Boys Like Girls - Love Drunk Album Review

Boys Like Girls Love Drunk Album

Review of Love Drunk Album by Boys Like Girls

Following on from their self-titled debut album of 2007, Boston outfit Boys Like Girls return with their second release. The quartet are currently touring Canada before a jaunt of Europe includes a show at London Shepherd's Bush Empire. This will be followed by an extensive tour of America throughout the summer.

Surprisingly for a band of the punk-rock scene, BLG have not been content to repeat the tricks of their old material as they look to cement their position in the genre. Certainly the likes of 'Chemicals Collide' and title track 'Love Drunk' are very much emo standards, the latter of which can be seen as the successor to the group's hit single 'The Great Escape', but the mere mention of a Taylor Swift collaboration should hint at development. Her duet on 'Two Is Better Than One' is a country tinted acoustic affair that is clichéd through to a lofty string section, the results of which are uninspiring but at least it's an attempt at something different for BLG. Much better is the stripped down classical nature of 'Go', while a heavier metal riff powers 'Real Thing' as a pleasant listen even if the chorus takes an unwise turn toward pure pop.

Bon Jovi seemingly find themselves an influence to a couple of numbers, particularly 'Heart Heart Heartbreak' which is strikingly similar to 'It's My Life', and while these different directions don't always produce great results they do at least indicate there's more to this quartet than perhaps expected.

Alex Lai




Site - http://www.boyslikegirls.com


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Beyonce teased us all over the weekend, when she shared a 15 second...

Beyonce and ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Tease Us With Tantalising 15 Second Teaser Clip [Video]

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

With an estimated income of $75 million between June 2013 and June 2014, Downey Jr...

Robert Downey Jr Crowned King of the Box Office

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

Ahead of his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney has...

George Clooney On Getting That Tabloid Apology And Why He Had To

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin, the forgotten fourth member of Destiny’s Child, found herself...

A Short History of Forgotten Destiny’s Child Member Farrah Franklin

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Speaking at the Television Critics Association preview night on Monday, lead actor...

Sons of Anarchy Final Season: Charlie Hunnam Spills Details

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance

Yet in conversation with Access Hollywood, Diesel summed up the relationship between...

Vin Diesel Talks This Summer's Weirdest Bromance
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Boys Like Girls Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Boys Like Girls

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All