5 Seconds of Summer

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
If one could draw a Venn diagram with Southern California punk-pop giants Green Day on the left and British boy band sensations One Direction on the right, the circles would most likely intersect to create Australia's 5 Seconds of Summer. A four-member ensemble of youthful, guitar-wielding, Christian College grads from Sydney, 5 Seconds of Summer make an utterly populist brand of power pop that has way more to do with the member's spikey-cute hairdos, skintight jeans, and twenty-something-year-old libidos than it does any kind of actual punk-inspired mischief. Which isn't' to say there aren't plenty of songs to enjoy on the band's eponymous 2014 full-length debut. If 5 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
If one could draw a Venn diagram with Southern California punk-pop giants Green Day on the left and British boy band sensations One Direction on the right, the circles would most likely intersect to create Australia's 5 Seconds of Summer. A four-member ensemble of youthful, guitar-wielding, Christian College grads from Sydney, 5 Seconds of Summer make an utterly populist brand of power pop that has way more to do with the member's spikey-cute hairdos, skintight jeans, and twenty-something-year-old libidos than it does any kind of actual punk-inspired mischief. Which isn't' to say there aren't plenty of songs to enjoy on the band's eponymous 2014 full-length debut. If 5 Seconds of Summer learned anything from touring with One Direction (as they did in 2013), it was probably how to style their hair. However, if they learned two things, then the second was clearly how to write a catchy chorus; a talent the band and their producers display throughout most of the album. Primarily, 5 Seconds of Summer deliver track after track of gargantuan pop
ock, packed with immediately hummable melodies that anyone over 30 will probably feel slightly guilty for remembering. Cuts like the lead-off, "She Looks So Perfect," and the equally wide-eyed "Don't Stop," are pure sugar, guitar-rock candy that will appeal to anyone who still has a sweet tooth for Sum 41. It also doesn't hurt that the band seem to have, if not exactly a sense of humor, then a silly exuberance for their brand of teen rawk. In fact, cuts like the campy,'80s dance-rock of "English Love Affair," and the driving, "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me," bring to mind the similarly rambunctious '90s punk-pop of blink-182. Ultimately, 5 Seconds of Summer have crafted an album of songs that stick in your head like neon bubblegum on a hot summer sidewalk.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2014
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 602537863150
  • Catalog Number: 002093902
  • Sales rank: 5,874

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She Looks So Perfect (3:24)
  2. 2 Don't Stop (2:51)
  3. 3 Good Girls (3:26)
  4. 4 Kiss Me Kiss Me (3:24)
  5. 5 18 (3:10)
  6. 6 Everything I Didn't Say (3:00)
  7. 7 Beside You (3:40)
  8. 8 End Up Here (3:02)
  9. 9 Long Way Home (3:19)
  10. 10 Heartbreak Girl (3:19)
  11. 11 Mrs All American (2:41)
  12. 12 Amnesia (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
5 Seconds of Summer Primary Artist
Louis Biancaniello Keyboards
Michael Biancaniello Guitar
Jake Sinclair Guitar, Background Vocals
Michael Clifford Guitar, Vocals
Ashton Irwin Drums, Vocals
Calum Hood Bass Guitar, Vocals
Luke Hemmings Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Louis Biancaniello Composer, Producer, Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Steve Robson Composer, Producer
Eric Valentine Mastering, Additional Production
Sam Watters Composer, Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
John Feldmann Composer, Producer, Engineer, Additional Production
Ash Howes Composer
Bunt Stafford-Clark Mastering
Lindy Robbins Composer
Joel Madden Composer
Seton Daunt Composer
Dmitar Krnjaic Engineer
Michael Biancaniello Composer, Producer, Engineer
Alex Gaskarth Composer
Rick Parkhouse Composer
Blake Bunzel Intern
Richard Andrews Art Direction
Roy Stride Composer
Luke Potashnick Programming
Sam Miller Engineer
Josh Wilkinson Composer, Programming
Andrew Schubert Engineer
Jake Sinclair Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Busbee Composer
Ross Golan Composer
Colin Cunningham Engineer
Cian Riordan Engineer
Kenny Carkeet Programming
Christian Lo Russo Composer
Joel Chapman Composer, Producer
Ago "Sethh" Teppand Programming
Eddy Thrower Programming
George Tizzard Composer
Nicholas "Ras" Furlong Composer
Michael Clifford Composer
Courtney Ballard Engineer
Louis Schoorl Producer
Tommy English Programming, Engineer, Additional Production
Zak Cervini Programming, Engineer, Additional Production
Richard Stannard Composer
Ashton Irwin Composer
Calum Hood Composer
Luke Hemmings Composer
Allie Snow Intern
Benjamin Madden Composer
Adam Nielson Intern
Terrance Healy Intern
Geoff Owens Intern
Colin Brittain Programming, Additional Production
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