Sound — 9
A blend of techno and power pop give this band a catchy tune. Though highly reminiscent of bands such as Hellogoodbye and Forever the Sickest Kids, the unique blends of R&B in some songs, and strong power pop in others will keep interests high. Some songs utilize the computer-generated sounds well to add mystique to the songs, in "Control." "Shake It" will have you head banging with the catchy riffs and singing "shake it!" for hours. Overall, an upbeat, fresh-from-the-party-scene sound.
Lyrics — 7
Simple, catchy lyrics with heavy synth in the voices. Some interesting mixes with computer-generated effects have a nice mix with the music. However there is nothing new, the typical whining emo voices, shallow lyrics, and not to mention the lead singer being Miley Cyrus's brother.
Overall Impression — 8
The ten-track debut album met expectations and more as Metro Station continues to capture new fans. Fan-favorite songs, such as "Shake It," "Control," and "Kelsey" are among the great, along with my personal favorite song, "Tell me what to do," which utilizes a funky R&B sound blended with a bit of pop and techno to hit into a new branch of sound. Unfortunately, it lacks creativity in certain aspects and the lack of tracks in the entire album is offsetting and perhaps not worth an entire album buy, but an iTunes download of a few select tracks.