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Boys Night Out

Boys Night Out

July 3rd, 2007 · Written by · No Comments

Boys Night Out

Approximately two years have passed since BNO dropped their breakthrough sophomore album Trainwreck, and these hard-drinking, fun-loving dudes have experienced much more than just the departure of keyboardist/vocalist Kara Dupuy. With the addition of new guitarist Andy Lewis, BNO showcases a new album that is at once similar to and a polar opposite of their previous effort. Musically, this release finds BNO decisively less dark. The lyrics lack the complex chronological plot of Trainwreck, but vocalist Connor Lovat-Fraser revisits familiar ground as he belts out tongue-in-cheek lines of self-depreciation. Unlike Trainwreck, which had abandoned traditional song structure, BNO’s self-titled release falls in line with the standard verse-chorus-verse, and occasionally verse-chorus-chorus-chorus… Thus, the strength of BNO’s greatest melodies are sometimes ruined (see “Get Your Head Straight” and “The Push and the Pull”) by repetition. However, this is still a solid release – plus they’re Canadian, which automatically means they’re nice guys.

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