The Paper Champions wrote an EP loosely based on the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart and it’s all poppy emo punk. Wow. A lot of it really isn’t that bad and is actually pretty catchy. But still, it seems like it’s all too cliché nowadays and the one thing that makes it stand out (the Earhart angle) is a little too obscure for most people, I think, especially the fifteen year-old girls towards which this album will primarily appeal (and evidently to some degree, me too). Good start, though.
–kurt (Reason Y)