Excellent Pop Punk
L. Snook | Kansas. The State | 09/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I hate reading a review like Nick's that basically says he really likes the CD but then gives it 3 stars. Granted this CD is obviously not breaking any new ground, but it is a stellar listen. This is probably my favorite pop punk band (though who knows what all that title could include for different people). Set Your Goals is just really really good at making hook laden pop punk tunes. Taking it at that there's no way I could rate this less than 5 stars. My favorite track right now is probably Summer Jam, which is a ridiculously fun song that I can't get enough of. Gaia Bleeds and Look Closer are my two other favorites at the moment.
Also another thing about the Nick review, I strongly disagree with the notion that track 2 and 11 are just filler. I think they are an excellent part to the CD that help create a great flow. They are not full songs, but more like introductions to the songs that follow. They did the same thing with a couple tracks on Mutiny! as well and I think it really adds a great deal to the listening experience. Which reminds me that that is one of the big reasons I enjoy this band so much. They really know how to create a CD that fits together very well ."