Monday, July 2, 2012
Sugarcult - Start Static
Anyway, Start Static is a nice pop punk album that actually doesn't sound like it plopped out of the Drive-Thru Records cookie cutter. It leans a little more toward straightforward rock, which is fine by me. I remember this album came out pre-9/11 and the band had to issue a statement about not hating America with the song "Stuck in America." It's similar to what Jimmy Eat World had to do with Bleed American. Of course it all seems silly now. I'm pretty sure 4 white dudes who play pop punk in dress shirts and skinny neckties are not Al-Qaeda material. At any rate, this is a solid pop punk album and another fine example of how I very well may be a teenage girl at heart.