Apparently “The Upsides” and “Suburbia : I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing” were the first two installments of a trilogy, of which “The Greatest Generation” is now the closing piece. Didn’t know that. I also learned that the trilogy is about man’s struggle with himself, others and the world… which to the best of my knowledge describes the lyrical content of pretty much every single pop-punk song ever written. Or is that just me?
I don’t want to knock this album down or anything but seriously people, it’s a pop-punk album. Let’s not make more of it than what it is. I’ve seen other reviews of this album that read like a novel! So I’m gonna keep it short…
Vocalist Dan “Soupy” Campbell is still as open and honest in his lyrics as before while the rest of the band is serving hot slabs of quality punk that are high on energy and catchy as fuck. Whereas they were often compared to early Saves The Day on their previous releases, it’s fair to say that “The Greatest Generation” shows a band that has grown up tremendously over the last couple of years and became one of the best bands in the genre. Damn, now I did end up talking in hyperbole after all.