While I do feel like Big Time Rush is the Nickelodon verison of Hannah Montana, and is trying to bring boy bands back from the 90's, I was very impressed with this album. I enjoyed the majority of their debut album, and the lead single for this one, "Music Sounds Better With U", so naturally, I had to hear more.
I had only heard "Music Sounds Better With U" when the music video was played on Nickelodon, so I did not know they actually had Kendell say, "I used to think that love was something fools made up. 'Cause all I knew was heartbreak. Let his heart go through hell." Its a minor thing, but since BTR is a band on a kids show, I was sort of surprised.
A couple of songs, such as, "Show Me", were reminiscent of Nsync. Which is not a bad thing, it just proves that they are indeed trying to bring back boy bands. Somehow, they seem to be suceeding.
This album may be long, but its good. I have no complaints except for their "cover" of All Time Low's "No Idea". They only took the chorus of the song, but I feel like they could have done so much better with the song. Fans all thought they stole the song until Alex Gaskgarth of ATL set the record straight. Permission to do it or not, their verison is still a disgrace to the original.
I also greatly enjoyed "Invisible", its all about feeling invisible and alone, and having someone reaching out to you. They say they know you exsist, and that they're there for you. Its truly a beautiful song. Again, not something you'd expect from a band on a kid's show.
I also feel it is worth mentioning that "Cover Girl", reminded me of NeverShoutNever. Which is a good thing, as NeverShoutNever is very talented.
Over all, I feel it is a good album. Its not what you'd expect from a band on Nickelodon. Its actually much better than that. I give their album five stars, and I highly recommend it.
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