Album Review: Metro Station - 'Metro Station'
By Jeff Swindoll Sep 17, 2007, 23:22 GMT
Metro Station makes their debut album thanks to their popularity on the net. MySpace had a lot to do with it, but they were also called one of the “22 Best Underground Bands” by Alternative Press magazine.
The band consists of Trace Cyrus (vocals, guitar), Mason Musso (vocals, guitar), Blake Healy (keyboards), and Anthony Improgo (drums). If you think “Cyrus” and think of Miley and Billy Ray then you’re on the right track since he’s Billy Ray’s son and Miley’s brother.
So there’s potentially some Hannah Montana crossover there. The band is has an “electronic” feel, but they’re still probably going to get some airplay since they have some extremely radio friendly tunes. The album has many energetic tracks beginning with “Seventeen Forever.”
My favorite tracks are probably “Shake It” and “Disco.” I don’t think that Metro Station can be dismissed as a tween “Hannah Montana” wannabe since their songs have a somewhat infectious hook and are pretty upbeat.
They don’t feel as popcorn as Montana, although fans of her might enjoy them as well. Give them a listen and you might want to get on the bandwagon that so many MySpace users (and Alternative Press) have gotten on.