The future of rock & roll is surely guaranteed with acts such as American Hi-Fi. Delivering fresh new strains to the genre on their eponymous debut, they maintain a high quality standard throughout the whole record. The consistence of their work comes from providing pop/rock and raw, strong rock & roll. Stacy Jones, the band's frontman, previously worked with crews such as Letter to Cleo and Veruca Salt as a drummer. Here, he showcases his expertise, this time on guitar and vocals. Listening to the band's first single, "Flavor of the Weak," almost gives the impression of hearing the most common of pop acts trying to sell out a single and fly away. However, that thought rapidly gets dismissed with songs like "Surround" or "My Only Enemy," in which American Hi-Fi prove their skill and ability. Demonstrating a coherent musical direction, the team gashes their way on sincere and inspiring compositions such as "Safer on the Outside" and "Don't Wait for the Sun." The latter also represents the core of their songs: ideal pop/rock lyrics that aren't too transcendent, but are still thrilling enough to appeal to most young pop fans. American Hi-Fi aims high, and they certainly went even further on this pleasing disc.
AllMusic Review by Mario Mesquita Borges