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Rise Against: Revolutions Per MinuteRevolutions Per Minute (2003)
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Hardcore without metal. Punk without pop. Emotion without the friggin' whining. Rise Against's 2001 release The Unraveling seemed to literally come out of nowhere. I had some interest, primarily because I heard that a significant proportion of the band were from 88 Fingers Louie. But in.
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Hardcore without metal.

Punk without pop.

Emotion without the friggin' whining.

Rise Against's 2001 release The Unraveling seemed to literally come out of nowhere. I had some interest, primarily because I heard that a significant proportion of the band were from 88 Fingers Louie. But in all honesty, I wasn't looking forward to it as much as some other records coming out that year.

However, The Unraveling was a completely surprising debut. It was a strong, original melodic hardcore record, puctuated by a uniquely heavy rhythm section, and Tim's standout vocals.

Well, Revolutions Per Minute easily tops The Unraveling.

To begin, it's a lot darker than their debut; lyrically and melodically. While their previous record had more upbeat and nearly poppy passages, Revolutions... seems to spend much of it's 37 minutes in a simultaneously furious and reflective place. It feels more honest, and personal, and achieves a real catharsis. It certainly comes from a familiar place; double-tempo guitars, those heavy Fat-produced guitars, speedy vocals, but it ends up somewhere different altogether.

Tracks like "Black Masks & Gasoline" and "Amber Changing" play off a emotional punk sense, while other songs like "Dead Ringer" and "To the Core" are almost pure raging hardcore. It's apparent that the band is writing more as a unit now, and it comes through in the seamless bridges between vocals and instrumentation.

While the band is clearly coming from a hardcore and punk background, it genuinely doesn't sound like anything I've heard. Many people have tried to blend punk and hardcore like this, but mostly we end up with the weakest bits of hardcore, and the weakest bits of punk, kind of mashed together. Instead, on "Revolutions..." we get an impressive sense of melody with a really visceral hardcore edge.

The surprise, and possibly in-joke of the record is of course, a cover of a ultra hair metal track by Journey called "Anyway You Want It." Best known (at least to me) as that song from the Simpsons with Rodney Dangerfield, Rise Against manages to play it perfectly, it's not even in double-time as is the norm with Fat covers. It's a nice refrain after the overall darkness of the record, and even it's cheese metal origins don't detract from the earnestness of the record.

I can say this: Revolutions Per Minute is easily among the best records you'll hear this year. A perfect blend of hardcore and melodic punk, without any of the usual trappings of the genre.

 

 
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nahbro (June 5, 2012)

I like the song where they yell about "the man"

AmateurChemist (June 2, 2012)

Everything else by this band is heavily mediocre, but this album still pulls my heart strings. It's nostalgia distilled into melodic anthems

DestroyaDoll (May 19, 2012)

I've been a dedicated fan of Rise Against since 9th grade. Now, at the age of 25, I still adore them. No other band more effectively synchs up with my own political beliefs. Politics are a *huge* part of my life, always have been, and always will be. The traditional political slant of punk music is what initially endeared it to me. This album is amazing, albeit not my favorite by R.A., it will never get old!

BorgieBaby (April 20, 2012)

this album was alright, many of the songs were forgettable when I first listened but It just has to grow on you, I don't think they sold out but they have really changed since their punk rock debut with The Unraveling (that album was amazing)

majorthreat (October 29, 2011)

These guys should go kill themselves

kcedgebreak (August 29, 2011)

honestly, this was their only great album. that's my opinion, of course

devianter (November 24, 2010)

there are plenty of CDs that aren't even worth DOWNLOADING. but this... i'd pay twice just to hold it in my hands..

TEARS (March 25, 2009)

when I first saw you fuck you guys were so cool!!!@#$%& latrz...

dbug (February 23, 2009)

Greatest album of theirs to date for sure!

drbino (January 30, 2009)

Good album. Definatly the best one from these guys.

ak3punk (April 24, 2008)

This album is great, too bad they don't play anything but two songs off of it live these days.

Alien (April 21, 2008)

Good review.

This album was almost perfectly executed.
Even if you hate this band now, this album still kicks.

thomas7155 (August 28, 2007)

Incredible record. got me into "melodic hardcore". i was into Pop-punk like Offspring and Blink-182 before.

Derek99 (August 22, 2007)

good cd i recomentd u buy it

jimmyjjackamoose (July 10, 2007)

actually my first real punk record. completely rocks.

jimmyjjackamoose (June 9, 2007)

great record.

Windfall (May 27, 2007)

When a band like this opens for MCR it makes me want to cry.

bry (April 5, 2007)

oopps typo- i wanted to see them open lol sry pplz

bry (April 5, 2007)

one word AMAZING
i also saw them open for my chemical romance n it made me love them evn more if thats evn possible

tjrocks12 (February 7, 2007)

CRAZY GOOD!!! it just might be one of my favorite records. you can't really describe this. there aren't many lyrical themes, but that works to a good advantage. i got this CD a while ago and i still like it. the songs manage to stay interesting, although some have limp choruses. the singers voice along with the pillage of the guitar, drum and bass will haunt you in your sleep. get it you motherfuckers!!! if you like Metal, Punk, or just plain rock, this is your favorite album. the guitar solo on "blood, red, white and blue" scares the fuck out of you, right when you think that the mostly boring track is over. and once the unforgettable "amber changing" is over, an hilairiously god cover of pop metal band journey kicks in as a bonus track.

Mrdogg45 (December 14, 2006)

This album is a modern classic.

seanstrummer (December 12, 2006)

best origional release by rise against, but, the re-issue of the unravelling is better. incredible band.

C_Z (November 15, 2006)

if you dont like Rise Against,
you shoudl get your balls cut off and taped to your ass..
so everytime you shit, you shit on your balls..

C_Z (November 15, 2006)

if you dont like Rise Against,
you shoudl get your balls cut off and taped to your ass..
so everytime you shit, you shit on your balls..

peaceonmars (June 8, 2006)

Rise Against are one of the only political punk bands I can stand.

