Sum 41 - Does This Look Infected? (Cover Artwork)

Sum 41

Sum 41: Does This Look Infected?Does This Look Infected? (2002)
Island Records

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Alright Im back. This album has already been reviewed but I thought I would do it on my own as... Pat41, back from the dead. So here we go, the band no one will admit to liking. Well this time around they actually are a different band. They have put together an impressive effort that fails at ti.
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Alright Im back. This album has already been reviewed but I thought I would do it on my own as... Pat41, back from the dead.

So here we go, the band no one will admit to liking. Well this time around they actually are a different band. They have put together an impressive effort that fails at times but still always makes the fans happy. Ditching a lot of the poppy vocals, cheesy rapping, and Blink 182-esque rhythms they have decided to drive towards their goal of becoming an 80's metal band for the new millenium. Of course you all knew that there would still be the pop songs and the short raps so that the kids would come out and by the albums and we can just leave those be because Im sure you will take care of that for me. But to tell you the truth if you actually opened your mind and gave Sum 41 a chance you might actually find that there is more there than you thought.

While the chorus of "My Direction" reminds me of Rancid's "Let Me Go" they put together a great pop punk song that isnt the pop punk that you are used to, and acts as my favorite on the album. Much faster and much harder. "A.N.I.C." acts as the obligatory punk rock song that hit on every album just like "Never Wake Up" and "T.H.T." Hard hitting metal guitar riffs, via Iron Maiden and the like, are all over this album.

Dont think this is an album of gems though... yea yea. They definitley have a long way to go before they completely ditch the sound that gave them their fame, as is noted quite obviously on obvious singles like "All Messed Up" and "Over My Head". But highlights on this album do include, "My Direction", "Mr. Amsterdam", "A.N.I.C." and "Hooch".

But Sum 41 isnt here to give us music that can be enjoyed throughout the ages and will be remembered all the way into the next millenium. Their job is and has always been to give us fun, high energy, catchy music that can be enjoyed by their fans. They dont care that you dont think they are punk and rip off whoever. All they want to do is what they want to do and thats what they are doing, and hopefully they can keep doing it... and piss you guys off just that much more.


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jussu- (November 21, 2005)

makes me drive like a madman..

horrorbusiness78 (September 21, 2004)

This cd rules which is why Sum 41 is my favorite band (besides The Misfits) but i think the new one "Chuck" will be even better.

chrisafi (June 26, 2004)

This album is not what I expected.
It was so punk and so not pop. I actually gasped hearing the intro to The Hell song - track 1.
I expected something much softer.

It actually turns out to be a good album, some dodgy moments where they seem to revert to being poppy again
(Still Waiting), and the last two tracks take it a bit far.

Bit still, a surpirisingly good album

Anonymous (February 2, 2004)

wow, whatever the guy beneith me just said, i didn't understand a word of it! freaky nerd.........

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

jocks still suck. Its death and taxes. You can't change it. If ghandi was a jock, I'd have to say ghandi sucks.

your not punk. you know why? okay, i dont know, im only half here, but it felt right, natural, like heterosexuality.

did i mention the jew controlled media?

if you kids stay this serious, you'll have aneurysm's by the time your 16.


crazyjeb (December 10, 2002)

Sum41 is Canada's answer to years of mistreatment.


BostonMusicGuy (December 10, 2002)

you guys care too much about stupid stuff... oh im jealous of the jocks, i know i will say they suck as to make people think that i really hate them... damn am i punk.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

only 8 inches? come on now...

Anonymous (December 10, 2002)

rock the casbah? HA! that's not the best clash song by far. the best the clash ever put out is "should i stay or should i go" everything else is shit. by the way, i'm captain of my football team, am dating the head cheerleader, got a 8 inch dick, and my daddy bought me a hummer for my birthday. bring it on haters.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

American kids are fucking hilarious. For example read the comment of the youngster whinging about jocks, I mean who really cares. I think it's sad how much people care about being punk- I am obviously the coolest person on this board!!

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

well, i am off to let my dad finger my rectum and traumatize my sphincter with a rusty coat hanger.


Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

very nice retort. i fade.


score is to make up for lack of words. i thank you

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

this is to that guy tucker with the long post a few posts down:

Hmmm, so because we don't relate to the music we shouldn't be allowed to tear into it? That's the whole point of reviews is so people can express their opinion. If everyone went around being new-age(you should be more open minded, the music has tremendous vibes to it), then I would actually have to listen to all the suck-ass(in my opinion) musicians individually to be able to tell that I don't relate to their shitty(in my opinion) music.(using your example: I have heard enya a lot and absolutely hated every second of it. From music reviews I can tell that if I hate enya there is a 99% chance I will hate Yanni and John Tesh, so I don't have to waste my time listening to it) The reason why people care about the reasons why musicians create their music is indirect: the musician creating music for money will cater to the largest buying demographic (generally referred to as "12 year old girls", but any people whose opinions are easily shaped by media suggestion and who are generally sheep who prefer not to have to use their reasoning faculty). The loose conglomerate of people who refer to the music they listen to as punk generally are disillusioned with the mass media and trying to find their own answers in the world so we do not relate to these bands singing about lowest-common-denominator teen angst, hence the music is not enjoyable to us. So I wish people would quit calling those of us with negative opinions close-minded. We merely do not like crap. And the personal attacks are a joke with the underlying truth that we probably don't relate to people are easily suckered in by this crap. The score is for all the comments which refer to those with negative opinions of an album, group, or genre as being "close-minded". Anyway, you should have checked out a review for a band most people respect like Fugazi or Hot Water Music rather than these fucktards.

Haha, I broke out of philosophy paper mode. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck FUCK YOU!

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

At my school all the foot ball players think they're punks.

Me: "I take it from your shirt you like the Clash"

Them: "Yeah, Rockin The Casbah is awesome. Are you in to NFG?"

So what if it is "high school politics"? I AM in high school, and I think its stupid that these losers get treated better just because they put around hot pants and a helmet and run into other guys once or twice a week.

Jocks suck. Period.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

yea its an ok album. sounds like they were listening to alot of thrice. its definately more credible than their last effort, and theres no obvious hit writing hear (def. no 'in too deep' or 'fat lip'clones on it. unlike blink, writin the old, first date. second date should be on the next)

Fuzzy (December 9, 2002)

I just hope my review for this album gets posted. Any chance of that guys? ;o)

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

jocks are still assholes. Even when there not.

people from boston suck too. Even if they're pretty cool people.

are we all going to start singing shiny happy people holding hands?

kum bay ah
wyzo hates you all indiscriminately apart from "genre" (look up the word genre the next time you want to use the word like that)

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)


Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

"i say people can listen to what they like, just because they have the "harcore" trend, doesnt mean they cant listen to some enya every once in a while, right?"


your a fag

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

((scores for the laughter that was induced reading this page. i thank you all))

it seems to me that everyone on the planet is being hypercritical, so i think i will join this worldwide phenomenon...ahem:

i stumbled across this site when i was reading an article about how to be punk. what a waste of 5 minutes of my life, someone making fun of some kids and basically declaring that it wasnt cool to do anything these days....according to anyone's standards. oh well. so i came accross the oh so punk punknews.org. i noticed that the site had reveiws for all of these new albums, just for kicks i clicked on the sum41 review just because i knew people would be tearing it to shit. wow, i called that. not only is everyone tearing the album to shit, they are tearing the reviewer and basically everyone that commented to shit. (please, i long for you, yes you, to tear me to shit).

