11 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

the New York pop-punk stalwarts' best album to date. It was written during a tumultuous year in which frontman Anthony Raneri experienced the deaths of his grandfather, stepbrother, and stepfather, in addition to getting married, having a child, and building a house. The resulting album doesn't address these subjects directly, but it seethes with emotions: frustration, angst, love, yearning. "Something's Wrong" is an affecting meditation on generational malaise, "Hate Me" an explosive kiss-off to a jilted lover, "Stuttering" a statement on the intersection of art and commerce. Sonically, Bayside don't overextend themselves, but restraint is Cult's secret weapon: choruses are perfectly tucked between tidy verses and clever bridges, guitar solos are succinct but effective, and copious backing vocals lend a sing-along quality to the proceedings. It all coheres flawlessly on "Time Has Come," a note-perfect piece of pop-punk down to its group-sung "woah!"s. It's as catchy, fun, and exhilarating as anything Blink-182 ever produced. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

the New York pop-punk stalwarts' best album to date. It was written during a tumultuous year in which frontman Anthony Raneri experienced the deaths of his grandfather, stepbrother, and stepfather, in addition to getting married, having a child, and building a house. The resulting album doesn't address these subjects directly, but it seethes with emotions: frustration, angst, love, yearning. "Something's Wrong" is an affecting meditation on generational malaise, "Hate Me" an explosive kiss-off to a jilted lover, "Stuttering" a statement on the intersection of art and commerce. Sonically, Bayside don't overextend themselves, but restraint is Cult's secret weapon: choruses are perfectly tucked between tidy verses and clever bridges, guitar solos are succinct but effective, and copious backing vocals lend a sing-along quality to the proceedings. It all coheres flawlessly on "Time Has Come," a note-perfect piece of pop-punk down to its group-sung "woah!"s. It's as catchy, fun, and exhilarating as anything Blink-182 ever produced. 

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

WalkingWounded3 ,

CULT

We are Liars, Cheaters, Thieves, Losers, Kings, Monsters, Users, Jerks, Rockstars, Hustlers, We Are A Cult, We Are The Truth...... been waiting for this since the 5th full-length came out. So stoked. CULT FOREVER

Ginsberg145 ,

BAYSIDE IS A CULT

Death to Victory and long live bayside! This single is amazing and they only want 8 for the album. Bayside is a cult

Pootavong ,

Wow.

I cried.

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