Anonymous (April 20, 2006)

this band is complete shit.

miff (November 1, 2005)

hey riseabove check out cd prices in england u reckon $11 is expensive most cds here are about 15 i dunno how much that works out as in your american dollers but its shit loads for me

miff (November 1, 2005)

good idea

Godfather (September 26, 2005)

If you do not like Rise Against, then you should be locked in a room that plays only Nickelback until you kill yourself.

RiseAbove (June 3, 2005)

The only thing good that's on 92.3 is Howard Stern and he's not going to be around for too long. There are much better radio stations in New Jersey, trust me on this one.

Anonymous (June 1, 2005)

ive actually heard rise against on the radio recently in jersey...ive heard them on 106.3 92.3 and 94.5 kickass band who deserves more respect then what their given

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

whoever doesnt like rise against can go fuck themselves... anyone who has a decent taste in music will like this... bye the fucking cd... its worth it

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

Amazing Album! One of the Best releases in 2003!!

RiseAbove (May 19, 2005)

This cd was a total let down for me. I was expecting alot out of this album and I didn't get much for the $11 I paid for it. There are really only 2 maybe 3 good songs on this album. This band is a little too overrated and it would have been better if 88 Fingers Louie was still out there instead of this band.

thatswack (January 7, 2005)

Easily one of the best albums of all time.

Anonymous (November 15, 2004)

maybe there best record, but I have to say that I love all 3!

Anonymous (November 8, 2004)

I don't know which band came first, but these guys sound just like Strike Anywhere.

Anonymous (October 4, 2004)

The Young And The Useless do the best Anyway cover, but this cd still rocks.

Anonymous (August 29, 2004)

Sorry, but that list of the best albums is embarrassing......Wu-tang and Bob Dylan alongside None More Black and the Bouncing Souls??!!?? Hopeless Romantic is the only one that should even be within a mile of a list like that....

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

no, they don't sound exactly like strike anywhere. strike anywhere is more straight up hardcore. speaking of which, woudn't a tour with them be the shit? yes, it would.

Anonymous (July 26, 2004)

These guys sound exactly like Strike Anywhere. Not too bad, in other words.

Anonymous (July 21, 2004)

I heard Like The Angel on the radio (yes, I seriously did) in Texas (yes, I seriously did) and fell in love. I searched for this album, found it, and fell in love. Rise Against are easily one of the best bands out there. Ever.

callmemaster (July 8, 2004)

Rise Against has now been added to the ranks of my favorite bands.

Tims voice is amazing and so filled with emotion.

This album rocks in so many ways.

Definitley better than the unravelling although that album is also kick ass.

Rise Against is one of the best bands out there these days.

If you don't own it......buy it for fuck sake !

Anonymous (July 8, 2004)

This cd kicks so much ass !

buy it now i tell you !

Anonymous (April 30, 2004)

I can't say something that hasn't already been said. I'll try...

This album sounds like I plugged my headphones into a grenade.

Hehe... anyways, great CD! I'll be listening to this nonstop, which isn't good cuz I'm really busy...

Anonymous (April 28, 2004)

Numero Uno - This CD kicks amazing ass, it is better than a lot of crap that has come out in the past year or 2.

#2 - Kid Dynamite is NOT a hardcore band, they rule, yes, they are NOT hardcore though, they are just a good ol' fashioned punk band, trust me, i've seen them and I know...they are the best thing thatcame out between the years of 1996 and 2001 though.

and finally #3 - NMB (none more black for all you that don't know) do still kick ass, Yea, they are a little catchier than KD was, but they weren't a Fat band when they started, they recorded a demo, shopped it and Fat picked it up, so all you assclowns that classify them as a Fat band, they are not...NOT when they wrote the songs...

Anonymous (April 16, 2004)

amazing cd.
i don't really like the unravelling though.
like the angel is the best song.

codythedestroyer (April 12, 2004)

I completely agree. Rise Against is one of the best bands in punk today. I've seen them live twice and they are amazing.

Anonymous (August 1, 2003)

I had only heard a few songs by these guys before warped and decided to check them out. I missed the first few songs because I went to the wrong stage but they were very good. Crowd wasn't too into them though. On the way out I picked up this cd and it blew me away, amazing cd.

Anonymous (July 30, 2003)

you need a new list

Anonymous (July 22, 2003)

Joins the ranks of best albums ever, with:
TSM- "Steal This Record"
Souls- "Hopeless Romantic"
NMB- "File Under Black"
Nipon- "Judgment"
Wu-Tang- "Enter the WT: 36 Chambers"
Bob Dylan- "Desire"
Telegraph- "Switched On"
Common Rider- "Last Wave Rockers"

Anonymous (June 19, 2003)

"Hardcore without metal.

Punk without pop."

That's the description I have been looking for since I randomly ordered 'The Unraveling' from Fat after last years warped. These guys absolutely rule, without a doubt one of the best at integrating the hardcore sound and chanting backups. Great review, thanks.

Anonymous (May 23, 2003)

This band sounds like every other melodic hardcore band for me except that one song on the latest fat comp i like that song but i dont get the hype behind this band

Anonymous (May 15, 2003)

wow this was really a good cd,even seems to get better the more you listen to it...most bands who try to blend hardcore and punkrock usually dont manage to do it very well,but these guys pull it off...Im impressed...

best songs are blood-red,white and blue,halfway there,last chance blueprint and like the angel.

everysecondweekend (May 4, 2003)

this cd gets better with every listen. literally. voices off camera is incredible as is last chance blueprint and torches. insanely awesome this is worth it, whatever you have to do to get this cd. my only regret is the abscence of generation lost... the song which inspired me to buy this disc along with everchanging

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

Record Release Shows Setlists (songs in no particular order):

Day One: Alive and Well, My Life Inside Your Heart, Great Awakening, Six Ways Till Sunday, Remains of Summer Memories, Reception Fades, Everchanging (last song played), 1000 Good Intentions, Generation Lost, Black Masks and Gasoline (opener), Heaven Knows, Like The Angel, Blood-Red White and Blue, Broken English, Last Chance Blueprint.