so heres what i have to say about all of this...listen to music. i know that sounds complicated, but i know it will click sometime. listen to any music (tesh and yanni included) open your damn mind, there are some talented people out there playing music that would blow your mind. i dont care to drop any names because i know with this crowd i would be classified into some grouping. and on that note, stop labeling people. people are allowed to listen to whatever they want, you dont here me shitting on your head (of course what exactly would you hear when i shit on your head, maybe a grunt or two?) because of the NUMEROUS bands that have been mentioned on this review. i say people can listen to what they like, just because they have the "harcore" trend, doesnt mean they cant listen to some enya every once in a while, right? ((this is where you copy that statement and paste it into your comment and tear me to shit, yaay!)) anyway, you dont need to ramble on (as i am) about how much you hate a band because they are doing it for the money or girls (lets face it, money's nice and girls are hot), did you ever think that they might be doing it for the music? music is a good thing i hear... do you know why they started their band? probably not. but who cares why they started their band? someone likes what they have to say, the same reason you listen to your music, and they get enjoyment out of listening to that music, as do you. uh oh, you have something in common with something corporate (thats fucking hilarious what i just said by the way). so basically, get over yourself, its not the end of the world when someone says they like a band that you don't, i promise i wont force you to listen to it.

-tucker- ((haha, you should call me fucker when you make fun of me. that would be classic))

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

colorado must be one sorry ass place to live if thats the number 1 pop punk song...

Obscene_Jesture (December 9, 2002)

one thing is to plug your bad... but multiple times, ok thats a little out of hand.

but if your band sucks complete ASS then dont plug it at all you dumbfucks... you sound like 11 yr old messing around with high voltage equipment... if i were u id stop before you get hurt.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

I'm starting to think everyone here is under the age of 15....calling people names and tagging them into genres(ie Jocks)....this is the real world people, not some fucking little high school bullshit fanatsy world. I would like for once to see someone besides me call you people on this weak bullshit. If any of you are over 15 you should slap yourself for being such a superficial little babie. It sounds like a high school politics power struggle in here, shit.

Anonymous (December 9, 2002)

>its one thing to plug your band once. but if you are gonna be putting in all over the website, thats a little ridiculous

yeah, okay, i get the message, and i just put it on a a few reviews and a few news posts for today. did it really cause everyone that much grief? if you see that someones plugging something, you can just skip to the next post.

BostonMusicGuy (December 8, 2002)

Jocks are assholes. Always. Even if there not.Brilliant statement... couldnt have put it better myself... fucking idiot.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

its one thing to plug your band once. but if you are gonna be putting in all over the website, thats a little ridiculous.

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

Hey sorry to waste your time, but it would mean sooo much if you guys checked out my band, the norads! Go to http://www.mp3.com/the_norads and give our song a listen, it's the #1 pop punk song in all of Colorado! Also, if you care, we have a website at http://thenoradssuck.cjb.net We're still just starting out, so any suggestions or comments would be more than appreciated. just e-mail us at thenoradssuck@yahoo.com and tell us how pitiful our song sounds! Thanks!
p.s. I'll be copying and pasting the above into various news posts and reviews, so just ignore it if you see it... and, sorry in advance...

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

whats wrong with fucking your mom, hey everythings relative. someone please use the word postmodernism, PLEASE! CMON! DO IT!

Jocks are assholes. Always. Even if there not.

its gotten to the point you can't say the gap is lame, and that batman should never have had nipples put on his costume.

BostonMusicGuy (December 8, 2002)

so whats wrong with being a jock?-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

But you cant play GTA Vice City on your CPU until 2004. So basically, unless you're a pathetic cyber-jock, there's no reason to buy a Game Cube. And Boston, you'd have to be a jock to like Sum 41.

BostonMusicGuy (December 8, 2002)

These guys are just doing it for the pussy? Sure why not, is that so bad. I mean, there is lots of things that I do just to get some ass... whats wrong with that. Or are you just jealous because you arent getting any?ps. gamecube is better than both ps2 and xbox... fuck grand theft auto, i can play that on my computer, it doesnt get any better than madden 2003, and nba live 2003, and no system runs sports games better than gamecube.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

X Box is a good system, but it lacks in one area...


Does X Box have either of the 3D GTAs? No! Hahahaha! And I have a PS2 and both of them... And let me tell ya, this beats fighting a whole bunch of marine wannabes online by a million miles!!!

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

ps2 and fatal frame suck ass

get an xbox

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

i LOVE sum 41!!

to wussshitrock, get ps2 and buy fatal frame. play it at night, alone, in some dusty room with windows and mirrors. see if you don't piss in your pants.

