Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Academy Is... - Fast Times at Barrington High

So, their previous effort, Santi, was an utter disaster. Over-hyped and unfulfilling, the album seemed to be forced and was too "studio-produced." So the fact that their newest effort has flown under the radar was a welcome sign as soon as I had found it. In fact, until I stumbled upon it, I had no idea that they had a new album coming out. The best thing about this album is that it revisits what made "Almost Here" so great, catchy hooks and riffs.

1. About A Girl
2. Summer Hair = Forever Young
3. His Girl Friday
4. The Test
5. Rumored Nights
6. Automatic Eyes
7. Crowded Room
8. Coppertone
9. After The Last Midnight Show
10. Beware! Cougar!
11. Paper Chase
12. One More Weekend



The Captain said...

I gave this album a B+. Your blog is awesome. Check mine out and let me know if you want to link up.

The Captain said...

Your blog is too awesome not to link up. I added you to my recommended blogs. Thanks for taking the time to blog and inform us of good music.

Dominic said...

I really like this album about 3 months after the fact... dunno why it took so long, but i really like it now.