Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Paul Browne | England.....the hills. | 01/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm guessing the guys who wrote these real bad reviews [on here] are bent up bitter groupies, because this album - let me tell YOU..Is as good as it gets [in terms of ska punk]. It goes up to 11 and is only one behind Rancid's 'And Out Come The Wolves'....My personal fave track would be 'wrong em boyo', or even 'calling in sick'...in fact every track is solid, tight and accurately produced for a band of this ilk. The whole vibe is still happy-go-lucky and satirical, yet it's so punchy...miles more ummphh than the any millenium mtv punk band today...Look, if don't get this album and you will never know why this genre was carved in the first place...."
Extremely mediocre ska
Paul Browne | 03/05/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"No wonder Spin Magazine wants ska to die out once and for all. It's because bands like Buck-O-Nine manage to milk the trend by being competent enough to craft a few hooks, but still totally lacking in passion, originality, or musical skill. Not to mention that for an album with 12 tracks, there are WAY too many covers here, some of which are painful. Don't cover The Clash and The Misfits unless you can handle it. And God, how depressing it is to hear them mangle Operation Ivy, who understood exactly what these guys don't get: just because your punk has ska flavor doesn't mean it should lose its righteous fury and become watered-down cutesy music.Oddly enough their cover of Pass the Dutchie is actually ridiculously catchy, hence the 2 stars. Otherwise, this is a dud, although still preferable to the utter garbage that passes for popular music nowadays. But if you want to hear ska-punk that truly blows this out of the water, check out the Suicide Machines, who are far more worthy heirs to Op Ivy than these mediocre average joes."