Against Me! - Acoustic (Cover Artwork)

Against Me!

Against Me!: AcousticAcoustic (2001)
Sabot Productions

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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OH, OH, the e-mail, what, what the e-mail.

Dear Strong Bad,

I was wondering what you thought of Against Me!'s Acoustic EP.


Kirby Puckett Pittsburgh, PA

a>Well Kirby‚?¶Wait, what kind of name is Kirby? Are you some giant pink marshmallow? What a crap for crap.

Anyways Mr. Fluffy Puff, Against Me! totally "roxors" and EVERYONE knows that. Each and every ditty on this seventeen minute long disc is an example of what acoustic Punk Rock should sound like. Not that Yellowcard or Sugarcult mess that Tate‚?¶Erm...Strong Sad cries himself to sleep with.

The EP revs up with Tom's vocals "Tell me how could you compromise yourself like this. How can you blame anyone else when you aren't really committed? Where was your head when you broke that promise to yourself, the one where you don't' forget every life lesson that happened before you eyes." Then the acoustic guitar strums in while Tom continues to wail out the lyrics to this amazing tune of lost love. I know for fact that if you sing it to a few lady friends it'd help you get almost as many chicks as me.

Tom and Dustin are the only two members of the band throughout the majority of the songs here, while the rest just simply supply back up vocals to the songs. For those of you who do rule (like me) and own their full length "Reinventing Axl Rose" then the majority of the songs like "Jordan's First Choice," "Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious," and "Pints of Guinness Make You Strong" will sound familiar, but come off even more powerful and emotional in their full acoustic technique.

Track four "We did it All For Don" starts off rather similar to "Jordan's First Choice" as Tom again sings a few lines before the guitars enter. However, this time he's joined by a full crowd of backing vocals on the chorus' during a song about traveling across the states in their tour van Armageddon.

The real winner though dude is the bonus track. Just ask the Cheat.

Cheat: Mie, mie mie mmmie mie muh muh mieee mie!

The Cheat is right, this song is better than free pizza, although no where near as good as "fhqwhgads."

As you can see Kolby, Against Me! is obviously a superior band to most of the crap being recorded these days. I'd say on a scale from one to awesome, this record is super great! Now if only they would answer my emails to come play a show in Strong Badia. Because you know my band "LimoZeen" would be the perfect band to open for them. *note: If this review makes no sense to you, please visit HomestarRunner.com for references.


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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.
demian (December 29, 2008)

each song is amazingly powerful and raw. love it.

NoFuckingFuture77 (December 5, 2008)

Best album by Against Me!.

clamum (October 20, 2007)

One of the worst reviews I've had the displeasure of reading.

aaronsuspect (September 2, 2007)

Half way through the review I gave up, but this album is extremely good. New Wave; eh. THIS is Against Me.

Windfall (June 10, 2007)

Perhaps he's just cheap and only has the money for a patch or two, rather than a shirt. I buy patches when I'm short on money.

ABedForLiars (September 2, 2006)

This album deserves more than 5 stars. The person who reviewed it only gave it 4! My favorite song is Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious...

kingofsuck (June 18, 2006)

Quite possibly my favorite 7".

benz (May 8, 2006)

i hate homestarrunner.

Anonymous (October 8, 2005)

u all suck balls! no-one gives a shit about if u fuckin think a band is"punk enough" or not! Keep your 2 cents to yourselves...and here's a bit of advice.....patches,ties n black eyeliner doesn't make you punk!!!!!!
n who gives a flying crap if you knew a band first or u didn't....its not a race fuckbags! God dammit!!!!!

"they took our jooooooobbbssss

Anonymous (June 13, 2005)

Weird, another pathetic review by KirbyFaggot. Someone please ban him and BSD from this site.

milley_00 (June 28, 2004)

I read your messages, you are bickering, over trival bull shit calm down, be youur self love music the way its meant to be loved, truly, if you dont like it, why insult it, thats not why its there, i am not a punk, and dont want to be if you really just a buch of fucks Idots, and yes against me rocks, they sing from thee hearts, you can hear it when they play, they dont just play a guitar, or drums, or sing, they play themselfs, and I have only ever herd a few bands do that,

Anonymous (June 7, 2004)

You kids are so fucking lame. "You suck cause you don't like against me!" wow now it is un-punk to like a band, i would have to say its more "un-punk" to fuckin' force yourself to like a band just so you have more "Street Cred" or "Punk Points" wow punk you are. And i bet at least or whatever the fuck it is you use to keep track of half of you are full of shit when you say "I knew them before Fat" you just want to impress, why should it matter when you found the band? everyone is a fucking poser, we just put the others down to make ourselves feel better about our own stupid "un-punk" quirks and misstakes, so fuck of all of you.

Anonymous (March 23, 2004)

Against me is fucking awesome. Ana they put on a good show!

Anonymous (February 11, 2004)

"What the fuck is up with bands having T-Shirts but no fucking patches at shows? (note: all you kids who think I'm talking about Dead Kennedys or whatever mall band you like just shut up.)

