DIE TRYING: Self-titled: CD

This sucks. In my last column I discussed how I didn’t want to use the term “sucks” anymore, because it is sexist and homophobic and usually can be replaced with a more accurate term, but I am pulling it out for one last use because no other term really captures the feeling as well. Die Trying is basically the band for you if you can’t handle the edginess of Good Charlotte, but still want to listen to a band you can talk about at Hot Topic. A fauxhawk and bleaching your jean jacket makes you punk, right? The guy who hired me to join the punk boy band told me so.

 –rich (Def Jam)