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The misty-eyed acoustic throwback "Hey There Delilah" finds frontman Tom Higgenson pledging his love across the miles. Fans also get an innocent love song ("You and Me") and attempts to patch up fractured relationships ("Making a Memory," "Come Back to Me"). In pursuit of a special girl, Higgenson promises to defend her honor and remain faithful ("Write You a Song"). Despite feeling bitterness toward an ex, he resists using the word "hate" on "Hate (I Really Don't Like You)."

Objectionable Content

While not explicitly referring to sex, "Our Time Now" declares, "There will be no rules tonight/If there were, we'd break 'em ... This is an addiction/Let's give in to it." On "Come Back to Me" a guy tells a girl she belongs in his bed. Fickle emotions lead the singer to jump from one girl to another ("Tearin' Us Apart"), and he shows a selfish disregard for a woman's feelings ("Figure It Out"). After a night of cheap sex, a young man resents being tossed aside by a loose woman on "So D--n Clever" (the title gets repeated numerous times within the song). Alcohol and an allusion to masturbation mar "Friends Don't Let Friends Dial Drunk."

Summary Advisory

This upbeat effort does the Chicago-area natives proud when it ponders the ups and downs of love. But once casual attitudes toward physical intimacy creep in, they leave a nasty stain on Plain White T's. Skip the disc. "Hey There Delilah" is worth a download.

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Top-10 album yielded the No. 1 hit "Hey There Delilah"

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