Before the album's release, I fully expected to hate Fastlife. I wasn't
impressed in the least with, "See No More", the lead single from the album.
After I listened to the album though, my mind changed greatly. I still don't
like "See No More" at all, and a few other tracks could use some improvement,
but over all it is not a bad album.
I was blown away by the lyrics, they're not what you'd expect out of a Jonas Brother. They're down right sexual, and I love that! My favorite track on the album would either be "Love Slayer" or the remix of "Just In Love" featuring Lil Wayne. I do not like Lil Wayne, but I love what he brings to the song. I never thought I'd hear the line, "'Cause all them other bitches ain't fucking with
her" in a Joe Jonas song. I only wish Joe would have sang it himself! You don't
expect lyrics that are poured into Joe's album.
This album may break Joe's "Little Christian Boy" reputation, since about half of the songs are about sex. One of the lines that left me shocked, among several, is in "Love Slayer". Though its more of a party song, parts of it imply much more than that. "She'll love you up all night, but I'm ready to stay up." Along with the quote from "Fastlife", "Coming down the road way, stripping down the high way, romance on the horizon."
The only thing I seriously dislike about the album is some of the music. They're not my normal style, or what I thought Joe would go with. The lyrics are pretty good though.
I was happily surprised by Fastlife, and I like the maturity that Joe is showing with his lyrics. I give his album four stars, because he did impress me. I just wish he would have gone with more of a rock sound over a "dance" sound.
I love this album! All of Hinder's music is great, but this one is their best.
They seem to be impersionating classic rock with All American
Nightmare, but they did so well with it I can't help but love it. Sexual
lyrics, and all too true lyrics are what make up this
From the first track, "2 Sides of Me", you're left enjoying each track. I've been listening to this album since its release in 2010 and I still have trouble picking a favorite. My first impression is to say y favorite is the lead single, "All American Nightmare", but as I pay attention to the lyrics and really think about it he sounds very cocky. "I make the good girls bad, and the bad girls worse. Nice guys are last,'cause I'm always first."
There's nothing I dislike about this album, its amazing. With a lot of thought, I guess my favorite would be a three way tie between "Hey Ho", "Striptease", and "Put That Record On". "Hey Ho" is a song about your love for rock and roll, and it talks about being against rap like Kayne West. That's what I like about it.
"Striptease" is obvious. Its a fun song which appears to be saying someone has
no talent, but is attractive so they could get more attention by stripping.
"Put That Record On" is one I feel any music lover can relate to.
Its saying no matter what, music will always be there for ytou, and it'll always
relate to you. That one may possibly be the best song on the albun. It has the
most meaning, if you ask me.
Defenitly check out this album! Hinder is amazing, and I give this album five
What is not to love about the Best Kind Of Mess album? All ten tracks
show just how hard they worked on it. Every song is well written and passionate, what more could you ask for? You can really tell that Nich Mathews’, Get Scared’s lead singer was going through a lot while writing the album.
All the tracks are great, but my favorite track is either “Hurt” or “Wrong”. “Hurt” is saying you like seeing someone in pain, presumably someone that’s hurt you. “Wrong” is all about being wrongly accused. “You were wrong, you blamed me. Just take it back, take it back. I was blind, whoa, you were wrong.” People will always do you wrong, and I really liked how this song expresses it.
“Mess” also really stands out to me because a few months back, Nicholas tried to committ suicide with pills and already had an alchohal problem. “I’m another lush, I’m another liar. How will I stop? When will I start learning? Will I come clean and say I’m wrong? I’m the best kind of mess”. That song is honestly a cry for help when you think about it.
This entire album is beautifully written, and some tracks like “Whore” are more fun than heartfelt.. There is really nothing to dislike about the Best Kind Of Mess. I give this album five stars.
Mayday Parade is one of the first albums in a very long time that I was able to
listen to on repeat without getting tired of it. It is just that good! Special
thanks go out to Jaime Bosenberg, Mayday Parade’s press manager for sending me a digital copy of the album the day before it came out. I was blown away by the album, the lyrics were incredible. Each song seems to tell tales of love,
friendship, and heartbreak.
I listened to the whole album several times, and read the lyrics. Every song is so emotional and beautiful, they each paint a picture and express it so much. I couldn’t help but feel like someone in Mayday Parade had been through some serious heartbreak before they began writing the album.
Even after listening to the album four times, and reading the lyrics, I can’t say as though I have a favorite song on the album. They are all so breathtaking, and
thought provoking its hard to pick. One of my favorite lyrics however is in
“Stay”. “You know I still can’t believe we both did somethings I don’t even
wanna think about. Just say you love me and I’ll say I’m sorry. I don’t want
anyone else to feel this way, no.” After catching that line, I do feel more
compelled to say that “Stay” would be my favorite. The lyrics to that song
actually struck a nerve with me, and brought tears to my eyes. They’re such
While this album focused less on the fun, upbeat feel and more on the powerful, “dark” lyrics, I personally feel this is Mayday Parade’s best album yet. It outshines both A Lesson In Romantics and Anywhere But Here in lyric intensity, and it sounds more passionate. I like the fact that it was less about the music and more about the lyrics this time around.
This is one of the best albums, one you definitely do not want to pass up. I give this album five
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