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24th March, 2012
Album Reviews
All-American Rejects: Kids in the Street.

All-American Rejects: Kids in the Street (Polydor)

The All-American Rejects' traditional pop-punk sound has made them internationally successful, but also audibly bored and determined to leave their comfort zones.

On the Oklahomans' fourth album, they labour hard to overcome this one-dimensional image, with looping synths, spoken-word interludes and household objects used for instrumentation. Unfortunately, the actual songs keep lapsing back into teenage angst clichés - which means that Kids in the Street still sounds like...

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