Still Not Getting Any

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Adolescent rebel yell.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 9 reviews

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age 9+
Based on 9 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Some good stuff about eating disorders.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

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

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

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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 d... Continue reading
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... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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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