New Found Glory
Epitaph Records 
Fire Note Says: Pop-punk takes a front seat on the catchy new record from veterans New Found Glory.
I say that if you can make a catchy pop-punk record then I am totally in. The seventh album from New Found Glory has all the right components as they give you big catchy hooks, plenty of punk guitars and sing along anthems around every corner. Radiosurgery is a smooth 11 track delivery that will remind you of why and how New Found Glory have been successful over the last 14 years and earned 3 gold records. The new album walks the right balance with a strong punk attitude that owes as much to Green Day and the Descendents, as it does its pop side to Weezer. The record also finds its indie vibe on "Caught In The Act", as it features backing vocals from Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino. It is just another track that should help extend Radiosurgery's summer catchiness. Basically, if you have never been a fan of pop-punk then don't try to start here because Radiosurgery does not try to hide itself from what it is. The album is filled with melodic upbeat anthems, quality songwriting and tons of foot tappers that sound great played loud. Sure, this record is not going to change the music scene but Radiosurgery and New Found Glory are a testament that this genre should still get attention and is charging strong as ever!
Key Tracks: "I'm Not The One", "Radiosurgery", "Caught In The Act"
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New Found Glory Website
New Found Glory Facebook
-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony