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Ordinary World
Tsr Records

When I first put this CD in and scanned through the songs, I almost thought it was a joke. With songs titles like: "In The Name Of All That's Evil On The Earth" and "Music Makes Me Want To Die" and lyrics like: "All the people on the street, I hate you all/Stick a needle in our eye, poke out our guts", you just can take it seriously. But, being a good reviewer you have to give all bands a second chance, so I did.

It all starts out with "Crying Shame" a slower song, which is an unusual way for most albums to start. But, listening to the lyrics, you are told an interesting story, possibly the story of Mike TV singer/guitarist/writer. It could be thought of opening the door for the rest of the album or the rest of Mike's story. The second song, "Get Through The Day" is a typical choice for most albums, a bit more pop-punk and upbeat. It's one of those songs that has you singing along to the chorus by the time it's through. In addition to the nice mix of beats and harmonies, there are some entertaining and relentlessly true lyrics. A claim to fame that the band has is being on the soundtrack for the hit show Grey's Anatomy. Featured with bands like: The Postal Service and Rilo Kiley helped them to broaden their audience past their local following out in Los Angeles. Ok, now this is not one of those radio-friendly CDs for the family. But, it will have your feet tapping and singing lyrics like: "Another ordinary day/with ordinary boys f-ing ordinary girls/in an ordinary time". This is one of the most entertaining albums I've heard yet.

-Rachel Fredrickson

Track Listing:
1. Crying Shame
2. Get Through The Day
3. One Hundred Lock
4. Ordinary World
5. I Hate Everyone
6. Lift Me Up
7. Murder By Millions
8. Do Over
9. In The Name Of All That's Evil On The Earth
10. Mean
11. A Little More
12. Won't Let Her Go
13. Sleep
14. So Sorry
15. My Wasted Life
16. Suicide
17. The Old Ennui
18. Stay Away
19. So You're Gonna Die
20. Die Mother F-er Die
21. Music Makes Me Want To Die

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