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Motion City Soundtrack - My Dinosaur LifeMotion City Soundtrack – My Dinosaur Life

Motion City Soundtrack are one of the most under rated pop-punk bands around, the band seem to forever be releasing solid material but never seem to rise their profile and seem to be hiding below the big punk bands such as Green Day, Blink 182, New Found Glory, NOFX and even Alkaline Trio and I really can’t understand why as they have so many solid sounding songs under their belt.

Well Motion City Soundtrack have now signed to Columbia Records and have just released their forth studio album ‘My Dinosaur Life’ which should hopefully see the band get the recognition they deserve and raise their profile somewhat, especially now that they have Columbia Records looking after them, if they don’t then there is something seriously wrong with the music industry.

‘My Dinosaur Life’ is the best album that Motion City Soundtrack have ever released and it is true to their style in the way that it is geek rock carried out in an extremely poppy way. The album opens with ‘Worker Bee’ a song which takes you on a big melodic journey that is full of big power chords, loud and clear catchy vocals and general rocking melodies.

‘A Lifeless Ordinary (Need A Little Help) is a proper bouncy number which opens with really clear sounding bouncy basslines, the song sounds massive thanks to the big production job that Blink 182 legend Mark Hoppus has done.

The lead single to be released from the album is ‘Her Words Destroyed My Planet’, the song is mega sounding with big crunching tasty guitar riffs, crispy clear sing-a-long vocals and a general upbeat happy melodic feel running through the song from the opening beat right up until the closing second.

There are so many strong moments within the album but the song’s which stand out the most to me are ‘History Lesson’ and ‘@!#?@!’, both songs are so different from each other band stand out and make an impact in their own little way, ‘History Lesson’ for example vocally reminds me of Flogging Molly, the vocals are so different coming across in a more edgy shout-a-long way, the song features some rocking beats and will be a song which you put on repeat. ‘@!#?@!’ is an edgy song which features a variety of swear words but they come across in a real upbeat happy way rather than a malicious angry way, do remember that Motion City Soundtrack are geek rockers not a bunch of gangsters, I am sure in no time you will find yourself singing the words “mother fuckers” in your finest squeaky voice.

There is not a dull moment to be found within ‘My Dinosaur Life’ as Motion City Soundtrack have done a sterling job in creating the best album they possibly could, it is an album that they should be proud of and so should their fans and only time will tell if this time around they get the success they truly deserve.


Review by Trigger
 Band Members
Motion City Soundtrack - Band
Joshua Cain
Justin Pierre
Jesse Johnson
Matthew Taylor
Tony Thaxton
 Track Listing
1. Worker Bee
2. Lifeless Ordinary (Need A Little Help)
3. Her Words Destroyed My Planet
4. Disappear
5. Delirium
6. History Lesson
7. Stand Too Close
8. Pulp Fiction
9. @!#?@!
10. Hysteria
11. Skin And Bones
12. This Weakends
 Band Related Links
Motion City Soundtrack Myspace
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?