One Word Album Review: The Maine’s ‘You Are Ok’


Aw yes, the album review: A 300-500 word write-up explaining all the eccentricities pretentious wordsmiths love and hate about a band’s new album. While most reviews tend to hover the line between a positive and negative analysis, we’ve found that some seem to deviate from the pack choosing to spend their time putting an artist down for months of hard work.

We, on the other hand, would rather give the power back to the artist by letting them take a stab at reviewing (or simply explaining) their new music. And in order to make that process as easy (and fun) as possible, we’ve decided to give the artists one word and one word only to describe each song off their new release – thus creating the One Word Album Review.

Featured on today’s OWAR is The Maine’s anthemic and life-affirming LP You Are Ok. For their seventh studio album, the Arizona natives continue to push the boundaries of their pop-laced rock music providing fans an impactful and trendsetting release that is sure to make a lasting impression on listeners for years to come.            

Now before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to guitarists Jared Monaco and Kennedy Brock as they chose ten words to describe each of their band’s brand new tracks. To check out what the two had to say for a glimpse into You Are Ok, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to not only pre-order a copy of the band’s new record before it hits stores this Friday but also grab tickets to see The Maine out on tour later this year here.

01) Slip The Noose

One Word Song Description: Urgent

02) My Best Habit

One Word Song Description: To-The-Point

03) Numb Without You

One Word Song Description: Loud

04) I Feel It All Over

One Word Song Description: Space

05) Heaven, We’re Already Here

One Word Song Description: Fast

06) Forevermore

One Word Song Description: Bare

07) Tears Won’t Cry (Shinju)

One Word Song Description: Different

08) One Sunset

One Word Song Description: Nostalgic 

09) Broken Parts

One Word Song Description: Hopeful

10) Flowers On The Grave

One Word Song Description: Full-Circle