MY BIG BEAUTIFUL
THE WAY THINGS ARE: THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE VOL. 1
Illinois trio My Big Beautiful return after a six-year hiatus with the 10-track THE WAY THINGS ARE: THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE VOL 1, an album whose self-indulgent tendencies go hand in hand with the pop-punk swagger exhibited . While the sticky sweet melodies and interpersonal accounts found on cuts like "Last Night's Great Idea" and "Do Something Right For Once" echo all too familiar sentiments while remaining a bit prying at times, there's no reason why folks that dig on stuff like Fall Out Boy and Dashboard Confessional can't add another pin-up to the wall.