Cheer Up! [Bonus Track]

Cheer Up! [Bonus Track]

by Reel Big Fish
     
 

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One of the strange things that's happened to many of the ska-punk and neo-punk bands of the '90s is that as they've grown up and gotten to their third album, they start moving toward power pop territory, all seen through a new wave filter. Reel Big Fish is no exception to the rule. Their third album, Cheer Up!, still has elements of what

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One of the strange things that's happened to many of the ska-punk and neo-punk bands of the '90s is that as they've grown up and gotten to their third album, they start moving toward power pop territory, all seen through a new wave filter. Reel Big Fish is no exception to the rule. Their third album, Cheer Up!, still has elements of what brought them a hit in the post-alternative mid-'90s -- metallic guitars competing with brassy horns, a mischievous sense of humor -- but the tempos have slowed down a little, and they've spent more time crafting their songs, punching up the melody to the forefront, turning this into more of a pop album than a smirky rock album. This may distress some die-hard fans, but it actually results in a varied, infectious record that isn't just their most diverse album, it's their best. True, it doesn't capture the zeitgeist like their debut, but there's more character here, and it's more consistent, too. Not a bad way to mature. [This version of the album contains bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
Label:
Tombstone Records
UPC:
4988017630723
catalogNumber:
21038

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Tracks

  1. Good Thing
  2. Somebody Loved Me
  3. Ban the Tube Top
  4. Cheer Up
  5. Where Have You Been?
  6. Suckers
  7. What Are Friends For
  8. A Little Doubt Goes a Long Way
  9. Dateless Losers
  10. Valerie
  11. Rock 'N' Roll Is Bitchin'
  12. New York , New York
  13. Sayonara Senorita
  14. Boss DJ
  15. Brand New Hero
  16. Drunk Again
  17. Rock It with I
  18. Average Man

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