Greetings from Imrie House

Common Sense Media says

Perky power-pop for tweens.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Not an issue.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Just the tiniest bit of sexual innuendo.

Language

Squeaky-clean.

Consumerism

One or two brand names mentioned.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Two references to prescription drugs.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Click Five plays infectious power-pop with just the teensiest bit of sexual innuendo and a couple of references to prescription drugs.

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What's the story?

GREETINGS FROM IMRIE HOUSE is a friendly, guitar-fueled power-pop confection whipped up by four talented guys. Lyrics are tween-safe with a little wink-wink, nudge-nudge sexual innuendo on \"Friday Night\" and a couple of references to prescription drugs. Earning their rock & roll stripes as the opening act for the likes of the Backstreet Boys and Jesse McCartney, Click Five have a way with a musical hook and a resolutely retro sensibility. The songs are as cute as can be, if a little self-conscious and unimaginative. Eric Dill, the lead singer, has one of those odd nasal voices that can be effective on many of the tunes, but often verges on a paint-scraper whine. Joe Guese carries most of the predictable tunes with excellent lead guitar work. Everyone turns in fine performances, enjoyable if lacking originality.

Is it any good?

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Four members of Click Five attended the prestigious Berklee School of Music and the fifth is from Purdue. Knowing this about the band raises our expectations -- if we didn't know that these guys were elite-music-school alumni, maybe we wouldn't care so much that they've turned in performances that are pleasant and fun, but far from brilliant. Appealing and clean-cut, '60s-retro-styled to the max, the Click Five offer what amounts to musical Redi-whip. But it will be interesting to see how these undoubtedly talented guys grow as artists on future albums.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how much the band's success comes from the music, and how much comes from the group's teen idol look and constant presence on MTV.

Music details

Artist:The Click Five
Release date:September 16, 2005
Label:Lava
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written bycyclone09 April 9, 2008
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Actually good

wow i was really suprised at how good this was. berklee education at work here people. and by the way, the language is not 'squeaky' clean...it's 'clean' but they have one song that utilizes 'hell' a couple of times. just saying that, so parents of some seven year old dont go buy it.
Teen, 17 years old Written byBloodwood August 11, 2009
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Too much swearing

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