Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Sannah Zay | San Jose, CA USA | 11/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Victim's Family is one of my all-time favorite bands, hands-down. There's no other band on earth that can mix politics with humor as they can, no other band that chooses to apply their immense talent to such a creative style of music, no other band that sounds so different from everything else yet always sounds like itself. This band has balls, and a true punk-rock spirit, even if their music isn't your everyday punk-rock (thankfully). This is probably the best-produced, most accessible Victim's Family album, although "accessible" is definitely a relative term when used to describe their music. I tend to like some of their earlier stuff a little better, but this album has no real weak spot. Also, Ralph's singing has improved quite a bit for this album.As far as the vocals go: You either love them or you hate them. I have many friends who have listened to VF and said "Damn, that band would be cool if they just had better vocals." I completely disagree. In his own way, Ralph is one of the best punk vocalists out there. Nobody screams like Ralph, and few vocalists put themselves out on a limb like he does. Considering that he is not the best vocalist in a traditional sense, I think that takes balls, and exemplifies the "Who gives a *$@# what you think" attitude of the band. If you aren't able to appreciate the vocals immediately, give it some time. The vocals sound "punk," perhaps more so than the majority of punk bands, which is perhaps why I like them so much. But don't worry, I'm not the kind of poseur who thinks music sounds better on scratched vinyl."
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Sannah Zay | 08/25/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Victims Family is a california based power trio. Headache Remedy was the first album of thiers I owned, buying it a couple of years ago. I was very impressed with it and have since ordered all of thier albums. Look, like the other reviewer stated (and was right on the mark in doing so) if you think new Metallica is super awesome and hard or Creed is pure rock and roll---don't get any Victims Family....you would be doing yourself a major disservice when your small feeble mind tells you to take it out of the CD player.
Victim's Family Rock
Tristan Bott | US | 05/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the most origional albums and bands I have heard for quite a while. So origional it's really hard to classify, but I suppose you could call it punk. Reminds me a little of Plaid Retina, though it is by no means a copy. I had to listen to it a few times to really appreciate, I think because it is so different from anything I'd heard. If you like new sounds and origional bands, then buy this. If you take what you like from the radio or MTV or think Metallica is hardcore then don't. Your small mind won't be able to handle this. Also the Germ is quite good though I think this is better."