism mixed with some sensual lyrics "I'm coming down, bring me up, take it off, let's just touch."
The first time I heard “Kelsey” I thought it was Playradioplay! until I finally gave this CD a spin. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad thing, because I love Playradioplay!, and this song is amazing. It'll be stuck in your head and you won't even know where you heard the song or who it's by, but all of a sudden you're moving in your seat singing "I'll swim the ocean for you. WOAHHHHHHH KELSEY!" This is one of the tracks you hit repeat on a few times.
I find myself falling completely in love with Mason's voice, it'll make your heart swell.
The sing-a-long is a cute touch in "Shake It." "Wish We Were Older" will be your guilty pleasure, and the distortion in "Now That We're Done" is unexpected, yet fits perfectly.
"True To Me" seems too safe for this CD and brings down the vibe of the album, maybe I just don't like songs where people are happy, but it just seems cheesy and forced. "She's too fun to be so gone with me. Too good to be true to me"
"Tell Me What To Do" reminds me of... LFO. I'm serious. It's just kind of silly sounding. That sweet breakdown they used to have in Backstreet Boy songs where they basically talked to you, that's this entire song, and I don't know how I feel about that but it'll still make you dance, so I guess it doesn't really matter much.
Usually songs about the town a band is from is cheesy and anthem like, "California" on the other hand is a cute get away song. "If we drive all night we can make it by the morning and no one has to know if we decide to go. What do you say we leave for California?" Maybe all the anthem songs about Cali have already been done. I hope every band takes the clue and writes fun songs about their state.
"Disco" ends the CD slightly disappointingly, and the last tracks (besides "California") of the CD don't compare to the first six but overall Metro Station has got themselves one amazing debut album.
The kids are going to eat this shit up. No, seriously. With lyrics like "Whoa-e, whoa-e, oh-oh, Oh-we, oh-we, oh-oh, Whoa-e, whoa-e, oh-oh, I wish we were older." You've basically done an all call to the 14 - 20 crowd. I, fall into said category, and I'm basically drooling over this. Two words--DANCE PARTY. Metro Station manages to achieve mature verses with young choruses, a California charm, and bumpin’ beats flawlessly.
4 out of 5 [CO]