What The Hell Is Rock N Roll is an interesting throwback to maybe the 70s that leaves me asking that exact question. Its like these guys want to be a garage rock band, but are just too damn pretty. I thought I saw make-up on them in their band picture.
For instance on the track The City its all about New York City being filled with pretty people and is filled with major chords played on a classic piano and the chorus (which takes up more than 1/3 of the song) is going to the city, New York City, where no one sleeps, and everybodys pretty. They should send that track to Billy Crystal for his next blockbuster hit. Lets just say The City is not very retro.
Then the very next track Tied to The Tracks sounds like the band called the Oneders from that movie Tom Hanks made (you know, the one with Liv Tyler). Theres just something about someone playing rock music and sounding happy all the time that just doesnt work. Give me some spice, some gusto.