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Generator, Bad Religion's last album on epitaph before their move to atlantic showcases some of their finest material, and is worthy of a listen by anyone with an appreciation for punk music. This release finds BR using a wider variety of sounds than their previous albums, specifically, there .

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Generator, Bad Religion's last album on epitaph before their move to atlantic showcases some of their finest material, and is worthy of a listen by anyone with an appreciation for punk music.

This release finds BR using a wider variety of sounds than their previous albums, specifically, there are more slow songs. By no means are these songs duds, the meaning in the lyrics is still there, and Greg Graffin's voice delivers as passionately as ever.

Songs like "Fertile Crescent" and "Heaven is Falling", written during the Persian Gulf war aren't mere filler, they are genuinely concerned and pissed off about the state of our world.

If there's any life left in you, "Generator" and "Atomic Garden" should get you moving... and make you think. This is amazing poetry, not the kind you wrote in 7th grade about some girl that dumped you. If you're sick of today's bland, repetitive, pop-punk bands that have about as much intelligence as a potato, it's time for you to quit bitching about how you think Blink-182 sold out and buy this album.

"Only Entertainment" is one of those rare gems that still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end, even after a hundred listens. Hell, I have it on repeat right now. This is truly chilling, the perfect ending to a classic album. If you take nothing else from this review or this album, get this song. To say that it rocks would be an understatement. The harmonies are superb. Bad Religion has written many good songs, but this is the one I return to, time after time.

Enough talk, fire up your favorite file-sharing program and get "Only Entertainment", then go to your local record store and buy this. You won't be disappointed.

 

 
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SaintBrock (December 23, 2013)

Favorite Bad Religion album.

majorthreat (October 29, 2011)

Great album, but I feel that something is missing but I don't know what

Chubbyfresh (August 3, 2010)

Best bad religion album!

big-man13 (April 16, 2009)

this was the first c-d i've ever heard from them 3 years ago and their still my #1 band BAD RELIGION KICKS ASS!!!!

deadcell (March 19, 2004)

Generator is probably one of the two most underrated BR CDs (the other being "Against the Grain"). Hell, the first Bad Religion song I heard was the title track. Here we get to see what BR were like before their breakthrough (in my opinion, anyway) "Recipe For Hate". Of course, much is to be desired, as "Generator" does only have eleven songs.... but among those eleven songs are some of the best that they've ever put out (especially "Atomic Garden", "The Answer", and "Too Much To Ask"). The music on this for some reason is so melodic that it's almost poppy, but who cares? It doesn't really take away from the overall feel of the CD; it only adds to it.

Anonymous (July 21, 2003)

Great album. My favorite BR song is on it, 'Too much to ask'.

1000_good_intentions (July 1, 2003)

I like "Only Entertainment" but I like "The Answer" better.

Zeiter (June 28, 2002)

"recipe for hate" was released on epitaph, but Br gave it to atlantic when they signed with them. But it was originally released in Epitaph. Anyway, Generator kicks ass.

Anonymous (June 17, 2002)

Generator is one of my fave BR tracks ever - bigjerk

Anonymous (June 17, 2002)

the cd is fukin sick but u suck dude!!!

"Recipe for hate" is the last album on
epitaph, some Bad religion fan you are

adam (June 15, 2002)

I love the energy in "Atomic Garden," its easily one of my favorite Bad Religion tracks. The lyrics have a lot more wit and sarcasm then the average BR track...

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

Joe momma

Bryne (June 14, 2002)

This album rules. "Generator" is one of my favorite songs, ever.

fish (June 14, 2002)

for better or worse, it looks like joe momma is here to stay.

btw, bad religion rocks my cock.
only entertainment is one kickasstastic song.

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

I just want some skank.

evildeadalive (June 14, 2002)

This is my favorite BR album I'd have to say.

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

deny everything is a circle jerks song. i hope you were joking about sum 41.

Drizzt7_drek (June 14, 2002)

Oh yeah, I forgot to change the album score.

Drizzt7_drek (June 14, 2002)

Not to be picky, but Recipe for Hate was on Epitaph for part of its shelf-life.

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

Album 's pretty decent, and to Joe Momma or whatever, usually I would make fun of this kid hardcore, but today i will not because i'm in a good mood, last dday of school, then me and all my friends are gonna make a skate video, yay for summer and skating....and Bad Religion

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

I love you.

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

No birds cannot im a human bean

Anonymous (June 14, 2002)

birds cannot urinate

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

Sorry for posting so much i love you all for being so darn nice. I'm 11

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

God really my penis is burning and my pee comes out a whole lot more than usual and it feels like its gonna stretch the hole... Ow... Help its touching my legs

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

Tennis is a fun sport if you give it a chance you hit a ball over a net called the net and then the person hits it back but not with there hands with there rackets which is this thing that you hold and its sturdy. So play tennis you might find you really like it.

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

Remember that song about rollerbladers by guttermouth? Why are they so hostile toward those boys on rollerblades? Im sure not all of them are gay but even if they are thats not bad if they swallow semen from another mans penis its just what floats there boat not bad not rollerblades

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

I love scott

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

I think maybe my penis is rotting off. Oh shit

is it supposed to shed like this?

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

Im innocent until im proven guilty deny everything deny everything im being framed its all a set up deny everything im just a spoke in the wheel just a part of the puzzle a part of the game im being framed innocent til im proven guilty deny everything deny everything deny everything deny everything

thats a song by sum 41

JOE_MOMMA (June 14, 2002)

Whooops this isnt ska i was thinking of another band called bud religion that is ska this is not ska this is punk whoops sorry my beef.

JOE_MOMMA (June 13, 2002)

This is gay not punk but ska this is gay ska

ska is gay
ska is gay yes

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