The new one by the All-American Rejects is "Kids in the Street" and it's on mighty, mighty Geffen/Interscope. Oklahoma Cowboys from Stillwater, these pop rockers have not forgotten how to write a tight tune full of hooks that will have the mall mice tweeners all misty-eyed 'cuz Mr. Right did the wrong thing, again. The band's fourth album finds them comfortably cruising on auto-pilot, which is still better than most other bands. Their 2003 debut is still their best - not to mention a pop rock gem and one of the best albums of the new millennium. But for now, "Heartbeat Slowing Down" is another perfect pop song with Tyson Ritter a capable frontman. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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