Andy Greenwald
January 13, 2010 AT 05:00 AM EST

My Dinosaur Life

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

A fan of Weezer before they got weirder? Prefer your pop-punk catchy instead of kvetchy? Then it’s time you met Motion City Soundtrack. On My Dinosaur Life, the Minneapolis quintet’s winning fourth album (ably produced by blink-182’s Mark Hoppus), frontguy Justin Pierre lets his geek flag fly, likening a breakup to the destruction of Superman’s home world and puzzling over ephemera ranging from acid rain (the lovely ”Skin and Bones”) to Busta Rhymes (the jauntily profane ”@!#?@!”), all backed by soaring choruses guaranteed to fossilize themselves into your brain. A-

Download This: Listen to the song A Life Less Ordinary (Need a Little Help) at myspace.com

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