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Strike Anywhere

Strike Anywhere: Change Is a SoundChange Is a Sound (2001)
Jade Tree Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: Iridox
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This album is unbelievable. Change Is a Sound is Strike Anywhere's debut full length on Jade Tree Records, and this band has blown me away. The passionate and thought provoking lyrics combined with their blend of hardcore and melodic punk has made them my favorite band from the past few years. This .

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This album is unbelievable. Change Is a Sound is Strike Anywhere's debut full length on Jade Tree Records, and this band has blown me away. The passionate and thought provoking lyrics combined with their blend of hardcore and melodic punk has made them my favorite band from the past few years. This is political punk at its finest.

At the very beginning of the CD you realize what this band brings to the table - If you're expecting poppy Blink 182 songs about girls, you've come to the wrong place. This is the real thing. Even though I disagree with their anti-capitalist stance, the comments they make about capitalism and the other topics they cover are spot on.

"You're Fired" is one of several songs that offer scathing, but still valid criticisms of capitalism. "Sunset on 32nd Street" offers a look at police brutality without making the band sound like idiots - Something not many bands can do. Other songs talk about war, the government, the media, and society in general. Strike Anywhere brings up the topics that need to be addressed, but manages to remain upbeat and energetic. Bands like this make you feel that change really is possible if we can work together. They have MP3s for all of their songs at their web site, so check them out.

 

 
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devianter (November 13, 2010)

this album easily kicks ass to all rise against (which i like, but still) cds.

T-Rock (June 28, 2007)

Still one of the best hardcore albums I own. It's probably SA's best.

Kid_Dynamite (February 15, 2003)

damn good record!

Anonymous (August 5, 2002)

These guys fuck so much shit up it's hard to believe. Go see them live, I can't wait until they go back out on tour, they are must see live..

Also get Chorus of One (EP), if you can't find it anywhere you can download it from www.strikeanywhere.org

Anonymous (August 5, 2002)

This review does no justce to just how good these guys from virginia are. If you do not have this yet,get it,this cd still is in regular rotation in my player. That fuckin good!!-oldpunker-

evildeadalive (August 4, 2002)

Yup.

sickboi (August 4, 2002)

Strike Anywhere and D4 are the only new bands worth listening to. Everything else eats ass.

WeekendSellout (August 4, 2002)

I don't think these guys are overrated one bit. They're just as amazing as everyone makes them out to be. This is such a great album.

Anonymous (August 4, 2002)

Strike Anywhere rocks but whats with all the short reviews getting good ratings all of a sudden??

waste_elite (August 4, 2002)

what am i missing here? these guys do put on an excellent live show but this disc is nothing more than just "good".

evildeadalive (August 4, 2002)

These guys are the second coming everyone makes them out to be. Amazing band. Amazing...

I love you Iridox.

waste_elite (August 4, 2002)

very overrated. good, tight band but not the second coming everyone makes them out to be.

Anonymous (August 3, 2002)

Not quite as good as the hype made it out to be, but still a good album. Old school style, but without being too cliche. The lyrics are well-written, unlike a lot of political bands today (coughAntiFlagcough). Plus they're off the hizzy live.

seek (August 3, 2002)

there are valid criticisms of capitalism?

:bait:

Anonymous (August 3, 2002)

This album is vomit compared to Chorus Of One.

Anonymous (August 3, 2002)

PUNKS NOT DEAD, MOFUGA!! -sAyNe gUy

Dubar (August 3, 2002)

This cd is amazing. I think Strike Anywhere is one of those bands that most everyone should be able to enjoy. They're just straight up punk rock. They walk the line between pop punk and hardcore, as many bands do today, but they do it EXTREMELY well. And if its emotion you're looking for, you cant tell me it doesnt sound like he means it when he says "I'm not resisting you!".

If I could give this cd 20 stars I would. I've listened to it AT LEAST 2-3 times a week since I got it almost a year ago.

Oh! And if these guys come to your town, DROP EVERYTHING AND GO. If you dont, I hate you.

Anonymous (August 3, 2002)

damn right this band is AMAZING..

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