Learn to Swim

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Noogie's debut Learn to Swim fits into the alternative punk-pop landscape behind Blink 182 and next to Sum 41. The standout tracks include "Danger" and "Mr. Fabulous." An interesting debut that showcases little more than what quickly became generic. It lacks the meaty hooks and sing-song quality that makes Blink 182 infectious. Without those, Noogie's debut was meandering and uninspired. Released in April of 2000, the band's Remote Controller redid six of the songs on Learn to Swim, including "Danger," "Mr. Fabulous," and "Meantime." Not a stellar debut.

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