The Click Five is just the band for 14-year-olds

Gabe Gott

If you are a fan of rock n’ roll music, do not make the same mistake I did.

The Click Five’s new album, Greetings from Imrie House, is not for rock fans, but your 14-year-old sister might like it.

This is slick, over-produced radio pop that has generic rock beats in place of dance beats. They reminded me of ‘NSync with guitars. Fans of Ashlee Simpson and Ryan Cabrera might like this album.

There are 11 songs on Greetings from Imrie House, which is 10 too many.

The songs are somewhat catchy at first, but they quickly get old because they all sound the same. It is almost like the band wrote one song and then changed it slightly 10 times. The choruses to each song drone on and on again several billion times, which gets annoying very quickly.

The vocals are cheesy and made me want to vomit. Track three is called “Catch Your Wave,” and its chorus goes: “Hey girl / I wanna catch your wave / Hey girl / I wanna drift away with you / Hey girl / You’ve got an undertow / Hey girl – / Hey girl – / Don’t wanna let you go.”

This is only one example of the bad lyrics on this album.

However, I do respect them a little for writing most of the songs on the album. Eight of the 11 songs were written or co-written by at least one member of the band, but that is not enough to save this album from being used as a drink coaster.

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