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Back on track
on 6 July 2007
To start off I really have the album unlike the other review and have listened to it several times and it is fantastic and is so far from Cheer Up, more along the lines of their album ES and Forces of Evil. For those not in the know, this is Reel Big Fishs first real album release since being dropped from their label last year and it clearly shows that they're happy again as their label tried to steer them away from the music they enjoyed playing (see Cheer Up!) and their more recent songs were pretty downbeat (see WNHTYNH). Now with that out of the way, here's the review.
This album is fun from start to finish and for any old RBF fan, the re-recordings towards the end of the album are brilliant and really compliment the songs with better production etc showing that RBF have been a band alway ontop of their game even if they have hit a rocky patch. Some of the themes of the songs are quite cliche such as getting drunk, partying etc but they're fun, happy and will get you moving so I guess it's not all bad. Song highlights include Party Down, My Imaginary Friend, Slow Down and a cover of Another Day In Paradise. The re-recordings of the older songs are brilliant liek i've said before and although Cannibal is an old song it was only released as a demo so it's like a brand new song and it's 1 of my favs on this album. Only downside to the album is 'Please Don't Tell Her I Have A Girlfriend', sounds almost exactly the same as 'One Hit Wonderful' but with a boring theme and is a fairly weak song overall. Not a perfect album by any means but it doesn't try to be, it is a fun, solid album that remains fun after repeated listens and to write and record teh songs within 3 weeks is fairly impressive, so pick up this album, you won't be disappointed (unless this is your first RBF CD of course).