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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
A band like Showoff would never make it in a world where people were nice to them. Lucky for us, they've been dumped, picked on, and double-crossed enough to make an exceptional power pop album. The Chicago quartet's debut... more »
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A band like Showoff would never make it in a world where people were nice to them. Lucky for us, they've been dumped, picked on, and double-crossed enough to make an exceptional power pop album. The Chicago quartet's debut recalls Green Day's more toxic moments. Repeated listening reveals a more emo-core band than a punk one. What else could explain frontman Chris Envy's pleas for love and understanding on "Someone" and "Second Chance?" A little electronic tweaking makes its way onto the fifties-flavored "Falling Star," but for the most part, Showoff keeps its oars in more rock-friendly waters. --Jason Josephes
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Lindsey J. from CHAMPAIGN, IL
Reviewed on 4/15/2007...
old school Showoff, unique vocals and songs that are hard to forget
A great and talented band
Elizabeth (email@example.com) | Los Angeles, CA | 02/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Showoff is one of the best bands out there. I love EVERY SINGLE SONG! Not only do they play and write their music well but, they've got GREAT voices. I could fall asleep (and in love) listening to "Unspoken Words" all night. They've got a great sound--I would say pop punk with a splash of emo and some 50's rock thrown in--and then there's the last song which is more PUNK punk (Oi! Oi! Oi!) They sound like Get Up Kids meets Green Day meets Elvis Costello...if you know what I mean. Great combination if you ask me. My favorite songs are Ralphie and Someone. Anyways, I can't imagine life without my Showoff CD; it gets be through the day. So, if you don't have it, you're missing out."
Elizabeth (firstname.lastname@example.org) | 10/04/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Sounds like Blink-182 by way of Hootie. Avoid at all costs"