- n'deso

CaptainCrunch (December 8, 2002)

Get a PS2 and both Grand Theft Auto games...you'll never leave your house again...

Anonymous (December 8, 2002)

I have to admit that these guys have really changed and have a way different sound (in some songs). But you cant change the past so they still suck. What a waste of EVERYThing, why put out a shitty DVD of wannabe jackasses. Me and 3 other guys were watching it and we all fell asleep, it was the most boring video ever!!! Just by watching it you can tell that these guys are doing this all for the girls and that they just want to get lots of pussy. Maybe if they get enough, their music will change for the good.

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

NoFx sucks. They are pop punk... I love their song. Too bad they had to make it a million times.

silent bob- NoFx is truly very influential. But look who they influenced: NFG, Blink 182, and Sum 41. Sounds great to some... Makes me shudder in disgust.

Fat Mike is not that great a singer, either. His lyrics suck, and his voice sucks, so is there one redeeming side to the vocals? Not really.

Anonymous (December 7, 2002)

"Nofx is a very overated pop punk band"
your a fucking idiot. maybe they arent one of the first punk bands but fuck they are one of the best and most influentials bands in punk rock music

silent bob

evildeadalive (December 6, 2002)

Who the fuck said Nofx was old? Well, they did start in 84 I believe, so they are not that new either. And good call on Steve Ignorant. He has the snottiest voice I have ever heard. "Do they owe us a living? Of course they fucking do!"

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

FIRST: This album sucks.

SECOND: Fat Mike sucks compared to Steve Ignorant, Johnny Rotten, or Joe Strummer.

THIRD: NoFx is NOT that old! Why does everybody consider them one of the first punk bands?

LAST: NoFx plays music very similar to Sum 41... Not that Sum41 isnt ripping them off.

Summary: NoFx is an overrated Pop Punk band.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

I tried and tried... But there is no zero option.

evildeadalive (December 6, 2002)

To Jay Porter - Well I would happen to agree with you... But Fat Mike and Ben Weasel, while not exactly Pavarotti, do not sound like fingernails on a chalkboard. They may not be talented, but they are not annoying. (at least not to me, I know someones gonna come along and tell me how annoying Fat Mikes voice is). It all comes down to opinion. And my opinion is Bizzy D, or whatever the fuck his name is, has one of the most annoying voices in punk. (emo excluded, don't even get me started on some of their whiny ass voices)
Also, I happen to think Hefe is quite a talented singer when he wants to be.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

I guess now Sum 41 is out of their "we want to be NOFX" phase, and they're in their "we still want to be NOFX but now we also want to be Slayer" phase. Bad Brains could kick their ass? Shit, early Blink 182 could kick their ass.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)


Seriously though, Bad Brains could still kick the shit out of Sum 41 and these sad MTV "punk" bands.


Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

This is one of the funniest "comment" sections I have ever seen. Look at what yellowtrash has to say: "who gives a shit? let's just talk about agoraphobic nosebleed and converge!!!" Hahaha...... dude.... this is a Sum 41 review!!! If you don't like Sun41, I don't blame you! Go put your posts on an Agoraphobic Nosebleed review then. Also, this is to evildeadalive: "there is no getting over a shitty voice." I have to take exception there. I think it's definitely possible to have an amazing band with a shitty-voiced lead singer. Prime example: NOFX. Both Fatty and Hefe have whiny, scratchy, high-pitched voices... nothing like Greg Graffin or anyone else with a nice voice. But NOFX works with their shitty voices, producing awesome melodies and amazing harmonies. And no, Mike doesn't always hit all of the notes perfectly, but listen to "Linoleum" and tell me it doesn't rock. Who cares if he doesn't hit that high G# in the first verse? Another example: Screeching Weasel. Ben's voice is so shitty!! But they still rock. I think if there's anything reducing Sum41's credibility as a good band, it's definitely not the guy's voice. --Jay Porter

TheOneTrueBill (December 6, 2002)

"yea, bad brains were always too mainstream and too poppy to ever be considered punks. plus, they were all black and we know only white people can play in a punk band."

