"Minutes to Miles" (Trustkill; 2006)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

"Pop rock sensation" Crash Romeo hail from the Mecca of pop rock (New Jersey) and play the kind of innocuous power punk that so many faceless acts these days are trying to commandeer. 

On this quintet's 11-track release, there's a whole lot of hullabaloo for the Warped Tour crowd to gush over, from the huge hooks and synth underlays of "Get Up, Shut Up," the infectious chorus of the title track, and the dance-rock sensibilities displayed on "Hot Commodity."

Despite the fact that these guys are undeniably tight and play with a enthusiasm that can't be faked, their whiny style seems to ape Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, and Motion City Soundtrack simultaneously without any real sense of identity of their own, causing many to skip right over "Minutes To Miles" and go to the original source. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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