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Straight Ahead
Pennywise
Straight Ahead
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
 
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OK, there's no way around it. Pennywise often sound an awful lot like Bad Religion. But in some ways Pennywise's biggest flaw is also their greatest strength. The band's melange of power and melody suits them well, making ...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Pennywise
Title: Straight Ahead
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Epic Japan
Release Date: 8/13/2001
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 045778655328, 4988010748623, 8714092655315, 8714092655322, 045778655366

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OK, there's no way around it. Pennywise often sound an awful lot like Bad Religion. But in some ways Pennywise's biggest flaw is also their greatest strength. The band's melange of power and melody suits them well, making songs like "My Own Country" and "Victim of Reality" as engaging as Bad Religion cuts like "You Are (the Government)" and "21st Century Digital Boy." Indeed, Pennywise's penchant for hooks maximizes the impact of their more bombastic material, allowing them to play at blistering speeds without dissolving into a dissonant blur. "Can't Believe It," for instance, pummels with hard-core beats and buzz-saw guitars, and still manages to incite uncontrollable bouts of grinning and head bobbing. And when Pennywise find a groove, as on the metallic anthem "Can't Take Anymore" or the harmony-laden "Alien," they're one of the most captivating pop-punk bands on the indie circuit. --Jon Wiederhorn

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To mister Jon Wielderhorn
Andre Guerreiro | Brasil | 11/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You don't know what you're talking about, man. Comparison is the worst form of judging a band (and art, for that matters). I hate when people criticise something using a comparison as the strongest point of their views. This is ridiculous. Althoug BR is also an awesome band (even older, maybe wiser and a direct influence over every hxc band such as Pennywise) you can't say they sound like PW. If you do think so, then there's something wrong with you and you shouldn't be allowed to review albums like this. If you have an oppinion, then it's OK. But never compare. Yes, they are fast. They are melodic. And they're the best on what they do right now.

This album is epic. 17 songs of pure power tearing apart the walls of conformity like no other punk release. Unforgettable songs and yelled vocals which will make you jump without control. This is Pennywise."
LISTEN TO PENNYWISE!!!!!!!!!!
Susan Harvey | 10/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I actually give this album(and Pennywise)10/5 stars. They are a perfect band. They are great musicians and their lyrics are raw and relate to real people. This is by far my favorite album, there is not one mediocre song on here. Badge of Pride is one of the all-time great punk songs and a Pennywise classic. They have never sold out and always stay true to their roots. so many of my favorite Pennywise songs are on this album, it's hard to count, but here's the top 5-Badge of Pride, Can't Take Anymore, Greed(Byron's drumming is out of control!), Straight Ahead, My Own Country, and American Dream. Buy this album, you won't ever regret it!"
The most radio friendly album
The Ricker | Oakland, CA. United States | 09/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"You can say that Pennywise sold out because they had a couple of singles, "victim of reality" and "Alien", off this album. The truth is that even though this is a little slower album in some parts. It is probably the most branching out that Pennywise is going to do. Most of the songs are still very aggressive and the lyrics are always meaningful. I think this is a very good follow-up to Full circle which is a good album. Best songs: "Greed", "my own country" and " badge of pride""