while usually I end up praising a band for being ambitious and trying to incorporate a new sound, it's not the case here. The problem is it feels like they listened to a 'best of EDM' mix and went into the studio. Almost every song sounds like something you've heard before but not done as well. You'll find yourself anticipating a drop that never comes or wishing they'd change up the sound just a little bit so as to not sound as repetitious. Where the group does stay stuck in the past is with the lyrics. Ranging from cringe-worthy to borderline racist, it's mostly full of sexual innuendos and explicit descriptions that are humorous as a kid in high-school but seem played out at this point. When the group tries to be serious it just comes off as trying to hard and forced.
This is an album you really just have to shut your mind off to enjoy. The beats are fun, there are definitely some interesting instrumentals and electronic work. The vocals are fun, his voice alone is appealing but the dynamic when set against over talented vocalists just works. The sophmoric lyrics can appeal to the high-schooler in all of us. It's just mindless overall, there's some songs that could be radio singles but only a few. Breathe Carolina remains as always a guilty pleasure.