With the disbanding of Ellegarden in 2008, other Japanese rock groups began to come to the forefront, especially those with a stronger musical tie to the masters of cross-cultural modern rock. With a bit of a nod to Canada's Simple Plan as well as Ellegarden (and perhaps even Bad Religion), Going Nowhere was Glory Hill's first full-length album, a foray into high-speed pop-punk with a mix of English lyrics and a single-minded drive for speed in execution. It was enthusiastically received well by the pop-punk-hungry Japanese market, spending time in the Oricon charts' Top 10 after its release.
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AllMusic Review by Adam Greenberg