"I found this album some years ago in a used music bin. I only had one album by them at the time. I decided to pick this one up. I will say that i liked it. It has some fun ska tunes on it. "Kinder Words", "Sad silence", "hell of a hat", "pictures to prove it", "365 days", "toxic toast", "bronzing the garbage", and "jump through the hoops" are all rather enjoyable. The bosstones give some good tunes on this album, but not their best effort."
MMB and Ska/Punk at its best!
shadow05783 | Darien, Illinois United States | 06/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD was amazing.It is probably the Bosstones best(besides Let's Face It). Kinder Words-The opening song and I wouldn't pick any other song on the CD for the opener.With its incredible horn part and great guitar, it's truly an amzing song.Sad Silence-Good song,I especially liked the ending.Hell of a Hat-GREAT horn part!Its awesome how they can start soft and gradually explode into horns and screaming in this song.Pictures to Prove It-This song is ok. Not as good as some other songs on the CD, but still a great addition to the album.We Should Talk-Awesome song. Great proof that hard rock and horns can still be mixed together and sound great.A Dollar and A Dream-This song is good, but its overall softness kind of breaks the mood of the rest of the CD.Still pretty good though.Stand Off-Another great song.The trombone intro is THE COOLEST!!365 Days-Awesome song that displays Dicky's amazing vocal talents and still has a great horn part.Toxic Toast-If there were a list of the top 3 snogs on this CD, this song would be on it.Amazing piano and trombone solos.MMB CLASSIC!!!Bronzing the Garbage-Great song with good vocals and trumpets.Dogs and Chapains-Incredible song-fast paced and energetic.Jump Through the Hoops-What better way to end the CD that with an awesome song like this.You'll be whistling this tune forever. It may be the last, but certainly not the least.Overall, a great CD and I highly recommend it to any punk or ska fan, as it clearly excells in both areas."
One of MMB's best...
stereohead | long island | 12/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"the mighty mighty bosstones are w/o a doubt my favorite band, yet i dont think i am biased towards them...this is considered by some to be their best album ever, and while i wouldnt go that far, i will say it is their best LYRICAL album...for those not familiar w/this band, they are a Boston-based band that plays an eclectic mix of thrash-metal, ska, alt-rock, and reggae...singer Dicky Barrett is best known for his growl, and musically they are well known for sweet horn lines on trombone and sax (played here by Brockenborough, Burton, and Lenear, the second two on sax)...guitarist Nate Albert is one of the more talented in the ska-punk genre...QUESTION THE ANSWERS starts off in-your-face, w/the pleading "Kinder Words"...listen to the lyrics and its easy to see what the bosstones are saying...its followed up by "Sad Silence" and "Hell of a Hat", songs about a bully who kills a kid and a well-to-do gun-toting man respectively...they both deal w/problems in society..."Pictures to Prove it" starts w/a sick trombone solo, and descrives the feelings of love lost...the next notable song, "Stand Off", another trombone introduced cut, showcases more love lost and partner questioning.."365 Days" talks about all that can change in a year, and "Toxic Toast" one of the best cuts on the album, sees Dicky reminiscing in his lyrics...the last notable song, also the last on the album, is "Jump Through the Hoops", about a guy whos trying to please everyone...musically, this album plays background to Barrett's vocals, whereas usually the horn players are in the forefront, along w/Alberts axe...still, the 2 trombone solos are great, "Toxic Toast" starts w/a really cool piano solo, and "A Dollar and a Dream" is a breezy, loungy, jazzy almost swing tune...till it kicks in near the end...anyways, this is another great Bosstone album, but not for those just getting into the band (though, honestly, nearly and MMB cd will do)...if you are a fan of ska, punk, or alt-rock, i suggest you pick up this awesome album, and the rest by MMB! peace"
The golden age for the mighty mighty bosstones
r1-airport | Mars | 04/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is not the best bosstones album, they have too many contenders for that title, but it marks the height of their decade-spanning career. releases after this just weren't on par with Question the Answers or anything before it. Let's face it, for example, lacked the energy of Question the Answers, despite the cridical acclaim of 'the impression that i get' and 'let's face it'. Pay Attention wasen't bad, it's just dosen't sound like the bosstones at all, save for a few tracks like high school dance and let me be. The live album, coming out just after let's face it, dosen't count in my opinion just because it has no new material, but it is still great and worth buying, despite it's high price. It's weak spot is few tracks from Question the Answers, which marks the golden age for the bosstones."
A more hard-core album than "Let's Face It"
avsmike | Colorado | 10/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you who grew to like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones through their video "Impression That I Get" from the "Let's Face It" album, listening to this album will suprise you, and you may not like it. I believe this is better than "Let's Face It", and their sound is better because it's edgier than the albums following this. With songs like "Kinder Words", "Jump Through the Hoops", and more, this is a get-in-the-pit-and-jump album. Pick it up, and you will either realize you love it or you don't. There are some slow songs like on "Let's Face It", so give it a listen. Who knows?"