08:24 AM on 04/11/07
I don't think they deserve this. Thunder and the great escape are both good songs, but everything else from this band is lackluster at best. I've seen them live and what not, and it just sounds like a pop/punk band from back when pop/punk got huge, and I don't mean the pop/punk infused with emo, I mean the straight up pop/punk. They are just very bland, and not interesting to watch live. The show I went to of theirs, the singer did stick around out by the merch table after the show to meet their fans, which I think is very admirable and more bands should do that nowadays, but when I went to talk to him he just seemed like a douche. Like I was wasting his time or something. It felt like he was just going through the motions. Now I'm not one of those guys who is just like, oh they were signed to a major label without paying their dues so they suck. If you're good, you deserve that right away. It's smarter to go to a large indie first, cause then you'll have a dedicated fan base behind you(like Fall Out Boy), but it's still well deserved.
These guys could've used a couple years of paying their dues though. It would've helped their song writing as well as their egos (based completely off the attitude of the singer).
Mark my words, this time next year, no one will remember or care about BLG.