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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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Amnesia
I drove by all the places we used to hang out getting wasted I thought about our last kiss, how it felt the way you tasted And even though your... See the rest of the song lyrics
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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: 20 out of 38
  2. Negative: 12 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. Jul 6, 2019
    10
    5 Seconds of Summer has become one of my top 5 favorite bands and one of my favorite musical performers of all time. I loved all of the videos5 Seconds of Summer has become one of my top 5 favorite bands and one of my favorite musical performers of all time. I loved all of the videos and they were all very fun and done well. I loved the album cover. The songs I loved the most were Amnesia, She Looks So Perfect, Good Girls, Beside You, Kiss Me Kiss Me, Don't Stop, and English Love Affair. Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2015
    10
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  4. Aug 25, 2015
    7
    People think they are bad because of being a teen band. This album is nothing new and is just simple rock-pop but is still fresh and good.People think they are bad because of being a teen band. This album is nothing new and is just simple rock-pop but is still fresh and good. They are cute teen but it doesn't mean that they're bad, actually they're very talented. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2014
    5
    Po kjo është një tjetër i përgjithshëm band djalë pop , por ju nuk mund ta mohojnë se shumë prej këngëve në album janë sheqer , mbi tëPo kjo është një tjetër i përgjithshëm band djalë pop , por ju nuk mund ta mohojnë se shumë prej këngëve në album janë sheqer , mbi të prodhuar , dhe vetëm dua të bëjë që ju të merrni nga vendi juaj dhe valle . Megjithatë, lyrically kjo LP bie banesë me jo më shumë se melodramës ditës TV .

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  6. Jul 22, 2014
    3
    Honestly, this album isn't bad but it sounds like an album from Green Day but in its pop version. The lyrics are good, but... why their fansHonestly, this album isn't bad but it sounds like an album from Green Day but in its pop version. The lyrics are good, but... why their fans are saying they're not like One Direction? The lyrics are similar to One Direction's. The only difference between them it's the "punk" way they act and play. 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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