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Kid Dynamite - Shorter, Faster, Louder (Cover Artwork)

Kid Dynamite

Kid Dynamite: Shorter, Faster, LouderShorter, Faster, Louder (2000)
Jade Tree Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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In answer to the album's title: Yes, Maybe, and No. The first question, is it shorter? The new effort by the now defunct Kid Dynamite clocks in at 24:49, with 18 tracks. Their first release was a whopping 27:06 and 19 tracks, so yes, it is shorter, but one has to wonder that if they added anoth.
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In answer to the album's title: Yes, Maybe, and No. The first question, is it shorter? The new effort by the now defunct Kid Dynamite clocks in at 24:49, with 18 tracks. Their first release was a whopping 27:06 and 19 tracks, so yes, it is shorter, but one has to wonder that if they added another song, it might equal or surpass their first album. The next question, is it faster? Well, some points certainly are faster than their older stuff, with the new album having it's share of under 30-second songs [and one is only 10 seconds!]. But at other points, the album gets as slow as this band really can get, and shades of old Lifetime peek through. Some of it even reminds me of the Suicide Machines, circa-"Battle Hymns." So is it faster? Yes and no.

And as for the last question, it really isn't louder than it's predecessor. I played both at the same volume on my computer, and the first one seemed just to have more raw power in it. Maybe the new album is overproduced, maybe Dan lost his touch a little bit, maybe the band knew they were calling it quits so they didn't put everything into recording SFL. Regardless, even though it is not quite as good as their self-titled CD, SFL holds it's own with some of the other hardcore heavyweights out there, and is a must-own if you're a fan [like I have to tell you that]. Now that they're broken up, maybe we can all get the Lifetime reunion we all secretly want...


[taken from A different kind of greatness webzine]

 

 
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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.
DangerMolotovArmstrong (August 21, 2010)

i just downloaded living daylights and i was so dumbfucked by how good it was that i ordered the whole album because i already know i'm gonna like it.

danpib08 (June 1, 2010)

Complete insanity, that review sucks.

NoSpace (July 29, 2008)

one of my all time favourite cds ever

Falconer (May 23, 2007)

i found it used at the local shop. it's pretty damn good, for sure. "S.O.S" was great, i can't believe someone wrote the exact words i've been thinking years before i found myself in that situation..

Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

MrAwesome (July 26, 2005)

how the fuck did i post that twice. screw this god damn computer

MrAwesome (July 26, 2005)

i listen to mostly metalcore and hardcore but this album is fuckin great. its a shame they went theyre separate ways cause kid dynamite was basically the best punk band alive

MrAwesome (July 26, 2005)

i listen to mostly metalcore and hardcore but this album is fuckin great. its a shame they went theyre separate ways cause kid dynamite was basically the best punk band alive

Anonymous (June 8, 2005)

10 oh yeah and i have to say 2 for flinching is an awesome song who'd have thunk that so much could be fit into like 9 and a half seconds SWEET JESUS!!

Anonymous (November 29, 2004)

Better by a bit than S/T, but just a bit. Fucking brutal HC/punk, the way I like it.

Anonymous (June 15, 2003)

"Give Em The Ripped One" is their second best song behing "Heart A Tact" from the split with 88 Fingers Louie.

Both Kid Dynamite CDs are 10s in my opinion.

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

I also think that the self-titled cd is better. I'd give this an 8, and self-titled a 9. Fuck, i wish i went to one of the reunion shows!!!

And though your posts are a little old down there... i believe the word for this review is "sarcasm", you stupid asses. I had no problem with this review, except for the fact that i like people to mention some songs and a lyric sample. That's it.

Best Tracks:
Rufus Wants A Hug
Got A Minute
S.O.S.

Kid_Dynamite (February 16, 2003)

yeah baby yeah!

SideLinedForLife (December 6, 2001)

I think you took the title of this cd a little too seriously. Im pretty sure they didnt literally mean it was shorter, faster, louder. Horrible review. -Rock

Anonymous (November 27, 2001)

Fuck this review sucks. This is a great album. Check out the 'Birthday' cover with the original singer of this song from Token Entry. Fucking amazing. This song reminds you why punk is the greatest music going. "At any age we'll be on this stage playing fast, smart, strong and free!!"

...Evildeadalive

Anonymous (July 20, 2001)

this is one of the worst reviews i've seen... this KD album fucking rocks... the reviewer blows... end of story

fathead (April 16, 2001)

this cd rocks all the way through. they have their own hardcore/punk sound (with exception to the lifetime similarites) and i think everyone should at least give sfl a weeks worth of listenin'

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