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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Australian pop-punk band features songs co-written by such artists as Duran Duran, All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth, Good Charlotte's Benji and Joel Madden, with production by John Feldmann.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 26, 2015
    80
    Rather than feeling like a mash-up of their favourite bands--which is no bad thing--album two finds the four-man phenomenon firming up their identity and becoming their own band.
  2. Alternative Press
    Oct 22, 2015
    80
    When compared to their debut, the maturity of Sounds Good is evident. [Nov 2015, p.95]
  3. Kerrang!
    Oct 22, 2015
    80
    5 Seconds To Summer are clearly at their best when drummer Ashton is let loose behind his kit and the band are powering through huge, catchy choruses. [17 Oct 2015, p.52]
  4. Oct 23, 2015
    60
    Their second LP shows off their musical knowledge and ambition without getting in the way of their own preternatural adorableness.
  5. Oct 26, 2015
    60
    They should step outside of their comfort zone more often.
  6. Oct 23, 2015
    60
    All that retro angst is more rote and less involving than the way its debut tried to square loud guitars with the hooky imperatives of chart pop. In the last several tracks, though, the energy returns.
  7. 40
    Within the first four songs, 5SOS shout out underachievers, college dropouts and kids battling low self-esteem. They do so with winning sincerity, but even that can’t quite make up for the record’s derivative sound.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 1 out of 35
  1. Jul 28, 2020
    10
    O melhor álbum deles, e eu não estou falando apenas da musicalidade, mas também das letras que retratam problemas reais que tanto eles quantoO melhor álbum deles, e eu não estou falando apenas da musicalidade, mas também das letras que retratam problemas reais que tanto eles quanto os ouvintes já passaram ou estão passando, conectando-os assim com o público, coisa que dificilmente acontece numa indústria que preocupa-se apenas com números e vendas. Um álbum incrivelmente necessário que já ajudou e vem ajudando muitas pessoas que encontram um lugar seguro nessas músicas. A preocupação dos meninos em fazer "músicas de verdade para pessoas de verdade, como o próprio baterista já disse, é algo louvável. Expand
  2. May 31, 2016
    10
    From summer hit She's Kinda Hot to emotional "I'm leaving," song Airplanes to 2000s inspired song Hey Everybody, this album is the type ofFrom summer hit She's Kinda Hot to emotional "I'm leaving," song Airplanes to 2000s inspired song Hey Everybody, this album is the type of album that make teenage girls adore pop-punk bands again and rising to the likes of One Direction and Justin Bieber making them celebrities. Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2015
    10
    O melhor trabalho da banda, o amadurecimento musical é notável, o álbum é maravilhoso, me identifiquei tanto, as letras são tão boas e com umaO melhor trabalho da banda, o amadurecimento musical é notável, o álbum é maravilhoso, me identifiquei tanto, as letras são tão boas e com uma sonoridade muito gostosa. Expand
  4. Oct 23, 2015
    10
    BEST ALBUM EVER ❤️ These boys worked so hard to get to way they are, they are SO stressed out during tour but they still do it for the fans!BEST ALBUM EVER ❤️ These boys worked so hard to get to way they are, they are SO stressed out during tour but they still do it for the fans! That's how you know they love us ❤️ Expand
  5. Oct 23, 2015
    10
    maravilhosooooo repleto de hinos só resta aceitar, já ouvi umas 303130 vezes e cada vez que escuto tenho mais orgulho dos garotos e percebo omaravilhosooooo repleto de hinos só resta aceitar, já ouvi umas 303130 vezes e cada vez que escuto tenho mais orgulho dos garotos e percebo o quanto eles amadureceram em comparação ao primeiro álbum Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2015
    10
    muito bommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm maravilhosooooooooooooooo muito cheirosooooooooooooo melhormuito bommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm maravilhosooooooooooooooo muito cheirosooooooooooooo melhor albummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm bebesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Expand
  7. Oct 29, 2015
    3
    5 Seconds of Summer's "Sounds Good Feels Good" isn't as good as the title says. Right off the bat, these guys are VERY controversial, with5 Seconds of Summer's "Sounds Good Feels Good" isn't as good as the title says. Right off the bat, these guys are VERY controversial, with accusations of copying My Chemical Romance with "She's Kinda Hot" and Duran Duran with "Hey Everybody!", but they have copied way more than just music (look up the 5sos copying things account on Twitter to see a lot of things they copied), but all in all, this is just a really awful, mellowed down blink-182, with the highlight of the album being "She's Kinda Hot", but even that's awful. If you're looking for a popular band, i'd say, stick with One Direction, or if you're looking for a pop punk band, stick with Green Day or blink-182. Expand

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