The Get Up Kids, Four Minute Mile

Jonah Bayer

By Jonah Bayer

on 02.01.11 in Reviews

Four Minute Mile (Reissue)

The Get Up Kids

Things were different for emo in the ’90s. Guys doused their hair with pomade and wore cuffed jeans while girls sported headbands and messenger bags sewn up with patches advertising obscure bands. Much like Four Minute Mile, those fashion statements don’t necessarily age gracefully, but they still have a certain charm. Get Up Kids’ debut isn’t always in tune, the lyrics occasionally read like teenage poetry and the recording quality is terrible, but as time goes on somehow all of these faults become endearing – especially the times when frontman Matt Pryor’s voice cracks from straining to keep up with his bandmates.