An energetic album, perfect for bouncing around like a sugar fuelled hellion. Jemina Pearl's growl bounces off every punk thrash; an album to play loud. Predominatly an uptempo album with such chaotic songs like 'Food Fight!', this definetly a record to slap on before, during and after a messy night out. Clever memorable lyrics will prove to make upcoming anthems out of this vigorous album. Look out for 'Becky' and 'Super Soaked'. Perfect!
It is safe to say that this band create soundtrack to my life. Their previous efforts have surpassed all expectations in being good. In fact, good is to mild a word to describe them. This album is no exception. As the first track "Super Soaked" roars into action, it gives the listener the feeling that they are in for one amazing/energetic adventure. The album continues to keep up the pace with the exception of a few 'slower' songs. These songs however are filled with sheer poetry that seems to reflect every thought or feeling you have ever had. This album is fifteen songs that make you wonder how you ever lived your life without them. So what i am saying is, buy this album! Once you have purchased it for yourself, buy it for all your friends, your mum, your dad, your gran, your grandpa, your teacher, your lecturer, your boss, your co-worker, your cleaner, your waiter, your next door neighbour and your (soon to be redundant) pet.
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I really enjoyed BYOB's first self-titled offering. It was very raw and packed with energy, however its obvious highlights lay in the more mature tracks of Adventure and October First Account.
Upon hearing the first tracks made avalible to listen from this album on the band's myspace, I was left dissapointed. It appeared to a slightly inferior clone of the first album. However after finnaly getting this album and after a few listens, it is easy from the opener, 'Black Hole', to see how the songwriting even on the raw, punkier tracks has matured.
Particular highlights of this album are the charming tale of homicide 'Becky', 'The Kelly Affair', 'You're a Waste' and, in my opinion, the best track of the album 'Creepy Crawl'.
There does appear to be some filler in the form of 'Blow Yr Mind', 'Blummer Time' and 'Food Fight'. But by all means this filler is not bad, merely average compared to other tracks on the album.
Overall if you enjoyed the first album this is a must, and it is worth checking out even if you didn't. It is definately a more mature effort, whilst maintaining the youthfullness 'fun' side of the band which aided there rise in the first place.
Very soon after I'd first heard Be Your Own Pet, they quickly became my favourite ever band and just rose above everything else I'd heard. So this album was very highly anticipated. I never for a second thought that it would disappoint me, and it definitely didn't. The majority of songs on 'Get Awkward' are the same style BYOP songs that we know and love, but a style that could never get boring. Something very interesting about it is that they have given the album more, and taken a new direction on a few of the songs. 'You're A Waste' and 'Creepy Crawl' are more subtle, and not so loud songs, and 'Becky' has an old style and is very unexpectant from this band, but to many it has probably became the favourite song on the record. Beginning with the fast paced energy pumping song that is 'Super Soaked' it sets the mood for the whole record, which is just another excellent set of songs from the teenage titans.
A tremendous fizzing blast of energy. Fantastic songs, great tunes. This record couldn't be any better. It doesn't hang about, short and to the point, no song wastes a moment. There's no point in picking any one track out, there all so good. If you like Paramore give something with a lot more depth a go
So why are they splitting up? No idea. But they've gone out with a fantastic record. Can't wait to see what looks like being their last gig.