Calling the World

Album Review of Calling the World by Rooney.

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Calling the World


Calling the World by Rooney

Release Date: Jul 17, 2007
Record label: Geffen
Genre(s): Rock, Pop

70 Music Critic Score
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Calling the World - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

Entertainment Weekly - 79
Based on rating B+

In 2003, all was glorious for young Rooney: The L.A. power-pop quintet had a rising self-titled debut, love from The O.C., and, as a result, an attendant legion of teen fans. Four years and two scrapped albums later, they’re back, power and pop intact — only this time their alt-y new-wave jangle is filtered through big, brash production. It’s as if they’ve adopted Supertramp as their spirit animal, soaking Calling the World in mondo synths and double-tracking.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10

Four years passed between Rooney's self-titled debut and its follow-up, Calling the World -- virtually a lifetime when it comes to many listeners' attention spans. The band spent that time recording and scrapping two albums' worth of material and dealing with label problems; while waiting so long to release new music was a risky move, it probably wasn't as risky as releasing music they didn't believe in completely. As it turns out, Calling the World is a pretty safe bet.

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