100% true. that DH Peligro and Skeeter Thompson fucks didn't know what the hell to do

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

If you don't like all the reviews this album got, then don't fucking read them. Whine some more you fucking babies.

Fuzzy (December 6, 2002)

When's my review coming up guys ;o)

evildeadalive (December 6, 2002)

Yeah, but are they David Hasselhoff bad?

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

"still waiting for a real punk band to get reviewed on this shitty site"

yea, bad brains were always too mainstream and too poppy to ever be considered punks. plus, they were all black and we know only white people can play in a punk band.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

i'll take yanni and john tesh over sum 41. yes people, they're that bad.

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

*still waiting for a real punk band to get reviewed on this shitty site*

Anonymous (December 6, 2002)

yes, it does mean that much to me. one other thing that would mean alot to me is you placing your lips around my penis.

WussEmoRock (December 5, 2002)

Pat, stick with Pat41, forget bostonmusicguy.


BostonMusicGuy (December 5, 2002)

wow it really means that much to you huh... dont waste their fucking time you moron.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 5, 2002)

hey admins, can we get an IP check on the bostonmusicguy comment to see if it really is his?

Anonymous (December 5, 2002)

J5 is the shit.

And to get back on topic, Sum41 can lick my pubic hair and shampoo my ass hair.

Anonymous (December 5, 2002)

Actually, Boston didn't write the J5 being more punk than Sum 41.

And it's true by the way.

Anonymous (December 5, 2002)

OK check it out. This fucking album rules ass. Why the hell can't most of you guys see that Sum 41 are here to stay, whether they're 'true punk' or fucking what. They make kick ass music, that fucking touches the soul (thats right I sound like a hippie). They are MOST awesome and you're just afraid to admit it. Although Sum 41 are far from being 'Hardcore' this album packs one hell of a punch. It has everything, good vocals, kick ass bridges and amazing solos by the God known as Dave Baksh. So basiclly buy this album, better than their old stuff and most certainly a band that is here to stay...whether you like it or not.


Anonymous (December 5, 2002)

seriously now, there are so many bands out there. why are you wasting your time reviewing a sum41 record?

BostonMusicGuy (December 5, 2002)

Sorry to tell you guys but I didnt do the second post. I dont feel the need to prove my punkness, or stick up for myself.. rip me apart all you want... i like it.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 5, 2002)

disposable music.

krowdsurf (December 5, 2002)

It may not be a "rip-off." Let's face it, "Steal This Album" isn't exactly a complicated title to come up with. They may have never heard of the book/album/whatever and just want you to steal the goddam album. I'd say just take their advice.

TenderBransonX (December 5, 2002)

'"steal this album". even if it is a ripoff of an anarchy-promoting book that was banned in the 70s."

Reeko's right. That books been ripped off a number of times. I suppose they think it's giving homage to the book. I think it's completely wrong to rip anything off of a book though. Even that one shitty band with the funky hair and wierd videos ripped it off on their new albulm. You know the band I'm talking about. Dammit. Dont do drugs kids.

krowdsurf (December 4, 2002)

I don't give a fuck about Sum 41, so I won't comment on the album, but I will comment on the fact that there's a "[by Pat41]" on the reviews bar. I love this site! I find it endlessly amusing that there are people so hated here now that they've become celebrities and receive special mention when they post reviews. I can only hope to one day attain such superstardom. This scores for the icon that Pat41 has become!

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

that guy that just posted is awesome

-another anonymous person

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)


pat, that bullshit story you made up about your name is ridiculous. come on man, nobody is gonna believe that. and what's with responding to your own posts?

you're a shady little fuck.

as am i...
i think you all need a drink

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

Captain Crunch is one sexy guy, this scores for him.

CaptainCrunch (December 4, 2002)

That is absolutely hilarious

-Captain Crunch

WussEmoRock (December 4, 2002)

damn, you are right! He did do both of those 2 comments right below yours.

You can tell by the times, they are done within 20 seconds of each other. seems a litty fishy to me.


Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

i bet 100$ that the last 2 comments were both bostonmusicguy's, but he wants to look like he has support so he did the second one annonomously

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

J5 is a helluva lot more punk than most of these "punk" bands on MTV now.

