The Get Up Kids- There are Rules (2011)

They broke up in 2005 playing their last shows in Kansas City, one of which the writer attended flying half-way across the country to pay due homage to a band that had such a huge influence on his musical tastes.

As happens they couldn’t let it rest and after several side projects didn’t lead where they had been hoping, they’re back.  
It’s driving pop-rock with a heavier influence on the synthesizers than previous records with a bit more production in re-verb as well but the album is just not needed.  The band is trying to do too much while not doing much at all and you can’t help but feel the sharp blade of nostalgia stab at your ribs as you listen.
Do 4-minute Mile or Something to Write Home About
3/10

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