Bowling for Soup has carved a musical niche somewhere in between Blink-182 and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Bowling for Soup has carved a musical niche somewhere in between Blink-182 and "Weird Al" Yankovic. Armed with bubblegum riffs, goofy lyrics and a love of old-school heavy metal, "A Hangover You Don't Deserve" overflows with potential teen anthems. Butch Walker (Marvelous 3, Avril Lavigne) produced the album's catchiest tracks: "Almost" and "Trucker Hat" have as much crossover appeal as the band's current hit, "1985." As with any "Hangover," though, downsides are aplenty. In this case, the songs toward the end of the 17-track set blur together. It's not a complete buzz kill, but when it comes to quirky power-pop, shorter is usually sweeter.—KK

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