5 Seconds Of Summer has appeared to take the world by storm, and in July 2014, they released their first full length album. It was self titled, with different deluxe editions for different regions in the world.
This is a review of the North American deluxe edition of 5 Seconds Of Summer.
5SOS might not be a band for everyone, but most fans of pop punk probably will agree that this is a great album. Some of the songs, such as "She Looks So Perfect" and "Don't Stop" were on previous releases, but the rest are brand new tracks. All are amazing, but some do stand out.
The number one track that stood out to Immortal Music was, "Good Girls." Its catchy, its fun, its kind of sexual -what more could you ask for? Its one of those songs that can get stuck in your head for months on end, but somehow it never gets old.
Other tracks that stood out are, "Lost Boy", "Social Casuality", and "Never Be." "Lost Boy" stands out, frankly, because it is highly remiescent of "Somewhere In Neverland" by All Time Low, while still being unique. "Social Casuality" kind of seems like a teenage anthem in a way, the lyric, "I don't wanna be a victim of authority, I'll always be a part of a minority." just gives off that "teenage anthem vibe." Plus, its just extremely catchy.
"Never Be" is just beautiful. Its one of those songs you hear and automatically can picture live. The chorus is quite inspirational, if you allow it to be. "We'll never be as young as we are now. It's time to leave this old black and white town. Let's seize the day. Let's run away. Don't let the colors fade to grey. We'll never be as young as we are now. As young as we are now." It sounds bitter sweet in a way, because we're all growing older, but its all about seizing the day, and living in the now. Its got a powerful meaning to it, and its definitely worth listening to.
This is definitely a great album. So if you are into pop punk, don't let this one pass by you. Because if you do, you'll be missing a five star album.
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