Sound — 9
Good sound on this album, punk-pop riffs and catchy melodies. This sound is some what more meaningful than James's predicessors, Busted. Working with a producer who worked with the Foo Fighters, James songwriting talent shone through on the songs Sick, Slacker, Eddie's Song, Boyband. All the songs on this album are a good, although some songs may seem rushed to other people, but overall not too much wack and just the right amount of melody and punchy riffs to make this album a good listen.
Lyrics — 9
Sometimes I'm amazed at how james flies with lyrics and melodies, with Busted he wrote all the songs, and a few with Matt. He has shown that he is capable of writing album after album of ear catching material, which isnt shown in the right light to his credit. The songs with the most lyrical talent are Eddie's Song, Sick, Slacker, Ticket Outta Loserville, Party's Over. He writes to a teenage/high school point of view, with lyrics that any kid or teenager will go through at some point in their life, this earning Busted rave reviews because their sound was so fresh to listeners of punk-pop. James normally writes about girls, or his own persoanl experiences, or just what goes on around him. Good lyrical content overall.
Overall Impression — 10
Since being a big fan of Busted, I found this album to be the perfect antidote because before Son Of Dork, McFly were the only household name in Britain carrying success in the pop world, but now Son Of Dork hope to breathe fresh air into the lungs into the pop-punk world. With an arsenal of musical talent Son of Dork will go far, this album was amazing quality abit short but its packed with songs that even the most nuteral listeners may even enjoy. If you are curious and not just someone who will say it's a Busted spin-off then it's a worthwhile purchase.