Review: Why Don’t We’s ‘The Good Times And The Bad Ones’ is an easy listen

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TRL’s James Mapes says that “if you are searching for an album that should win awards for its story-telling or top-tier music, you have sadly come to the wrong place.”

Pop-group Why Don’t We has released their new album on Jan. 15, and it’s called “The Good Times And The Bad Ones.” It contains 10 songs long with a runtime of 32 minutes.

The first song is called “Fallin’ (Adrenaline),” and it really provides what it advertised. The fast beat combined with the steady bass make for a definite adrenaline rush. This song doesn’t appear to have a deeper meaning to it  because of the lack-luster lyrics. However, this song is better than most and definitely worth a listen, because of its uniqueness and overall vibe. This song can appeal to people who have a taste in E.D.M (Electronic Dance Music).

Next up on the album is “Slow Down,” and right off the rip, the song is definitely slower than the first. This song has a soothing beat behind some nice high vocals. This song is definitely meant for beach days because of the constant guitar in the background. Once again, there is not much of a deeper meaning to this song because of the lack of well put together lyrics, but it is well put together, and is meant for Indie music listeners.

Another interesting song on “The Good Times And The Bad Ones” goes by the name of “Love Song.” This song is reminiscent of songs by early 2000’s group, FUN, who made hit songs “We Are Young,” “Some Nights” and “Carry On.” The songs don’t necessarily correlate in the actual music aspect. The feeling is similar because of the serotonin booster it is. The only thing about this song that I can say is off putting is that it has no correlation to the previous songs at all, which seems to be a theme on this album.

Going into this review, I had no prior knowledge of the group Why Don’t We, but I wasn’t pleased while listening to them. The best thing about “The Good Times And The Bad Ones” would be that it definitely isn’t a hard listen. However, if you are searching for an album that should win awards for its story-telling or top-tier music, you have sadly come to the wrong place.

Rating: C+