Album Reviews

The Scenic – Bipolaroid
Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 00:00
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The Scenic is one of those bands that is more than capable of writing a catchy song, destined to ride the airwaves for a little while. And if you manage to just listen to the song, sure… it’s pleasant enough. Fans of Weezer and All-American Rejects should be able to appreciate the familiar sounds.

But once you sit through an entire album and start paying attention to the lyrics, that’s when the cringe factor kicks in. Sure, Cuomo has written some bad lyrics over the years as well but I’ve never heard lines like ‘everything is tragic and we’re all faggots’ in a Weezer song. And then there’s a song like “Uh Oh” where the band didn’t even bother to come up with a decent title.

So there you go… catchy powerpop songs with some of the worst lyrics I’ve come across in quite some time. That’s “Bipolaroid” for ya in a nutshell…