The inside cover of Urban Doctors’ ‘Worst Ever’ album says:
“Dear Elon, Sorry you were not cool enough to be the first one to mars. You’ll be as cool as us one day… Maybe. Love The Urban Doctors”
Okay, guys, you have my attention. Let’s jump into this six-track album and see what it’s all about!
“Intro to Space” explains that this is a space exploration project that takes the band to Mars (because of the fact that no human being has ever been there before and that “pisses them off”). An intriguing opening track, I didn’t know whether to laugh or really try to pay attention to what was being said about finding space porn, drugs, tacos, and various other objects in space but, before I could decide, the album jumped into “Space Race”. A sound that can only be described as pop-punk perfection took over my speakers and a grin stretched across my face. As promised, the lyrics revolve around creating a spaceship to get this band to Mars. I honestly couldn’t wait to hear how the construction of this vessel will go and if the band will ever get to Mars.
The sound for “Worst Ever” continues with the pop-punk perfection laid out in “Space Race”. This is such a fun track and, unfortunately, I found myself concentrating too hard on the instrumentation and composition of this song that I couldn’t quite catch what was going on in the story. I know I could have gone back and listened to the track again but, that’s not typically how I do these reviews. I like to review on first listen so I guess I’ll have to go back later and try and see what happened with Urban Doctors’ journey to Mars during this track. Things move fast with these short and punchy songs and, before I knew it, “All The Pain” had pushed “Worst Ever” out of my speakers.
I love the almost 90’s vibe of this track. It’s another quick and punchy track that has an almost gang-vocal style going on throughout it. Don’t get me wrong, there’s absolutely still a perfect pop-punk influence heard throughout this track it just comes with a different influence in it. Although I see how this could fit into this idea of exploring Mars, I liked how this track could apply elsewhere. This band is super fun, that comes through loud and clear through the whole concept behind this album, so it was nice to hear that they have songs like this that have super raw and emotional lyrics that hit me right to the core.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Dollar Signs today and, honestly, that’s what “Church Fair” reminded me of. The vocals aren’t perfect. In fact, to an untrained ear, you may call them out of tune but I think they are perfect. They continue with the raw vibe laid out in “All The Pain” and I absolutely adored it because that’s why I love Dollar Signs so much. Like the rest of the tracks, this is another song that flew by but not before letting me fall in love even deeper with this amazing band.
I knew this was going to be a quick listen with a runtime of just over fifteen minutes but I was still surprised and lowkey disappointed as “Can’t Help You” took over my house to close out this quick album. The acoustic guitar that kicks off this final track threw me off but it doesn’t take long for the entire band to come in and close out this album in the most perfect way. Urban Doctors saved the best for last. Although I loved the fun of “Space Race”, “Can’t Help You” was instantly my favorite track on this album. From the infectious beat to the real-life lyrics, everything about this final track was perfect other than the fact that it was the final track.
My Favorite Track(s): “Can’t Help You”
For Fans Of: Pop-Punk Perfection; Mars; Space Exploration
Mosh-ability: 8 out of 10
What My Cats Thought Of It: Both cats laid on the couch
How Badly I Want To See This Performed Live: 9 out of 10
My Overall Rating: 9 out of 10
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