Mar 18, 2015

Smell is like, what?... sixty percent of taste? At a Loss smells great, like a big tub of popcorn. It’s on one of the best pop punk labels around and the songs are tight and full of hooks. But the freakin’ concession stand kid over-seasoned it with Masked Intruder “oooo’s” and “aaahhh’s” and the Skiba-styled vocals are that hateful half-popped kernel that makes you think you broke a filling. Lyrics about ecology, gender, and racism wedged between the love songs (and a song starting the LP about not giving a fuck if you don’t want politics and pop punk mixed) make for a valiant effort. 

 –Matt Seward (It’s Alive / Toxic Pop)

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