Day Two: Alive and Well, My Life Inside Your Heart, Great Awakening, Six Ways Till Sunday (closer), Remains of Summer Memories, Reception Fades (opener), Everchanging, 1000 Good Intentions, Generation Lost, Gethsamane, Black Masks and Gasoline, Heaven Knows, Dead Ringer, Halfway There, Like The Angel, Voices Off Camera, Anyway You Want It (very cool live performance, with guys from Sweet Cobra, and Killing Tree coming up to join the 80's).

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

This album is amazing, hands fucking down the best cd I have picked up this year(just as good as the new AFI disc). This cd is just soooooooooo good, everyone should own this...

:[Chris]:

Anonymous (April 21, 2003)

from a few things i've read here:

RISE AGAINST- Out of the 500 CDs i currently own, Revolutions Per Minute is definitely in the top 10. I received a promo copy of this about a month before it came out, and i have not stopped listening to it yet. It's in my cd player every damn day. The only other discs that have been in competition with my player in the last 2 months are Alkaline Trio's "Good Mourning, Suicide Machines' "Steal This Record", and None More Black's "File Under Black", which are ALL very awesome albums. The record release shows in Chicago were fuckin' awesome, and it was also awesome that they changed the set so much between nights.

RANCID- WAY OVERRATED BAND!!! I'm like Rancid, but they are nowhere near the gods everyone is making them out to be. Their first album blows, "Let's Go" was alright, "Wolves" was good, "Life Won't Wait" was their best, "2000" was good, and i'm not looking too forward for their new album. Good musicians, decent lyrics. A good band, but shut up already. Get your dick out of their asses.

LAGWAGON- After MUCH praise for their new album, i gotta ask what the hell everyone was talking about. This is probably my dissappointment album of 2003.

TheOneTrueBill (April 14, 2003)

i really don't get the hype behind this band.

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

Your right. There are absolutely no elitists at a PROG METAL show. Hahaha


You're right. But they aren't as big of assholes as people at punk shows.

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

"What? Those bands sound nothing alike."

Agreed.
The only likeness, is that both band names start with the letter C. Thats it.

Ive seen Rise Against once and there was plenty of energy, dives and pile ons. A good time was had by all.

alexisonfiretonite,
-feedmynightmare

pwfanatic (April 14, 2003)

how can rise against bore you live? they are one of the most energetic bands that i have seen and also put on an incredibly fantastic show the first time i saw them, and i didn't even know the material.

FortyMinutesWest (April 14, 2003)

What? Those bands sound nothing alike.

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

Cannibal Corpse and Converge = same sound but different genres

huh

GreenVandal (April 14, 2003)

Your right. There are absolutely no elitists at a PROG METAL show. Hahaha

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

Tool is for tools.

Just because they don't play really fast, yell in a microphone and play 3 chords doesn't mean they suck.

Shit, I'd rather go to a Tool show than a punk show and not put up with all the fucking elitists.

Anonymous (April 14, 2003)

Rise Against kind of bored me live...not exactly the feeling I was expecting to walk away with after their set. Their music was just lacking the fullness/quality it had on the cd.
moving on...

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

this album kix ass. Should be fun to see the songs live :-D

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

Nah man this just aint hardercorer enough. What u need is some of that new school metalcore! ya know the stuff peopel call hardcore but pratically mirrors any death metal band that sings about hanging dead corpses. Yes thats the only good music.

GreenVandal (April 13, 2003)

Soooooo, what your trying to say is that poeple who like Thrice will like Rise Against? Oh I gotcha! People with good taste in music will love this. Thanks for the compliment "bro" (uh-oh, im taking the buddyhead route!). Rise Against is pretty good. I dont see what all the fuss is about, but they are good. Thrice on the other hand totally fucking rules my skool. Im out.

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

Painfully predictable popcore crap. The Thrice crowd will eat this up.


::eats up::

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

I've got the best vocabulary and I know so much about politics, the music industry AND punkrock.....especially for my age(I'm 15) Hopefully the people on the internet will buy my schtick and thinkg I'm cool and educated. Man, my AP English class really paid off!
OC

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

great album, the oppsoite of the "same time" release from Lagwagon, which is a total blow, except the song "e", but the rest real shit, epecially for Lagwagon fans. But this album is so far the best i have heard this year, the mood it puts me in is similar to Descendents "everything sux" wiht Hot Water Music influence, its just this uncomplicated approach to the music and lyrics with great hardcore parts and melodic parts.

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

Tool is for tools.

Anonymous (April 13, 2003)

yeah, I definitely wouldn't call them a pop-punk band. They do have some slower shit, but they definitely have some hardcore songs as well. I still like the unravelling better than this.. so far. Maybe I just need to listen to it more.

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

Morons, Morons, and More Morons...

Whoever the Fuck Thinks Rise Against Is Pop Punk Should Go Fucking Die... And For having Politcally Motivated songs-they should keep spreading the word... even if its similar to other punk bands messages the more times people hear about the fucking shitheads in the US government the more they will finally start to see the truth they have been blinded to for so long.

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

Whoever slammed Tool should go fuck themselves. Tool is an incredible band. Much more talented than 99% of the bands that get reviewed here.

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

Painfully predictable popcore crap. The Thrice crowd will eat this up.

Anonymous (April 12, 2003)

The More I listen to it, the more I become convinced that this is a very solid(hehe almost wrot soiled) album.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

hey man, there really is no need for tool bashing, Tool is one of the best bands in the world.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

word to the wise.. people said bro before buddyhead. Yes even to describe a type of music. I know that may seem hard to beleive but they/we did.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

Do yourself a favor and buy this album. It's fucking rockalicious!

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

almost as good as Busted.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

To the guy below....quit ripping Buddyhead, its just not funny.

