Review: Noahfinnce – GROWING UP ON THE INTERNET

Noahfinnce released debut album Growing Up on the Internet earlier this month!

Growing Up on the Internet is the angsty, catchy and modern debut album from Noahfinnce. I’ll admit, it’s a grower not a shower. On my first listen, I enjoyed the songs I knew. It took a few listens to see the essence of it all.   

Released on March 8, Growing Up on the Internet has eleven tracks of repetitive punk melodies with catchy pop hooks. A perfect example of pop punk. It talks of Noah’s experience, well, growing up on the internet! As well as lyrics about burning out, being neurodivergent and gives a big F-YOU to TERFS.  

Kinda Love It is the first song, and a strong start to the album. It’s a short song, just short of two minutes, but it works well. Starts off soft, before really kicking in, and any longer would be overkill. It’s the pattern in my reviews that I always love the saddest songs, and Subtitles is no exception. Emotive, and a nice change of pace. It reminds me of 2014’s mainstream pop punk, like 5 Seconds of Summer’s Sounds Good Feels Good. Maybe it’s the nostalgic sound that drew me in, although the rest of the album reminds me of 00s pop punk, like the guitar of 3 Day Headache reminding me of Sum 41. With hints of Green Day and Blink 182.  

I blame myself for not enjoying it initially. I may have been excited from seeing Noahfinnce with Enter Shikari and set my expectations too high. It’s a debut album! And for a debut, it’s good. I look forward to hearing more from Noahfinnce, and to seeing him grow into his sound.  

Vicki Evans

March 27, 2024

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