Local Bands. Bigger Bands. Whatever...No Patches! Fuck!"

Oh my g, youre like so TOTALLY punx0r. If you want fucking patches, go to Hot topic. If you want to waste your money on little pieces of fabric so you can be SUPER HxC PUNK OI OI OI; I'd actually advise you to spend youre money on good music, right after kicking you in the face.

ControBert (December 29, 2003)

Jesse = 1.fucking idiot 2.bad musical taste

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

great review for a band that gets fucked in the ass

Anonymous (December 22, 2003)

Sixgun Radio made Strongbad punk first.

Jesse (December 22, 2003)

Against Me! = 1. Worst band name ever. 2. So overrated.

Anonymous (December 22, 2003)

What the fuck is up with bands having T-Shirts but no fucking patches at shows? (note: all you kids who think I'm talking about Dead Kennedys or whatever mall band you like just shut up.)

Local Bands. Bigger Bands. Whatever...No Patches! Fuck!

Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

Wow. Way to use your homophobia against me... I'm sure Against Me! wants all of their fans to be just like you. It's lame to spend your money on clothes instead of music. But that's just me. I hope nobody ever assumes that you know anything about the band besides what you heard from them live because of your shirts.


Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

Hey BSD (Boy Sucking Dick) -
I bought the shirts after i heard the band live. I just dont have the cds. Plus - I wear them all the time so go fuck yourself while i fuck your mom. damn fool

Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

This score is for people who buy band shirts without hearing the bands.


PoseursInc (December 21, 2003)

Against Me! = Goodness.

Your Strong Bad Impression = Badness (and not the good kind, either).

Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

These guys are pretty cool. I saw them in concert a couple months ago and they rawwwwked. I bought all the t-shirts they had for sale and wear them quite often. I dont have any of their albums though, but im saving up some moola to buy it.

Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

I saw BSD twice before he went fat...

And I still think he's a gigantic douche like no one else.

Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

I saw Against Me! twice before they were on Fat...

And I still think they're overrated like no one else.


Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

Homestarrunner sucks though. I don't get what the big deal with that site is.


Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

Jordan's first choice is a fantastic song.
I love the vocals on this cd...they sound much more rough than on the newer records.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

heres the deal.. if you think against me! is overhyped, that just means you are too lame to have known this band back when they weren't on fat wreck chords. which means your credability as a person to judge music is at rock-bottom 0.

this is probably the best record ever.. and the 2 bonus tracks on the CD make it even better.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

Crossroads was on TV today, what a good movie. Willy Brown had no soul but in the end he reclaimed it with the help of the Karate Kid. The moral of the story is, you can have no soul and still rock hard. Who hasnt sold there soul to the Devil? Its punk rock.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

It's definately at least 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is, debatably, their best release. Now we just need reviews for Crime, Disco and a good one for Eternal Cowboy.

"Against Me is WAY overrated. They sound like a less-intense version of the Swingin' Utters."

Way to not have ears, buddy.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

pints of cold ones make you strong

all my crap to you and yours,

MrOhio (December 20, 2003)

Strong Bad. Against Me.

There is nothing wrong here.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

the score is for TRAAAAGGOOOUUURRR!!!!

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

Strong Sad. Brilliant.


FortyMinutesWest (December 20, 2003)

I think you should review Show of Hands.

sk8punx4evr (December 20, 2003)

so, show of hands, who thinks i should review more often? more often, the 4-piece jazz/grind ensemble. just kidding, that's a little old flavor for you. swing and a miss.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)


you fuckers have managed to ruin homestarrunner.com

everything good gets ruined"

Please, oh please explain to me how I ruined it?

In my opinion it's been going downhill long before this review was posted.

- Scott

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

I give a 10 for Strong Bad, but a 1 for the review.

hitlerbadzakgood (December 20, 2003)

anyone who did not like this review clearly has no soul.

some1 (December 20, 2003)


you fuckers have managed to ruin homestarrunner.com

everything good gets ruined

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

"that review was fuckin' ridiculous, and not in a good way. just stick to reviewing the cd and not babbling about stupid internet cartoons."


- Scott

sk8punx4evr (December 20, 2003)

i can tell this cd is great because it makes me feel like crackin' open a brew every time i listen to it.

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

against me! is not a crime.

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

against me! is life.


Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

HAHA! Way to bring in the the Bad! Great and original review!

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

against me and strong bad both rule

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

that review was fuckin' ridiculous, and not in a good way. just stick to reviewing the cd and not babbling about stupid internet cartoons.

losingstreakca (December 19, 2003)

TROGDOR was a man, i mean he was a dragon man, then he was just a dragon, but he was still TROGDORRR

this is a fucking great review. its funny too, because once when i saw against me! in san deigo, & tom was singing the trogdor theme song in between some of the songs.

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

Against Me is WAY overrated. They sound like a less-intense version of the Swingin' Utters.

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

whatever happened to writing a normal fucking review???

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

at first i was like "oh shit this review is not going to be good at all" then i realized it actually explained how good the cd is. hoorah.

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)


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