It's Like Love - You're Too Sweet For Rock & Roll
乐队名称：It's Like Love
专辑名称：You're Too Sweet For Rock & Roll
公司厂牌：Tragic Hero Records
It was inevitable that after releasing such a solid EP that It's Like Love would eventually get signed. Tragic Hero Records became the lucky home for the powerpop quintet back in August of '08 and now five months later, they're releasing their debut album, You're Too Sweet for Rock & Roll.
The aforementioned EP, I'm Selling Your Things, was a synth-driven trip into poppy melodies, catchy hooks and infectious vocals; it reminded me much of early Motion City Soundtrack. You're Too Sweet possesses some of the same qualities present in the EP but still manages to let the listener realize that this isn't the same It's Like Love from over a year and a half ago.
The band shows off their progression with tracks like "Untitled," a mellow acoustic song, and "Without You," the album's slowest song powered by piano throughout. However, songs such as "Devin, Don't Give Up" and "It's Not Me, It's You" (the album's opener) display their Motion City Soundtrack-esque musicianship which their earlier fans have grown accustomed to.
"You Put the Whore in Sorority" takes the band's catchiness to a whole new level as the song's chorus is one of the strongest in the band's catalog and arguably in the genre. It's Like Love also makes the un-surprising move of re-recording tracks from their EP to add to the full-length. The re-recorded tracks, "Keep Your Eyes On Me," "Alcohol Brings Out the Bedroom Eyes," and "So I Lied" may take a bit to warm up to for listeners who were used to the originals as I feel the band took away the zing that made them previously pop.
All in all, it's January; it's cold, and there's not too many things I'd rather do than to sit back with the heat on and listen to some music that reminds me of the Summer months. If you're like me - keep warm and give It's Like Love's You're Too Sweet for Rock & Roll a shot.
01. It's Not Me, It's You
02. Take Me To Bed, Or Lose Me Forever
03. Minus The Music And The Bottle
04. Keep Your Eyes On Me
05. Devin, Don't Give Up
06. Hey Lucy
07. Alcohol Brings Out The Bedroom Eyes
08. You Put The Whore In Sorority
09. So I Lied
10. I Didn't Invent The Rainy Day, I Just Own The Best Umbrella
11. Without You