Album of the Day
Everything in Transit
After three albums fronting pop-punk band Something Corporate, Andrew McMahon struck off on his own as Jack's Mannequin. McMahon spent most of the money in his savings account to record EVERYTHING IN TRANSIT - and was vindicated when the set was picked up by Maverick. Helmed by the singer-songwriter and Something Corporate producer Jim Wirt, the 2005 collection ups the energy of that band with a little help from Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. Structured around the concept of a musician's return home, the ten originals are jam-packed with classic pop hooks; highlights include “Holiday from Real,” “Dark Blue” and “Miss Delaney.” McMahon had been diagnosed with leukemia while finishing the album but got a successful stem cell transplant the day EVERYTHING IN TRANSIT was released, and you can hear that triumph in the music.