Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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A lot of the same, but nonetheless a worthwhile grab.
Brent M. | south-eastern Ohio, USA | 07/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Take some catchy riffs, slightly immature and simplistic lyrics, fast-paced drumming, and non-audible bass. What do you get? Pennywise, of course. Well, mostly all of today's punk, but Pennywise are too talented to be placed in that category. Pennywise are a band that never cease to amaze their fans by not leaving their roots, but yet i have to wonder how they've kept them satisfied for so long. "The Fuse," however, is their best effort yet. Regardless, I personally find this album to be very infectious for a short period of time. Some days, all I could do was keep scrolling to the 'Pennywise' section of my limewire. But, alas, I must now break up the CD into sections as I listen. You may be wondering to yourself, ( more than likely not, though ) why I seem to be taking shots at the album during my review. The only reason for this is that I know this album could have been five times better than it is. You also may be skeptical to listen to another 'whiny punk band', but that's okay, I've been there, too. Basically all punk bands, except a few like Bad Religion, have no theory in their music, ever. You know drill, favorites below: ( I'd like to put a ton more on the list, it's just some tracks seem to be lacking something, though I'm not certain what it is ).
3. Competition Song - Although we have heard this message before, it wouldn't hurt America to hear it again. The back-up vocalist gives a great performance on the chorus here.
7. The Kids - The song that made me want to listen to this CD. It packs punch, and it is a personal favorite.
8. Fox TV - The closest thing to a drum solo you will find in punk, I liked it. The stop and start idea is pretty neat, too.
14. 18 Soldiers - The lead vocalist may be very difficult to understand in this song, I feel this chorus is a bit familiar. Anyhow, this song is a great example of how Pennywise can get the job done.
All in all, this CD might be monotonous at points, but you really should check it out, because you always do need those good tunes stuck in your head, instead of the pure ludicrous that is invading our local radio stations today. Thank you for your time."