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Painfully Average

I seem to be finding it increasingly hard to be impressed by music these days. Jimmy Eat Worldís latest single isnít by any means bad enough to play the 'painful' pun, but it would be similarly inappropriate to smugly declare that it 'takes our pain away'...

So, what is it? Well, itís just under three minutes of up-tempo, inoffensive pop rock. Itís easy enough to listen to, and itíll probably get you nodding your head semi-appreciatively, but thatís pretty much it. A few nice chord sequences. Nice production.

Somehow, it seems to be lacking a real hook. It all sounds surprisingly monotone, never really lifts or goes anywhere different. Sure, itís easy enough to have on in the background, but itís average.