And below him, yeah, Tim does remind me of Maynard, but more with the Killing Tree.

-sickboi

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

Highschool kids totally eat this shit up!

"it's like totally describing my life bro!"

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

Is it just me or does Tim the lead singer sound like the the tool from Tool sometimes? Like on the song "Halfway there".

Yeah I know... it's just me...

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

I've read the review and listened to it ALOT and it isn't great, it's not even good... I'll give it mediocre at best.. Oh and I wasn't sure about the rules but people CAN comment w/o reading someone's review.. and honestly I think this review is pretty good the band isn't that' all.

sloppyblake (April 11, 2003)

kid dynamite will do another reunion tour. they just can't stay broken up.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

have you ever heard of a band called Sick Of It All? Yeah, they're not exactly pop punk.

SOIAs new album is no heavier than limp bizkit or linkin park and the lyrics are just as meaningless. they sold out before, failed, came crawling back and now they are trying to do it again while trying not to make it as obvious, you are just to fucking stupid to realize it.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

it would be nice if people couldnt comment until they've actually listened the album wouldnt it.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

Who cares if they're not the new Refused or what teh fuck ever? It's a kickass album with some sweet sounds and cool lyrics. And it definately isn't "completely indistinguishable to any other faux hardcore album out there right now". If you think that you obviously haven't listened to it much. Oh and yeah, read the fucking review before commenting, jackass.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

This quote is fucking RIGHT-ON!

"In other words, it's not a good album because it doesn't say anything and it sounds like it's been done before."

This album is completely indistinguishable to any other faux hardcore album out there right now.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

This may be the bets album that I have heard in a few years. I can't get enough of it.

evildeadalive (April 11, 2003)

Uhh... feedmynightmare, nothing in common? People keep comparing KD to Lifetime because of the common members. Just like people are going to compare Paint It Black and None More Black to Kid Dynamite. I thought that was pretty obvious...
And to the guy bitching about pop punk on Fat, calling this probably Fat's heaviest band, have you ever heard of a band called Sick Of It All? Yeah, they're not exactly pop punk.
Oh yeah, and the secret song is the only song on this album I don't like. It sucks.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

This band is amazing! I am so impressed with this new record. To top it off they are some the most genuine people and overall just an awesome bunch of guys. They deserve all the great things that are coming their way!

FortyMinutesWest (April 11, 2003)

That song is godly, I have an Unearth hoodie with a line from it on the back.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

OC,

Those bands sound nothing like each other or Rise Against. Im trying to see your point, but im not getting it.

And why do people insist on comparing Kid D to Lifetime. Ill never understand this. Id say that Jersey's Best Dancers was one of the best punk album of the 90s. Kid D s/t was one of the best hxc albums. So why compare bands with nothing in common. Its like comparing Iron Maiden to Run DMC. Differnt message, scene , blah blah blah. I hope you see where im going with this.

nothingtosay,
-feedmynightmare

p.s- In a totally unrelated story, the breakdown in Unearth's song One Step Away is insane. It brought out the car mosh in me. Brothers, can I get an amen?

FortyMinutesWest (April 11, 2003)

Death by Stereo sounds like Good Riddance or the Missing 23rd or Fury 66? Wow, do you even listen to music.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

Fuck this pop punk crap.... Guns n fuckn roses, thats all i need. Get in the ring motherfuckers. Pop punks for homos.

Anonymous (April 11, 2003)

I think punk bands have a particular responsibility to question the status quo. I just think that in this day and age the reasons for and against war (and many other national policies) are far more complex than Rise Against is capable of addressing. Maybe it's too much to ask, but I think that if a band is going to attack anything it should have something more profound to say than just "Amerika" sucks.

I accused Rise Against of being the punk rock Linkin Park because the band doesn't depart from a tried and true formula for writing "angry and political" (TM) punk rock (ala Fury 66, Missing 23rd, Good Riddance, Death by Stereo, Satanic Surfers, etc.).

In other words, it's not a good album because it doesn't say anything and it sounds like it's been done before.

So, you ask, "what punk bands actually do have something interesting and unique to say (i.e. who writes lyrics that require more than an elementary school education to relate to?)?"

These are all (of course) open to debate, but how about Propagandhi's "Less Talk, More Rock" - which had more content in its liner notes than a college civics class - Guyana Punchline, Scrotum Grinder, the old British band Crass, Fugazi, Strike Anywhere, D4, and (in my humble opinion) Trial by Fire, for starters.

Finally, on a completely separate note: Lifetime was better than KD, but only their Jade Tree stuff. Listening to their New Age release is like shooting NyQuil... getting very sleepy... what is that repetitive droning?

OC

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

What a true idiot. I made it a point to say I WASNT comparing Kid D to Rise Against. I said it TWICE. Ahhhhhh!

Ok so yea, the Kid D s/t is one of the greatest hardcore albums of all time. I challenge anyone to a duel that disagrees with me. High noon I say! The Rise Against album is one of the better melodic punk albums Ive heard in quite a while . The music is different, the message is different, the scenes are different. Take each album for what they are. Solid rock and roll.

GoDUCKS,
-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

best album of the year so far.

arguably best album cover of the year.

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

re: "This album is great and all, but its too fuckin' clean. Personally, I like a little dirt in my music" - build a time machine and go back to the fucking 70's and 80's for shitty recording quality. This album smokes, buy it and let it own you.

tiff (April 10, 2003)

This Album fuckin rocks all. I love it so much.

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

OC

so a punk band criticizing the war is inappropriate? hmm...check that ISP for a military base or Texas address...

USA! USA! GO! KILL! EXPLOIT! LINKIN PARK ROCKS! ASTRONAUTS ARE HEROES!

but its ok when strike anywhere does it...

haha.

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

just steal CDs from hot topic. an even trade for exploiting punk rock

sk8punx4evr (April 10, 2003)

"whoever is comparing this crap to kid fucking dynamite should be shot."

the kid said he was not comparing kd to rise against, asscreamer.

sickboi (April 10, 2003)

I don't know, the 2nd 1/2 of Unraveling is kinda slow.

