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So Catchy, So Good
on July 9, 2008
Who doesn't love the Maine? Ever since they started putting demos on their Myspace page this band has blown up exponentially. The get more and more popular practically hour by hour. Their songs are ridiculously catchy and the lyrics are universal. What's not to like?
Their two previous EPs (Stay Up, Get Down and The Way We Talk) were amazing. Can't Stop, Won't Stop is just a continuation, and it just keeps getting better. All the tracks are catchy enough to be singles. If you listen close, the songs and the way they fit together tell a story. There are lyrics about being in love but still feeling awful ("Everything I Ask For"), being in love and feeling great ("I Must Be Dreaming"), breaking up and feeling awful ("You Left Me"), breaking up and feeling great ("This is the End"), and everything in between. There are also a few songs that go beyond the relationship theme and just talk about being young and enjoying life. With songs like "Whoever She Is" and "We'll All Be" you can tell the Maine's real message is just about loving your friends, loving life, and having a good time. They never slow down, and every song has its own fast-paced rhythms and upbeat melodies.
The best songs on the album are by far "Everything I Ask For" and "I Must Be Dreaming", which is basically the title track. But every song is great--no filler, nothing you'll want to skip. The songs are all attention-grabbers and perfectly arranged. The songs are so good that by the end you'll still feel like it's just started, leaving you not knowing what hit you and pressing the repeat button over and over.
The Maine is going to be the next big band (if they aren't already) in the new pop/punk/electronic/emo/dance genre that is making itself up as it goes along. What a great album.