For decades by this point, Canada has spawned countless rock bands -- some that have been able to cross over to worldwide success (Neil Young, Rush, etc.), and some that never truly connected outside of the Great White North (the Tragically Hip, Moist, etc.). Come 2007, the world received another "big in Canada, hoping to break elsewhere" band -- Mobile. Specializing in a radio-friendly sound that merges pop melodies with alt-rock so smoothed out that "alt-pop" is probably a more fitting description (although a dash of rock guitar can be detected), these Montreal natives scored a hit back home with their full-length debut, Tomorrow Starts Today, which later secured a U.S. deal. In the era's Death Cab for Cutie and Franz Ferdinand-friendly climate, Mobile should have no problem connecting with the aforementioned group's audiences, as evidenced by such similarly styled tunes as "Out of My Head" and "See Right Through Me." That said, there's not a heck of a whole lot to differentiate Mobile from the rest of the pack.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato