Order In Decline may just be the right to fix what has been ailing Sum 41 for way too long. The latest offering runs chock full of heavy riffs, slightly above-average punchy vocals and, more importantly, at a loss of that tween mentality associated to the ghost of Sum 41 past.
Overall, Disguise is simply two fries short of a happy meal. Disguise is either the work of uninspired musicians, or musicians too inspired that have forgotten to partition the fine lines between the originals and copycats.
Living Mirage is the first ride on the Johnson-less, Russell-steered ship to bigger things that may or may not be better for the band. Only way to find out is to try, and that is something these reacquainted musician friends are ready to explore together.
Simply stated, Social Cues is a forthright look inward, an exposé detailing a frightening and maturing journey, and one heck of a rock-n-roll record.
Nick Waterhouse, the album, is a Rat-Pack(ish) affair. An ode to the yesteryear brand of jazz fixtures and early rock-n-roll awakenings.
Meth Lab 2: The Lithium is a fine listen, top to bottom, if what you are looking for is catchy earworm hip-hop beats, and a not-so-serious theme. The Meth Lab 2: The Lithium is far from Method Man’s finest album; however, most fans will dig the offering. After all, Method Man, too, is for the children.
When Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers) dropped, all of New York paid attention, then all of the hip-hop community, then the world. This record is one of those rare times that in hindsight we were mostly correct. Looking back, the only obvious failure was not deeming it an instant classic.