We Can't Stand Sitting Down (Mod)

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Review Text How poppy does a pop-punk band have to get before you drop the "punk" designation altogether and start calling them something else? And what if, despite a complete lack of aggro attitude, they're still so speedy and crunchy that the word "pop" alone doesn't really work, and the term "power pop" makes you think inappropriately of middle-aged men with shag haircuts? Maybe this is speed-pop, then, or something like that. Call the music what you will; what matters is that Stellar Kart serves up candy-coated hooks, sweet harmonies and satisfyingly crunchy guitars at roughly the speed of a well-tuned Porsche, and anyone who doesn't have a constitutional intolerance for expressions of Christian faith is likely to find the band's sophomore effort pretty much irresistible. Of this album's 12 songs (there's a hidden 13th track as well, a not-particularly-memorable remix of "Hold On"), there's an indication that more than half can be described as "a bracing blast of speed-pop hookiness," with some ("I'm Pretty Good," "Procrastinating") being especially bracing and speedy. When they take it down a little bit they deliver praise anthems ("Angels in Chorus") and something that comes perilously close to being a pop-punk polka ("Always Waiting"). And, as always, when they start trying to actually write in the voice of God ("Hold On") things get just a bit creepy and uncomfortable. Skip over track five, though, and you've got a solid half hour of pure pop bliss. Highly recommended. ~ Rick Anderson

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  1. 1. Procrastinating - 3:41
  2. 2. Activate - 3:15
  3. 3. Me and Jesus - 3:24
  4. 4. Lose Control - 3:47
  5. 5. Hold On - 3:23
  6. 6. Always Waiting - 3:42
  7. 7. Only Wanted - 3:58
  8. 8. Finding Out - 3:43
  9. 9. Wishes and Dreams - 4:53
  10. 10. I'm Pretty Good - 2:24
  11. 11. I Wanna Live - 3:18
  12. 12. Angels in Chorus - 3:05
  13. 13. [Untitled Track] - 0:15
  14. 14. [Untitled Track] - 4:04

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7/25/06 

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