Friday, September 07, 2007

From the Screen to Your Crappy Blog

New Found Glory
"From the Screen To Your Stereo 2"
(Drive Thru)

I've always had this soft spot for New Found Glory. I don't know if it's because they're catchy as hell or if it's because they're a group of unapologetic suburbanites, not unlike some of the dudes that I'm friends with. Regardless, NFG is one of those bands that does ridiculously outlandish covers, so much so, that on occasion, the covers eclipse the original. A few years ago, these Floridians busted out an EP of movie covers called "From the Screen To Your Stereo," and doing their renditions of Aerosmith, Celine Dion and Peter Cetera jams.

Just like Hollywood, NFG finds themselves revisiting this concept with the appropriately titled "From the Screen To Your Stereo 2," covering the likes of Sixpence None the Richer ("Kiss Me"), Madonna ("Crazy For You") and Tears For Fears ("Head Over Heels"). Like other bloated Hollywood sequels, the New Found kids play host to a bunch of cameos from other emo superstars like Max Bemis of Say Anything and Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday. Actually, there is one suprise guest in the form of Lisa Loeb who chimes in for a revisit of her hit, "Stay."

This record isn't as offensive as it reads. Of course it's overproduced and some of the cover choices are questionable at best (the theme from "Amelie"). Otherwise, it's everything you'd expect a New Found Glory record to be: fun, catchy and enjoyable.

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