I had to respond to your comment about Tim's voice. The thing that caught me the most was his range. I mean, the way he goes from singy to screamy I would expect it to crack a lot. Didn't a single time. Fucking amazing.

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

rise against is the most talented band out there and there live acts are more of a miracle to hear and see tim (lead singer) is so good, his voice isnt like the others now on the scene its so medolic, but im big rise fan and ive seeen theem twice and ive have unraveling since it came out and i can still put that in my cd player and go crazy when the chorus' come around but revolutions to me is weak, dont get me wrong it is good but if ur looking for some good rise go to unravling songs, RPM is a good cd maybe one of the best in the year(new death by is amazing also) but if you like faster harder songs on RPM pick up unraveling

FortyMinutesWest (April 10, 2003)

Catchy music sucks! Yeah! idiot..

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

i heard this album, it sucks and whoever is comparing this crap to kid fucking dynamite should be shot. thats like comparing fugazi to a linkin park. pop punk sucks. FAT is no better than Mtv. that is a fact. there is no difference anymore between sum 41 and strung out, no use, and now that i have heard lagwagons new album, they might as well tape a video fot trl too. die pop punksters. kid dynamite revitalized the hardcore scene when it was dying and now that they are gone we are going to have to wait for another band to come along to remind all the other bands what hardcore is all about. it sure as hell aint gonna be anyone on FAT. rise against is probably the heaviest band on there and they are just as catchy as hootie and the blowjobs.

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

rise againsts new album sounds better than kid dynamite....not their first but the new one :0

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

metalcore kids always know what is good music and what is bad.....if it dont got a breakdown than it aint good

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

AND you gave props to Hot Topic.
Justify your reasoing all you like, but I think that says it all.

wildnightiscallin,
-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

"There is no art in merely recreating what countless other bands have done countless times (and frequently better). Further, in these complicated times describing "Amerika" as conducting war for pride is insufficient, inappropriate and cliche. "

Um who are you to say whats art and whats not. Pretentious statement to say the least.

Give me some examples of countless other bands that are doing this kind of sound. From what Ive seen and heard, many bands are trying to cash in on the nu-emo trend. Pop punk is in, so are full sleeve tatoos. Rise Against doesnt fit any of the mentoined profiles. Its people like you that prolly hated a band like Kid Dynamite, then loved em when everyone else did. I respect your opionion, but the examples you gave dont make much sense.

p.s-im in no way shape or for comparing kid d to rise against.

thanksforyourtime,
feedmynightmare

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

I try to refrain from reading most comments posted on this site b/c they are just ridiculous and most don't even relate to the review or article. It's all a bunch of personal opinion, which is cool and expected, but some people get way the hell out of line. After reading these comments it just goes to show how people can get off the topic so easily and bitch about stupid things not even related.

The new Rise Against is amazing. Go Get It. It is a great progression from 'The Unraveling' and the hidden track is a nice addition. This is probably up there in my top favs with Strung Out American Paradox. I see RA's new album being one of the best of the year... although there are many more to come (Good Riddance, Thrice, Pennywise). 'Nuf said.

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

Rise Against is the punk side project of Linkin Park.

Or it sounds like it. "Heavy riffs" (TM) with "passionate vocals" (TM), "politically charged lyrics" (TM), and "hardcore credibility" (TM).

There is no art in merely recreating what countless other bands have done countless times (and frequently better). Further, in these complicated times describing "Amerika" as conducting war for pride is insufficient, inappropriate and cliche.

One of the things that makes bands like Strike Anywhere so interesting is that they don't just say the obvious. I don't remember the song title, but an excellent example is from their recent Jade Tree album where they wished "a good cop the very best, and a bullet for all the [rest]."

Fat put out some great releases last year - stuff that really had something interesting to say. Rise Against, however, harkens back to the late 90's when Fat was just treading water.

There's a place for music like this: as background music on MTV, over the PA between acts at the Warped Tour, and in the record collection of people whose appreciation for music is only as deep as the rebellious slogan on their $18 Hot Topic t-shirt.*

*p.s: although Hot Topic does deserve props for making alternative lifestyles accessible - particularly in localities where there are no good independent record shops.

OC

allbutone (April 10, 2003)

I bought this album after hearing the 2 mp3's off of this site. Normally this type of music isn't the kind of thing that I like, but damn this shit is good. Amazing record, and I will definately be checking out rise against back catalog.

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

[sarcasm] I don't think anyone has ever seen Caddyshack, actually. [/sarcasm]

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

has anyone ever seen caddyshack? that's where rodney dangerfield originally danced to that journey song, i mean he had a stereo in his freakin golf bag!

turdcorn (April 10, 2003)

Who ever posted this shit;

"i just saw none more black a couple of weeks ago. i still listen to kid dynamites s/t everyday of my life and always will, for there will probably be a better hardcore album, but i must say none more black sucks. live anyway. im sure his lyrics will still be amazing but the music is disgusting. its so fucking catchy i wanted to throw up. and if a band sounds catchy live, i dont think i want to hear what it sounds like on cd. i guess i should have expected it them being on fat and all. fat is dead. paint it black on the other hand will be good. dan yemin is old enough to be my dad and he gets harder as time goes on. none more black, no matter how good the lyrics are, is amajor step down from kd. jays a pussy-dans the man. id still kill to go see the kid dynamite show though. here are a couple more reviews for you. lagwagons new album made me puke. i cant believe they made me wait for that garbage. avril lavaginal rocks harder. boysetsfires new album, although it sounds very clean and produced its an awesome album and after seeing them live with the hope conspiracy last night i see that hardcore is still alive over here on the east coast. fucking amazing. as for rise against, i didnt even know they had a new album. i just saw a comment on NMB and how the album is going to be good-its not-they suck, and the fact that they signed to FAT is just a kick in the face to the east coast. i heard a rise against song on a compilation though and i must say i was fucking surprised. it was better than any 88 song ive ever heard and i was a big fan when they were around. my last bit of advice is that if you want to pick a band that will never ever disapoint you, and will progree with every album, that band is fugazi, the only album that really matters.the only real punk band. oh yeah.. the black sea LP will be album of year, unless fugazi has something up there sleeves. dont buy the new lagwago album no matter how big a fan you are or were, it is bound to dissapoint you. the only decent song is the one that was on the latest fat compilation, and they rerecorded it and it sounds lame"

Is A; A Retard

And B; See "A"

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

This album is great and all, but its too fuckin' clean. Personally, I like a little dirt in my music. I prefer the unravelling, thank you very much. Still, a great, great band.

