Two Lefts Don't Make a Right...But
label: Gotee Records
our score: 2.0 out of 5.0
hard to write a review on an album that sounds like every other
"power pop" or "mall punk" band out there.
It's the four kids in their 20's formula with the preppy attire
and matching jeans. The only difference is that these four guys
are categorized in the genre of Christian punk. (that sounds really
odd, doesn't it?) But while the basic purpose of Christian music
is to imitate what is happening in the mainstream world to provide
an alternative for the ones who consider mainstream music sinful,
is there any room for originality? The answer is no.
use their whiny voices, power chords, and various "Whoa-O's"
through 15 tracks of talking about teenage girls, college, and
relationships with people in general. They don't stop there, however.
Some "paper-thin-but-trying-to-be-intellectual" lyrics
are found on this disc, similar to those found on Madonna's critically
panned new disc American Life. ("Cause you're my dream
please come true/ I was thinking/ Over thinking/ about exactly
how I'm not exactly him/ I'll break my heart in two") Some
other songs are more light hearted, and enjoys exploring what
teenagers do, making wonderful observation. ("Whats up Dude/
I'm getting kind of bored/ lets get some food/ then hit the movies
4") A song called "Gibberish" warns its audience
that gibberish is not a nice way to talk to your friends.
But I guess
if those whiney voices and amateur 3 chord songs are your kind
of thing, it works. This album, while taken from a critical standpoint
fails miserably, is also a fun record for the 13 year old skateboard
punk. And the moms will approve of the squeaky clean lyrics, so
it's all good. You really can't take this band too seriously with
songs titled "In Love with the 80's (pink tux to the prom)"
and "Chap Stick, Chapped Lips, and things like chemistry".
And while there is a lack of originality and fall short to their
power-pop peers such as Simple Plan and New Found Glory, they
have a strong faith for what they believe in, and it's evident
on the disc. This album definitely isn't an album for the end
of the year Critic's top 10 lists, but it serves its marketing
purpose in providing the safe alternative to the naughty lyrics
of Blink 182.
liked Two Lefts Don't Make A Right...But...
Chap Stick, Chapped Lips, and Things Like Chemistry
2. Mood Rings
3. Falling Out
4. Forward Motion
5. In Love With the 80's (Pink Tux to the Prom)
6. College Kids
8. Hoopes I Did It Again
9. Over Thinking
10. I Am Understood?
11. Getting Into You
12. Track 12
14. From End to End
15. Jefferson Aero Plane