North (Music - Something Corporate) To communicate sincerity, you need emotional heft. But, like far too many emo bands, Something Corporate's desire to express themselves earnestly far exceeds their talent.… North (Music - Something Corporate) To communicate sincerity, you need emotional heft. But, like far too many emo bands, Something Corporate's desire to express themselves earnestly far exceeds their talent.… 2003-10-21 Something Corporate
Music Review

North (2003)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Oct 21, 2003; Lead Performance: Something Corporate

To communicate sincerity, you need emotional heft. But, like far too many emo bands, Something Corporate's desire to express themselves earnestly far exceeds their talent. On the SoCal band's second album, lead singer-writer Andrew McMahon whines through blubbery and indulgent ballads. While his music aims for heart-on-the-sleeve yearning, it achieves nothing deeper than a blink-182-style smirk.

Originally posted Oct 24, 2003 Published in issue #734 Oct 24, 2003 Order article reprints