The Get Up Kids: music review

Quality Hill Recordings
Available: January 25, 2011

There Are Rules is the first full length release in seven years for Kansas-city-based The Get Up Kids. It’s mostly power punk pop with edgier songs “Tithe,” the rousing “Pararelevant” and the booming “Birmingham.” But then there are a few surprisingly experimental sounding tracks such as the techno-infused “Shatter Your Lungs”—my favorite song on the release– and the splendidly morbid “The Widow Paris.” There’s enough here to appeal to newer listeners and rabid fans alike. There Are Rules just isn’t a total keeper to me.

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