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One Man Army: Rumors and HeadlinesRumors and Headlines (2002)
BYO Records

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: sickboiChris
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To start, I have to be honest. OMA would have to take a dump, put it on cd, package it with artwork, and market it to the public for me to give them a lousy review. It just seems to me that these guys can do no wrong. 'Rumors and Headlines", the band's 3rd full-length studio release and debut on.
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To start, I have to be honest. OMA would have to take a dump, put it on cd, package it with artwork, and market it to the public for me to give them a lousy review. It just seems to me that these guys can do no wrong.

'Rumors and Headlines", the band's 3rd full-length studio release and debut on BYO, is nothing short of spectacular. The band has seemed to mature further into their unique blend of street punk and classic rock n' roll. Produced by Kevin Army, who also had production credits on the band's debut album 'Dead End Stories', the album has a more subtle and grittier sound than the production work offered on the last album, 'Last Word Spoken' by Billie Joe Armstrong.

Most noticeable is the new inception of shout along choruses, with vocals provided by all three band members. Any OMA fan may be a tad thrown off by the different sound, but eventually it begins to grow on you and seem completely natural.

The song structures have also been modified to reflect a more relaxed sound. Additionally, Jack has done some experimentation with his voice, which now seems to have less of the biting edge of previous work, yet bring a more melodic flow that compliments that overall sound offered.

'Rumors and Headlines' is not a sequel to 'Last Word Spoken', so to those expecting that, as I partially did, you will be surprised. Luckily, the surprise will be combined with the pleasure of listening to one hell of an album.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
ericpaul737 (July 26, 2012)

This is by far one of the only cd's to never leave my cd player when i got it.

dumhed01 (May 25, 2006)

This is one of my favorite cds..
And i don't listen to a lot of punk..
Jack's voice is awesome..
The back-ups are awesome..
The lyrics are awesome..
The music is awesome..
I love this cd.. : )

Anonymous (December 29, 2004)

cool pop- streepunk wiht cool melodies.

Analog_Boy (August 8, 2003)

This band blows, don't know about the album tho. Good review

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

Whaaa...? You really piss me off.

Last Word Spoken got a 7 and this got an 8!? Can't believe it. This ones slower, a little less street in it. A little shittier in my opinion. S.O.S is the track off the warped compilation. Cool song. I also like Victoria. Awsome song. For new OMA listeners, pick up Last Word Spoken or Dead End Stories then move on to this.

Anonymous (August 6, 2003)

This is more for the soft hours you might have in your punky life, but i like it a lot. Fuck Blood Brothers and fuck emocore,

Anonymous (October 22, 2002)

Lets start a petition to ban Wuss-Emo-Rock from the site. I think it would be good for everyone.

Anonymous (October 22, 2002)

This band blows, don't know about the album tho. Good review

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

I completely agree. This band can't go wrong, and Wuss-Emo-Rock is an idiot.

Anonymous (October 21, 2002)

Burn Piano Island Burn! I have it too Scotty.

maverick (October 21, 2002)

Raise your hand if you have the new unreleased Blood Brothers album that doesn't come out until sometime next year.

Hmm, guess I'm the only one...

-Scott

Anonymous (October 21, 2002)

Pistol Grip???? Fuck that, I'd rather listen to Blood Brothers!!

Anonymous (October 21, 2002)

Blood Brothers???? Fuck that, I'd rather listen to Pistol Grip!!

Anonymous (October 20, 2002)

Everyone please check out the Blood Brothers, they are fucking incredible. A cross between ATDI and Mindless Self Indulgence. I can't stop listening to it, every time the CD ends I can't help but want to hear it again instead of putting something else in and losing all the energy I've built up listening to it. Fucking incredible.

moldy (October 20, 2002)

hell yeah! blood brothers are fuckin awsome

Anonymous (October 20, 2002)

the hell??

Anonymous (October 20, 2002)

I want to smack Wuss Emo Rock in the mouth with his Something Corporate CD. And as the blood dribbles down his chin, dodging the sprouts of hair of his post-adolescence latino heat and onto his oversized Andrew WK shirt, ruffled because of the ropes tying him down to the chair as I gleefully giggle over the noise of The Blood Brothers being pumped into his ears while he screams for mercy, never realizing it is indeed what I am giving him.

Anonymous (October 19, 2002)

Last Word Spoken was way better...

Anonymous (October 19, 2002)

wuss emo rock blows. dont know about the album tho.

****ReeKo****

Anonymous (October 19, 2002)

I'm hooked on "all night long".

-sickboi

maverick (October 18, 2002)

The only song that stuck with me was "S.O.S.", the rest of the album was pretty forgettable. "S.O.S." is a killer song, though.

-Scott

Anonymous (October 18, 2002)

seen then three times liked what i heard and like new album

moldy (October 18, 2002)

Nice review. I thought the album was too melodic and was disapointed by it. I was hoping more for the older oma sound.

WussEmoRock (October 18, 2002)

This band blows, don't know about the album tho. Good review

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

Anonymous (October 18, 2002)

I know I will get shit for this but it's easily the album of the year....THERE I SAID IT!!!

Anonymous (October 18, 2002)

This album is not all that great. Too much call and response. Not as amped or fast as Last Word Spoken; slowed tempos throughout the hole album. This album is mediocre punk. Chip Hanna is cool however.

Anonymous (October 18, 2002)

This album rocks and so does Chip from U.S. Bombs. Pick it up if you have 1/100th street punk in you.

Ramo

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