The Starting Line are four pretty attractive guys who probably get lots of girls and harmonize just like boy bands that sell oh so many albums. From start to finish, the album is full of bubbly, positive lyrics about (what else?) girls and poppy music, with plenty of upbeats and catchy hooks. Mark Trombino, who has worked with such amazing acts as Mineral and Jimmy Eat World but also with blink-182, did the production work on Say It Like You Mean It, and while he has no doubt worked his magic once again, it appears he's moving in a completely different direction than where his roots lie. Considering that the Starting Line's unsophisticated EP sold 25,000 copies, this album will no doubt sell double that and confuse music critics in publications all across the world as to how yet again pop acts can become so popular while the more creative, intelligent artists are continually ignored.
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AllMusic Review by Kurt Morris