Love Drunk CD (2009)

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Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 211559430
UPC 886974919223
UPC 14 00886974919223
Format CD
Release Date 9/8/2009
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Author Boys Like Girls
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Technical Info
Engineer Michael Caffery; Sean Gould; Chad Royce
Producer Brian Howes
CatalogID 88697491922
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 04/26/2010
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 43m : 16s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886974919223
Musical Guests
Taylor Swift
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Martin Johnson (vocals, guitar); Brian Howes (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Paul DiGiovanni (guitar); Julian Hallmark, Mario de Le¢n, Antoine Silverman, Sara Parkins, Josefina Vergara, Charlie Bisharat (violin); Rudy Stein, Dave Eggar , Steve Richards (cello); Vince Jones (piano); Chad Royce (keyboards, programming); John Keefe (drums).
Audio Mixer: Tom Lord-Alge.
Recording information: Fresh Kills Music, New York, NY; Right Hook Studios, New York, NY; Van Howes Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Editor: Misha Rajaratnam.
Photographers: Clay Patrick McBride; Dave Gillan.
Boys Like Girls' self-titled debut album was an unexpected success, eventually going gold. Devoid of any hit singles, the album seemed to catch on because it was a perfect distillation of the emo pop sound with no rough edges to scare people away. For the follow-up, 2009's LOVE DRUNK, the band sticks to the same basic template of super slick, glossily produced emo pop with uptempo songs that sound stadium singalong-friendly and ballads that seem destined to melt teenage girls' hearts. The difference this time is that the songs are better written and hookier, especially the rockers. "She's Got a Boyfriend Now" and "Contagious" sound like 2000s updates of the classic '80s sound of pop/rockers like Bryan Adams and Rick Springfield; "Real Thing" even conjures up the red leather and headbanded ghost of Loverboy!
Artist Overview
Boston quartet Boys Like Girls fall on the poppy, punky side of emo, along the lines of Jimmy Eat World and Fall Out Boy. The band formed in 2005 out of the remains of a local pop-punk band called Lancaster, which featured singer and guitarist Martin Johnson, bassist Bryan Donohue, and drummer John Keefe. With new lead guitarist Paul DiGiovanni in place, the band developed an online buzz through various social networking sites, which led to their signing with Columbia Records and a steady stream of well-received albums and a surprising surfeit of crossover pop hits.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The second album from these gold-selling Boston guys is as arena-ready as any record you'll hear all year....[With] sugar-shot melodies."
Entertainment Weekly (p.65) - "Three years after their hit debut, they're a little older but just as emphatic....The world is these guys' post-prom party." -- Grade: B
Alternative Press (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Boys Like Girls are capable of creating sugary pop adrenaline."
Billboard (p.28) - "Boys Like Girls bolsters LOVE DRUNK with new sounds and style shifts....The heart-on-its-sleeve 'Two Is Better Than ONe' is a sure-fire hit."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.53) - "[P]erfect pop-rock, with choruses that are as infectious as the common cold....Every melody is a sugary rush of breezy sweetness..."
Disc 1
1 Heart Heart Heartbreak
2 Love Drunk
3 She's Got a Boyfriend Now
4 Two is Better Than One - (featuring Taylor Swift)
5 Contagious
6 Real Thing
7 Someone Like You
8 Shot Heard 'Round the World, The
9 First One, The
10 Chemicals Collide
11 Go
Product Attributes
Artist Boys Like Girls
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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