Radiosurgery gives listeners a healthy dose of fun catchy and hooky pop punk that New Found Glory are adored for. There's very little dwelled upon in the way of negativity. The songs are nice short and sweet with the overall musical sound creating a sense of fun and fancy-free. Of course the crunchy and jagged punk riffs serve as great music that one may jump around and headbang to, similar to what you'd see in the My Friends Over You music video, with perhaps a greater influence from the early works of Green Day and NFG's favourite group, The Ramones, which would make sense following a set at the Bamboozle 2011 festival which was a full tribute to the California punks and featured Marky Ramone on drums. Certainly the album does manage to keep the spirit of early 2000s pop punk alive. And at that point you really need to ask yourself how good a factor that really is.
See, Radiosurgery really doesn't have much of a highlight, apart from maybe the more memorable closer Map of Your Body, however there's very little variation between songs. It's just a straightforward collection of 2-3 minute punk songs. To say it threw me overboard with excitement would be a total lie.
So though Radiosurgery is hardly the most dynamic album around, it at least demonstrates New Found Glory's ability to create infectious hooks and write sincere lyrics of young love, freedom and having fun that many can relate too, and the songs are really catchy pieces of pop punk. Really, it's a sign that New Found Glory won't be moving off of the pop punk throne any time soon.
New Found Glory's Radiosurgery is out on Tuesday via Epitaph. The band will tour the UK in February with Sum 41, letlive. and While She Sleeps as part of the Kerrang! Tour 2012 Sponsored by Relentles Energy Drink.