Get Awkward - Be Your Own Pet
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  • Summary: The sophomore album for the rock quartet from Nashville, Tennessee.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Even with song subjects nicked from movies, the only false thing here is the title: Get Awkward my ass. It's extremely difficult to imagine these hyperdrive darlings as anything but fully adept.
  2. Get Awkward is mostly more of the same but with more hooks, more wit, and a hell of a lot more emotion.
  3. BYOP remain blissfully bored by the idea of lyrical or musical subtlety, which is why they're so perfect.
  4. Still, the best songs have more than enough energy and creativity to prevent this album from being an Awkward sophomore slump.
  5. What BYOP now lack is the element of surprise that made their debut such a kick; they no longer sound as if they had something to prove, and that drains their music of much of its charm.
  6. Singer and girl-Iggy Jemina Pearl's the star, bringing admirable conviction to her tales of boredom, drug-taking and, in the case of the Perky 'Food Fight,' "extra cheese in your face." [Apr 2008, p.102]
  7. Unfortunately, creativity is nonexistent on Get Awkward. [Spring 2008, p.82]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9