Given the sentimental nature of these songs, Refreshed is hardly a proper follow-up to Fresh, the group's 1972 debut. Written by McCarl, the opening track, "Would You Say Yes Again?" reeks of nostalgia for a time when cheesy songs about wedding proposals mattered. "Love in My Eyes," another track by McCarl that's filled with images of romantic love, also sounds dated. Its weeping guitars and four-part harmonies give an obvious nod to the Beatles, and the cooing background vocals and gutless guitar lead don't help matters. Written in response to a fan who wrote the band an angry e-mail because she felt they were leading her on with rumors of reunion, "Pop Teasers" has more bite, and with the line "the rock and roll belongs to the kids," the Bryson-penned "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" expresses an irony that's apparently lost on the band.
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