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Man Overboard: Before We Met: A Collection of Old SongsBefore We Met: A Collection of Old Songs (2010)
Reviewer Rating: 2
Contributed by: SloaneDaleySloaneDaley
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Man Overboard sound like an outfit whose members are finally old enough to form a band so the first thing they do when they can is kick out a bunch of songs dripping with the watermark of their influences, devoid of much originality or anything else. Those influences read like the results a survey o.
Man Overboard sound like an outfit whose members are finally old enough to form a band so the first thing they do when they can is kick out a bunch of songs dripping with the watermark of their influences, devoid of much originality or anything else. Those influences read like the results a survey of any random group of 13-15-year-olds around the turn of the last century that considered themselves into current pop-punk: early Saves the Day; early Taking Back Sunday; A New Found Glory; and early Brand New. In anticipation of their new full-length, Real Talk, they have released Before We Met: A Collection of Old Songs. Now, the title may be cause for preemptive weariness in that it is a collection reissuing the band's older recordings, which is rarely a hallmark affair for any band; however, when you combine that with a band that isn't particularly original, all that we really get to see is raw potential without the benefit of time to develop songwriting. So should we trust those cold feet? Not completely, because while this collection isn't very original, there is some decent punky pop songs on here.
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