Cobra Starship, ‘¡Viva La Cobra!’ (Decaydance/Fueled by Ramen)
Second albums often suffer from hurried, weak material, but that’s not the problem with Cobra Star- ship’s disappointing ¡Viva La Cobra!: On tracks like “Damn You Look Good and I’m Drunk (Scandalous)” and “Smile for the Paparazzi,” frontman Gabe Saporta nails the hazards of the high life with witty precision. Sadly, the glitzy overkill production by Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump nearly obliterates any potential dance-rock charm. Despite killer hooks, “Guilty Pleasure” and “The City Is at War” leave an artificial aftertaste.
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