5 Seconds of Summer

Sounds Good Feels Good [Deluxe Edition]

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Track Listing

    Track Title

    Time

  1. Money
  2. She's Kinda Hot
  3. Hey Everybody!
  4. Permanent Vacation
  5. Jet Black Heart
  6. Catch Fire
  7. Safety Pin
  8. Waste the Night
  9. Vapor
  10. Castaway
  11. The Girl Who Cried Wolf
  12. Broken Home
  13. Fly Away
  14. Invisible
  15. Airplanes
  16. San Francisco
  17. Outer Space/Carry On

Review

With their spiky hair, electric guitars, and dewy, lip-ringed smiles, Australia's 5 Seconds of Summer are often dubbed the One Direction of punk-pop. It's an admittedly facile if apt comparison reinforced by the fact that 5SOS (Five Sauce, as their fans call them) toured with One Direction in 2013. However, even if 5SOS are a punk boy band, then it's a minor distinction, and one that's arguably been around since Green Day first incepted it with 1994's Dookie. It's also a brilliant marketing tool brought to apotheosis at the dawn of the millennium by blink-182's multi-platinum album Enema of the State. Sixteen years after blink-182's breakthrough, 5SOS have taken stock of all the small things with their sophomore album, 2015's Sounds Good Feels Good, a slick, professional production that finds them embracing their punky boy band image with unabashed glee. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer John Feldmann (the Used, All Time Low, Plain White T's), who previously helmed most of the group's debut album, Sounds Good Feels Good also finds the group collaborating with a handful of like-minded if slightly older artists, including Good Charlotte's Benji and Joel Madden, All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth, and others. Generally speaking, this big brother/little brother vibe works, and cuts like the "She's Kinda Hot" and "Permanent Vacation" are upbeat, singalong-ready anthems that bring to mind a mix of influences from Green Day to Sugar Ray. The rest of Sounds Good Feels Good reveals a more earnest inclination, with 5SOS delving into some dancey, 1975-esque post-punk on "Waste the Night," going for acoustic, orchestral flourishes on the ballad "Invisible," and shading their chunky '90s Radiohead guitars with crooning emo-angst on "Airplanes." Ultimately, for most of the group's fan base, Sounds Good Feels Good will live up to the promise of its title. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks: "Broken Home," "The Girl Who Cried Wolf," and "Safety Pin."] ~ Matt Collar, Rovi