Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Land of the Free?
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
In their seventh studio release Land Of The Free, Pennywise have turned their attention toward the issues of global politics, drawing inspiration from the worldwide WTO protests and the recent United States Presidential ... more »
In their seventh studio release Land Of The Free, Pennywise have turned their attention toward the issues of global politics, drawing inspiration from the worldwide WTO protests and the recent United States Presidential elections as fuel for their anti-establishment position. 10 tracks. 2001 release.
Is there anyone listening to this beautiful tragedy?
Michael Crane | Orland Park, IL USA | 10/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pennywise is one of the few bands where when I only heard one album, I ended up immediately getting all of their others. This was probably over a year ago or so, and they still continue to be one of my most listened-to bands. I've enjoyed all of their stuff, and "Land of the Free?" is certainly no exception.
The album has great music that feels both ferocious and urgent. As with all of their other works, "Land of the Free?" deals with anger when it comes to politics, religion and society. With a title like "Land of the Free?" that is something you immediately expect. Although you do not have to agree with their point-of-view to enjoy their tunes, there will be those who might be put off by the music. Songs can be fast and intense ("Land of the Free?" "Something Wrong with Me," "WTO"), and some numbers can be a little slower but still powerful nonetheless ("Anyone Listening," "My God," "Divine Intervention").
While I enjoy the entire album, favorite tracks of mine would be "F*** Authority," "Land of the Free?" "Something Wrong with Me," "Divine Intervention," "My God," "Who's On Your Side," "WTO" and the powerful closer, "Anyone Listening."
"Land of the Free?" is a great Pennywise album for long-time fans and newcomers. While it may not be for everyone, I have to say that it has some killer guitar riffs and lyrics. Songs will easily get stuck in your head even after just one listen. If you haven't had a chance to check out Pennywise, I strongly encourage you to check out some of their tracks and see if they're something you'd like. That's what happened to me. I only heard a few songs by them and I was instantly hooked. A great addition to the already large Pennywise catalogue. - Michael Crane"