Friday, December 12, 2014

Jeff's Top 10 of 2014 - #6: Chumped - Teenage Retirement

Let's just get this out of the way - this sort of emo revivial, pop-punk thing should not be this good. It just shouldn't. It is, but it really shouldn't be.

Teenage Retirement is the band's first full length after an EP that I sadly missed out on last year. There's a little bit of Velocity Girl, a little bit of Superchunk, and just a lot of fun from start to finish on the album. While I know I tend to gravitate toward female lead singers, it doesn't hurt that the rest of the music on this beyond the vocals are just rock solid from start to finish. It's a throwback with some modern flair, and it has the immediacy that a lot of the music from this year missed out on.

Don't sleep on this one. Stream it below:

Song highlights: "December is the Longest Month," "Hot 97 Summer Jams."

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