Taking One for the Team
Big choruses, cheeky lyrics, and crunchy hooks dominate this Canadian pop-punk outfit’s fifth album. The defiant “I Refuse” and giddily obstinate “Opinion Overload” were made for moshing, but the band also play with other styles with great success. The peppy “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad” has swinging verses and a gospel-tinged refrain, and the Nelly-assisted “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed” is propelled by a popping bassline and slick horns. “Singing in the Rain” adds an island lilt to Simple Plan’s catchy riffing.