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Album Review

Continuing to straddle the line between hardcore and pop-punk, Set Your Goals blend melody and drive on their third album, Burning at Both Ends. This combination of sounds is one that the band has been working on since their inception, and the album makes it clear that Set Your Goals has been hard at work refining that sound, adding a level of polish that other melodic hardcore acts don’t often achieve. The core of this lies in their liberal use of infectious singalong choruses and half-time breakdowns that are executed in a way that’s precise without feeling restrained, and is the work of a band that is professional without sounding overproduced. While the album is a solid specimen of melodic hardcore/pop-punk, the one major misstep comes by way of “Product of the 80’s,” which feels more like forced nostalgia than a leisurely stroll down memory lane, cramming the pop culture of the '80s down the listener's throat without even a hint of subtlety. All blunders aside, Burning at Both Ends is an album that has a lot to offer for Set Your Goals devotees, and might even make converts out of the uninitiated.

Customer Reviews

Everyone knew...

They were heading in this direction. Lighter, less angst, and overall more media-friendly. But as long as a band can make that transition without losing themselves, i can stand behind that. And thats exactly what SYG did. It doesn't matter how much you hate the new sound, you still recognize that sound as Set your Goals. No one is misinterpreting this band for Mayday Parade or Go Radio or All Time Low.
They are still rooted in themselves and what THEY want to play, not what FANS want to hear. And this, is obviously what they enjoy writing now. I'm down with that :)

I didn't know

Four Year Strong released a new album?

These guys used to be a lot harder.

They've sort of softened up. Less "beat eachother up" more "we appeal to teenage girls.". Its really kind of a bummer. I miss their early work.

Biography

Formed: San Francisco, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Bringing to mind an amalgamation of bands like Lifetime, CIV, New Found Glory, the Movielife, and early Saves the Day, the Bay Area's Set Your Goals straddle the line between pop-punk and hardcore. They burst onto the scene with a 2005 self-titled EP on Straight on Records. Comprised of vocalists Jordan Brown and Matt Wilson, guitarist Dave Yoha, bassist Joe Saucedo, and drummer Michael Ambrose, the guys later rechristened their eponymous EP Reset for an April 2006 reissue on Eulogy that included...
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