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Punk ain't dumb. Not with a creative lineage that includes everything from the Clash to Nirvana. Bad Religion has been part of that history since 1980. Whatever they lack in instrumental virtuosity is made up for here in... more »
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Punk ain't dumb. Not with a creative lineage that includes everything from the Clash to Nirvana. Bad Religion has been part of that history since 1980. Whatever they lack in instrumental virtuosity is made up for here in singer Greg Graffin's urgent two-minute manifestos on society and world politics. As on other Bad Religion releases in the '90s, No Substance preaches militant social consciousness to the punk masses, imploring the youth to "raise your voice!" There was more variety in Bad Religion's sound when guitarist Brett Gurewitz was still in the band, but the band has taken their relatively simple musical formula to a sophisticated level here, crafting tight, intelligent nuggets of punk. --Steve Appleford
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Bad Religion's fans are getting worse, not their music
Justin | North Andover, MA | 02/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm getting sick of seeing negative reviews from so called "true Bad Religion fans" on Bad Religion's recent albums. I think albums like "The Gray Race" and "No Sustance" were excellent and just because their sound has changed over the years, that doesn't mean it's going down the tubes. You can't compare the intensity of "Suffer" or "No Control" to these recent albums and then say they are worse. Their sound has become slower over the years, but the lyrics are what makes a band stand out in the largely similar sound of rock music and Bad Religion's lyrics are as powerful as they were in the late eighties. Change isn't necessarily a bad thing, and in Bad Religion's case, it hasn't hurt them. "No Substance" and the other recent albums ("The Gray Race" in particular) are great rock albums and don't be discouraged because of a few bad reviews from "true Bad Religion fans". Also, be on the lookout for Bad Religion's new album coming May 9, 2000."
Kristen | ca | 01/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I dont understand it. It's not like No Substance is incredibly different than any other BR album. Maybe a little more melodic and poppy but not so different that it's not not good. At first I didnt listen to this album much... not because I didnt like it, I just didnt give it a good listen. Now I absolutely love it. While it's not the best BR album, it is, in my opinion the most underrated. But that's just me."
No Substance is joy!!!!!
Andre Guerreiro | Brasil | 01/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I cannot rate any album from Bad Religion less than 5 stars.
They are all simply amazin and unique. Few bands have lots of songs in your head as your personal best hits. Every CD of them I put on to hear has a quality that makes every other punk rock wannabe sound like a baby in the dark.
No Substance is not a punk rock album. It has its own heart and soul in a rock'n roll environment. Yes, this album is rock'n roll and it does its job well. There are a few minors but... nothing compromising.
Strong points no to be missed:
- Hear It (!)
- All Fantastic Images
- No Substance (!)
- Sowing The Seeds of Utopia
- The State of The End... (!)
- The Voracious March of Godliness
- Strange Denial (!)
- The Same Person (!)
Not memorable among the other BR releases, but a killer record."