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Total 13
Backyard Babies
Total 13
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1

1997 & second album by the acclaimed Swedish punk act. 13 tracks, including the singles 'Look At You', 'Highlights' & 'Bombed (Out Of My Mind)'. An MVG Records release.


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All Artists: Backyard Babies
Title: Total 13
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mvg
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 9/19/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Total 13
UPC: 7391946077915


Album Description
1997 & second album by the acclaimed Swedish punk act. 13 tracks, including the singles 'Look At You', 'Highlights' & 'Bombed (Out Of My Mind)'. An MVG Records release.

CD Reviews

Mind blowin', hard hittin', blood pumpin', all out R'n'R!!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the few bands left that stand for good old rock'n'roll, they are fantastic! This albun show the whole world that rock is on its way back to the top. Kickin' off with the adreniline rush of 'Made me Madman','U.F.O. Romeo' and 'Highligts'. The later a little different in the way that it doesn't wizz past at a zillion chors per second. It continues all the way through the album with the good old Stooges, Pistols, Ramones and Dolls R'n'R. The final three tracks are just superb- 'Bombed out of my Mind' a hard hitting 'sing along', 'Hey I'm Sorry' just screems The Ramones and'Robber of Life' really just show how the sex has ben put back into honest music.The album is perfect, it simply couldn't be any better and so is the band, four little white Swedish boys who were born to be celebrities. The live shows are even better, as you would expect. I've seen them three time and each time I've left the building with the feeling that I accomplish anything(and of corse a big fat smile).Wham, Bham,Thankyou Glam!!!!!!"
Goodgawd! Leave it to the Swedish
doomsdayer520 | Pennsylvania | 03/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"... to remind us what rock is supposed to be! In this age of lame rap metal and lamer boy bands, Backyard Babies is rock n' roll, and rock n' roll is Backyard Babies. That's that, and Total 13 is their best album so far. While this band is categorized as Swedish punks, that's not too accurate. They're definitely Swedish, but punk is only their starting point. One problem with American and British punks is they're usually afraid to branch out from that restrictive category, and are worried about looking like they're not "authentic" enough if they show any skill or experimentation. Since Backyard Babies are from Sweden, they're either unfamiliar with that rule or just plain don't care, as this album rocks out in ways that are much closer to metal or hard rock in the tradition of Jane's Addiction, Guns n' Roses, and other fearless heavy rock bands. Peder Carlsson and John Blomqvist are the heaviest and most relentless rhythm section heard in years, and deliver a succession of slamming grooves to really ignite this album. Dregen and Nicke Borg have their guitars amped up to eleven, and these guys sound deafening even when you turn down the volume on your stereo. The resulting Backyard Babies sound is huge and anthemic, far beyond the minimalism of standard punks. Fave tracks here are the skullcrushing and metallic "Highlights;" the big maximalist anthems "UFO Romeo," "Subculture Hero," and "Robber of Life;" and the frantic punk groovers "Look at You" and "Let's Go to Hell." Also check out the Jerry Lee Lewis-style boogie piano in "Bombed (Out of My Mind)." These guys should be as huge as their sound! For guitar freaks out there, I would also like to draw attention to lead guitarist Dregen, who truly reminds me of Dave Navarro or Slash, and easily rises above the limitations of punk rock with a blistering arsenal of maximum grooves, huge sounds, and breakneck guitar solos. Dregen should be a guitar hero among Western rock aficionados."
They know how to rock....
doomsdayer520 | 01/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These guys have the attitude of hanoi rocks, and they sound of social distortion. The Backyard Babies are the future of rock-n-roll"