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Pop-punk drums! Pop-punk guitar!
Simple Plan must be back with a new album. Get Your Heart On! is as solid an album that has been released this year, and it will fill the void in your life for the time between when Blink-182 broke up, and when they get back together.
Get Your Heart On! starts with the super up-beat, ultra catchy Can’t Keep My Hands Off You. There is this weird break down 2/3 into the song where they do their best Jimmy Eats World impression. It works! Can’t Keep My Hands Off You is as fun as it is catchy, and you won’t be able to keep it out of your brain. You may or may not be surprised to know that River Cuomo (of Weezer) is partly responsible for the Awesome this song contains, as it features him on vocals. Rivers is like the Lil Wayne of the pop/rock/alt genre. He’s everywhere!
The next song, Jet Lag features another familiar voice. Natasha Bedingfield lends guest vocals to this song. This, like “Can’t Keep My Hands Off You,” is upbeat, a quick-tempo song about the frustrations of love.
You say good morning
When it’s midnight
Going out of my head alone is this bed
I wake up
To your sunset
It’s drivin me mad, I miss you so bad.
This is easily the most radio friendly song on the album, with the 1980′s electric drum beat and the back and forth trading vocals.
Astronaut is probably the strongest song on the album, and one of the most complex. It starts slow and acoustic. The vocals are longing, and it’s Simple Plan, so it’s catchy as hell. Snow Patrol could have written this song, for all you know (but they didn’t. They just could have). If you listen to no other song on this album–you should! But if you just pick one–listen to “Astronaut.”
There are really no weak points in this album. Get your Heart On isn’t going to be album of the year on any major critic’s list, but every song is a bullseye. The thing you need to know most about this album, besides it not having any filler, is just how damn catchy it is. So catchy!
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