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Run Kid Run

Run Kid Run: This Is Who We AreThis Is Who We Are (2006)
Tooth & Nail Records

Reviewer Rating: 2


Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt Whelihan
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The sticker on the disc reads, "Recommended if you like: Yellowcard, Anberlin, Hawk Nelson, MxPx," and yeah, it's true. This is highly produced pop-punk that sometimes leans more in the pop-rock direction. But maybe there should have been another sticker, one that said something along the lines of, .
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The sticker on the disc reads, "Recommended if you like: Yellowcard, Anberlin, Hawk Nelson, MxPx," and yeah, it's true. This is highly produced pop-punk that sometimes leans more in the pop-rock direction. But maybe there should have been another sticker, one that said something along the lines of, "These are the type of guys your mom would like!," because that is the whole vibe of This is Who We Are.

Everything on the album is squeaky clean, from the guitar tones and vocals to the band's lyrics. Run Kid Run do not want to offend, which means that while the melodies are certainly memorable, they are never impassioned, making them easy to recall, but never demanding of participation.

Okay, okay, I'll stop talking about the polish for a second to hit on what's underneath. The songs are energetic and fun at their core, they just don't stand out in the pop-punk genre or even on Tooth & Nail. Yeah, they do kind of sound like Hawk Nelson, who sound sort of like Anberlin, who have similarities to FM Static and Sullivan, who both just sound like peppier versions of Mae, making Run Kid Run just another hook-packed, pop-punk product with the pristine Tooth & Nail production style.

 


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Anonymous (November 4, 2006)

Personally, I think the album is pretty solid. A nice upbeat CD with a decent message. Probably one of tooth and nail's best new bands...them and Fair.

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

I could actually think of quite a few bands that don't sound the same AT ALL on Tooth and Nail--- Emery, Showbread, Spoken, Project 86, Mae, Dead Poetic, Jonezetta, Starflyer 59, Thousand Foot Krutch (their past stuff more than their new).....so anyone who wants to say T&N signs similar sounding bands is dead wrong, they have improved their lineup of bands extensively in the past couple years. Thank you T&N for that!

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

agreed, this is a pretty lame review, but that really is what the sticker says. but there is a huge difference between “Recommended if you like:" and "Sounds like:", and they really do sound similar to Hawk Nelson, but that would be it. I mean, REALLY, who wants to buy a cd that sounds exactly like another bands......NO ONE.

so because this band has their own unique sound, with hints of resemblance to the sound of other bands, it still works. and, as I always say, if you don't listen to bands in the pop punk genre, don't review their cds, don't understand why anyone would waste that kind of time.

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

whine whine whine, this band sucks and so do you, good review

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

they sound a little bit like hawk nelson who sound nothing like anberlin who sound nothing like fm static who sound nothing like mae. This is the worst review ever..

stricken (November 3, 2006)

yeah most everything on T&N sounds the same...... except maybe mewithoutYou.

and Underoath.. though they sound like most stuff on Solid State. so i guess no... just mewithoutYou.

crazytoledo (November 3, 2006)

This album is so upbeat.

It's okay.

socrates (November 3, 2006)

the best MW review I can recall.

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

lol@ morons who use lol

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

lol@people who are retarded and screw up their "hilarious" sarcastic quip.

Anonymous (November 3, 2006)

lol @ bands who love jesus

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