Anonymous (April 10, 2003)

im gonna have to disagree with that kid's comment on how the lagwagon album will disappoint. it is sooooo fucking good. insanely good, actually. im in love with every single second of the cd. as for rise against; i heard a song of theirs on the fat comp a couple years ago, and it was good, but ill definitely be checking out this new cd. sounds awesome...and journey fucking rocks my world.

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

But last time I checked this wasnt a Rancid topic. Lets talk about Rise Against people. I think the only album that can top this, that I know of, are the new Shai Hulud, Death By Stereo and or Fordirelifesake.

takeflighticarus,
-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

I loathe Rancid. I can not stand Tim Armstrong's voice. And even more so, they havent put out an interesting album ever. Everything Rancid has put out sounds like another release. Its old . Matt Freeman's a kickass basist though.

POIIISSSOONN,
-feedmynightmare

501 (April 9, 2003)

I hate blink but that fag can play drums better then you could any day, and do you know him personally? Hes probably just stuck in a shitty band. He could be a jerk, or a really cool guy. Dont judge.

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

Who the fuck cares if he plays with that "fag" from Blink? Fuck off. If the music is good, why do you care?

As for Rancid, they kick ass. But I can see why people don't like Tim's vocals. I think they are probably one of the most relevant punk bands out there right now.

And Matt Freeman is one of the best bassists in music today. That guy is the backbone of Rancid.

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

rancid is ill but tim plays with the fag from blink. what the fuck is that?

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

there may never be a better hardcore album than the kid dynamite s/t is what i meant to write. i dont feel like fixing the other typos. you know what im saying.

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

i just saw none more black a couple of weeks ago. i still listen to kid dynamites s/t everyday of my life and always will, for there will probably be a better hardcore album, but i must say none more black sucks. live anyway. im sure his lyrics will still be amazing but the music is disgusting. its so fucking catchy i wanted to throw up. and if a band sounds catchy live, i dont think i want to hear what it sounds like on cd. i guess i should have expected it them being on fat and all. fat is dead. paint it black on the other hand will be good. dan yemin is old enough to be my dad and he gets harder as time goes on. none more black, no matter how good the lyrics are, is amajor step down from kd. jays a pussy-dans the man. id still kill to go see the kid dynamite show though. here are a couple more reviews for you. lagwagons new album made me puke. i cant believe they made me wait for that garbage. avril lavaginal rocks harder. boysetsfires new album, although it sounds very clean and produced its an awesome album and after seeing them live with the hope conspiracy last night i see that hardcore is still alive over here on the east coast. fucking amazing. as for rise against, i didnt even know they had a new album. i just saw a comment on NMB and how the album is going to be good-its not-they suck, and the fact that they signed to FAT is just a kick in the face to the east coast. i heard a rise against song on a compilation though and i must say i was fucking surprised. it was better than any 88 song ive ever heard and i was a big fan when they were around. my last bit of advice is that if you want to pick a band that will never ever disapoint you, and will progree with every album, that band is fugazi, the only album that really matters.the only real punk band. oh yeah.. the black sea LP will be album of year, unless fugazi has something up there sleeves. dont buy the new lagwago album no matter how big a fan you are or were, it is bound to dissapoint you. the only decent song is the one that was on the latest fat compilation, and they rerecorded it and it sounds lame.

FortyMinutesWest (April 9, 2003)

I can respect people who like Rancid, just not when people berate others for not liking them. For the record, Matt Freeman rules, the rest of the band, I could do without.

adam (April 9, 2003)

I, as you probably all know, really like Rancid... but Tim's voice is definately something you either like or hate.

Rancid dosen't have any more people who hate them than any of the other "big" punk bands (NOFX, Pennywise, Lagwagon, AFI etc). As soon as you hit a certain level of popularity you reach a saturation point in which people who wouldn't have naturally gravitated towards your music hear you and have to hear others talk about you... therefore you hear from them.

adam

FortyMinutesWest (April 9, 2003)

I hate Rancid mainly because Tim Armstrong's voice sounds like someone with downs syndrome singing underwater.

BostonMusicGuy (April 9, 2003)

Why is it that a lot of people dont like Rancid? I dont understand. I mean, is it because they are pretty popular but keep making music that they want to make without giving in to anyone. I think Rancid 2000 is the best Rancid album I own. Thats the one I listen to most. I just dont understand what makes Rancid a dislikable band to the punknews.org faithful these days.Oh yea, and Rise Against is fucking great. I agree with the guy down below that this album will keep kicking your ass until the new Rancid comes out (or in my case the new Dropkick Murphys).-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

Dag, I'd kill for a ticket to the third Kid Dynamite show. Kid Dynamite AND Grey Area. Holy hell. That would be fucking sweet. Alas, there's exams and border-crossing to deal with, as well as crack money. Oh well.

Still hating on Rise Against though,

- BITTER

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

*for not

Ramo
(make that a stupid ass)

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

damn i'm an ass for mentioning this: big props to the blasting room!!!

Ramo

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

Man, Rancid sure does have some of the most verbally intriguing fans I've ever seen.

