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Anti-Flag: A New Kind Of ArmyA New Kind Of Army (1999)
Go Kart Records

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When i first heard the album "Die For The Government", i knew that this band was gonna be something. It had some great songs but it was just a little to rough around the edges. So, as it seemed Anti-Flag went away for awhile, released "Their System Doesn't Work For You", but still were only inches f.
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When i first heard the album "Die For The Government", i knew that this band was gonna be something. It had some great songs but it was just a little to rough around the edges. So, as it seemed Anti-Flag went away for awhile, released "Their System Doesn't Work For You", but still were only inches from greatness. Then "A New Kind Of Army" was released and it blew me away. I wasn't expecting what i got as this album was recorded in Justin Sane's (vocals/guitar) kitchen.

I must say, I love every song on this cd (heh even the joke last track "This is not a Crass song")

This cd starts with what i think is, sofar, the best opening song on any record ever "Tearing Everyone Down". It continues with "Captain Anarchy" which is followed but the title track which is an awesome song. The next song, "That's Youth" is possibly the weakest on the album. However if you see them play this song live, you may agree with me that it is one of the best live songs you've ever seen. Next up is a speedy song "No Apology". Following that is one of my fav's on the disc, "Got The Numbers". The next few songs are a little slower that some of those which started off the album but they're so catchy that you speed demons out there can still enjoy them. "Free Nation?" kicks things up again with quick drum beats and fast singing. This pace pretty much contunues through song 13 "Police Story" which is another one of my favourites. The next song, "The Consumer's Song" is just Justin playing his guitar and singing. It is like the songs on his solo project E.P. which I'll be reviewing next. The last song on this record is a little joke song called "This is not a Crass song!". Its a short little song that sounds like a Crass song (obviously) but guess what!? IT ISN'T!.

This is definately my favourite Anti-Flag cds and one of my best in general. The newest one "Underground Network" comes close, i give it a 9, but i dont think its quite as catchy.

 

 
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HeroineBob (June 6, 2007)

One of my faves./...

haggard1one (March 22, 2005)

im not into the politics, but Anti Flag does rule. An this album makes you cool

Anonymous (February 7, 2005)

oh and this is their best album and one of those albums, one in a life time albums. i like all their shit but they will never make another cd like this one

Anonymous (February 7, 2005)

this is for the assholes that think POLITICAL not polotical, punk sucks. i bet ur an emo boy huh?? fall out boy yeah. talking about how they lost sum girl, cut their wrists. sad!! i really did hope they would do that for real. that would make my day. if u think the world is good as it is right now and thing everyone loves the USA, political punk is not for u because u will never understand their point of view.

Anonymous (January 24, 2005)

this is like the best anti flag cd and for all those ass holes who think not thiers something wrong thier.

Anonymous (January 24, 2005)

i think that this is one of anti-flags best cds EVER! the best song on this cd is captian anarchy.

toto (September 27, 2004)

best anti-flag´s album so far, and one of my all time favourites.
best song : got the numbers

Anonymous (June 7, 2004)

this is my favorite anti-flag CD

Analog_Boy (July 8, 2003)

God damnit, one to many fucking 1's on this alblum. I love it. It might be because this was one of my first punk rock ablums which I really got into. The songs are filled with passion, bursting riffs and some filling beatz. I'd say this is some of the best to come out of the a-f boys, although most would disagree. Check out songs like 'Tearing Everyone Down' and 'Right On' ... Well fuck.. any song of the alblum rocks.

Anonymous (June 25, 2003)

Yea this albums sucks, i hate when "drunk bums" tell me about politics, rather than when straightedge guys try to open peoples eyes and get them to qurstion the shit around them.

Anonymous (March 10, 2003)

anti flag sucks, polotical punk sucks too

1000_good_intentions (March 1, 2003)

I have only heard a few Anti-flag songs, but I have read a lot of lyrics because I was planning on buying one of their albums. From what I have read, they spend half of their albums writing good, thoughtful political songs and the other half about drinking, what punk is, people who aren't punk and other stupid things. It's hard to have respect for a band when they might just be a group of drunken bums telling everybody else that they do not fit the punk stereotype.

FortyMinutesWest (January 10, 2003)

Eh, that should read on of the most pretentious,

FortyMinutesWest (January 10, 2003)

This is probably the most pretentious bands off all time, just a bunch of rich kids whining.

Anonymous (May 22, 2002)

A-F's breakthrough record has very few flaws. It has thought-provoking lyrics, good riffs, but Justin's voice has a little getting used to... Definately one of my favorite punk albums ever.

There is an Anti-Flag Guestbook, which functions more as a message board than a guestbook. It is maintained and controlled by a couple of conservative facists who think their racist, violent, and nationalistic ideals are correct. I frequent the "guestbook" with messages about liberalism and the ideals that A-F stands for. If anyone wants to visit the site and give me some support, the address is as follows:

http://mercury.beseen.com/guestbook/v/186083/guestboo k.html

Come and defend A-F!

harg (March 31, 2002)

A good album by an excellent band. I love musical sound on this album in oppose to underground networks more lyrical content. They are bothe brilliant albums. And to the idiot who said just write a song dont bitch music isn't just about writing a song everyone likes its abouut whatever the band in question want to express. Antiflag are using music as a walkway to get their political message across.

Anonymous (November 26, 2001)

Definately one of the best live bands ever.
Die For The Government is by far their best album though.

...Evildeadalive

Anonymous (November 7, 2001)

Political punk? Shit! What about that's youth-an awesome song about chilling with your freinds on a Friday night. It doesn't get better.YOU qwitcher bitchin

Anonymous (November 6, 2001)

political punk sucks

write a song

don't bitch

Anonymous (November 1, 2001)

10/10 political punk rock goodness

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