Big Bad World This pop-punk quintet hit it big last year with "Hey There Delilah," an acoustic ballad clearly modeled on Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your… Big Bad World This pop-punk quintet hit it big last year with "Hey There Delilah," an acoustic ballad clearly modeled on Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your… 2008-09-23 Plain White T's Rock
Music Review

Big Bad World (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 23, 2008; Lead Performance: Plain White T's; Genre: Rock

This pop-punk quintet hit it big last year with ''Hey There Delilah,'' an acoustic ballad clearly modeled on Green Day's ''Good Riddance (Time of Your Life).'' Here the Plain White T's sound eager to duplicate that success with a handful of cutesy campfire jams clearly 
 modeled on ''Delilah.'' (''1, 2, 3, 4'' even has sweet strings.) Big Bad World also features some cranked-guitar rockers seemingly designed to prove the band hasn't gone (totally) soft, but even those ring with echoes of ''Delilah'' — on ''Natural Disaster'' singer Tom Higgenson falls for a lady who saw him singing his heart out on MTV. B
Download This: Listen to ''1, 2, 3, 4'' on the band's MySpace page

Originally posted Sep 16, 2008 Published in issue #1013 Sep 26, 2008 Order article reprints
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