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Still Not Getting Any

Adolescent rebel yell.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some good stuff about eating disorders.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

Includes inserts advertising cell phone features and "dual disc" technology.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Simple Plan's honest and gently cynical lyrics seem to come from inside the adolescent brain.

What's the story?

In STILL NOT GETTING ANY, Simple Plan's very accessible punk-flavored pop seems to spring full-formed from inside the adolescent brain. Petulant but somehow good-natured, guitar-fueled tunes take on disillusionment, angst, eating disorders, angst, lost love, angst, cynicism, and a bit more angst, but without sounding all that miserable. Pierre Bouvier's in-your-face vocals and the band's crystal-clear instrumental arrangements get a lot of the credit, along with easily audible teen-anthem rebel-yell lyrics. High points are the marvelously expressive \"Shut Up\" and \"Crazy\" -- a song that addresses teen eating disorders with lyrics like \"Tell me what's wrong with society/When everywhere I look I see/Young girls dying to be on TV/They won't stop till they've reached their dreams/Diet pills, surgery...\"

Is it any good?

QUALITY

These guys can out-whine even your kids without sounding too annoying. Lyrics that express cynicism and touchy desperation (meaning most of the lyrics on this CD) are delivered with an infectious exuberance that's hard to dislike. Your younger teens will love the message, and you might actually enjoy the music on this winning album. In a cool blast of techno-ingenuity, the double-sided CD flips over to include a DVD -- also a lot of fun.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the subject of eating disorders, using "Crazy" as a starting point.

Music details

Artist:Simple Plan
Release date:October 26, 2004
Label:Lava
Genre:Rock
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written byMariodude23 May 11, 2010

Definately their best

I absolutely love this band and especially this album. Their previous album was (in a nutshell) just an expression of being a teenager. This one is much more detailed and deep. The main highlight is the song 'Crazy' an expression of how this world is going to h*ll. Which as we all know, it is. They are the perfect band for older children, (8+), especially if they are showing signs of a form of clinical depression, this will read their minds from beginning to end and is just a delight to listen to.
Teen, 14 years old Written bykaratedude April 9, 2008

Each song is different for a change

In the past some of Simple Plan's songs have jus all sounded the same. That's what I was iffy about when I got the CD. But each song is unique. It's a great message and great melodies! I'm always finding myself singing the songs to myself in my head or even out loud!
Teen, 15 years old Written bybradley4846 July 26, 2009

13+?

Why is this 13+, there is no swearing of any kind. This is one of the cleanest albums ive ever heard. This is definatly 8-9+
What other families should know
Great messages