Loser of the Year
Label: Atlantic Records
The Quebecois pop-punk veterans deliver their fourth studio album in summer 2011. Sunny, exuberant tunes about girls; specifically, the act of liking girls, missing girls, losing girls, getting girls, etc. "Jet Lag," with a guest appearance from British pop sensation Natasha Bedingfield, may be the album's most tailor-made-for-the-mainstream single, but very next song, "Astronaut," has the hooks you'll be singing over and over. For fans of endlessly catchy, punkish candy, Simple Plan's unapologetic (and deft) ability to bring back the heyday of the genre is a real good thing.