Review - Big Time Rush - 24/Seven
You've already heard this album.
Seriously. If you've heard anything released by a boy band within the last few years, then you've already heard this album. 24/Seven is the 3rd release by Big Time Rush - a band whose last 2 releases saw chart success in the U.K., Mexico, Switzerland, Germany, the U.S., and a whole host of other countries. (But yet somehow they’ve never had a top 40 single. Interesting…)
The album starts off with lead single/title track “24/Seven,” a sticky sweet, One Direction-esque, summery pop song that talks all about how the boys are young and fun, and doing their thang, and blah blah blah … okay... yeah, whatever. From there, the remaining 14 tracks all sort of stay in the same territory.
“Like Nobody’s Around” talks about how the boys are young and fun, and doing their thang, despite the haters.
“We Are” talks about how the boys are young and fun, and doing their thang, and living for tonight – and I think you get the picture.
The biggest problem with this album is that it doesn’t tread on any new territory; the lyrics are clichéd, and many of the songs sound like they could be sung by anyone – its just not unique enough.
All that being said, 24/Seven isn’t a bad album by any means; it’s a solid collection of summer pop songs that are perfectly entertaining (as long as you’re not trying to take any of them seriously), and once you’re doing playing your One Direction and The Wanted albums to death, you might as well give it a quick listen.
Listen to: "Love me Again," "24/seven", "Confetti Falling"
- Harry Jean Conte