-sickboi

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

How come so many people diss on rancid? They have the most fuckin awsome lyrics
ever and i also wanna why people say they sold out? Atleast rancid isnt one of those pussy bands that sign to mca or whatever

FortyMinutesWest (April 9, 2003)

I think Rancid sucks, but oh well

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

ok this is how i really feel. I think that most of the CDs this year have sucked balls and this is the first one that has actually kicked ass. I think this CD will hold you over untill the new Rancid CD comes out!

FortyMinutesWest (April 9, 2003)

But tell us how you really feel.

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

Simply Amazing Cd And The Only Thing That Will Top This CD Is The New Killing Tree CD Coming OUt May 8th.
Tim And Todd Are Gods

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

Ramo, I may have an extra ticket. I'm not kidding with you. Let me know if you're interested.

-sickboi

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

i hate everybody that's gonna see kid dynamite. it's just not fair.

Ramo
(playing with the s/t cover and pretending their live)

TheBouncingSoul (April 9, 2003)

"The only Rise Against song ive heard is on the OIL comp. That song kicks major serious ass, is this cd anything like that song??"

indeed...if you liked that, you'll like this, pick it up

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

I picked this up yesterday.. Brilliant,i must say that fat wreck has had a good year so far.... This, mad caddies and the new good riddance in a month. Good stuff-oldpunker-

Anonymous (April 9, 2003)

A high bar for album of the year..

New Tiger Army, Good Riddance, Strike Anywhere, Lawrence Arms, and Against Me! all come out too though so it's too early to call it "album of the year"

fallingtopieces (April 9, 2003)

The only Rise Against song ive heard is on the OIL comp. That song kicks major serious ass, is this cd anything like that song??

turdcorn (April 9, 2003)

This is the hot shit ya heard?! I went to three, ya, THREE record stores today till I found a copy. Worth the trip though. Oh, and, TWO days till Kid Dynamite!

(Middle Fingers in the Air)

evildeadalive (April 9, 2003)

Normaly I like to wait until at least May to make my albums of the year picks, but goshdarnit, this album is just so good, I'm naming it number one now!
Come on guys, this is a great album and all, but let's wait til the end of the year to name it album of the year.
I'd say this is their better album, and Gethsamane from the OIL comp is their best song.

johnnydanger (April 9, 2003)

this is such an amazing record. i actually thought it was going to be more hardcore, but i still enjoy it. i'm keeping the unraveling in rotation for sure though.

DestroyingTheScene (April 8, 2003)

That cut is from "American Beauty", and this CD owns. I'd have to say Blood Red, White, and Blue is my fave track.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Eh, what's the cut on Last Chance Blueprint? Anyone know what that is from? I can't put my finger on it and it's absolutly killing me....

FortyMinutesWest (April 8, 2003)

This CD kicks ass but I think that the new Shai Hulud and Death by Stereo might top it.

paperlantern (April 8, 2003)

i couldnt find this record anywhere today...very upset

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Great album. As far as the new GR goes, it's being kept under hardcore wraps by the band and fat. I mean, it's release is a month away and no one has heard a single song yet or gotten a promo. I think they looked at what happened to AFI, Rise Against, and a handfull of others when their releases got online almost 2 months in advance.

TheBouncingSoul (April 8, 2003)

best song: torches

best album: RPM

_911 (April 8, 2003)

best album of the year so far.. can the new good riddance beat this?

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

I don't have an independent record store and I don't order things online

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

I downloaded a bunch of songs from this CD to see if it is something I'd buy and my first take is that it sounds like mediocre hardcore with bad vocals. Then again that was my first take, I doubt my opinion will change much from repeated listens. Sorry, once again I'm disapointed in the general consensus of suck or not.

lieutenant (April 8, 2003)

Jesus, everyone loves this record.

Yeah, me too.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

yes. i caved in and went to fye. great cd. 2003 is a promising year for new shit.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

What was that a whiles down about stubbing your toe... that was hilarious and gives me hope that not everyone on this site is an asshole and that some people at least have humor. haha.

Adamvms (April 8, 2003)

Voices off camera definitely #1

then the first 2 tracks...

I'd say in all there are only 1-2 filler tracks on this cd which is amazing... Definitely one of my favs of the year thus far

siropsycho (April 8, 2003)

well now that i've listened to it i can say this album definately kicks ass

i haven't heard a band this good since...a long time!

favorite songs are probably "black masks & gasoline" and "voices off camera:"

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

much much much better than their last effort

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

This is a great album. I agree with the reviewer that there is no one who creates the same sound (mix of genres) as Rise Against. While I might get a lot of flak for saying that I don't normally like bands who scream in their songs, Rise Against achieve this impecable mix of melodicism and agression. I also tend to like bands whos lyrics are smart and introspective - something that Rise Against have in spades. To the person that was asking about the best song on the record I would have to answer "Black Masks and Gasoline" I would go so far as to say it's the best song that I've heard in a long time, and really appropriate to our place and time. (I very rarely play a song over and over in my diskman like I have with this one). Also, in terms of best record, this one (Revolutions) is better produced (slightly) and I think that it flows well together better than the first one but I would not say that it is (by and large) better than The Unravelling, both records are definitely worth checking out.

sk8punx4evr (April 8, 2003)

i could look at other larger stores first, i usually only go to the trusty independent store. man, i want this!! argh!!!!

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

I'd say their best album is this one and my favorite song on this record is torches.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

2 questions...i'd like to hear everyone's opinions if they'd care to answer
1) whats the best song on this album?
2) best Rise Against album?

inagreendase (April 8, 2003)

You don't have to wait a week to get the album...if you order it off interpunk you'd get it in under 5 days and it'll only be like 13.75 or whatever. It's pretty much worth it anyway..i snagged the last copy at best buy and yes, i'm supporting a major chain the asshole i am but it was easier that way

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

one time i was walking down the street and i stubbed my toe, man was that one bad day...oh the cd's good.

jonbonbandersnatch (April 8, 2003)

caddyshack

siropsycho (April 8, 2003)

i just picked this cd up about 20 minutes ago so i haven't gotten a chance to listen to it

all i've heard from the band was "generation lost" and "heaven knows"...i decided to take a chance on this cd since those two songs are excellent

sounds like i won't be disappointed

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

when i play this album and the killing tree album at the same time it opens up a portal to a land where hamburgers eat people and ernest is god.

