5 Seconds Of Summer- 5 Seconds Of Summer

5 Seconds Of Summer is an Australian band that has to me at least blown up in the last few months. They are a pop punk band, but they aren’t really the normal pop punk band. They are more like One Direction and All time low combined. Though the One direction part is a tad bit heavier, than the all time low vibe. Still they are a really good pop punk band, bringing in fans from both sides of the spectrum. The 16-track album is a refreshing debut album, for me at least where I have seen a lull in that genre. My favorite songs off the album are Amnesia, She Looks So Perfect, and Don’t Stop.

Amnesia is a typical Pop breakup song that can take you back to your first heartache, the mood, the feeling, everything. The choice to do this song as an acoustic was perfect, absolutely perfect. Though its towards the end its a perfect way to end a good album.

She Looks So Perfect is their breakout hit so of course it’s going to be one of my favorites. It’s so catchy and such a typical pop punk song I love it. Its catchy, it has nice guitar rifts and makes you want to sing the song out loud.

Don’t Stop is another pop punk anthem for the band, its got quotable lyrics. It’s like fast paced rhythm and its cute little lyrics along side some hard hitting drums make this song great.

5SOS aka 5 Seconds Of Summer is a great band, they are far from One Direction and All Time low or even blink-182 (Don’t know why people even compare them) but they find they’re way somewhere right in the middle. They found a great balance right in between, that being said this album is great. I love it, its something I would most definitely listen to in high school. The whole album deserves a full listen too and then to go on repeat. Give them a listen, you will be singing right along.
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Let Me Have It- Givers & Takers

Givers & Takers released their album from sound cloud and to the people who donated to their KickStarter a week ago. The album doesn’t disappoint, I first heard of these Isla Vista natives from a friend of mine. Then when I got to see them live I was even more impressed of how good they were. The mixture of what they sound like to me is Explosions In The Sky instrumentals meets some psychedelic melodies. Also at one point I catch the lead singer sounding a little bit like Alan Stone in one of their new tracks. You can feel the good vibes flow through the songs. My personal favorite song off this album is “lost My Body” and the title track “Let Me Have It”

Lost My Body has a nice slow introduction, it slow drifts into the lead singers soft voice. It’s melodic, and easy to digest. Its perfect song to just drive down the coast listening to, or even to just sit under the shade in the summer sun. I

Let Me Have It another favorite of mine, because of the way the sound the guitar is on this track. It really caught my ear; the lyrics aren’t that bad ether! It’s a great way to end this little album of theirs.

The album all together is a good short album. Though there are times were I could barely hear the lead vocals because the instruments are just too loud. It would be if they could have turned up the vocals a little bit louder than the instruments so I can comprehend some of the lyrics on certain songs. Even then that’s only on two songs I can’t really understand what the lead vocalist is saying. My favorite part about this album is the long instrumental beginnings, as well as the catchy melodies. Job well done can’t wait to hear more. You can hear the album here on their SoundCloud


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