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The Art of Losing

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The Art of Losing

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
Producers:
Island

We gave it a C

The Boston foursome behind 2001’s ”Flavor of the Weak” returns with a peppy, though derivative, kick of suburban brat rock. Singer Stacy Jones — think Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong with a head cold — whines about bad girlfriends and feeling misunderstood, over riffs that borrow from Cheap Trick, the Ramones, and even Adam Ant. Some cuts have a quick sugar-high effect — once they fade, they’re about as fresh as overchewed bubblegum.

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