Sound — 9
Rooney's coming out of california have recently released there second album "Calling The World" The album has a much more 'rockier'and harder feel compared to their previously self titled release. The album also has a focus more towards the keys and synth element of the band, the keys and synth help to develop this new rockier sound and act as a perfect acompnient to the guitars, drums and vocals. Another new element intorduced to the band is the use of violins in certain songs which again helps to give this record it's maturity in sound.
Lyrics — 8
Lyrics genrerally on this album are generally good, some can sound disjointed and alittle awkward but it manages to flow on the whole quite nicely. In some aspects the lyrics can get a tad cheeesy, towards the end of "When Did Your Heart Go Missing" the talking lyric section just seem out of place and irregular to the overall song. But generally well written lyrics and nicely put to the music.
Overall Impression — 9
Rooney have managed to join the list of bands this year that have eliminated the second album myth. On the whole the album is an improvement on the last and is a worthwhile buy and will have you humming and tapping along to the smooth melody and driving bass lines untill it pains you to continue. Well worth the money, well worth a listen.