I liked the album. Your review was okay, but you got a bit overly harsh there at the end. I mean, giving it a pretty good score, and only having one real issue with the record, which is vocal delivery in some spots, I thought you had enjoyed the record, but then you essentially say you'll never listen to it again, as if it's garbage.
I disagree with your remarks on his voice. Did you stick around to the end of the record for "Dear You It's Me"?
I don't know about you, but I've heard a lot this year, and this particular vocal performance really sticks out to me. He sings with a lot more earnesty ("You're Not Fooling Anyone..." as well) than any other pop punk vocalist I can vouch for right now.
I think his voice is a plus simply because it's distinguishable from the thousands of other pop-punk singers still trying to sound like Patrick Strump or Mike Herrera. It's energetic and endearing, much like the music these guys consistently put out.Great review nonetheless.
For me, the biggest draw on an album are beats, hooks and vocals. Sure, everyone wants these things, but for me, an album just isn't an album without these things. I am more of a pop music fan, and my musical taste definitely leans that way. For me, his vocals were just not good enough. I listened to this album over and over, so I heard every lyric and every note, but the places where they were good were significantly outweighed by the parts where it was completely shaky. Now, sure, his voice is different and it stands out, but for me, it stands out in a negative way. As I said, there were parts where I enjoyed it AND I didn't mean to give the impression that I liked it, but I'll never listen to it. An amended review was sent to AP, but it wasn't posted, so I'll have to just edit this one. In the end tho, I definitely lean more towards pop/punk and this album had questionable vocals and more of a punk sound. "Punk Rock Uniform" was amazingly catchy and I did enjoy that one immensely. I can see why people would enjoy this record, but it wasn't for me. Take a look at my reviews and you'll see why.