Modern Minds and Pastimes Power-pop group The Click Five kicks out hook-filled jams that should take to radio like tweens to a High School Musical concert. On their sophomore… Modern Minds and Pastimes Power-pop group The Click Five kicks out hook-filled jams that should take to radio like tweens to a High School Musical concert. On their sophomore… 2007-06-26 The Click Five Pop
Music Review

Modern Minds and Pastimes (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 26, 2007; Lead Performance: The Click Five; Genre: Pop

Power-pop group The Click Five kicks out hook-filled jams that should take to radio like tweens to a High School Musical concert. On their sophomore disc, Modern Minds and Pastimes, they expand their oeuvre, drawing inspiration from the '70s (digital disco loops on ''Headlight Disco''), the '80s (dramatic Cars-inspired synth riffs on ''Addicted to Me''), and the gloss of modern rock (on the propulsive ''Flipside''). But their lovelorn lyrics are banal at best, and ultimately, the pop-rock confection packs maximum velocity but not a lot of punch. B-
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Originally posted Jul 06, 2007 Published in issue #943 Jul 13, 2007 Order article reprints