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NOFX: The DeclineThe Decline (2000)
Fat Wreck Chords

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So NOFX decided they wanted to pull an "Iron Butterfly" and record an 18 minute song before the millenium. There's not much wrong with that. "The Decline" is about as masterful as a melodic punk band can really get. There's multiple song-within-a-songs, they work in a trombone at some points (and.
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So NOFX decided they wanted to pull an "Iron Butterfly" and record an 18 minute song before the millenium. There's not much wrong with that. "The Decline" is about as masterful as a melodic punk band can really get. There's multiple song-within-a-songs, they work in a trombone at some points (and it doesn't even sound cheesy), and Fat Mike seemed to really take time in preparing what he was going to sing. The lyrics are surperb (for a NOFX song), and are more political than anything else. The liner notes are also very cool, as well as the CD itself (it's partly clear! Wacky!). The only real downside? The back of the CD says "don't pay more than $11." At first I thought that was a joke. $11 for an EP? Please! But $10.99 actually IS the suggested retail price... Punk is so marketable now, it's scary. Anyways, if you're a fan of NOFX, pick this up to complete your collection, but if you're just getting into them, get some of their full lengths (i.e. "Punk in Drublic" or "White Trash...") first.
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kill_FFTL (May 10, 2006)

the guy below me prolly still listens to rancid

Anonymous (April 18, 2006)

nofx is the worst band in existance

miff (December 11, 2005)

hah u reckon $11 is expensive for an ep
in "good old england" it cost me fifteen fucking quid
thats about 20 dollers so think urself lucky
n 15 was ther cheapest i could find it in the big record shops it was bout £20
n its not just this cd thats that expensive theyre all like that black flag damaged cost me £16

Anonymous (January 28, 2005)

the decline is the ultimate #1 NOFX cd. NOFX will never lose there touch.-NIKE

misfitchick (May 17, 2004)

I own the decline as a matter of fact i think it was the second cd of theres i ever bought. and i thought it was the greatest thing ever and i still do! though there full length cds may be sumthing most new fans would like more i didnt and the decline made me wanna buy more NOFX! the only problem was i paid 13 bucks for the cd and that was about the biggest rip off ever! and it wasnt the bands fault its the stores!

Anonymous (March 14, 2003)

Everyone should get nice and baked and chill on a couch and listen to this "song".....it will blow your mind dudes

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

I'd have to disagree with you on two things. First of all, for someone who's never heard any NOFX, I think this is the perfect first album, and not one of the full-lengths. It's less expensive, first of all, so if they don't like it, it's no big deal. Also, they really manage to highlight styles from many of their different albums all on one CD... there's plenty of "Punk in Drublic" harmonies and catchiness, there's "SLATFATS" speed, and there's "Heavy Petting Zoo" innovation. I think it's a great introductory album. Second: it was released in 1999, not 2000. ---Jay Porter

Anonymous (November 7, 2001)

This cd is tubular I can't get enough NOFX

Anonymous (May 21, 2001)

Si vives en un apis tercer mundista y piensas que NOFX durante muchos año se dedico a hacer buena musica pero a escribir mierda esto te va a cambiar la mentalidad, the decline es la mejor cancion que pueda exitir, es casi como una cancion de Bad Religion.
El bajo, imprsionante, no pense que Fat Mike era muy bueno, la calidad de musica, lo mejor. Muy caro, eso si pero vale la pena porque esta cancion cuesta 100 dolares.

QUE BUENAS LETRAS!!

Booker_Pee (April 16, 2001)

Jesus...no offence, but do we really need three reviews of one ep?

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