12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Holdin’ On” sounds like a California classic that should be broadcast from an 8-Track player blaring from a customized van. Thirty-five years past that moment in time, the possibilities of the era come charging from Rooney’s 2010 release, Eureka. “I Can’t Get Enough” is an AM radio classic from the days when AM radio stations played music. “Only Friend” pumps up the Fender Rhodes. “Into the Blue” is the song meant for ‘70s soft-rock stations. Yet, for all their love of retro-styles, Rooney play with an urgency and power that was incorporated by the punk and new wave bands that followed. The guitar crunch of “All or Nothing” uses Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello and countless skinny-tie bands to make its point. The additional bonus cuts on the “deluxe” edition include the full-powered attack of “Pity” and the reggae-tinged “Can’t Put Your Heart Around Everyone.” And the acoustic tunes, “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” and “Go On,” where the band proves it can even pull it off with little more than the purity of their earnest vocals.

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Holdin’ On” sounds like a California classic that should be broadcast from an 8-Track player blaring from a customized van. Thirty-five years past that moment in time, the possibilities of the era come charging from Rooney’s 2010 release, Eureka. “I Can’t Get Enough” is an AM radio classic from the days when AM radio stations played music. “Only Friend” pumps up the Fender Rhodes. “Into the Blue” is the song meant for ‘70s soft-rock stations. Yet, for all their love of retro-styles, Rooney play with an urgency and power that was incorporated by the punk and new wave bands that followed. The guitar crunch of “All or Nothing” uses Cheap Trick, Elvis Costello and countless skinny-tie bands to make its point. The additional bonus cuts on the “deluxe” edition include the full-powered attack of “Pity” and the reggae-tinged “Can’t Put Your Heart Around Everyone.” And the acoustic tunes, “I Don’t Wanna Lose You” and “Go On,” where the band proves it can even pull it off with little more than the purity of their earnest vocals.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

JMC716 ,

A "must buy"

There is no doubt that this band is SUPER talented... They have stuck to their roots, and have only taken criticizm and ran with it. Their sound is a mixture of The Beatles, Passion Pit and so many others... they don't have a song i don't enjoy. Like I said in the title ^^ It is a must buy! They have amazing self-written lyrics, and GREAT original sound. Love it!

Blizzy-B ,

is this heaven? no it's rooney

this album is incredible. the 30 second snippets don't do it justice. don't be an idiot, and make a choice you'll regret for the rest of your life. you must buy it now.

kimberlyt757 ,

A Great Summer Soundtrack!

This album is definitely a great one for summer! While their sound is somewhat different from their first two albums, it still has their usual summery pop beat. In some ways, I like this album better than the others in that I know it's more of what the band created than what the record label wanted. If any Rooney fan is skeptical about the new album, give it another try with this in mind. Every time I listen to the album, I like it more and more! I'm glad to see that Rooney hasn't drastically changed their sound to fit popular music like some bands do. This album is a definite must-buy!

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