Kids In Glass Houses - Me Me Me

It's hard to do this job sometimes. After a while you become so cynical about music that you swear that most of it sounds the same. Sometimes though, you just know it's crap without the cynicism.

'Kids in Glass Houses' are getting pretty big now. I'll have to ask the rest of the Room Thirteen staff to answer my question: Why? There really isn't anything here that we haven't seen before guys. Pop punky vocals? Check. Quirky bounding guitars? Check. Cool androgynous image? Check. We've heard it all before and it got boring circa 2001.

'Me Me Me' is a decent enough compilation of listener friendly melodies and harmonies. A nice chorus, slightly ruined by Aled Phillips' awfully whiny vocals, gives the song some balance, but that's it. There's nothing more to see here. The song is so horribly vacuous it would cause even the slightest embarrassment at an Alien Ant Farm convention.

I can only imagine that 'people', and I use the term in the loosest sense, are still buying this site. Otherwise, surely the record companies would stop throwing record deals at these no marks? I can only hope that with their acceptance into the popular mainstream, 'Kids in Glass Houses' might try and challenge the ears with something other than quirky emo pop. Somehow I doubt it.