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It's been a decade since these emo pioneers broke through and helped 15-year-old sad sacks everywhere get through high school. And while Jimmy Eat World rock more like the Foo Fighters today than mopey young men, they still know how to write a catchy, forlorn hook — maybe too well. The jangling acoustic pop of opener "Heart Is Hard to Find" and the big, singalong chorus of "Coffee and Cigarettes" could keep a teenager engaged for a couple of days, but much of Invented sounds too cut-and-dried to inspire long-term devotion. The single "My Best Theory" even borders upon latter-day Bon Jovi.

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