Commit This to Memory Pop-punk has become so earnest that even the common cold is enough to set off a lyrical lament. Singer Justin Pierre opens his band's sophomore… 2005-06-07 Motion City Soundtrack Rock
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Commit This to Memory (2005)

Details Release Date: Jun 07, 2005; Lead Performance: Motion City Soundtrack; Genre: Rock

Pop-punk has become so earnest that even the common cold is enough to set off a lyrical lament. Singer Justin Pierre opens his band's sophomore release, Commit This to Memory sniffling about his runny nose and poor physical design. At least his other complaints are less lame: On ''L.G. Fuad,'' he surveys emotional wreckage resulting from ''social suicide'' (''Let me into the club 'cause I want to belong,'' he begs). And MCS' slick, soaring anthems ultimately unite the spirits of those who see themselves, like Pierre, as ''lifeless corners of this empty frame.''

Originally posted Jun 13, 2005 Published in issue #825 Jun 17, 2005 Order article reprints