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Much The Same

Much The Same: Quitters Never WinQuitters Never Win (2003)
A-F Records

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Contributed by: SONIKtheHEDGEHOGSONIKtheHEDGEHOG
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Much The Same is a newly signed addition to A-F Records also home of Pipedown, Virus Nine, and most notably Anti-Flag. If you are familiar at all with the aforementioned bands you would know that they all share similar styles. All the bands on A-F Records are of a political nature. Although the name.
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Much The Same is a newly signed addition to A-F Records also home of Pipedown, Virus Nine, and most notably Anti-Flag. If you are familiar at all with the aforementioned bands you would know that they all share similar styles. All the bands on A-F Records are of a political nature. Although the name suggests that they are pretty Much The Same, this is definitely not the case.

Much The Same plays a brand of melodic punk similar to bands such as No Use or Pennywise. The whole sound of the record would fit perfectly on the Fat Wreck Chords roster. They do although have things that make them special in their own light.

The songs are fast and catchy while lyrically dealing with self-conflicts and relationships. The music is along the lines of fast melodic skate punk while occasionally slowing down at times. This band knows how to play their instruments. One of my friends described the music as being reminiscent of older Fat Wreck Chords stuff but with more leads. The bass player can really fly around the frets. The drumming is fast and furious but knows when to slow down the pace. The vocals are something that really stands out on this record. It's hard to describe the lead singer's voice, maybe a mix of Millencolin with No Use. You can tell the lyrics are sung with passion and meaning.

The first song Wish has a great chorus with the line, "If all good things come to an end, then what about the bad?" The song Father and Son deals with a son writing a letter to his father, asking him why he was never there. The second verse of the song is the father replying telling him how he worked all the time so the kid could have the life his father wanted him to.

To sum it up this band while sounding simliar to some bands definitely brings their own sound to the table. Bringing skate punk to a new level at which it shoule be played. If you are a fan of Fat Wreck Chords style skate punk with intelligent lyrics and great music then check this band out as soon as possible.

 

 
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FAST_ED (May 10, 2006)

fucking good band, and awsome dudes as well.

Anonymous (June 7, 2003)

5 stars. enough said! this band is going to be big and i kissed the drummer

Anonymous (June 7, 2003)

this album is amazing! AF records needs to do a better job of promoting it, i only heard of it from my friend, and i am usually up to date with anti-flag news. pick this cd up if you like good punk rock! come to atlanta mts

BabaBooey (June 5, 2003)

And quite obviously I didn't mean to give it 5 stars.

BabaBooey (June 5, 2003)

The only decent track on this album is Quitters Never Win.

Anonymous (June 2, 2003)

this band is ok .

now fuck off you all bashing at much the same !

Anonymous (June 2, 2003)

Burn!

Anonymous (June 1, 2003)

much the lame?

Le_MAD (June 1, 2003)

I was born in the same town as Celine Dion, does that makes me cool?

Anonymous (June 1, 2003)

i can definately see them being on the fat roster. Gunners vocals rock, dans leads are badass. Much The Same is really good check them out if your into no use/face to face/ pennywise/

geetarchick (May 31, 2003)

even when i first saw these kids play at a little cafe to like 20 people like two years ago, they were good.. they had potential. i'm glad i've been seeing good reviews of this album..

Anonymous (May 31, 2003)

i like, i like.

preacher (May 31, 2003)

They sound a lot like Bodyjar. But it's pretty cool I guess.

TheOneTrueBill (May 31, 2003)

"Wait, much the same isn't cool. Shit!"

hahahahahah.

Anonymous (May 30, 2003)

great album :)

--cactussac

Anonymous (May 30, 2003)

Yes, I too live in the Chicago area and that makes me cool as well. Wait, knockout, fallout boy, and 504 plan do too so that pretty much kills it. Wait, much the same isn't cool. Shit!

TheOneTrueBill (May 30, 2003)

this band lives really close to me. Does that make me cool?

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