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Bouncing Souls

Bouncing Souls: How I Spent My Summer VacationHow I Spent My Summer Vacation (2001)
Epitaph Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Contributed by: Maggot
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Hey all you mohawk, leather-clad, hard ass punk fans. This is Maggot with a nice Bouncing Souls review. This neatly put together review will give you all my deapest, darkest secrets on how I feel about this album, and maybe a litte extra if you're lucky. HA! First of all I feel th.

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Hey all you mohawk, leather-clad, hard ass punk fans. This is Maggot with a nice Bouncing Souls review. This neatly put together review will give you all my deapest, darkest secrets on how I feel about this album, and maybe a litte extra if you're lucky. HA!

First of all I feel that is CD is a good example of a bands maturing and expanding of their music without turning it into crap(like Papa Roach did with there new CD). This CD still has classic elements of such songs as "Here We Go" and "East Coast Fuck You" with new songs like "No Comply", "That Song", and "Better Life". Along with some more melodic songs such as "Gone" and "The Something Special". But we can't leave out the hard hitting anthem "True Believers" describing the punk rock lifestyle.

Yes, this album is truely a work of art, ranging from classic underground hardcore punk, to the more melodic stylings that will become stuck in your head forever.

 

 
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paulinaaasaid (February 9, 2011)

...did he really just compare the Bouncing Souls to Papa Roach?

Anonymous (November 11, 2006)

Well i agree that this is a more mature side of the souls, and that it is a great album. But Papa Roach was NEVER GOOD and there new stuff probably sux!!

Anonymous (November 1, 2005)

how the fuck did this review get published

miff (November 1, 2005)

i wouldnt compare em to minor threat or the circle jerks but its a preety good record

Anonymous (January 15, 2004)

already a classic like circle jerks, minor threat etc.

RightCliqificus (September 30, 2002)

This CD is pretty decent. It doesn't have the bullshit that Good Charlotte and New Found Glory do, but it doesn't really stand out that much. I like to listen to it sometimes, cuz its fun and it rocks, but it doesn't really make me think or anything. Good to just have a good time to.

drod (September 30, 2002)

Maggot...another slipknot fan? and why the hell is he comparing the souls to papa roach? This is the best BS record though. and why does everyone have to put "i feel" or "i think" in their reviews? its just poor writing really...

Lunk (September 29, 2002)

When i first got this album i loved it. now i can't even listen to it. this shit gets boring FAST.

Anonymous (September 28, 2002)

I spent my entire summer vacation on the toilet with diarhea.

Dubar (September 28, 2002)

horrible horrible review, but as new as this cd is, its one of the most over-rated cds of all time. I love the souls, but I found this cd to be rather boring. It sounds like they are going WAY out of their way to make all of their songs into anthems and singalongs. (they now close shows with "Manthem" which features the most inappropriately placed "oi oi oi" ever, but its got an "oi oi oi" so people figure its the best singalong ever). True Believers is an excellent song, but I preferred the souls when there was a much more noticable descendents-influenced sound to them, as in s/t and everything before it.

Anonymous (September 27, 2002)

Hey Ramo what fucking grade school did you drop out of?

SOYBOMB (September 25, 2002)

Oh yeah,

I'm supposed to quote "punk bands" and mock the government.

Well, this one's for you,
"Here we go here we go here we go"

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

For this a rather I'll write my review in a sentence. This album is forgetabble and I rather hear their stuff from the split with Anti-Flag on BYO. Now go curl up and die.

Ramo

TheOneTrueBill (September 25, 2002)

great album, bad review... when i got this last summer i listened to it for 7 hours straight because i loved it so much, and its still just as good

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

There is a way better review of this awesome album in the review archives.

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

I love the SOuls...this album is good
but not close to the S/T or Hopeless...or Maniacal Laughter for that matter

and sweet god, I have never read a worse review in my life

evildeadalive (September 25, 2002)

I agree with anonymous.

And why the hell was this even posted? I can see multiple reviews of new releases, but of older ones? Completely unneccasary, especially considering the review said nothing.

Freakin great cd by the way.

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

soybomb quotes andrew wk while insulting the bouncing souls. Totally retarded.

Vien (September 25, 2002)

Not thier best release....

Anonymous (September 24, 2002)

i think that him thinking pap roach weren't crap before thier new cd would discredit him from reviews. Good album, not the souls best but still a good time

maverick (September 24, 2002)

Sorry guys, I was sleeping on the job with this one. I deleted all his band references, I'll proofread better next time.

And if you think you can do this job better, let me know. =)

-Scott

Hamish (September 24, 2002)

A bit disapointing when compared to their other albums (I rank them 1) Maniacal Laughter 2) The Good, the Bad, and the Argyle 3) Hopeless Romantic 4) ...Summer Vacation 5) s/t), but it's still an solid listen. Some amazing songs (That Song, True Believers, Manthem, Gone), but a bit too much filler. Still, if it's got the Souls name, you know it's worth your time.

Sucky review.

Anonymous (September 24, 2002)

Um...do you guys even read the reviews anymore?

First off, there's a handful of grammar mistakes. Second, where's the review? I know here and there you guys post up some short reviews. Some people though can say so much in such little words, however, this?!? Next up, he plugs his own band in a review. Great and all if you want to compare bands, but do not boast your band when your review is only three words long. Lastly, the related link is for his bands website...Hmm, I don't even need to comment.

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/~uw/
(more punk rock buddy icons, coming soon!)

SOYBOMB (September 24, 2002)

Sadly, I thought this CD was horrible.

Ah well.

Party Hard/Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

Anonymous (September 24, 2002)

wait, why did you guys let him talk about his band in a review about a boucing soul CD?

the part about him being a bad-ass and his band were more than the actual shitty review.

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

emptycauses (September 24, 2002)

really bad review, dont be so cocky

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