Never gave this guy the time when I was younger, because I was too cool, with The Used and TBS and what not, but looking back, and listening now, this stuff is really, really great. Very talented singer songwriter this guy is. He was kind of like NeverShoutNever way before NevershoutNever, in a way - although he is much more talented.
How big, in terms of mainstream appeal did The Rocket Summer get? I honestly don't know, but there's no reason why this couldn't have been big... although maybe it was. I remember some of my friends really liked TRS, but in terms of mainstream ish, Im' not sure.
ya, for some reason, [I think people mention his "girly" sounding voice] people were too cool for TRS. I've loved him regardless, but people really have no reason to think that anymore. His voice on "Life will write the words" has a sense of maturity to it. His song writing has never been better than his last album, so I HIGHLY recommend it to all, fans of old stuff or not!
Also, he's like the nicest guy in the world. I'm such a fan.