-the phantom-

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Great great album. The ending of Heaven Knows is awesome.

toma (April 8, 2003)

can't wait to get this album...from what i've heard it sounds good. this and the new lagwagon have me excited! too bad i have to wait until thursday for payday...

pwfanatic (April 8, 2003)

right now, i would put this as a shoo-in for at least top 3 of the year. phenomenal doesn't even describe this record good enough.

sk8punx4evr (April 8, 2003)

goddamnit, the store i went to didnt even have a copy. i'll have to wait a week. one week? thats unheard of! mannn!!!!!

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Great, just what I needed, another preachy, self-richeous punk band. YAY!

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

I agree with the consensus that this album is very good, but after listening to it for a couple of weeks I would definitely say that it is overrated and has some weak tracks.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Dude tim armstrong is fuckin super man he is no longer a "lesser known character"

RaNcId PuNx

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

That post just made me imagine Tim Armstrong in some gutter punk-esque Superman costume....heh heh.

-sickboi
(ain't saving nuthin)

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Best album of the fuckin year. We need more like this most albums this year sucked ass. Rancid will save the day.

RaNcId PuNx

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

ok then...i hope dan yemin hits you in the head with his guitar while you're drink as fuck...ok i don't think this is gonna work. i'm going to my corner now.

Ramo

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Now you're just rehashing old material.....for shame.

-sickboi

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

i hope jason clobbers you with that book while you're drunk as fuck.

Ramo
(snow in april? god's mad)

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

I got tickets...hmmmm, who will I take?

Oh, I've commented so much, I forgot to commend Aubin on another fine review. Way to go slugger!

-sickboi

unconcerned (April 8, 2003)

And to the comment about Paint It Black and None More Black being better bands... I will bet you $5 this band lasts more than 2 albums... any takers?

I do enjoy all the KD side projects and such but for example the curse had 1 ep in them and they are done... Lifetime lasted longer than any of the bands after it so even though you love those bands don't expect them to be around more than a year or two... then do an overrated reunion in which no one can get tickets b/c they were sold out before the shows were announced (still fucking angry about that ya dicks)

unconcerned (April 8, 2003)

Voices off Camera... hands down best track on this album

I thought they were overrated so I figured I would check the album out... fucking blew me away and I hate everything...

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

i happy with the original "friday" but i may have to pick up the new one too. i also forgot to mention that the 10 goes to this album and the review. mentioning the Simpsons and Rodney Dangerfield in the same sentence is poetry in motion.

Ramo

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

yea the cd release show is tonite, i'm trying to decide if i should drive an hour and a half to go see them... hmm decisions, decisions..

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

I just saw Friday After Next too...classic Ramo.

-sickboi
(we' Top Flight Security of the WORLD, CRAIG!)

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

i think you should've said "emotion without the fuckin' whining" aubin. i think it would've shown real emotion. this album makes me want to slap my mama. but i still say the killing tree is better.

Ramo
(fuck rise against. the killing tree owns. i love saying that)

IlikeSKA (April 8, 2003)

i saw these guys a few weeks ago and it was so much fun. out of all the "core" bands out now these guys seem the most involved in their music with the most genuine feeling. hope they come to orlaaaando again soon.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

It's good enough, but both Paint It Black and None More Black will top this.

Some tracks, 5 and 7 for example, are just typical punk with no catchiness whatsoever.

Also, I have a problem with some of their songs being over 3:30. That`s just overlong for a band with a sound like this.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

This album smokes I cant wait for the release partys next week.

maverick (April 8, 2003)

I'd just like to say "thanks" to everyone who submitted a review of this album [there were like 6 or 7 of you in total]. I hope there's no hard feelings that I ran a "staff" review instead.

-Scott

TheBouncingSoul (April 8, 2003)

What else can be said that hasn't been said already...great band, great album, tops for the year so far...

Gotta love tim's lyrics too, everyone pick this up.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

"Emotion without the friggin' whining"

That statement alone restores my faith in this site. Thank you Aubin.

-sickboi

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Best album of 2003 for sure, and I don't think anything coming out this year can top it...

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

This band is soooo over rated. Weak!

timis (April 8, 2003)

i agree..this album is the shiznit

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

This album fucking rocks, will be in my top 5 list this year for sure.

Geetarchick (April 8, 2003)

great album, great review. i dont even want my review posted anymore.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Ahh this is so good. As the Refused reinvented rock music, Rise Against is doing the same to punk. I dont consider this a hardcore album at all. This is punk rock at its finest. And i dont just say that about anything. The emotion captured on this album cant be put into words. All I need is for The Killing Tree to release the new album and Ill be on cloud 9 for a good month.

And to the dude thats not gona eat for a week, Ive been there buddy. (Remember on the Simpsons when Homer was watching that tv show "When dinosaurs get drunk" and the dino is all wasted and falls into the tar pit, and Homers all like "Haha ive been there buddy. Yea that was sweet.)

sorryforrambling,
-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Great stuff- one hell of a band.- Brandon Sideleau

punky (April 8, 2003)

I got his like a week ago.It really is better then their debut.All I can say is WOW!

evildeadalive (April 8, 2003)

Goddamn I've got to get this album...

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

Fat Wreck Rises Again.

Anonymous (April 8, 2003)

i don't find this review to be that great ('anyway you want it' best known from the simpsons? come on...) but i must say that this album is absolutely fantastic. their debut impressed me. this puts that cd to shame. 9/10

DestroyingTheScene (April 8, 2003)

already got my day set to pick this, Lagwagon, and maybe the new Boy Sets Fire CD tomorrow. It'll be a shame I won't be able to eat for a week, but I think the trade off is worth it.

hubitcherkokov (April 8, 2003)

Rise Against rocks SOOO hard. I can't wait to get this album when stores open tomorrow.

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