* "But 5SOS so aren't a boyband and they so aren't pop like One Direction because they covered American Idiot by Green Day. Punk rock forever!" - my sister, obsessed and irrational 5SOS stan, May 2014
Because apparently you can only cover songs that are the same genre as yours *facepalms*. I listened to the original while making this review just to affirm my opinion, and wow this is absolute shit. Vocally woeful like many of their tracks and the rest just sounds really try hard and yuck. I don't even love the original but I feel horrified at what they've done to it. I feel like this only exists as an attempt to try and convince the hatres that they're not pop or the next One Direction, but instead a serious and legit punk rock band. They do not at all convince me this, as it sounds terrible and try hardish and not at all punk rock. This is quite possibly their worst effort, possibly even worse than "She Looks So Perfect". Absolutely vile and I'm very annoyed it has charted.