Goldenboy

Right Kind of Wrong

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Norwegian pop/punkers Goldenboy could hardly be construed as innovators, but the songs on Right Kind of Wrong are super sturdy, often infectious and bolstered by a pristine production value. Cut from the Descendents/Green Day/blink-182-cloth, highly-charged, melodic urges like "The Challenge" and "56" are hard to resist. Single-worthy nuggets like "In a Year or Two" and "When Summer Turns to Fall" are equally hook-infested; they'd be TRL-contenders in an ideal world. Still, Goldenboy's sugary fits of aggression start to feel redundant as the disc plays out, but "Pink," a creepy homage to the punk leaning pop diva of the same name, is a stalker rocker worth sticking around for. Destined to be popular with kids in the know, Right Kind of Wrong is the sonic equivalent of a fresh wedge of Bubble Yum. Succinctly put, Goldenboy keep it poppin'.

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