BostonMusicGuy (December 4, 2002)

why did I review this? same reason I reviewed Jurassic 5, its not punk but I like it.-BostonMusicGuy

ambiotical_sophisticrat (December 4, 2002)

ok, so i have to admit i enjoy a few songs on this cd. the "mature" songs are acceptable, but they've already made such a bad name for themselves.

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

Fuck this shit....go see the newly scheduled Rise Above shows all over california. Go see it and support a good cause. Just saw the Amoeba one last nit and it rocked. My review should be up soon. This Sum 41 shit sucks.

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

If Sum 41 wasn't "trying" to be punk, then why did Pat41 review it on this site?

By the way, the album sucks. (so does SOAD)

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

"The Hives and The Strokes both blow just as badly as Sum41 (the strokes might blow even more than Sum41)."

I dont care for the Strokes, but the Hives are good. Maybe they did sell out, but their music is still better than any NEW punk bands (I'm not saying the Hives are punk, I'm just comparing them to the rest of the bands on this site). I dont like music based on what catagory it falls in to. Thats just silly. Do people who are jazz fans say "I hate Sachmo, but he's still better than Elvis Presley because he plays jazz". Get over yourself and ENJOY music.

yellowtrash (December 4, 2002)

who gives a shit? let's just talk about agoraphobic nosebleed and converge!!!

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

"SOAD has a cd called "steal this album" that's really original. The Suicide Machines have one called "steal this record" hmmmmmm...."

"the explosion have an ep called Steal This

they were the 1st to do that i believe"

I think that this was done prior to the explosion as well (no time to research now and dig up the band/year etc. I will try to get back to you on this). This album title is usually used when the band is releasing an album due to contract demands with the given label, not because they choose to release on said label. For example, the explosion was locked into a release on revolutions records. They used to have a statement about this on the website (maybe in one of the interviews - I can't remember). The suicide machines released their similarly titled disc and a "greatest hits" package to finish out their five album deal with hollywood records.

BostonMusicGuy (December 4, 2002)

I definitley would not call it a carbon copy... to say that because the chorus reminds you of it, fine. But it is not a rip off of the entire song, or even the chorus. The song sounds completely different as a whole.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

Holy shit, My Direction is a complete Rancid ripoff. It's a carbon copy of Let Me Go.

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

I like this cd, i like sum 41. the DVD that comes with the cd is kick ass! Most of you dont like sum41 cuz it looks bad to like them. you bunch of wankers!

CaptainCrunch (December 4, 2002)

This score is for drunken messages...how can you not love them?

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

Fuck yeah Agorophobic Nosebleed!! Buy their new full-lenght and their split with the mighty Converge!!

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

I want to have sex with every9one. For the record I'm drunk. Pat41 rocks. His review sucks. Sum41 sucks too. Wuss is cool. eh sters up controversy. its funny. eveyrone shold humpm a dead moose. dude this records cusk. its sum41 how could it be good. why si it reviewd so many times. look i posted everythin everyone else on this board has. i'm cool casue i thik sum41 sucks an tehy're not punk. i'm listenit to the new unearth ep righ tnow
its fucking better than sum41. mos def. rock on kiddies. and party with the cpating... captain... morgan that is


evildeadalive (December 4, 2002)

Pat, I don't by your 41 story for a second.
I thought it was kind of a good idea to review this album as Pat41, even though I hate him much more than bostonmusicguy, who does seem to have decent taste. (Yes I am perfectly aware you are the same person) It's pretty funny that they actually put your name beside the title in the side bar there... I just think your review was a little halfassed.
Also, I decided to give these guys a chance, and downloaded the songs off this album everyone seem to like, and hated them. Sum41 suck. There is no getting over a terrible voice. Sorry.

CaptainCrunch (December 4, 2002)

Wow BostonMusicGuy is really Pat41?? I must have been in the washroom when that went down. Thats an epic "Sixth Sense" or "Fight Club" style plot twist.

This score is for Hanson.

Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

as they have matured, their sexual stamina has also increased. They can now pound me in the ass for over half an hour! more like "45 miuntes of power!" also, gerbils are a little small for their asses now, so they have moved on to kittens.


pope_schlomo (December 4, 2002)

C'mon dude, kill pat41 and bring Boston back. I thought you were cool...


Anonymous (December 4, 2002)

Wuss, My name was Pat41 because of a situation I was in for my whole life. The first time I tried out for my towns basketball team I was the 41st person to show up, I made the team so I decided that from then on i would use the number 41, I still have that number and will always have that number. For years my screen name has something something 41, any username I have was soemthing 41. Then Sum41 came along and I got associated with them, sounds a little ridiculous but it was all a coincedence. So I switched my name to BostonMusicGuy so that people wouldnt be like "no you suck because you like sum41" because a lot of people on this site did that and they know it, I didnt want my respectability and credibility to be taken away because I liked sum41.Sum41 isnt trying to "outpunk" anyone, for whoever said that. If you are blaming them for trying to outpunk anyone because of the video with "The Sums" you are dead wrong. perhaps you didnt notice the HUMOR in the video. their record exec guy is trying to change who they are to go along with the current trend. Nobody is outpunking anybodyoutpunking is probably the stupidest thing i have ever heard of, but everyone on this site does it. So I guess its the perfect word.-BostonMusicGuy

yellowtrash (December 3, 2002)

screw this...someone should register for metalnews.org. HAHA

waste_elite (December 3, 2002)

the explosion have an ep called Steal This

they were the 1st to do that i believe

drugmassacre (December 3, 2002)

The Hives and The Strokes both blow just as badly as Sum41 (the strokes might blow even more than Sum41). If you need your ass rocked off, listen to some Agorophobic Nosebleed.

If you like In Flames, get the last Darkest Hour album, you will not regret it.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

"And the video where they mock The Vines and The Hives and all of the other "The" garage-type bands by calling themselves "The Sums" and dressing up in matching tweeds. Funny"

Somebody is still pre-pubescent, eh?

The Hives and the Strokes are both great bands that Sum41 could never compete with. Granted, thoe bands are NOT classic, but make Sum 41 look like a pile of shit.

Some people were saying "Sum41 never claimed to be punk". If that was true, why would they be trying to "out-punk" new punk bands? No real answer.

BOTTOM LINE (OR, MY HUMBLE OPINION): SUM 41 NEED TO STOP CLAIMING THAT THEY ARENT TRYING TO BE PUNK AND GET OVER IT. I saw them live once, and yes, they DO suck. The bass player was trying to show off his "punkiness" by playing crappily, but the ploy backfired and people ended up walking out on them.


Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

The fact that he put Rancid and Sum 41 sentence makes me want to give this score a zero and puke...

but since there is no zero and I can't vomit on my computer, I shall opt for the lowest score possible.

TJmoney (December 3, 2002)

SOAD has a cd called "steal this album" that's really original. The Suicide Machines have one called "steal this record" hmmmmmm....

WussEmoRock (December 3, 2002)

Just to stir (not shake) things up a bit, what does your name stand for it it isn't Sum 41?

That is like my name being Chris182, oh yeah, it isn't because of Blink, it is how many times I've broken my arm. I mean come on Patty


BostonMusicGuy (December 3, 2002)

Dont worry, Pat41 is njot back for good, I got a request a while ago to review the new Sum41 album as Pat41 again, so I did. Anyway, no the review was not my best, not by a long shot... although none of my reviews are that good. That name has nothing to do with Sum41 although that is what made me "famous"... ha ha. Anyway, have fun bashing the band, dont listen to the whole cd because that would go against everything you stand for.FUCK MTV... am I right fellas? eh. ehhhhh??!!-Pat41/BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

"is your name even Pat? this band is gay. they rip off other bands. they aren't punk. their lyrics suck. their music sucks.. what else is there?"

Using "gay" as an insult isn't punk either. Get off yoru soapbox.

