My Dinosaur Life brings back fans for Motion City Soundtrack

By Dylan Contois
Special to the Eagle Post

The 5-piece synth pop-rock band Motion City Soundtrack is back with their fourth studio album My Dinosaur Life. Armed with the producer of their second album Commit This to Memory, Mark Hoppus (Blink 182).
Motion City Soundtrack put together an alternative feel to a more mainstream and more likely to be recognized easier style.
My Dinosaur Life is a pleasant departure from the band’s previous album
Even If It Kills Me which pushed long-time fans away from the group. The new album sports a reinvented style mixed with their roots which made what old fans enjoy them in the first place.
Lead singer and lyric writer Justin Pierre shows his angst-filled writing talent and his battle with drug addictions in the upbeat but deceivingly dark fifth track “Delirium,” along with a post-breakup ballad “Her Words Destroyed My Planet,”  a humorous song simply titled “@!#?@!” and the in-your-face feel of “Disappear.” On an interview with MTV, guitarist Joshua Crain stated, “I think it’s an awesome record, I just feel that we got a little more aggro(aggressive) on this one.”
Many songs strike harder than others because of some songs repetition issues such as “History Lesson“ and “Skin and Bones.” But collectively as an album; it’s quite a joy for the deep lyrical, synthesizer-lover in all of us. My Dinosaur Life receives a 4 out of 5.
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