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Plain White T's - Big Bad World (Cover Artwork)

Plain White T's

Plain White T's: Big Bad WorldBig Bad World (2008)
Buena Vista Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 2


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I'm sure that I have no credibility left whatsoever, so I'm just gonna go ahead and review the new Plain White T's album. You're probably thinking, "What's next, Hannah Montana?" and I'd be lying if I said that I would never go that far. I'm a slave to pop music -- there, I said it. In the case o.
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I'm sure that I have no credibility left whatsoever, so I'm just gonna go ahead and review the new Plain White T's album. You're probably thinking, "What's next, Hannah Montana?" and I'd be lying if I said that I would never go that far.

I'm a slave to pop music -- there, I said it. In the case of the Plain White T's, what used to be cutesy pop-punk has now lost any hint of punk, and replaced it with acoustics in some songs and dance beats in others. Believe it or not, 2008's Big Bad World is actually their fifth full length since forming in 1997. That's pretty legit, considering 75% of their fans didn't even know they existed until the 2006 single "Hey There Delilah." Based on the popularity and constant airplay that song received, it's obvious that the group followed suit with "1, 2, 3, 4." It's slow, it's extremely cute, and it seems that they've taken a lesson or two on what to say to make 14-year-old girls swoon. Masters of the cute card, there's no denying that they know how to make your heart melt...

Make me feel good when I hurt so bad / best that I've had / I'm so glad i found you / I love being around you, you make it easy / It's easy as 1, 2, 1 2 3 4... There's only 1 thing 2 do, 3 words 4 you... I love you
Barf! When I said I was a slave to pop music, that's not exactly what I had in mind.

Forget about the lyrics and the constant "oooh"s, "doo doo doo"s and "la la la"s for a second, though, and the album isn't all bad. Adopting a slightly more mature sound mimicking that of the Early November (particularly 'Mother' from The Mother, The Mechanic and the Path) incorporating horns, violin and harmonica, the Plain White boys have the verses down to a "T," but they can never seem to hold it together in the chorus. In "Meet Me in California" or "Natural Disaster," for example, both start off sounding like good, upbeat, unique pop songs, but as soon as they cross that bridge they fall apart into cheesy doughy lame poop. And then there's "Sunrise," which loosely sounds like Pink Floyd meets the Beatles meets the Backstreet Boys. Interesting, to say the least.

Fun fact: Most of these songs are about sex!

 


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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
shitstorm (October 14, 2008)

love this album. didn't think that i would like it more than the last but it surprised me and i did! you need to go buy this album!

xXBeautifulOblivionXx (September 29, 2008)

If they could focus on something other than sex in their songs, they would be ok. But the only song I actually like is "Hey There Delila"

icapped2pac (September 26, 2008)

Not my band, dickbag. I haven't been in a band since college. And yes, I'm bitter about that, among other things. However, that does not change the fact that I can't stand this trite pop bullshit.

friokir (September 26, 2008)

a decent review - a pat on the back.

almostpunkenough (September 26, 2008)

*facepalm*

for what it's worth, though, this is an infinitley better review that the self-righteous drivel over at AP.net where their reviewer (and his apparently tiny penis) just tore this band to shreds to make himself feel better (about being a writer for AP.net, i'm assuming (and, of course, having a tiny penis)).

mattramone (September 26, 2008)

Words cannot express.

inagreendase (September 24, 2008)

Man, I was all about that Knockout CD for the first three months I had it.

Animal26 (September 24, 2008)

jeez... haters.org this guy below me is a perfect example. "your band sucks. my band rules" sure, dude. can't wait to check it out.

icapped2pac (September 24, 2008)

This douchebag bullshit music doesn't matter because Racing Exit 13 finally put up their album for download via SnoCap on their myspace page. http://www.myspace.com/racingexit13

Score is for them.

damnitsderek (September 24, 2008)

They look like a bad doo wop gang.

swarley (September 24, 2008)

That IS a Fun Fact!

ddb43 (September 24, 2008)

This band is terrible. I actually listened to some of this on myspace, and afterwads I had to go straight to the Off With Their Heads page to get that shit taste out of my mouth. My ears might not ever fully recover!

fallingupwards84 (September 24, 2008)

I'm sure that I have no credibility left whatsoever

Did you have any credibility in the first place on here? I've never heard of you before.

timorous_me (September 23, 2008)

This band always reminds me of the days before ipods, when I always kept the Thick OIL comp in the car and always skipped these guys.

That comp was awesome, this band is not.

greg0rb (September 23, 2008)

It's funny, I was just talking about these guys and how weird it is they got so big, because my old band (also based in Chicago) played with them a couple of times. Once was maybe 2001 and it was in a coffee shop in Rock Island, IL. They did a pretty sweet cover of Livin' on a Prayer and for some reason I got their self-released CD called Come on Over. I should sell it on eBay probably. I think only two of those dudes are still in the band, but we also played with Demar's old band Knockout and he is a pretty kickass drummer. Anyways... I've incriminated myself enough for the night...

genebuonaccorsi (September 23, 2008)

this review never makes a point

conebone69 (September 23, 2008)

Score is for the review

I've never heard of this band and I have no intention of checking them out.

When it comes to cutesy music, I'll stick with NKOTB

mikexdude (September 23, 2008)

Ooooooooooooooooh, it's what you do to meeeeeee...

SydBarrett420 (September 23, 2008)

Score is for Crystal Meth

Nick_V (September 23, 2008)

"This band sucks more than a fat chick infront of you at a buffet ... Her and her fat mom should be at the salad bar. Not eating pie. Fuck."

And seriously, what is it with parking meters? Do they exist in some parallel dimension where an hour only lasts a few minutes? I swear, you can put ten bucks into the damn thing, it'll never give you enough time. You'll get back from Burger King or whatever, and BOOM! There's a parking ticket! Those meters are somethin' else, I tell ya...

freesandwich (September 23, 2008)

I slang in my white tee. I bang in my white tee.

Holy_Balls (September 23, 2008)

This band sucks more than a fat chick infront of you at a buffet. Not only is she ugly, she'll probably get the last piece of apple pie. I hate that bitch. Her and her fat mom should be at the salad bar. Not eating pie. Fuck.

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