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‘Rhythm of Love’ falsely advertises ‘Wonders of the Younger’

By Tristan Buirley, Staff Writer

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The Plain White T’s newest CD, Wonders of the Younger, released in 2010, fell quite short of the catchy tunes that I’ve come to expect from them. Like most people who bought it, I was drawn in by the song “Rhythm of Love.” It’s a good song with fun lyrics and a sound that draws you in; that, however, is the complete opposite of the rest of the album. After listening to the album, I learned why the only song from it played on the radio is “Rhythm of Love.” It was kind of like a downward spiral, with the songs getting progressively worse until they reach the point where I didn’t even want to listen to the introduction. Some of the songs had misleadingly interesting intros, like “Last Breath,” with a cool stringed instrument beginning, and the offbeat start to “Cirque Dans La Rue.” This song starts out with a weird demented circus sound that builds false high expectations. Overall, I was disappointed with what The Plain White T’s produced in Wonders of the Younger; I wanted to be able to listen to more than one song off this album without recoiling in horror.

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3 Responses to “‘Rhythm of Love’ falsely advertises ‘Wonders of the Younger’”

  1. Andrea Rollert on April 28th, 2011 10:48 am

    I completely disagree with you Tristan! I think this cd has some of the best songs I’ve heard in a while. It’s not necessarily the type of cd you want to rock out to, but the songs are pretty meaningful and definitely my style. And ‘Rhythm of Love’ is the worst song on the cd, even though it is okay. I give the cd 5 stars, not half a star like Tristan.

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  2. Destre on May 3rd, 2011 10:10 am

    What did you expect from a band like this?! They are, after all, responsible for what has to be one of the worst songs of this decade, “Hey There Delila.”

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  3. Dakota Miller on May 9th, 2011 7:05 am

    I agree strongly with Tristan on this – The Plain White Tees have an incredibly bland, whiny, overly annoying style of music that really … shines? I wouldn’t know the adjective to use other than that – in an album that really is very sub-par.

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