Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Maine Release Their Best Album Ever

The Maine got their start as one of pop-punk's hottest up and coming bands with their first two EPs in 2007 and their debut album Can't Stop, Won't Stop the following year. By the time they released 2010's Black & White the band had adopted a new style of music. The pop-punk influences were almost entirely gone and an alternative rock and pop rock approach was taken. While the album had a few great songs, it wasn't as great as their debut. Then in 2011 the band released Pioneer, and album that grew upon the style of their previous record. It wasn't perfect, but it was still a good step in the right direction.
Last week the band released their fourth record Forever Halloween. The album is another step in the right direction and this record is where the band finally achieve greatness. From the first song to the last, the band don't disappoint. Whether it's faster songs like "Run" or the first single "Happy" or slow jams like "Birthday in Los Angeles" the band don't let us down.
"Love & Drugs" is a fast ode to partying and youth. "Blood Red" is a slow burner that takes a few moments to get into.
The album's best songs are "Run" and "These Four Words." The latter being a slow song about coming to terms with the end of a love. "Run" is a fun and sexy anthem that is both fast and dirty. "I wonder what you taste like," singer John O'Callaghan sings during the first verse.
Unlike the band's previous albums there is no filler. This album shows that The Maine are headed for greatness.

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