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The Lillingtons

The Lillingtons: Death by TelevisionDeath by Television (1999)
Lookout Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: fatheadfathead
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I've been searching out this Wyoming three piece for some time now. Once again, Wayne, of the Connie Dungs, hooked me up with another great pop-punk album. The Lillingtons first album, "Shit Out Of Luck", was great. Really Ramones-ish, with catchy-as-hell tunes like 'My Genitals Itch', 'Hooked On.
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I've been searching out this Wyoming three piece for some time now. Once again, Wayne, of the Connie Dungs, hooked me up with another great pop-punk album.

The Lillingtons first album, "Shit Out Of Luck", was great. Really Ramones-ish, with catchy-as-hell tunes like 'My Genitals Itch', 'Hooked On You', and 'Day Off'. However, the songs were a little less than mature, and the band reportedly hates the album and won't even play the songs live!

In 1999, the Lillingtons left behind the songs about high school, and decided to go a different way. SCI-FI! An entire album written in the vein of bad, re-run martian flicks.Genius! Death By Television was considered by many as one of the best releases of 1999, and now I know why.

The Lillingtons are obviously influenced heavily by the Ramones, but they have unique voices, cool guitar leads, and an edge that in unmistakeably original. 'War of the Worlds' opens the album on an extremely high note, and 'I Came from the Future' closes the album on an even higher one. A good range of pop-punk songs are jammed in the middle of those two gems quite nicely. A very complete album from an upcoming band.

Basically what I'm saying is this; anyone who owns a pair of Chuck's should also own this album. Yes, that includes the 1978 Boston Celtics.

 

 
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filbunke (2 weeks ago)

One of the best pop punk albums of all time.

el_matt (June 11, 2006)

This is seriously one of the best pop-punk albums of all time. Also one of the few albums that i would consider perfect, not one bad song in it.

thejewvolta (December 21, 2005)

AHH yeah the lillingtons the dude sits next to me says he knows them
that makes them cool!?
yay!

warningdevice (December 7, 2005)

Fat Mike called this the best Pop Punk record of all time... and I strongly agree with him. Only I think this record deserves more credit than that. Kody has written some of the most clever and catchy songs ever, and The Lillingtons will go down as the best band from my "great" home state of Wyoming. Find this record any way you possibly can! Interpunk and Angry Young and Poor are both out. If you haven't heard it... you're missing out on one of the greatest records ever.

warningdevice (December 7, 2005)

Fat Mike called this the best Pop Punk record of all time... and I strongly agree with him. Only I think this record deserves more credit than that. Kody has written some of the most clever and catchy songs ever, and The Lillingtons will go down as the best band from my "great" home state of Wyoming. Find this record any way you possibly can! Interpunk and Angry Young and Poor are both out. If you haven't heard it... you're missing out on one of the greatest records to ever.

WeeklyStore (September 7, 2004)

A real step up from anything they released prior to DBT. I wouldn't go as far to call the songs serious, with I Saw The Apeman (On The Moon) and Invasion Of The Saucermen, but still a step up from "My Genitals Itch" from Shit Out Of Luck. One of the best pop-punk cds to come out, and it's a real shame that they broke up.

Devious (February 2, 2003)

Or at least some of the songs are unserious :)

Devious (February 2, 2003)

This fuking rules, great unserious punk like it has to be, fast and noisy, damn i love it

Anonymous (September 14, 2001)

pop punk the way its supposed to be played

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