Mikael Wood
September 02, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Love Drunk

Current Status
In Season

We gave it a B

As their hilariously straightforward band name suggests, Boston’s Boys Like Girls have no use for nuance. They’ve broken out of the pop-punk underground not by illuminating the dark corners of young-person romance but by crafting songs that make the rituals of ? teenhood feel like scenes in a Zac Efron movie. Three years after their hit debut, they’re a little older but just as emphatic: ”I’m 23 and invincible!” crows frontman Martin Johnson on ”She’s Got a ? Boyfriend Now,” one of the sprightlier numbers on the uniformly zippy ? Love Drunk. The world is these guys’ post-prom party. B

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