Ultimately sophomore releases have been known for falling short and not living up to the expectations created by the debut effort. As much as I hate to say it, this album is no different. We’re in Like Sin showcases a band trying to find themselves and come into their own sound. Stylistically the record encompasses a variety of genres, from gritty rock to polished pop. Despite the diversity, the album fails to standout from the pack or make much of a sonic splash. I’m not sure if the New York quartet spread themselves too thin or possibly rushed the writing process, I just can’t help but feel that they somehow missed the mark. However there are some highlights such as the single “Your Life and Mine” and the closer, “I’ll Be Here” shows much promise. Just Surrender is still one of the brighter spots in the current scene, and will no doubt continue to thrive.
Recommend if you like: Boys Night Out, The Classic Crime, pop-punk with an edge.
1. Body Language and Bad Habits
2. So Close/So Alive
3. If I Wanted to Cuddle I’d Buy a Teddy Bear
4. I Said It Before
5. Your Life and Mine
6. New Declaration
8. You’d Be In Great Shape If You Ran Like Your Mouth
9. We’re in Like Sin
10. Something That I’m Not
11. I’ll Be Here