My Dinosaur Life

My Dinosaur Life

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by Motion City Soundtrack
     
 

Released just a few weeks into the year, My Dinosaur Life may already be the most perfect pop-punk record of 2010 -- emphasis on the pop. This is the album that Weezer could have created if they hadn't decided uninteresting frat boy pop
ock was the best way to play out the 2000s. Motion CitySee more details below

Overview

Released just a few weeks into the year, My Dinosaur Life may already be the most perfect pop-punk record of 2010 -- emphasis on the pop. This is the album that Weezer could have created if they hadn't decided uninteresting frat boy pop
ock was the best way to play out the 2000s. Motion City Soundtrack has created a bright ray of sunshine to cut through the cold, wintery months, a confident set of songs full of loud, fast guitars; smart, self-deprecating lyrics; and instantly memorable hooks. The album is stacked with enough pop culture references to keep things light despite the breakup-induced heartache that is at the root of most of these songs, and Justin Pierre manages to turn the apparent pain of his last year into pop-punk perfection, never losing his sense of humor even when leaving his guts on the floor. He really gives his vocal chords a workout, stretching his voice with personality depending on each song's needs, from the pulsing, tense outbursts of "Disappear" to the unwavering, lazy day singing of "Stand Too Close" to the remorseful, synth-buzzing lead single "Her Words Destroyed My Planet." Bitterness cuts through the big, meaty choruses with glee, and producer Mark Hoppus expertly packs maximum punch into every song in the set, while never comprising their melodic edge. Sure "History Lesson" sounds a bit too close to O.A.R. for comfort, but it's easily overlooked on an album that refreshingly sounds less informed by neon colors and irony, and more by solid songwriting and a band simply having a great time playing together. Even after ten years of navigating the new millennium's punk-emo scene, Motion City Soundtrack sound positively hungry. My Dinosaur Life is a sugar rush without the crash at the end, just the insatiable need to hear it all again.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/2010
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886971907421
catalogNumber:
719074

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Tracks

  1. Worker Bee  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  2. A Life Less Ordinary (Need a Little Help)  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  3. Her Words Destroyed My Planet  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  4. Disappear  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  5. Delirium  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  6. History Lesson  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  7. Stand Too Close  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  8. Pulp Fiction  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  9. @!#?@!  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  10. Hysteria  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  11. Skin and Bones  -  Motion City Soundtrack
  12. The Weakends  -  Motion City Soundtrack

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Motion City Soundtrack   Primary Artist
Joshua Cain   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Tony Thaxton   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Justin Pierre   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Matt Taylor   Piano,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Kieren Smith   Violin,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ed Ackerson   Producer,Engineer
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Mark Hoppus   Producer
Motion City Soundtrack   Composer,Art Direction
Doug Lefrak   Management
Sue Marcus   Publicity
Jordan Schmidt   Engineer
Jason Rio   Management
Ron Opaleski   Booking
Meghan Foley   Art Direction
Paul Suarez   Pro-Tools
Chris Holmes   Producer,Engineer
Josh Newman   Management
Geoff Meal   Booking

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