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Rational Anthem / Billy Raygun - Split [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Rational Anthem / Billy Raygun

Rational Anthem / Billy Raygun: Split [7-inch]Split [7-inch] (2010)
Traffic Street / John Wilkes Booth

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Rational Anthem and Billy Raygun both have a few years under their respective belts, but they're both still pretty individually young bands. While they both produce fairly run-of-the-mill pop-punk for this split 7", they manage to grease the wheels efficiently. Rational Anthem shotgun the A side .


Rational Anthem and Billy Raygun both have a few years under their respective belts, but they're both still pretty individually young bands. While they both produce fairly run-of-the-mill pop-punk for this split 7", they manage to grease the wheels efficiently.

Rational Anthem shotgun the A side with "Same Shirt, Different Day" and "Just Shrug". Particularly on the former track, they're like a slower, snottier version of the Dopamines. While the overall tone is a little rough and kind of nascent sounding, the band convey their stuff with a solid and convincing plow.

Billy Raygun aren't a far cry from what Rational Anthem do, but they sound a little looser in their approach. Save a lengthy solo in "Killjoy", I get a tiny bit of a Lookout!-era Green Day vibe on that song, while "Worst Day of My Life" goes on a faster, more rambunctious route. Not great, but definitely not bad either.

STREAM
Rational Anthem - Same Shirt, Different Day
Billy Raygun - Killjoy

 

 
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kaibosworth (March 27, 2011)

you're right, once the line is crossed to paragraphs with more than 3 sentences, you're in master's thesis territory.

awesomesnacks (March 24, 2011)

Laziest review ever?

inagreendase (March 23, 2011)

@kaibos

Did you expect a master's thesis for a 10-minute 7-inch?

kaibosworth (March 23, 2011)

i can see that the author really put a lot of thought and work into this review

FLHC (March 22, 2011)

Rational Anthem is like the only band from my part of Florida that's gotten anywhere. Really good tunes.

conblake (March 22, 2011)

billy raygun! there are at least some new hampshire bands out there.

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