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The Business: Hardcore HooligansHardcore Hooligans (2003)
Reviewer Rating: 3.5
Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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What is it about soccer? It seems like every other street punk band is singing about it, ok thatís a pretty big exaggeration, but still. Iím sure most of you have already heard of The Business. This British oi/street punk acting has been kicking around (horrible pun intended) for quite some time now.
This album is typical of their style, sing along choruses, lyrics about soccer, drinking, drinking, and sometimes soccer, you get the idea. Itís just a fun album to listen to. Itís the most challenging album, it doesnít have the deepest lyrics ever, itís not a concept album, but who cares? This CD is just a solid punk album, done the way it should be done. I havenít been very familiar with the bandís back catalog, so I wonít make comparisons to past albums, but I can say that this one is well done. Track 5, ďViva Bobby MooreĒ, would have to be my personal favorite, with its catchy repeating chorus of what else but ďViva Bobby Moore!Ē
This wonít be a good accompaniment to your new Noam Chomsky book, but donít like that bother you. This album is still good, even if the lyrics arenít anything special. This is just music to listen to when youíre in a good mood. Even if youíre in a bad mood, you can pop this is your CD player, get yourself a beer, and use whatever was in there before as a nice, shiny coaster. Actually, that coaster thing is probably a bad idea, but the rest seems good in theory.
If youíre in the market for a good, fun punk rock album, then this wonít disappoint in the least. I donít think thereís much more to say without sounding redundant.
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