Lagwagon - Hoss (Cover Artwork)


Lagwagon: HossHoss (1995)
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One of the stand-out Punk records of the last ten years. This is the beginning of Lagwagon's more mature and melodic sound. Joey Cape's singing reaches a plateau here, and the harmonies that we have come to expect of Lagwagon permiate the recording. Lagwagon has, in this album, produced their own.
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One of the stand-out Punk records of the last ten years. This is the beginning of Lagwagon's more mature and melodic sound. Joey Cape's singing reaches a plateau here, and the harmonies that we have come to expect of Lagwagon permiate the recording. Lagwagon has, in this album, produced their own significant contribution in the tradition of such landmark albums as "Punk In Drublic" and "Suburban Teenage Wasteland".


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majorthreat (October 29, 2011)

Great album, bad review

Stinks (September 13, 2008)

my bad wrong word,
i was ment to say you can't see lagwagon on the same level as fenix tx.
fenix tx are shit compared to lagwagon.

Stinks (September 12, 2008)

Great album
Derek Plourde was a great drummer and made lagwagon awsome, lagwagons greatest albums are duh, trashed and hoss, every other album is great aswell but Derek made awsome beats and by far was the best drummer for Lagwagon.
Resolve would be my favourite out of ther latest albums but i have not listened to "I think my older brother used to listen to Lagwagon", but i am looking foward to it.
oh and that dude that compared Fenix Tx with Lagwagon,
your a fucking tool.

Problematiclogic (July 25, 2007)

One of the greatest.

Will always be underrated.

Benzilla (June 8, 2007)

joey's vocals got awesome during this album. the songs are catchy and the music is just great. sleep is one of my favorite songs.

david_arquette (March 5, 2007)

Favorite record of all time.

notfeelingcreative (July 31, 2006)

I've had a love/hate affair with this record. I loved it when it first came out and I was just getting into the epifat style of punk rock, I few years went by and I got more into the political/crust/whatever side of punk, and I started thinking this record was way too poppy and didn't like joey cape's nasal vocals! Now, I'm really digging it again, pure pop genius, it's not exactly 'millions of damn christions' or 'stations of the crass' but it's a great record!

Anonymous (June 19, 2006)

everyone who says NoFX is better than Lagwagon is a fucked up piece of shit
everyone who says Lagwagon is better than NoFX is a fucked up piece of shit

both of these bands have their good moments and bad moments...

anyways seeing as this is for discussion of Hoss...i have to say this album, it fucking rocks, although Lagwagon was much better in the days of Trashed and Duh

Anonymous (June 18, 2005)

One of the best Punk Albums of all time!!!

thatswack (January 7, 2005)

Damn good listen.

Anonymous (December 16, 2004)

This is album is simply amazing! I will be listing this album till i die!

ObeyYourParents (May 31, 2004)

The breaking point. Point of no-return. The point of "buttered-surfaces and jagged rocks". It bears many names; "The Black Album", "Recipe for Hate"....you get the idea. Well, this (In my humble opinion) is where the good ol' Lagin' Wagon took a plunge off of that nice plateau and into a "bed" of rusty razors. That isn't to say that I ever thought highly of Lagwagon before this release, but this was most definitely the nail in the coffin for them. I know this may seem like a patterned answer, but I honestly believed they peaked at "Trashed" and "Duh!"...which, in itself, is rather laughable. Like it or not, I'm going to eat some bagels.

Anonymous (September 16, 2003)

Unless you're a faggot, there's no possible way you could even think lagwagon is anywhere close to how good NOFX is. Lagwagon's good sure but not comparable to NOFX. Violins is a piece of shit out of a dog's ass compared to "The Decline." Anyone who thinks otherwise is truly gay and should keep wasting their money on New Found Glory and Blink 182 shows.

Anonymous (March 17, 2003)

This is one of the best albums I own. I think lagwagon is by far one of the best punk bands around.

cawknocker (July 18, 2002)

this should be an 11. this is the best lagwagon album in my opinion, and one of the best punk albums of the 90's. amazing amazing lyrics. heartfelt. intelligent pop punk w/ the fat punk style. sooooo goooood. fuck. and that guy that compared them to fenix should die.violins.....man...don't get better than that kids

bemused (June 8, 2002)

I got this when I was 14 and I thought it was absolute SHIT. Well I guess I put it into the don't bother listening to pile for a year or so before giving it another spin when I was 15 or 16 and I immediately realised I'd written these guys off way too early. HOSS is now my favourite album ever( in my top 5 at least ) Love 'em......

Anonymous (April 25, 2002)

Hoss is Brilliant. Joey Cape provides deep emotional lyrics while the guitars of jesse and chris and others kick ass in every track! Fenix Tx? Whos that? Fenix Tx wishes they were lagwagon.

Anonymous (April 4, 2002)

Man nobody sucks anybody's dick here... we are all friends here. They are two very good punk bands and....and.... welp see ya later.

Anonymous (February 14, 2002)

Fenix TX.. are you joking dude. So wait you think NOFX is less trendy then Lagwagon....HAHA, and i have a nsync cd (i dont for those of you who cant get jokes). NOFX DOES SUCK LAGWAGONS DICK. But anyways, this is a classic Lagwagon album, but then again wtf isnt. Most commoners liek this the best, i dont think so, but its still the best album ur gonna get for a year or two.

Anonymous (December 4, 2001)

What could expect more from the god name Joey Cape. Lagwagon fucking rocks and bad astronaut does. By thw way your review sucks


Anonymous (November 16, 2001)

This and Trashed are my favorite Lagwagon albums. Oh whoever was saying that NOFX is better than Lagwagon, get your fucking head checked you piece of shit! I love NOFX, but I give credit where credit is deserved and Lagwagon blows NOFX out of the water, no offense to NOFX.

Anonymous (November 12, 2001)

This album doesn't deserve a 10. Trashed and Duh were way better. Fenix TX? You must be joking...

Anonymous (June 9, 2001)

the review sucks!!!

Anonymous (May 24, 2001)

Yeah asshole. Maybe you should know something about the band before you say some shit like that. LagWagon is a fantastic band and in many places (fx songwriting and quality) they are far better than NOFX. Don't get me wrong I love NOFX but Lagwagon is still better.

PS How the fuck are you gonna compare Lagwagon and Fenix TX with eachother? Have you even heard a lagwagon song. Start off with Trashed, you fucker.

Anonymous (May 23, 2001)

what? are we talking about the same lagwagon here? maybe you should listen to their records before you say something stupid like that, dick.

Anonymous (May 5, 2001)

Lagwagon is no competition for NOFX. lagwagon is incredibly trendy and poppy in all respects and could never compare or amount to any decent punk band. they should be on tour with Fenix or something. thats about their equal.

Anonymous (May 3, 2001)

This is a classic

Anonymous (April 11, 2001)

this is why nofx sux dick compared to lagwagon

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