A Hangover You Dont Deserve review by Bowling for Soup

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  • Released: Sep 14, 2004
  • Sound: 8
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.9 (16 votes)
Bowling for Soup: A Hangover You Dont Deserve

Sound — 8
The sound of the CD is good but not the best thing about it. Their approach to the songwriting was one not unlike the one used by many other bands. Instead of choosing the most complex things they could think of and jamming it onto one record. This technique is quite rarely used, and when it is it isn't usually done well at all. It's very hard to come up with the right stuff to fit with the other stuff. Only Bowling for soup, Green Day and Yellowcard have ever managed it like this. Nice one Jaret!

Lyrics — 10
The lyrics the band come up with are absolutely ingenious, the whole thing is a stand up comedy routine without the brick wall backdrop and overeacting American audiences. Their talent for lyrics is really shown in the jamming session at the end of the CD, where they are just pulling hilarious lines to 'Ohio (Come Back To Texas)' brilliant!

Overall Impression — 10
The style the band use is not similar to many bands that I could think of the music is similar to a few bands like Green Day and Yellowcard, but it's the lyrics and Jaret's (the singer) voice is totally different to Ryan Key (formerly Yellowcard singer) and Billy Joe Armstrong (Green day singer), and BFS are the only one of these to have hilarious lyrics. There's not a bad song on the album but my favourites have to be Trucker Hat, Ohio (Come Back To Texas), and of course 1985. If it were stolen I would definately get it again. Mainly because of the value for money, you'll pay the same amount for this 18 track CD as you would for the street's 11 track one.

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