Jimmy Eat World – Invented (Universal Music Canada)

On their newest record, Jimmy Eat World take a strange detour through what is quite possibly a musical mid-life crisis. Where their three previous records have all started on powerful guitar-driven notes with some pop influence, Invented sees the group lean more upon the pop side of the coin and might not be quite what we have come to expect from the group. They haven’t totally gone soft; My Best Theory and Coffee & Cigarettes have a little bit of edge to them, just not the edge that the band has built their reputation on over the past decade of being in the mainstream.