This Is A Stick Up Don't Make It A Murder Review

artist: hit the lights date: 06/04/2009 category: compact discs
hit the lights: This Is A Stick Up Don't Make It A Murder
Released: Apr 11, 2006
Genre: Pop Punk
Label: Triple Crown
Number Of Tracks: 12
With this being Hit the Lights first full length they immediately start off with an amazing introduction.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
 Overall rating:
 8.4 
 Reviewer rating:
 9 
 Users rating:
 7.7 
 Votes:
 3 
review (1) 1 comment vote for this album:
overall: 9
This Is A Stick Up Don't Make It A Murder Reviewed by: Antwon2821, on june 04, 2009
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Sound: With this being Hit the Lights first full length they immediately start off with an amazing introduction. In "Call Out (You Are The Dishes)" it starts off with a recording from an answering machine. The background to this is that there was a critic who believed that Hit the Lights was easily forgettable and sounded like everyone else. I believe this album sets them apart from other bands in the Pop/Punk genre. If you can get to Colin Ross's voice then this will be a very enjoyable album. The problem most people have with Hit the Lights is his nasily voice. The guitar riffs are catchy through every track on the album. // 9

Lyrics: The lyrics which may be repetitive within the same situation of losing a girlfriend they are all really catchy. Even a line as basic as "You're gonna need a bodybag/I'll break bones you didn't know you had" will be guranteed to be stuck in your head. The way the Ross delivers the lyrics he almost changes his tone within the songs. The lyrics on this album are overall really powerful. Speakers Blown, Bodybag, and Save Your Breath might be some of the best lyrical songs on the album. // 9

Overall Impression: I think that this album is by far better then Hit the Lights "Skip School, Start Fights". This album is almost a heavy Pop Punk album if that makes sense. They don't use a synth and they have very catchy riffs. Something that sets them apart from other bands in this genre is during their chorus'. In an average Pop Punk such as All Time Low or Mayday Parade during the chorus they will simply be playing power chords. Hit the Lights actually has riffs which are played by the lead guitarist Omar. If this album doesnt get you pumped up or excited or just full of revenge I'm not too sure what will. Every song on the album has that eff you side of punk and also gives you that catchy sound from pop. // 9

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