Motion City Soundtrack - The Future Freaks Me Out
Motion City Soundtrack - The Future Freaks Me Out (17/11/03 Epitath Records) - Single Review

Motion City Soundtrack
The Future Freaks Me Out
(17/11/03 Epitath Records)

If punk becomes anymore sugar coated, then its rotten stench will start attracting culture vultures like pop idol contestants who scour around for what is popular and devour it mercilessly. Thanks to Sugarcult, Avril Lavigne All American Rejects and admittedly to a lesser extent Motion City Soundtrack, who produce forced and whining lyrics coupled with soft and sappy guitars are a bigger insult to Joe Strummer than if they were to piss on his grave whilstsinging a collective version of ‘Skater Boy’. Never mind the future; it is what’s going on now that is quite freaky.

Motion City Soundtrack - The Future Freaks Me Out (17/11/03 Epitath Records) - Single Review

Maybe it is unfair to totally dismiss Motion City Soundtrack as singer Justin Pierre with his LessthanJake meets Sugarcult does sound sincere, in this pop punk rant about missing a loved one. The Bside ‘1000 Paper Cranes’ is more intriguing and angrier track that sees Pierre’s vocals take on a tougher tone as he rips into human nature. It is still hard to avoid the forced feel to the band though and doesn’t do a great deal to allay fears about the state of modern punk.

David Adair



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