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Still Not Getting Any  Hear it Now

RS: 3of 5 Stars Average User Rating: 4of 5 Stars

2004

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On which our Canadian punk-pop heroes testify that life still sucks major ass even after achieving multiplatinum success. With the strummy first single, "Welcome to My Life," singer Pierre Bouvier whines, "You might think I'm happy/But I'm not gonna be OK." And in the chorus to "Thank You," he tries sarcasm but still sounds earnest: "Thank you for showing me that best friends cannot be trusted." But whether or not these boys are being drama queens is beside the point. Despite the overwrought angst, Still Not Getting Any . . . is a hard-to-deny collection of bubblegum punk. Producer Bob Rock gives the band sinewy sonic muscles on songs such as "Perfect World" and "Promise," and there's hardly a track in the bunch that doesn't sound like a hit. The midtempo anthem "Crazy" finds Bouvier rattling off a laundry list of social ills ("Young girls dying to be on TV," "Money's our first priority") before asking, "Is everybody going crazy?/Is anybody gonna save me?" It's goofy as all hell, but don't be surprised if you catch yourself singing along.

JENNY ELISCU

(Posted: Nov 11, 2004)

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Review 1 of 6

shakosrsexy writes:

Not Rated


Simple Plan has their own video blog! Check it out! They have some pretty cool shows on there, all that they produced themselves! It's on their myspace!

www.myspace.com/simpleplan

Mar 31, 2008 17:34:55

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Review 2 of 6

angellebron23 writes:

1of 5 Stars


Really, is this what RS has come to, give nothing-new-to-ad bands like simple plan 4 stars, you should be ashamed to encourage so called musicians like this.
This album is worse than the first, none of the band members can come up with fresh ideas or even meaningful lyrics. The riffs seems to be from the ashlee simpson, hillary duff, lindsah lohan, etc. trash can

Dec 16, 2007 12:48:04

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Review 3 of 6

AAtheCritic writes:

4of 5 Stars


Hrm. I must agree with Rolling Stone.

This is far from perfect.
But they aren't sorry that they can't be perfect...nor do they have to be.


Sep 25, 2007 15:32:30

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Review 4 of 6

kaiyamie writes:

5of 5 Stars


I love Simple Plan, and personally think they're the best band. On this album, they've done a lot of growing up, and still manage to keep their songs mostly clean but still catchy. The pop punky tunes are fun to listen, dance, and sing along to, and both the lyrics and the instrumental rock. You can relate to at least one of their songs, and even if you hate them, you can't deny the amazing solo in "Promise", as well as their writing abilities. There's still the debate about whether they're punk or not, but who cares? Listen to the music and decide yourself, but one thing's sure; Simple Plan rocks and are here to stay. Rock on.

Feb 6, 2007 14:54:39

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Review 5 of 6

creativecar09 writes:

5of 5 Stars


I love simple plan sooooo much their music makes u forget about things in your life and just focus and listen to the beat of their songs and their words... i hope they start making more music b/c what they are doin makes us wnat to live more.

Nov 11, 2006 16:43:41

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Review 6 of 6

simpleuntitledkid writes:

5of 5 Stars


There's no denying that Simple Plan's music grew with their fans. There're many songs that people can relate to in this album and despite what people say about their songs being "self-pitying", it's best dose of medicine a kid can have to go through life.

Oct 14, 2006 09:13:27

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