gives Motion City Soundtrack a great review

Motion City Soundtrack: "I Am the Movie"
Rating: MMMM
The inherent danger of genre blending is dilution, where subtext overpowerstheme the whole thing winds up thinner and paler and worse for the wear. With punk and pop, this weakening happens all too often. The beauty of Minneapolis' Motion City Soundtrack is its ability to carefully balance the freneticism of punk with the unbridled melodicism of pop while tossing in the underlying thrum of new wave to create a unified sound incorporating the best elements of all of the above.

-Brian Baker
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