Never Going Back to Ok
Never... folds the trendy appeal of the Afters' debut with tracks that show substantial growth. Torquing their rock ("We Are the Sound," "Secret Parade"), they introduce a powerful balladeering that's bound to become their thing. "Summer Again" and "One Moment Away" are carefully crafted melodies that get under the skin and crawl around, as is "Ocean Wide," the exclusive version of which offers a backstage pass to the song's stripped emotions. But "Myspace Girl" is the celebrity here, with a precious backstory and a candy hook you will sing forever.