5 Seconds of Summer

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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Australian pop-punk quartet includes songs co-written with Yellowcard's Ryan Key, Boys Like Girls' Martin Johnson, All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth, Goldfinger's John Feldmann and Good Charlotte's Benji and Joel Madden.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 22, 2014
    81
    Overall, 5 Seconds of Summer is a delightful debut from a group that cannot be easily pigeonholed, and is worth paying attention to.
  2. 70
    No one will argue 5 Seconds Of Summer is high art, but it ultimately works more often than it doesn’t. And, perhaps most important of all, it feels authentic.
  3. Jul 2, 2014
    70
    Ultimately, 5 Seconds of Summer have crafted an album of songs that stick in your head like neon bubblegum on a hot summer sidewalk.
  4. Jul 2, 2014
    60
    Aimed squarely at the teenage market, it's shrill exuberance and lyrical mischief all round as songs leap and sometimes creak under the weight of their double entendres.
  5. In truth, 5 Seconds of Summer are unlikely to replace their elders any time soon. But they do provide a nice alternative--one with fetching songs and just enough sass to stand out.
  6. Jul 22, 2014
    60
    The band's members pitched in writing for nearly every track on their debut, which starts with "She Looks So Perfect" and proceeds through 11 more übertame pop-punk songs about love and heartbreak that wish they were as great (power ballad "Beside You" comes closest). Still, their self-deprecating tunes have their charms.
  7. Jul 21, 2014
    50
    The lyrics leave no room for subtext--“Good girls,” goes the kickiest song’s thesis, “are bad girls that haven’t been caught”--and the gleaming instrumentation sounds untouched by human hands.

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  1. Positive: 21 out of 38
  2. Negative: 11 out of 38
  1. Oct 17, 2015
    10
    they are amazing, please buy sounds good feels good and watch them on youtube, they deserve a lot and i love them so much 5sos eu escolhi tethey are amazing, please buy sounds good feels good and watch them on youtube, they deserve a lot and i love them so much 5sos eu escolhi te amar bebes Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2016
    10
    es un buen album.. me encantaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa c:
  3. Oct 23, 2015
    10
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  4. Sep 30, 2015
    7
    Esse CD é realmente muito interessante, ele não é um album excelente, mas possui musicas ótimas, tem algumas musicas descartáveis, mas para umEsse CD é realmente muito interessante, ele não é um album excelente, mas possui musicas ótimas, tem algumas musicas descartáveis, mas para um album inicial ele é ótimo. esses meninos estão de parabéns. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2015
    5
    5 Seconds of Summer is a boyband that could actually play instruments. In this sense, they are a band. Probably because of contributions made5 Seconds of Summer is a boyband that could actually play instruments. In this sense, they are a band. Probably because of contributions made by Alex Gaskarth, this self-titled album seems like a poorer imitation of All Time Low, with little to non-existent individuality. With the exception of a few tracks such as She Looks So Perfect and Don't Stop, most of their songs are mediocre at best, with lazy composition and forgettable choruses. Despite their apparent blandness, I would still give the album a 5 because of their attempt to reintroduce the punk-rock genre back into the mainstream. Expand
  6. Jul 22, 2014
    3
    "5 Seconds of Summer" it's dumb and cliché. It contains generic pop-punk guitars with stupid lines that let you wondering why is this band"5 Seconds of Summer" it's dumb and cliché. It contains generic pop-punk guitars with stupid lines that let you wondering why is this band popular. Oh, right, this is not a band, this is easy marketing. Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2015
    0
    Bad, just bad. Honestly one of the worst albums I've ever listened to. The only good song on the album is 'Amnesia' but it can't save theBad, just bad. Honestly one of the worst albums I've ever listened to. The only good song on the album is 'Amnesia' but it can't save the album from this review. Expand

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