My Dinosaur Life (2010) A fan of Weezer before they got weirder? Prefer your pop-punk catchy instead of kvetchy? Then it's time you met Motion City Soundtrack. On My… 2010-01-19 Motion City Soundtrack Rock
Music Review

My Dinosaur Life (2010)

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GEEK PUNK HEROES Motion City Soundtrack
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 19, 2010; Lead Performance: Motion City Soundtrack; Genre: Rock

A fan of Weezer before they got weirder? Prefer your pop-punk catchy instead of kvetchy? Then it's time you met Motion City Soundtrack. On My Dinosaur Life, the Minneapolis quintet's winning fourth album (ably produced by blink-182's Mark Hoppus), frontguy Justin Pierre lets his geek flag fly, likening a breakup to the destruction of Superman's home world and puzzling over ephemera ranging from acid rain (the lovely ''Skin and Bones'') to Busta Rhymes (the jauntily profane ''@!#?@!''), all backed by soaring choruses guaranteed to fossilize themselves into your brain. A-

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Originally posted Jan 13, 2010 Published in issue #1086 Jan 22, 2010 Order article reprints