2AM Club: What Did You Think Was Going to Happen?
Though they definitely fall into the “Hipster” category, LA-based pop group 2AM Club brings a different kind of cool with their major-label debut, What Did You Think Was Going to Happen? This album mixes pop, rock, hip-hop, new wave and electro tunes with catchy hooks and a fun energy.
Consisting of six young, handsome guys— singer Marc Griffin, emcee Tyler Cordy, guitarist Matt Reagan, keyboardist Dave Dalton, drummer Ian O’Neill and bassist Matt Warshauer—2AM Club is pretty much about getting bodies onto the dance floor (and into the bedroom), but not much else. Though this is not a “boy band,” the group has still managed to create hook-laden songs that appeal to listeners beyond just a tween fan base.
With the entire album clocking in at just under 40 minutes, this doesn’t really matter because pop appeal is definitely running rampant. There are several club-friendly tracks on this album that are worth listening to, including the lead single, “Worry About You,” as well the funky “Hurricane” and the insightful “Saturday Night.”