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4.5/5 - Better Air [Deluxe Edition]
Pop-rock, or dare I say "pop-punk" music always hold a soft spot in my heart. When I picked up Pilot For A Day's album, Better Air [Deluxe Edition], I instantly felt nostalgic to the music I used to listen to in 2007. I don't want to relate Pilot For A Day's sound to the old Myspace bands I used to find and listen to, because Myspace has become the social networking joke of the internet. However, I thank Myspace for helping me find bands like All Time Low, Cartel, and Mayday Parade, who Pilot For A Day reminds me of. "Midwest Kings" is a perfect song to start off the record, and describe the sound for the album. It's a slow introduction that begins to pick up and has you singing along to it in no time. "Ticket to Somewhere" is the perfect song that makes you just want to go on a drive and roll down your windows blaring this song for everyone to hear when you stop for a red light. "Alleys and Side Streets" and "A Little More" are a couple of the songs that brings me back to the good ole 'pop-punk' days due to the catchy chorus' and strong vocals. "Thanks to CL, My FMLY & All My Homies" has an upbeat vibe, with sentimental lyrics that will have you putting it as your next Instagram's caption. "Extraordinary Life" is not only a beautiful song, but it also has powerful guest vocals from Andrew Volpe. "Count to Ten" and "Take This Chance" are the perfect songs to end the record, leaving the songs stuck in your head for the rest of the day. But wait, there is more on the Deluxe Edition! "From Somewhere" is a beautifully done acoustic song, that helps take the fast pace of this record down. About every record has to have the perfect ballad, and "From Somewhere" nailed it right on the head! The last two songs on the record are acoustic versions of the songs "A Little More" and "Take This Chance". I think it was a great choice for them to choose these songs to slow down. The two original songs are actually my favorite off the record, but acoustic versions of songs always win my heart. Overall, I really enjoyed this record. It's a really strong solid pop rock album, that I think could be your anthem for the summer.