Taking Back Sunday: Happiness Is…

 Released: March 18, 2014

A build up track of violin and distant voices leads into the punchy, melodic “Flicker, Fade” to kick off the album with the message that things won’t change if you keep destroying what you create. The song “Stood a Chance” ups the tempo and brings the message that you can’t succeed if you stay in your comfort zone your whole life. Don’t just take the punches, throw some of your own! Other notable tracks include the upbeat and catchy “Beat Up Car”, and “They Don’t Have Any Friends” .  Overall this is a good, enjoyable album. While I wouldn’t call it one of the bands best albums I can’t say it’s not good. I would put it somewhere in the middle if I made a list of their best albums behind “Where You Want To Be”, “Louder Now”, and the self-titled album. If you liked any of those albums you will enjoy this one for sure. But, I can’t say it tops them.

Score 8.9

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