Chronic future = the best of pop-punk, modern rock, and rap/rock all in one package.
When I saw the video for time and time again, the video and the song itself had an amazing social message, along with a rap/rock style I had never heard before. I had to check out this bands website. 2 days later, I bought this CD and even though it sounds like a formulaic pop-punk/rock type album, it is still a bold enough CD coming from a band bold enough to finally to do something a bit different.
This group and Linkin Park seem to be the only rock bands out there that really push to blend branches of rap and modern rock together, but they are not a cliche type of rap/rock, they are finally different. A cliche version of rap/rock would be something like Limp Bizkit, which this band (or linkin park for that matter) are not. Yes, you cannot compare them 100% to LP but both bands have the same idea of how they blend music. This group sounds like a pop-rock/modern rock band like Simple Plan, at first kind of formulaic. But then you hear the lead vocalist rap and you think WHAT IS THIS? It's finally a bold type of rap/rock, and amazing songs like "time and time again," "stop pretending," and "New York, NY," are 3 tracks on this CD that show why. If it weren't for the Time and Time again as their single, I probably wouldnt have looked into them much b/c I would have thought that they are a cliche type of band. They may be on a major record label, but they are far from formulaic, even though they can trick you to think it is. Every song packs the energy of a single, which is very hard to find in an album.
Also, if you don't believe me that these guys are truly talented, go on chronic future's website, and look for the pop up showcasing their old EP. The lead rapper shines on 2 songs, not on this current CD, "jumping ship," and "lines in my face."
The lead rapper, whoever he is, has his own style of underground rapping in those 2 songs, it is amazing.