(2005) All That We Needed

Plain White T's

... read moreLess punk than infectious power pop, Chicago's Plain White T's put a modern, airwave-affable stamp on that beloved strain of the rock & roll virus with All That We Needed. The jumpy title track launches the set with a nod to Tom Petty's "American Girl," but the hooks don't stop there. The band draws...

37′:22″ 12 Songs

1
All That We Needed
Plain White T's
3:41
2
Revenge
Plain White T's
3:26
4
My Only One
Plain White T's
3:48
5
Sad Story
Plain White T's
2:57
6
Breakdown
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3:33
7
What More Do You Want
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2:24
8
Lazy Day Afternoon
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2:15
9
Anything
Plain White T's
2:58
10
Sing My Best
Plain White T's
2:50
11
Faster
Plain White T's
2:49
12
Last Call
Plain White T's
2:49
13
Hey There Delilah
Plain White T's
3:52
Released 01 January 2005, ℗ 2005 Fearless Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

Review

Less punk than infectious power pop, Chicago's Plain White T's put a modern, airwave-affable stamp on that beloved strain of the rock & roll virus with All That We Needed. The jumpy title track launches the set with a nod to Tom Petty's "American Girl," but the hooks don't stop there. The band draws on Jimmy Eat World for the hit contender "Take Me Away," while tunes like the lovelorn "My Only One" and the punchy "Revenge" rock harder and feel more original. If the cowbell-heavy "What More Do You Want?" is as cheesy as it is alluring, the guilty pleasures continue with the "young horny guy on tour" missive "Sing My Best," which is just one of several songs that recall great lost bands like the Producers, the Ravyns, and the Romantics. The obligatory acoustic parting shot is also solid, evoking the spirit of Big Star's classic "Thirteen." ~ John D. Luerssen