Sure, band members may sport pointy hair and tight pants, looking like Lit but possessing the sad-eyed sentimentality of Dashboard Confessional. But it works well. Nearly every song on The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful could be a single, from punchy, radio-ready rockers like "Satellites" to breathy power ballads like "Anything." "Let's lie beneath the stars and cry," frontman Matt Toka sings on "Painkillers," one of the album's 11 songs about girls. Toka's delivery begins with a mild snarl before trailing off into a pleading whelp; he has the bad-boy-with-a-soft-side thing down cold. Meet your kid sister's new favorite band.
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