WHY WE CARE


YOUR STORIES


SUPPORT THE WORK OF PLUGGED IN

We hope this review was both interesting and useful. Please share it with family and friends who would benefit from it as well.

Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

A line on "Spin" testifies that choosing to terminate a pregnancy has emotional consequences ("The abortion that you had left you clinically dead/And it made it all that much easier to lie"). Elsewhere, vocalist Adam Lazzara acknowledges "acts of God," seeks safety and hope, is wary in a deceptive world and accepts that he can't change the past.

Objectionable Content

These messages are as clear as mud. Creepy, potentially violent lyrics inhabit "I'll Let You Live" and "What's It Feel Like to Be a Ghost?" The lines "dull heat rising from the sheets" and "adulteress conditioned to spin-cycled submission" give "My Blue Heaven" a sexual tinge. Physical intimacy turns threateningly possessive on "MakeD--nSure," which also seems to approve of drunkenness. "Miami" blurts "g--d--n" and proclaims, "The faith you have found I never felt."

Summary Advisory

Lazzara says Louder Now represents "a pre- pre-midlife crisis." Anxiety. Melancholy. A lack of confidence and vision. With a musical style similar to Fall Out Boy, The Cure and My Chemical Romance, this disc gives teens a morally suspect placebo in place of the true intimacy adolescents long for.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

Discussion Topics

Additional Comments/Notes

Episode Reviews

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Author

Cast

Director

Distributor

Network

Performance

This lyrically obscure disc peaked at No. 2.

Record Label

Warner Bros.

Platform

Publisher

Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

Reviewer

Adam R. Holz Bob Smithouser

We hope this review was both interesting and useful. Please share it with family and friends who would benefit from it as well.

Get weekly e-news, Culture Clips & more!