The album isn't bad. It isn't great, but it's not bad. And this time around theur lyrics are actually meaningful. One of my friends said the lyrics are on par with Bad Religion...ok, so that friend is way off, but they're straying away from songs about girls and dumb shit. Their radio single "Still Waiting" has some pretty socially concious lyrics in it, so there. It's a fun guilty pleasure.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

This album isn't bad. Don't knock it till you've heard it (and hearing the radio tracks doesn't count). It's pretty fun. So what if it's not political...neither were the Ramones. And the video where they mock The Vines and The Hives and all of the other "The" garage-type bands by calling themselves "The Sums" and dressing up in matching tweeds. Funny. But yeah, the album isn't terrible. Give it a listen.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

quit reviewing this fucking record!! By now everyone has an opinion on it and have probably (I should say unfortunately) heard part of it. Just because you reviewed the last record doesn't mean people are saying "Wow, I can't wait until Pat41 reviews the new SUM 41!!!" No one gives a shit about this!!!!

rightcliqificus (December 3, 2002)

is your name even Pat? this band is gay. they rip off other bands. they aren't punk. their lyrics suck. their music sucks.. what else is there?

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

System of a Down is the best band that is getting radio play right now.

Oh, wait, second best, Queens of the Stone Age are getting played now.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

Pat41 sucks and should die a horrible death. Bring back BostonMusicGuy, he actually had some decent taste in music. Plus he has "Boston" in his name (best city ever). -SaYnE GuY

WussEmoRock (December 3, 2002)

Bad review, the second one was much better.

Hey Pat, will you be on Pat41 for good now or BostonMusicGuy?

Lastly...for Pat's sake, I know his is the 3rd review, but he didn't know 1 was written when his was too.


Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

wow, that is a shitty album cover

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

in flames OWNS.

SOAD is one of the worst bands ever. my god, they suck so bad. but i love the title of the album: "steal this album". even if it is a ripoff of an anarchy-promoting book that was banned in the 70s.

pat41, go back to your grave and commence fucking a corpse that resembles the one which graces this album cover. 3 reviews is 2 too many for ANY cd.


recordings (December 3, 2002)

i thought i remembered a feud one time on these boards about pat41's name having nothing to do with sum41 at all. if so...youre a damn liar.

and of course noone will admit to liking them, because many people dont. i.e: me.

the guy on the cover sure looks a lot like the bands drummer. if only he really did have a spewing gash in his noggin...sigh.

ps- just because this is the *resurection* of pat41 doesnt mean we need 3 reviews about the damn album.

M4CH1N3 (December 3, 2002)

I wish more people would actually LISTEN to this album before talking shit about it. I did, and yes, it totally sucks.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

and if you're going towards AT THE GATES, might as well get some THE HAUNTED and some CROWN, maybe some INFLAMES... if you're worried about finding some cool metal.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

If you're gonna drop cash on a new album out on a major, get the new SOAD, its incredible.


yellowtrash (December 3, 2002)

Yummy. Shitty metal. Listen to At the Gates or even any metalcore.

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

"Their job is and has always been to give us fun, high energy, catchy music that can be enjoyed by their fans. They dont care that you dont think they are punk and rip off whoever."

The same can be said about so many other bands. As long as the demand for shitty music is high among kids, we'll be hearing more of this garbage.

So please, if you have youngins, get them to listen to something else...ANYTHING else. Even if it's a tape recording of Celine Dion fucking Elton John up the asspipe.

I'm aroused now, gotta go!

dongrom (December 3, 2002)

Shitty review


Melvyl (December 3, 2002)

i acutally thought it would be fun that pat41 were going to review this. but this review was really boring, the one 2 posts down in the review list is way better, but the first one was enough.

pope_schlomo (December 3, 2002)

I really HATE Pat41.

(Dog dancing is fun)

Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

Just Stop
Who cares if you like this alubim or not.
One review is good enough.

pope_schlomo (December 3, 2002)

I hate Pat41.


Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

I agree with poster below me.
Also, the review really sucked, worse than the album.

pope_schlomo (December 3, 2002)

Why can't you stay in your shadows? Why are there 3 reviews for this album? Why still I forbid myself to listen to this godawful record? Ok my seizure is over.


Anonymous (December 3, 2002)

first comment is mine: please quit reviewing this album. thank you dudes.

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