Don't let the look of Stereos fool you: beneath their blinged-out logo and full-on mosaic of tattoos, this Canadian quintet throws down some pretty popped out tunes. Their self-titled debut album starts out with "Addicted," an easily forgettable song, but fun to jam out to. Far East Movement breathes some life into the somewhat flat lyrics of their next track "Get With You." Like a lot of pop bands, most of the vocals rely heavily on auto-tune (every bands saving grace!) and every song's beat becomes very predictable.
Despite this, Stereos' songs are immensely fun. While their lasting power weakly extends to the album's gems "Summer Girl" and "Jet Black Cadillac," you might find the urge to turn up Stereos at your next party. The themes of the songs go back and forth between puppy-dog love and semi-innocent partying. There were quite a few songs like "Hey Cupid" and "She Only Likes Me When She's Drunk" that have the potential to explode with sound, but miss the cue and therefore never grab the opportunity at all.
If you're a fan of Forever the Sickest Kids, Cash Cash or Danger Radio, you'll probably enjoy Stereos. They're fun; nothing special or memorable. If you need to dance around for a few minutes to forget your troubles, turn on "Throw Ya Hands Up." Stereos is a pretty great summer soundtrack, but you'll probably tire of their sound after a few weekends.
Songs most likely to get stuck in your head: "Turn It Up" or "Summer Girl"
3 out of 5 by Freelancer Connie Redfield