Bob Hoag might be best known for his work as a producer but he also plays drums in a band called The Breakup Society. On “Nobody Likes A Winner” they show the best of themselves with a mix of poppunk and garage and do a pretty good job on all fourteen songs.
All of the tracks on here deal with losing, losers, feeling lost and everything else you can come up with involving the verb ‘to lose’. Yet Breakup Society’s main man Ed Masley tells these stories in such a way that all of the characters end up being lovable. Musically things are mostly upbeat with great hooks and occasionally they’ll throw in some piano or trumpet on top of the basic guitar-drums-bass combo to further enhance The Breakup Society’s flavour.