With a name like Something Corporate, this outfit set themselves up as sitting ducks for rock critics who like nothing better than leading a hapless young band to slaughter. This release wasn't as faceless as their name portended, but they did have some standard issue major-label pop/punk/alternative rock features to their approach. Singer/songwriter Andrew McMahon is the focal point on this six-song debut EP, which is often given over to the yearn-whine of fresh high-school graduates. That's especially true of "iF yoU C Jordan," which actually kicks off, "I have a story, a bitter anthem for everyone to hear, about this kid who just don't like me." Most of us have been picked on at some times in our lives, too, but do we really want to be reminded of it with such blatant posturing? Where they did differ from the pack is their emphasis on McMahon's piano, though there's plenty of modern rock guitar muscle on most of the cuts. The closer, "Walking By," largely discards the usual rock lineup for a piano-string arrangement. It made one wonder if McMahon's true forte would turn out to be as a more sensitive singer/songwriter rather than as the leader of a bratty, um, corporate rock band.
Performance CreditsSomething Corporate Primary Artist
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Peter Kent Violin
Darrin McCann Viola
Brian Ireland Drums
Josh Partington Guitar
William Tell Guitar
Andrew McMahon Piano,Hammond Organ,Vocals
Steve Richards Cello
Technical CreditsKyle Turner Engineer
P.J. Smith Engineer
Jim Wirt Producer,Engineer
Tim Stedman Art Direction
Josh Partington Composer
Christopher Brady String Arrangements
Joel Ausbrooks Engineer
Phil Campagna Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Audioboxer based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I cannot stop playing Audioboxer in my car. My friends are threatening to kill me! Anywayz, if u havent picked up Something Corporate's CD your totally missing out. If you like Blink 182 and New Found Glory this band is for you. I love ''If U See Jordan'' and ''Hurricane.'' These guys are great rock and rollers! Anywayz definately get this CD its totally worth it.
i just started listing to something corporate about 1 month ago, and i got hooked. this cd is great i love it
Something Corporate's debut CD Audioboxer is more than a breath of fresh air in the current hazy climate of the music world. Not only are there real rock songs that don't shy away from a catchy hook and chorus but the music is emotional and inventive which is rare today. Songs like ''Hurricane'' ''iF yoU C Jordan'' and ''Punk Rock Princess'' should be instant radio classics while the introspection on ''Bad Days'' and ''Walking By'' are sincere and profound. This is a great CD from start to finish.