I bought the album despite the fact I really didn't like the first 2 singles they released I bought it because I have a soft spot for HCR (I seen them live and there good). I guess I was hoping the rest of the tracks would be better. I mean it's as you said POP which I don't have a problem with until it hits borderline disney pop which I feel this album is pretty damn close to. The songs are catchy, upbeat, fun but I do wish more songs had substance behind them. That's what I miss most about today's music SUBSTANCE!! it all sounds the same and is all headed down a horrible let's add a bit of techno and we got a hit road (UGH). I miss GOOD MUSIC sooo bad... I digress anyways I agree they certainly lack substance. The only song I can say I truly like is Keep you with me.
Its not surprising that this band is getting shit on on this site. It started as a blink182 fan site, and this is a pop act. Its funny however, this band is getting the last laugh, they're making more $ than anyone who is commenting on the site and more than "man overboard", "the wonder years". or any other warped tour here today gone tomorrow band. Its not that often that a BAND is on the radio so i think you guys should be more open to it. No one here knows what they're talking about, thats why its so funny to read.