Style: Radio-friendly, emotive pop-rock; compare to The Fray, OneRepublic, Switchfoot
Top tracks: "View from the Top"
The Wrecking's first album, A New Abolition, was all over the map stylistically, incorporating worship songs, hip-hop, and even a cover of Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes." It didn't always work, but at least it kept you guessing. So Much for Love, on the other hand, is 14 tracks of consistently normal, predictable pop rock, with verses that only exist to forecast fist-pumping choruses. The slick sound recently scored the band a spot on Showtime series The Big C, and the formula will likely serve The Wrecking well on the radio. But it makes for a humdrum listen.1