So the New Found Glory (NFG) boys return with another album. I have been following them pretty much since their first albums. During the years there have been ups and downs in the album quality but I can really hear the improvement in the quality in sounds from their early album to the later ones. I really like their album Coming Home as it brought a new, fresh sound to the band.
This album is produced by Mark Hoppus formerly in Blink 182 and is the first album on new label Epitaph. Comparing this album to Coming Home this new effort is much more energetic. There is a good feeling even though the lyrics are back to break ups and heart aches, this much due to personal reasons within the band. Still they manage to write catchy pop-punk songs about it. I feel like they are back into their own territory after wandering off in the previous couple of albums. Maybe Mr Hoppus was a good influence on NFG? In addition, Jordan Pundik sounds more and more like a singer on each record, he has really matured during the last albums.
These songs sticks like glue, especially Listen to Your Friends, 47 and I’ll Never Love Again. On some songs they bring out the acoustic guitars but it never gets cheesy. There are different ways to deal with issues like on this record, you can make a really sad album or you can do like this. I believe that this is a very good way as it despite the lyrics I really feel good by listening to this album. I think that this is their most consistent record yet, it is also the most mature one. NFG are back and in very good form, I like this album! It is just as good as Coming Home, but very different. Get this if you want to hear NFG in their right element! Welcome back boys!
Ryan Martin from Hope Republic ( ex Atlantic bands Frankie Machine & The Flying Tigers ) came to the guitar as a pre-teen only because his mother dissuaded him from his first choice for an instrument, the saxophone.