5 Seconds of Summer
Sounds Good Feels Good
1 x LP
2015 issue on standard vinyl LP-Sounds Good Feels Good is the second studio album from Australian pop-punk group 5 Seconds Of Summer and follow-up to their chart-topping, self-titled debut, which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. Sou...
2015 issue on standard vinyl LP-Sounds Good Feels Good is the second studio album from Australian pop-punk group 5 Seconds Of Summer and follow-up to their chart-topping, self-titled debut, which has sold more than three million copies worldwide. Sounds Good Feels Good sees the band collaborate once again with rock veteran John Feldmann (All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls), who executive produced the new, adrenaline fueled album. The highly anticipated 14-track effort is preceded by the hit single "She's Kinda Hot."
Billboard noted, "5SOS is an anomaly in 2015: a Generation Z guitar band that sells records...On Sounds Good Feels Good, the guitars thunder more..." Alternative Press, which awarded the album four stars, observed, "Sounds Good Feels Good delivers...The album finds its crux in the first single, 'She's Kinda Hot,' with the triumphant line in the chorus: 'We are the kings and queens of the new broken scene.'" Kerrang hailed it as a "killer new album" and gave it four K's, noting, "Opener 'Money' explodes into one of the biggest anthems of the year."
With their spiky hair, electric guitars, and dewy, lip-ringed smiles, Australia's 5 Seconds of Summer are often dubbed the One Direction of punk-pop. It's an admittedly facile if apt comparison, reinforced by the fact that 5SOS (Five Sauce, as their fans call them) toured with One Direction in 2013. However, even if 5SOS are a punk boy band, that's a minor distinction, and one that's arguably been around since Green Day brought it to inception with 1994's Dookie. It's also a brilliant marketing tool brought to its apotheosis at the dawn of the millennium by blink-182's multi-platinum album Enema of the State. Of course, when blink-182 mugged on a beach as they did in the video for "All the Small Things," it was a satirical goof on the greater TRL teen pop world that the trio found itself implausibly at the epicenter of in 1999. For 5SOS, most of whom were still in diapers when the video premiered, it might as well have been the genesis moment, the birth of a cross-genre aesthetic rife with blink's cheeky punk attitude, but one in which the implied irony is lost, and everything is taken at face value.
This release: 2015