Welcome To Loserville Review

artist: Son of Dork date: 06/25/2007 category: compact discs
Son of Dork: Welcome To Loserville
Release Date: Nov 21, 2005
Label: Mercury
Genres: Pop-Punk, Emo
Number Of Tracks: 11
This is a collection of melodic punk rock stormers, the songs are full of exuberance and energy and are reminiscent of material by bands such as Busted and Blink 182.
 Sound: 9.5
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 10
 Overall rating:
 7.6 
 Reviewer rating:
 9.5 
 Users rating:
 5.6 
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overall: 9.7
Welcome To Loserville Reviewed by: unregistered, on march 09, 2006
2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: This is what James Bourne had done after Busted's split. But this no more dancy pop-rock like Busted was. This is Blink 182-esque pop-punk that every Busted and Green Day fan will love. For me this a great teen rock album that every pop-punk fan should buy. And be honest Son of Dork are not a pop band. From the punk rock driven "Eddies Song" to the powerpop/rock riffs of "boyband" and the pop-punk choruses of "Murdered In The Mosh" this is powerpop/punk at his best. // 10

Lyrics: The lyrics are also better than Busted forget teachers and air hostesses this about rock stars "Eddies Song" pop-punkers who became pop stars "Murdered In The Mosh" and pop kids who want to be just in a "boyband." The lyrics are awesome and for everyone who loves pop-rock this is a must. // 9

Overall Impression: This is a perfect album for pop-punk fans. There's no chance to listen to punk-pop and not fall in love with Son Of Dork's sound great album, great rock n roll music and f--k off to everyone who says that Son Of Dork are pop. // 10

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overall: 9.3
Welcome To Loserville Reviewed by: Sick_of_you, on february 01, 2006
1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Sound: 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. // 9

Lyrics: 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. // 9

Overall Impression: 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. // 10

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overall: 9.7
Welcome To Loserville Reviewed by: 19371, on june 25, 2007
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: This is an Album by ex-Busted member James Bourne (vocals and rhythm guitar). He has shown that he can go from Pop music to pop-punk and even punk, but this album is a lot like if Busted were together one that they would have made. But still this album is one of the great albums I own, it has some stompong guitar riffs (Boyband, Eddie's Song and Ticket Outta Loserville) some great Vocals (Steve Rushton and James Bourne) and just overrall a great sound. // 10

Lyrics: When I heard the lyrics in the single Ticket Outta Loserville, I thought wow. Those were some of the most creative lyrics James Bourne has written, they are full of energy and great interludes. The same when he was in Busted really just full of energy and not a love song. There are other songs with quite bad lyrics in such as the song "Boyband", the lyrics are: I get calls from girls who saw me on the TV, behind my back they're saying nasty things about me. Although it doesn't look that bad just written down, if you listen to it, it's a bit sad. But then again you have a song called "Sick" which has everything you'd want in a punk song, heavy chorus, blazing guitar solo's, drums out of control, everything you want. Such a great song. // 9

Overall Impression: This album is just a great album overall from the first track (Ticket Outta Loserville) to the last (Murdered In The Mosh). This album is the best. They are all great, not a weak song on the album. There is nothing bad about this album at all, the good thing is that they have done very well for themselves whatever anyone else says. And if this was stolen I would definately buy it again. Hope you enjoy it. // 10

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overall: 9.3
Welcome To Loserville Reviewed by: fedeforever, on april 19, 2006
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Sound: Son Of Dork are the new band from ex-Busted James Bourne. James Bourne was in one of the biggest pop-rock bands of Britain and when suddenly a member of the band decided to follow his heart and concertrate on his emo/post-hardcore project 'Fightstar' the band split up. So now James Bourne is back with a massive album. This is American pop-punk played by British man. From the power ballad 'Sick' to the punk-pop blasts like 'Ticket Outta Loserville' and 'Eddies Songs' this is a must for all the Blink 182 fans. // 9

Lyrics: James Bourne is songwritting legend his band write great pop-punk songs and ofcourse great lyrics. Rock stars who have 27 kids and they doesn't and punk poppers who became pop stars and that kind of things. All of this make this a teenage rock must. // 9

Overall Impression: This is a Blink 182/Busted album but Son Of Dork now how to make it on their own. This pop-punk at his best. And we're talking about pop-punk not about pop that Busted was playing. Son Of Dork deserve their moment in British rock 'n' roll history. // 10

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