Wonders Of The Younger
Label: Hollywood Records
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, step right up to witness the story of the power-poppers who ran off and joined the circus! The Plain White T's' sixth album takes its title quite literally: Every corner and crevice is crammed with whimsy and quirk and, most of all, the bouncing effervescence of the young and love-drunk. The album includes sing-along stadium rockers about lost innocence ("Irrational Anthem"), eclectic instrumentation on a "Lucy in the Sky"-like waltz ("Welcome to Mystery") and an actual bearded lady-referencing, freak show-invoking song about circuses ("Cirque Dans La Rue").