Bad Religion - No Control (Cover Artwork)

Bad Religion

Bad Religion: No ControlNo Control (1989)
Bad Religion

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I was not expecting too much when I bought this album, it was my birthday and someone offered me 3 CD’s and I don’t know why I picked this one, lucky me. Well, I can’t stop reviewing classic albums, and this one is a classic, one of my favorites of all times, a masterpiece. Ba.
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I was not expecting too much when I bought this album, it was my birthday and someone offered me 3 CD’s and I don’t know why I picked this one, lucky me.

Well, I can’t stop reviewing classic albums, and this one is a classic, one of my favorites of all times, a masterpiece. Bad Religion opens this album with a nice song, “Change of Ideas” is a short song, very creative with great lyrics. Good opening for the album, it gives you the idea of what the album is gonna sound. After Change of Ideas and the second song Big Bang comes a amazing song, No Control. This song is definitely one of the best songs in this album, a different style is used, great lyrics and alternativity between guitars. This song is followed by Sometimes I feel like, and Automatic Man (masterpiece) which prepares the audience for the next song, a big hit. "I Want to Conquer the World" is one of the best songs Bad Religion have done, amazing guitar solo (you’ve heard this song). After this song a bunch of great songs come: Sanity, Henchman, It must look pretty appealing, You (this song can drive anyone crazy, it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever heard), Progress (cool choruses), I Want Something More, Anxiety, Billy and finally The World Won’t Stop.

This album is not only one of my top 5 of all times but changed my life by opening me to listen to bands like Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, 2 Minutos and Black Flag.

The cover art is primitive, don’t expect too much in this field but what the hell, the music is the important thing and this album has the best “intellectual” music that can be found.


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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.
CrossBuster (July 16, 2014)

Suffer, No Control, Against The Grain and Generator are all 5 star albums for me.

wadledee12 (January 4, 2014)

The best BR has to offer. Honestly first time I heard this I couldn't get all the way through and got bored. Now it's hard to stop it.

AmateurChemist (June 2, 2012)

My favorite Bad Relgion album, but it's a struggle choosing one. Out of the bands I listen to, Bad Religion holds up to mature scrutiny the best out of all my childhood bands

majorthreat (October 29, 2011)

Best album in their discography hands down

aniattack (June 17, 2011)

my favs: no control, suffer, empire

nedsammy (May 31, 2010)

i don't own this album, i don't know if my parents would approve of the anti religion message. so i brought it for a friend and got him into hardcore punk, and we spent ages listening to it. great album, songs, lyrics and guitars, standing on the line between dustbowl folk melody and thought, and minor threat style delivery. excellent

dowrongright (December 17, 2008)

i've always thought of Bad Religion as distant musical cousins to AC/DC. two guitars, jeans and t-shirt, straight ahead, ass-kicking...i know, i know.

C-Men (June 28, 2008)

probably my favorite album. it's so fucking brilliant!

Albert_Belle (August 2, 2007)

This album never gets old.

jimmyjjackamoose (July 10, 2007)

incredible record. and to the moron jackoff who said Bad Religion are simple, i'd like to see him start a band that does guitar solos and 3 part harmonies almost every fucking song. let alone the amazing basswork, Greg's beautiful vocals, and the brilliant lyrics. this is intellectualy music with balls.

WhiskeyRiver (February 14, 2007)

Umm......This is a great album,and the lead singer ia actually really intelligent,soooooo,yeah.

Anonymous (December 28, 2006)

i guess the "punx" like to listen to this because it makes them feel smart, haha a smart punk ,that's a oxymoron

TrailorParkThrash (December 28, 2006)

best "intellectual" music that can be found? a band with music this simple could never conjure up anything with intelligence.

JustinUCR (June 12, 2006)

my favorite bad religion record.

FuckYouOiOiOi (May 17, 2006)

If this isn't 5 stars, i don't know what is.

deathbyguitar (February 22, 2006)

just got this cd. incredible!

miff (November 1, 2005)

though it is better than their new stuff

miff (November 1, 2005)

i dunno its a great album but it doesnt compare to suffer and against the grain

vivid (August 9, 2005)

Great CD by Bad Religion one of their best.

riseabove (May 18, 2005)

shit, I forgot to rate it....

riseabove (May 18, 2005)

Best 28 minute cd out there. With great songs like "No Control", "Big Bang", and "I Want to Conquer the World" this cd is definitely a great buy.

Jon2100 (December 2, 2004)

another great bad religion album

Anonymous (March 20, 2004)

Klasticono is dead. On that is. No Control is numero uno, with Suffer comin in a close second.

Anonymous (January 16, 2004)

a true punk classic already

Klasticono (September 19, 2003)

This is the greatest album of all time. I've said it for years and doubt I'll change my mind.
Bad Religion has matched the musical intensity on other albums, and they matched the lyrical brilliance on others as well, but I don't think they ever did so as consistently and to the same extent as they did here.
Practically every song is a masterpiece. I Want Something More, Progress, You, Billy, Big Bang.... You can't top this record (though Suffer comes close).

Anonymous (June 14, 2003)

A punk concept album about Chaos theory and Entropy,fucking brilliant!

QGJREVIVED (May 28, 2002)

Hell this is Bad Religion at their best in my opinion. it is r cool and is r my fav

Anonymous (September 19, 2001)

my favorite bad religion album

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

BIG BANG! i'm stupid.

Anonymous (August 17, 2001)

this is my fav from br, especially big band.- fathead

Anonymous (July 26, 2001)

All we need is a change of ideas.

Anonymous (July 26, 2001)

Awesome album, but it's still behind Against the Grain, Suffer, and Generator.

Anonymous (July 25, 2001)

Classic Bad Religion.

AtomicGarden (July 25, 2001)

This is a great album - a ton of classics on it. It's not in my Top 5 favorite albums, but only because I have to make room for Against the Grain or Generator. Heh.

Anonymous (July 25, 2001)

Bad Religion's best cd!

sickboi (July 25, 2001)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard the cover art was to kinda make fun of the Janet Jackson album "Control".

Anonymous (July 25, 2001)

in your top 5, yet you only give it 4.5 stars?

aznr (July 25, 2001)

One of the best and most influential punk albums of all time. "I Want to Conquer the World" should be in every Top 5 Punk Songs of All Time list. Simply an amazing record.

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