Or the Beach Boys??? Please. I agree, McFly (probably 100% named after the family name in the "Back To The Future" trilogy) are enjoyable and catchy, and their energy and exuberance makes them fun and likable, but that's it. These boys don't have the ART or uniqueness that places them in the same class as the Beatles and Beach Boys. If anything, they're closer to early Beatles and Beach Boys, IF those 2 forefathers never progressed any further than their original sound.
This record plays like a hits collection, with highlights from their 2 UK albums, 2004's "Room On The 3rd Floor" and 2005's "Wonderland", plus the new "Just My Luck" for the movie of the same name, all produced by UK legend Hugh Padgham, most famous for working with the Police and Genesis, & many others.
We'll see how the boys progress as a band and artists, but at times, their voices sound like a better boyband, like the Click Five, with harmonies just above cloying as on "Obviously", and musically, they're a bit like a better Blink 182, such as the UK #1 hit "Five Colours In Her Hair", but "Ultraviolet" is pretty damn good tune.
We'll see how they go, as McFly still have potential, but right now, they don't stand above similar pop/punk bands right now, but like I said, we'll see, and I do like them, as they are fun and have no pretense or ego.
There ya go, an honest review, and I too am old enough to be their dad.